Historians and Race

Historians and Race

Autobiography and the Writing of History
Distribution: World
Publication date: 01/22/1997
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-253-21101-9
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These essays provide a rich portrait of how the self and its deepest commitments have driven some of the most important, vital scholarship of the last fifty years." —Georgia Historical Quarterly

... the writing is highly readable and informative for a non-academic audience curious about how history is written." —Magill Book Reviews

To provide a context for understanding current race relations and the goals of the civil rights movement, the editors asked distinguished scholars to reflect upon their careers and how personal experiences have influenced their scholarship. Prominent historians Dan T. Carter, Eric Foner, Darlene Clark Hine, Jacqueline Jones, David Levering Lewis, Leon F. Litwack, Mark D. Naison, and George B. Tindall answered the call.

Author Bio

PAUL A. CIMBALA is Professor of History at Fordham University. ROBERT F. HIMMELBERG is Professor of History at Fordham University.

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Table of Contents


Jumping Jim Crow, George B. Tindall
The Making of an Historian, Leon F. Litwack
Reflections of a REconstructed White Southerner, dan T. Carter
Reflections on Race and Gender Systems, Darlene Clark Hine
From Eurocentrism to Polycentrism, David Levering Lewis
My Life as a Historian, Eric Foner
Autobiography and Scholarship, Jacqueline Jones
Conclusion: The Significance of the Personal for the Professional, Mark A. Naison