Sometimes an Art: Nine Essays on History


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"The past has always been elusive: how can we understand people whose worlds were utterly different from our own without imposing our own standards and hindsight? What did things feel like in the moment when outcomes were uncertain? How can we recover the uncertainties of the past, before the outcomes were known? What kind of imagination goes into the writing of transformative history? Are there latent trends that distinguish the kinds of history we now write? How unique was North America among the far-flung peripheries of ...

Sometimes an Art: Nine Essays on History 2015, Knopf Publishing Group, New York

ISBN-13: 9781101874479