One Hundred Years of History

William H. Chafe

in The Organization of American Historians and the Writing and Teaching of American History

Published in print April 2011 | ISBN: 9780199790562
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199896820 | DOI:
One Hundred Years of History

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This chapter summarizes the discussions in Chapters 2 to 4. It notes that, throughout the past century, professional historians have struggled over whether they should seek scientific detachment and objectivity or engage in advocacy to advance the principles of a democratic society.

Keywords: Organization of American Historians; American history; historical associations; professional historians

Chapter.  1750 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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