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History, Historians, & Autobiography - Popkin, Jeremy D, Professor
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Though history and autobiography both claim to tell true stories about the past, historians have traditionally rejected first-person accounts as subjective and therefore unreliable. What then, asks Jeremy D. Popkin in History, Historians, and Autobiography , are we to make of the ever-increasing number of professional historians who are publishing stories of their own lives? And how is this recent development changing the nature of history-writing, the historical profession, and the genre of autobiography? Drawing on the ...

History, Historians, & Autobiography 2005, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226675435