Description - Past Imperfect by Peter Charles Hoffer
For many years, those who wrote and taught the narrative of American history omitted the experiences of a significant proportion of the population in favor of a perspective that was predominantly white, male, and Protestant. Eventually a new history emerged, written in part by radicals and liberals who had little use for the noble and heroic. By the 1990s, history was a minefield of competing passions on which four of the nations most respected historians-Michael Bellesiles, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Stephen Ambrose and Joseph Ellis-were almost destroyed. Past Imperfect, which now includes a new chapter and a revised epilogue, is a fascinating look at the challenges of historical interpretation, the issue of plagiarism, and on history as a profession.
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Author Biography - Peter Charles Hoffer
Peter Charles Hoffer is professor of history at the University of Georgia. He is a member of the American Historical Association's professional division, which audits the standards of academic historians' work. The author of many books of academic history, he was also invited to advise the AHA on plagiarism. He lives in Georgia.