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The Resource Who owns history? : rethinking the past in a changing world, Eric Foner

Who owns history? : rethinking the past in a changing world, Eric Foner

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Who owns history? : rethinking the past in a changing world
Title
Who owns history?
Title remainder
rethinking the past in a changing world
Statement of responsibility
Eric Foner
Title variation
Who owns history
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Contains nine essays, written between 1983 and 2001, in which the author considers the relationship between the historian and his or her world, discussing the politics of history and historians, the rethinking of history in a changing world, and depictions of the Civil War
  • ""History," wrote James Baldwin, "does not refer merely, or even principally, to the past. On the contrary, the great force of history comes from the fact that we carry it within us, are unconsciously controlled by it in many ways, and history is literally present in all that we do."" "Rarely has Baldwin's insight been more forcefully confirmed than in our current conflict-ridden times. History itself has become a matter of public controversy as Americans clash over the way it is represented in museums, in the flying of the Confederate flag, or in the proposals for paying reparations for slavery. So whose history is being written? Who owns it?" "In Who Owns History? Eric Foner proposes his answers to these and other questions about the historian's relationship to the world of the past and the future. He reconsiders his own earlier ideas and those of the pathbreaking historian Richard Hofstadter. He also examines international changes during the past two decades - globalization, the collapse of the Soviet Union, the end of apartheid in South Africa - and their effects on historical consciousness. He concludes with new considerations of the enduring but often misunderstood legacies of slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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1943-
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Foner, Eric
Dewey number
973/.01
Index
index present
LC call number
E175.9
LC item number
.F66 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
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Who owns history? : rethinking the past in a changing world, Eric Foner
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-219) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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Contents
Preface -- Part I : Politics of history and historians -- My life as a historian ; Education of Richard Hofstadter -- Part II : Rethinking history in a changing world -- American freedom in a global age ; Russians write a new history ; We must forget the past : history in the new South Africa ; Why is there no socialism in the United States? -- Part III : Enduring civil war -- Who is an American? ; Blacks and the U.S. Constitution ; Ken Burns and the romance of reunion
Control code
48092227
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 233 pages
Isbn
9780809097043
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001051463
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Label
Who owns history? : rethinking the past in a changing world, Eric Foner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-219) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Part I : Politics of history and historians -- My life as a historian ; Education of Richard Hofstadter -- Part II : Rethinking history in a changing world -- American freedom in a global age ; Russians write a new history ; We must forget the past : history in the new South Africa ; Why is there no socialism in the United States? -- Part III : Enduring civil war -- Who is an American? ; Blacks and the U.S. Constitution ; Ken Burns and the romance of reunion
Control code
48092227
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 233 pages
Isbn
9780809097043
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001051463
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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