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History Constructs a Historian

Linda Gordon

in Becoming Historians

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print April 2009 | ISBN: 9780226036564
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226036595 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226036595.003.0004
History Constructs a Historian

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This chapter presents historian Linda Gordon's memoirs, which trace how she became interested in history. Gordon considers herself as being still in the process of becoming a historian. Her influences stemmed from larger world events than from teachers and other intellectuals. Gordon believes that everyone's life is imbedded in historical events and that the kind of historian she is today determines how she sees the history of her becoming a historian.

Keywords: historian; memoirs; Linda Gordon; history; world events; historical events

Chapter.  10612 words. 

Subjects: Methods and Historiography

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