Historians in Public The Practice of American History, 1890-1970

ISBN-10: 0226821943
ISBN-13: 9780226821948
Edition: 2005
Authors: Ian R. Tyrrell
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Description: Ian Tyrell argues that the perceived threat to history as a profession is recurrent, exaggerated and often misunderstood and that history has adapted to and influenced the American public more than people and historians realise.

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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 12/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

Ian Tyrell argues that the perceived threat to history as a profession is recurrent, exaggerated and often misunderstood and that history has adapted to and influenced the American public more than people and historians realise.

Ian Tyrrell is professor in the School of History at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. He is the author of five previous books, including "Sobering Up: From Temperance to Prohibition in Antebellum ""America,""" ""

Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
Prologue: Finding History in a Queue
The Broken Mirror
What's Wrong with History? The Contemporary Context
The Great Jeremiad: The History of Historical Specialization
Historians and the Masses, 1890-1960
Searching for the General Reader: Professional Historians, Amateurs, and Nonacademic Audiences, 1890-1939
The Crusade against Pedantry and Its Aftermath: Allan Nevins and Friends, 1930s-1950s
Movies Made History and History Made Movies
Radio Days: How the American Historical Association Sought to Meet a Mass Culture
The Problem of the Schools
Contesting the Retreat from the Schools: Progressives and Teachers before World War II
The Patriots' Call: American History and the School Curriculum in War and Peace
Public Histories
Going Public: Public and Applied History, 1890-1930
History Making in the New Deal State
States of War: World War II, the Cold War, and Remaking History
The State, the Local, and the National: Connecting and Disconnecting with Public Audiences
Epilogue: The Forgotten: From the Fifties to the New Left and Beyond
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