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Description - Truth in History by Oscar Handlin

Like scholars in other fields, historians have long occupied themselves in self-justification. In a society which calibrates all measures by a single standard, the proof of scientific worth became relevance, which in turn was interpreted as a search not for truth but for political correctness. In a blistering professional critique of this tendency in academic scholarship, perhaps the first of its kind, Oscar Handlin offers an analysis that, if anything, has grown more pertinent over the past decade. This book will be valuable for sociologists, economists, political scientists, and historians. It is a must read for those who contemplate a life of scholarship in liberal arts.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674910263
ISBN-10: 0674910265
Format: Paperback
(77mm x 77mm x mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-1981
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Oscar Handlin

Oscar Handlin, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, is Carl M. Loeb University Professor, Emeritus, Harvard University. He is the editor of This Was America.

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