Finding Critical History

Joan Wallach Scott

in Becoming Historians

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print April 2009 | ISBN: 9780226036564
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226036595 | DOI:
Finding Critical History

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This chapter presents historian Joan Wallach Scott's memoirs, which trace how she became interested in critical history. Scott was not very much interested as a young student, but it was inevitable for her to become a historian because her parents were high school history teachers; their love and passion for history nurtured hers. Scott's latest project is a book on academic freedom; a history of the concept in the United States and an analysis of its applications.

Keywords: historian; critical history; memoirs; Joan Wallach Scott; history teachers; academic freedom; United States

Chapter.  11576 words. 

Subjects: Methods and Historiography

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