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Table of contents. Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours. Finding libraries that hold this item Irreverent but not nastily irreverent, with an admirable delicacy of touch. McNeill 'An astute and provocative account of how the historical profession in America has dealt with its founding myth and central norm - the ideal of objectivity. Cassara, Choice "Peter Novick has written an unprecedented and invaluable study of the idea of objectivity among historians He has written a rich and powerful narrative.
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Though controversial then and now , it is a standard text for American graduate students in history, and is therefore worth spending some time with, both for its history and its implicit philosophy. Prior to this time American historical writing was, as it generally had been throughout history, the exclusive concern of wealthy individuals. That is, one had to be wealthy in order to write history, because no one else had the time. Such pre-professional historians, such as John Adams, Francis Parkman, and William Prescott, like Tacitus and Gibbon before them, wrote to please themselves and a small and generally admiring audience. They did not usually worry about the philosophical foundations of their work, but wrote to drive home what they considered necessary and obvious truths. Although they considered their work history indeed, they are usually categorized as literature by professional historians today. The profession proper emerged in the decades after the American Civil War, when a booming industrial economy, which required vast numbers of professionals and bureaucrats to manage its operations, sponsored a wave of university-building across the country.