Church People and Others

David A. Hollinger

in Becoming Historians

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print April 2009 | ISBN: 9780226036564
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226036595 | DOI:
Church People and Others

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This chapter presents historian David A. Hollinger's memoirs, which trace how he became interested in history. Hollinger became interested in history after reading about the Nez Indians. But what engaged him the most after he became a historian was the tension between cosmopolitan and provincial impulses that assign significance to distinctions between human beings based on race, ethnicity, religion, location, and nationality. Hollinger is happy to have become a historian under the fortunate circumstances of the 1960s.

Keywords: historian; memoirs; David A. Hollinger; Nez Indians; race; ethnicity; nationality; human beings

Chapter.  9149 words. 

Subjects: Theory, Methods, and Historiography

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