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Imagined Histories:
American Historians Interpret the Past
Edited by Anthony Molho & Gordon S. Wood

Book Description

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Preface
Introduction3
Ch. 1Exceptionalism21
Ch. 2Gender41
Ch. 3Economic History and the Cliometric Revolution59
Ch. 4The New and Newer Histories: Social Theory and Historiography in an American Key85
Ch. 5Explaining Racism in American History107
Ch. 6Crevecoeur's Question: Historical Writing on Immigration, Ethnicity, and National Identity120
Ch. 7The Relevance and Irrelevance of American Colonial History144
Ch. 8Nineteenth-Century American History164
Ch. 9Americans and the Writing of Twentieth-Century United States History185
Ch. 10Western Civilization206
Ch. 11American Classical Historiography222
Ch. 12In the Mirror's Eye The Writing of Medieval History in America238
Ch. 13The Italian Renaissance, Made in the USA263
Ch. 14Between Whig Traditions and New Histories: American Historical Writing about Reformation and Early Modern Europe295
Ch. 15Prescott's Paradigm American Historical Scholarship and the Decline of Spain324
Ch. 16The American Historiography of the French Revolution349
Ch. 17Modern Europe in American Historical Writing393
Ch. 18Clio in Tauris American Historiography on Russia415
Ch. 19House of Mirrors American History-Writing on Japan434
List of Contributors455
Index459

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