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History's Babel : scholarship, professionalization, and the historical enterprise in the United States, 1880-1940 / Robert B. Townsend.

Author/creator Townsend, Robert B., 1966-
Format Electronic and Book
Publication InfoChicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2013.
Descriptionxiii, 258 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Supplemental Content Full text available from Ebook Central - Academic Complete
Contents Building the historical enterprise, 1880 to 1910. Establishing a framework for "scientific" history scholarship ; Developing the tools and materials of history research ; Defining a profession of history teaching -- Cracks appear in the edifice of history, 1911 to 1925. Seeking refuge in professionalized scholarship ; Placing the tools and materials of research in "other hands" ; History teaching finds its own voice -- Scattering the historical enterprise, 1926 to 1940. The crisis of the "research men" ; Handing tools and materials over to others ; Teaching goes its own way, 1925-1940.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 193-251) and index.
Access restrictionAvailable only to authorized users.
Technical detailsMode of access: World Wide Web
Genre/formElectronic books.
LCCN 2012017474
ISBN9780226923925 (cloth)
ISBN9780226923932 (paper)
ISBN0226923924 (cloth)
ISBN0226923932 (paper)

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