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Imagined Histories

American Historians Interpret the Past

Imagined Histories( )
Editor: Molho, Anthony
Wood, Gordon S.
ISBN:978-0-691-05811-5
Publication Date:Oct 1998
Publisher:Princeton University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $62.50
Book Description:

This collection of essays by twenty-one distinguished American historians reflects on a peculiarly American way of imagining the past. At a time when history-writing has changed dramatically, the authors discuss the birth and evolution of historiography in this country, from its origins in the late nineteenth century through its present, more cosmopolitan character.

In the book's first part, concerning recent historiography, are chapters on exceptionalism, gender,...
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Book Details
Pages:512
Detailed Subjects: History / Historiography
Biography & Autobiography / Historical
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.396 x 8.892 x 1.136 Inches
Book Weight:1.698 Pounds
Author Biography
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History professor and award-winning author Gordon S. Wood was born in Concord, Massachusetts on November 27, 1933. After graduating in 1955 from Tufts University he served in the US Air Force in Japan and earned his master's degree from Harvard University. In 1964, Wood earned his Ph. D. in history from Harvard, and he taught there, as well as at the College of William and Mary and the University of Michigan, before joining the Brown University faculty in 1969.

Wood has published a number of articles and books, including The Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787, which won the Bancroft Prize and the John H. Dunning Prize in 1970, and The Radicalism of the American Revolution, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History and the Ralph Waldo Emerson Prize in 1993. He has won many other awards in the past five decades from organizations such as the American Historical Association, the New York Historical Society, and the Fraunces Tavern Museum. Wood is a fellow of both the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society. In 2014, his book, The American Revolution: A History, was on the New York Times bestseller list.

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