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The Future of the Past [Paperback]

C. Vann Woodward

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7 Feb 2002
Eminent historian C. Vann Woodward presents a vivid collection of essays broadly concerned with contemporary attitudes towards history and historical study. Woodward discusses the dangers and attractions of historical re-enactments in fiction and in the media; the persistance of popular myths about the white anti-slavery movement; the literary phenomenon of the Southern Renaissance; the failure of the post-Civil War Reconstruction and the treatment of that failure by historians; and the uses and abuses of comparative history.

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  • Paperback: 388 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; New Ed edition (7 Feb 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 019506903X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195069037
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.2 x 21.6 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,347,340 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"These essays confirm the skill and good judgment of this subtle and profound scholar.... In Woodward's hands, history remains an exciting venture. Highly recommended."--Library Journal --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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