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ISBN: 0521357454 / ISBN-13: 9780521357456

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

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Novick shows how the idea and ideal of objectivity were elaborated, challenged, modified, and defended over the last century.

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  • That Noble Dream: The 'Objectivity Question' and the American Historical Profession (Cambridge University Press) – Trade paperback (1988)
    by Peter Novick, Quentin Skinner (Editor), James Tully (Editor)

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

    Trade paperback, Cambridge University Press
    1988
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    662 pages

    ISBN: 0521357454
    ISBN-13: 9780521357456

    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 Drawing on the unpublished correspondence as well as the published writings of hundreds of American historians from J. Franklin Jameson and Charles Beard to Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., and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 ... Show more

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