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The Past before us : contemporary historical writing in the United States / edited for the American Historical Association by Michael Kammen.

; American Historical Association
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1980.
ISBN 0801412242

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Other Authors Kammen, Michael G.
American Historical Association.
Subjects Aufsatzsammlung.
EE. UU. -- Historiografía.
Geschichtsschreibung.
Geschiedschrijving.
Histoire -- Méthodologie -- Congrès.
Historiographie -- États-Unis -- Congrès.
Historiography -- United States -- Congresses.
Historiography.
History -- Methodology -- Congresses.
History -- Methodology.
USA.
United States.
Description 524 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Copyright Date 1980.
Notes "Prepared for presentation on the occasion of the fifteenth International Congress of Historical Sciences, held in Bucharest, Romania, August 1980."
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Is there a distinctive American style of historical scholarship? To what extent have quantitative methods and computer technology affected the writing of history? Has descriptive history been supplanted by analytical history? What constitutes adequate historical explanation? These are just a few of the questions addresed in "The Past Before Us." The contributors, twenty-one distinguished historians, discuss the state of their profession today and describe their interests, activities, and problems. Reflecting new and exciting trends in historical research, their essays, taken together, provide a searching assessment of the major advances in historical methods as well as in historical knowledge during the 1970s"--Jacket.
Contents Foreword / John Hope Franklin -- Introduction : the historian's vocation and the state of the discipline in the United States / Michael Kammen -- Fragmentation and unity in "American medievalism" / Karl F. Morrison -- Early modern Europe / William J. Bouwsma -- Modern European history / William H. McNeill -- African history / Philip D. Curtin -- The history of the Muslim middle east / Nikki R. Keddie -- East, southeast, and south Asia / John Whitney Hall -- Latin America and the Americas / Charles Gibson -- Toward a wider vision: trends in social history / Peter N. Stearns -- The new political history in the 1970s / Allan G. Bogue -- Labor history in the 1970s: toward a history of the American worker / David Brody -- Community studies, urban history, and American local history / Kathleen Neils Conzen -- The negro in American history: as scholar, as subject / Jay Saunders Redding -- Women and the family / Carl N. Degler.
Intellectual and cultural history / Robert Darnton -- Marking time: the historiography of international relations / Charles S. Maier -- Oral history in the United States / Herbert T. Hoover -- Psychohistory / Peter Loewenberg -- Quantitative social-scientific history / J. Morgan Kousser -- Comparative history / George M. Fredrickson -- The teaching of history / Hazel Whitman Hertzberg.
Genre Conference proceedings.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)5800037
(OCoLC)ocm05800037
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat

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