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Published: 04 April 1991

384 Pages

5-5/16 x 8 inches

ISBN: 9780195069037

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The Future of the Past

C. Vann Woodward

This book collects two decades of the most significant essays, addresses, and major book reviews of this prominent American historian. It includes two important presidential addresses, as well as essays on changing historical concerns of the past decades, the value of comparative history, the South in Reconstruction times and the South today, and the use of fiction in history (and history in fiction). Whether reviewing William Safire's novel Freedom or evaluating Henry Adam's portrait of Jefferson, Woodward's essays reflect a lifetime of thought on history and historical writing.

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