A Caribbean Quest for the Muse of History

Franklin W. Knight

in Becoming Historians

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print April 2009 | ISBN: 9780226036564
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226036595 | DOI:
A Caribbean Quest for the Muse of History

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This chapter presents historian Franklin W. Knight's memoirs, which trace how he became interested in history. At high school, Knight took a specialized course in history but did know until he entered the university that being a historian could be a useful occupation. He liked creative writing, which was required in writing history. Knight believes that growing up in Jamaica somehow influenced his decision to become a historian.

Keywords: historian; memoirs; Franklin W. Knight; creative writing; history; Jamaica

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Subjects: Methods and Historiography

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