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Review: That Noble Dream: The 'Objectivity Question' and the American Historical Profession

User Review  - Mike Hankins - Goodreads

Peter Novick's only stated goal in That Noble Dream is to simply raise questions and provoke a deep level of introspection among American historians about what they are doing and how they are doing it ... Read full review

Review: That Noble Dream: The 'Objectivity Question' and the American Historical Profession

User Review  - Tim - Goodreads

First off let me say this, this book is a pain to read. A very fascinating book with an insight that all history students and writers of any intellectual field should read. But it still is very ... Read full review

Review: That Noble Dream: The 'Objectivity Question' and the American Historical Profession

User Review  - V. - Goodreads

Interesting. A fascinating history of the "objectivity question" and its importance in shaping American historical profession, first as an ideal, then as a contested idea. The author identifies 4 main ... Read full review

Review: That Noble Dream: The 'Objectivity Question' and the American Historical Profession

User Review  - Katie - Goodreads

This book - a 650-page, small-fonted book about the 20th century progression of historical theory - has absolutely no business being as interesting as it is. It's historians writing about the history ... Read full review

Review: That Noble Dream: The 'Objectivity Question' and the American Historical Profession

User Review  - Derek Ide - Goodreads

Exhaustive review of the various transfigurations and transmutations of the American historical profession as historians grappled with the objectivity question. Lots of gems in here. Slightly too ... Read full review

Review: That Noble Dream: The 'Objectivity Question' and the American Historical Profession

User Review  - Todd Stansbury - Goodreads

This is an excellent examination of how historians tried to develop both objectively and as a profession starting in the 1890s and moving to the 1980s. While dense it never feels bogged down to me ... Read full review

Review: That Noble Dream: The 'Objectivity Question' and the American Historical Profession

User Review  - Kate - Goodreads

I recognize the importance of this book for students of historiography, and Novick does an excellent job mapping out the course of the objectivity ideal throughout the history of the historical ... Read full review

Review: That Noble Dream: The 'Objectivity Question' and the American Historical Profession

User Review  - Dan Snyder - Goodreads

Surprising (or not) account of American reverse chauvinism; ideas of foreign provenance are superior whether you understand them or not. Read full review

Review: That Noble Dream: The 'Objectivity Question' and the American Historical Profession

User Review  - Jeffrey - Goodreads

This book is a slog. It is a great source if you need to write a historiographical essay on what seems to be any subject in US history. You can use it to find works on your subject, and see what ... Read full review

Review: That Noble Dream: The 'Objectivity Question' and the American Historical Profession

User Review  - Michele - Goodreads

Review for Historians and Graduate Students! No one else will ever read this book. At the time I was forced to read this, I developed an unfair distaste for Peter Novick and blamed him for the loss of ... Read full review


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