Historians and Race

Historians and Race : Autobiography and the Writing of History

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These essays provide a rich portrait of how the self and its deepest commitments have driven some of the most important, vital scholarship of the last fifty years." -Georgia Historical Quarterly... the writing is highly readable and informative for a non-academic audience curious about how history is written." -Magill Book ReviewsTo provide a context for understanding current race relations and the goals of the civil rights movement, the editors asked distinguished scholars to reflect upon their careers and how personal experiences have influenced their scholarship. Prominent historians Dan T. Carter, Eric Foner, Darlene Clark Hine, Jacqueline Jones, David Levering Lewis, Leon F. Litwack, Mark D. Naison, and George B. Tindall answered the call.show more

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  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 140.5 x 214.4 x 13.2mm | 253.8g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253211018
  • 9780253211019

About Paul a Cimbala

PAUL A. CIMBALA is Professor of History at Fordham University. ROBERT F. HIMMELBERG is Professor of History at Fordham University.show more

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To provide a context for understanding current race relations and the goals of the civil rights movement, the editors asked distinguished scholars to reflect upon their careers and how personal experiences have influenced their scholarship. They discuss issues such as the growing awareness of racial oppression in the white South, the impact of the Black Power movement on young blacks, and the role of radical parents in shaping a sense of racial justice in their children. These essays provide personal glimpses into the intellectual development of some of the most important historians of the current U.S. experience.show more

Table of contents

AcknowledgementsIntroductionJumping Jim Crow, George B. TindallThe Making of an Historian, Leon F. LitwackReflections of a REconstructed White Southerner, dan T. CarterReflections on Race and Gender Systems, Darlene Clark HineFrom Eurocentrism to Polycentrism, David Levering LewisMy Life as a Historian, Eric FonerAutobiography and Scholarship, Jacqueline JonesConclusion: The Significance of the Personal for the Professional, Mark A. Naisonshow more

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