Selvages and Biases: The Fabric of History in American Culture
Michael Kammen here addresses three closely related themes concerning the state of historical inquiry in America--how history as a professional discipline has changed over the past century; the significance of historiography as a measure of cultural change; and the necessity for new approaches to American cultural history, and to state and local history as well.
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