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American historical explanations : a strategy for grounded inquiry / Gene Wise.


2d ed., rev.. Minneapolis : University of Minnesota, [1980] .
ISBN 0816609543, 0816609578

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Subjects États-Unis -- Historiographie.
Geschichtsschreibung.
Historiografía.
Historiographie.
Historiography.
USA.
United States -- Historiography.
United States.
Description xlvii, 381 pages ; 24 cm
Copyright Date [1980]
©1980
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Prologue, 1973: The imperative of a new "territory" -- Prologue, 1980: Reflections on "reflexive" scholarship -- bk. 1. Encountering the forms: the idea-form, the reality-form, the book-form, historians' explanation-forms: "Pictures in our heads": symbolic forms amid the flux -- "Perspectives on historical reality: the relativist dilemma -- The book-form: historians and "primary" documents -- Changes of mind: historians and explanation-forms in twentieth-century America -- bk. 2. Some strategies for grounded inquiry: Changes of mind II: some strategies for focus -- Historical criticism and "the strategic journey" -- bk. 3. Strategic forms in action: the case studies: "When prophecy fails": Turner, progressives, and paradigm strain -- A paradigm revolution in the making: Parrington and the "moments" of Lionel Trilling and Reinhold Niebuhr -- A new "consensus" forms: R.W.B. Lewis, Perry Miller, and the counter-progressive explanation -- Appendix: Taking a "strategic journey": some questions for inquiry.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)6422938
(OCoLC)ocm06422938
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WorldCat Identities Wise, Gene.
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