Most Popular Books


Visions of History by Henry Abelove, etc., E.P. Thompson

By Henry Abelove, etc., E.P. Thompson

Show description

Read or Download Visions of History PDF

Similar historiography books

The Landscape of History: How Historians Map the Past

What's heritage and why may still we examine it? Is there this kind of factor as ancient fact? Is heritage a technology? the most complete historians at paintings at the present time, John Lewis Gaddis, solutions those and different questions during this brief, witty, and humane publication. The panorama of historical past presents a looking examine the historian's craft, in addition to a robust argument for why a historic recognition may still subject to us at the present time.

Short History of Ethics

A brief heritage of Ethics is a historical past of ethical philosophy from the Greeks to the current day. It permits the reader to put particular texts in ethical philosophy in a historic viewpoint by means of displaying the debt ethical philosophers owe to their predecessors and the historic improvement of adjustments within the ethical techniques.

Oral History, Oral Culture, and Italian Americans (Italian and Italian American Studies)

This publication introduces readers to a variety of interpretations that take oral heritage and folklore because the premise with a spotlight on Italian and Italian American tradition in disciplines equivalent to heritage, ethnography, memoir, artwork, and track.

Critical Discourse Analysis in Historiography: The Case of Hong Kong’s Evolving Political Identity

The ebook exhibits how the examine of the evolving discourse hired in the course of a political approach spanning greater than a decade grants insights for serious discourse research, at the one hand, and realizing of a true global political technique at the different, thereby demonstrating the aptitude function for severe discourse research in historiography.

Additional resources for Visions of History

Sample text

9 The sheriff, James Dick, said Lincoln had handed him the almanac during a recess and asked Dick to hold it until it was called for. Lincoln’s detractors sought to add weight to the bogus almanac claim by using Dick’s testimony to suggest chicanery. Why had Lincoln handed the almanac to Dick if not to deflect suspicion from himself if the forgery were discovered? Dick’s inability to remember whether the almanac was for 1857 or some other year compounded the suspicion. 10 When Lincoln produced the almanac, the prosecutors sent for another to compare with it, and none could be found in the courthouse.

Just as there are three names for the grove in which the killing occurred, there are three versions of what happened in the trial. It seems there are at least three versions of every event in Lincoln’s life. What really happened at the trial? What really happened that night in Walker’s Grove? The scenario set forth earlier in this chapter recites the facts in the light most favorable to the prosecution. It may not set them forth with complete accuracy, and you would be accurate to say that they are not complete.

Often recorded years or decades after the events they describe, these reminiscences can be colored by nostalgia, influenced by other people’s accounts of the same event, and refracted through their later attitudes toward the participants. 21 Exclusionary rules often mechanically reject perfectly reliable evidence. Exclusionary rules have no place in historical investigation, and we do not a priori reject any relevant evidence. We may reject it if we weigh it and find it wanting, but first we must weigh it.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.92 of 5 – based on 15 votes

Comments are closed.