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The Gender of History: Men, Women, and Historical Practice

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In this study of the gendering of the practices of history, Bonnie Smith resurrects the amateur history written by women in the 19th century - a type of history condemned as trivial by "scientific" male historians. She demonstrates the degree to which the profession defined itself in opposition to amateurism, femininity and alternative ways of writing history. The male historians of the archive and the seminar claimed to be searching for "genderless universal truth", which in reality according to Smith prioritized men's ...

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The Gender of History: Men, Women, and Historical Practice
2000, Harvard University Press, Cambridge

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The Gender of History: Men, Women, and Historical Practice
1998, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA

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