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That Noble Dream: The 'Objectivity Question' and the American Historical Profession

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The aspiration to relate the past 'as it really happened' has been the central goal of American professional historians since the late nineteenth century. In this remarkable history of the profession, Peter Novick shows how the idea and ideal of objectivity were elaborated, challenged, modified, and defended over the last century. Drawing on the unpublished correspondence as well as the published writings of hundreds of American historians from J. Franklin Jameson and Charles Beard to Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., and Eugene ...

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That Noble Dream: The 'Objectivity Question' and the American Historical Profession
1988, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521357456

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That Noble Dream: The 'Objectivity Question' and the American Historical Profession
1988, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521343282

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