Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Wishing all of our customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year - The Team at Boomerang Books

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.

Buy Truth in History by Oscar Handlin from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

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: 12-Dec-1979
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions - Truth in History by Oscar Handlin

Book Reviews - Truth in History by Oscar Handlin

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Truth in History book by Oscar Handlin and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

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.

Books By Oscar Handlin

Distortion of America by Oscar Handlin
Paperback, March 2015
Uprooted by Oscar Handlin
Paperback, January 2002
From the Outer World by Oscar Handlin
Paperback, March 1997
Boston's Immigrants by Oscar Handlin
Paperback, October 1991