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Author Townsend, Robert B., 1966-
Title History's Babel [electronic resource] : scholarship, professionalization, and the historical enterprise in the United States, 1880-1940 / Robert B. Townsend.
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2013.
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 Electronic Book  D13.5.U6 T69 2013eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
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Summary From the late nineteenth century until World War II, competing spheres of professional identity and practice redrew the field of history, establishing fundamental differences between the roles of university historians, archivists, staff at historical societies, history teachers, and others. In History's Babel, Robert B. Townsend takes us from the beginning of this professional shift-when the work of history included not just original research, but also teaching and the gathering of historical materials-to a state of microprofessionalization that contin
Subject Historiography -- United States -- History.
History -- Study and teaching -- United States.
Historians -- United States.
Related To Print version: Townsend, Robert B.,. History's Babel. . 9780226923925 0226923924 9780226923932 0226923932 (DLC) 2012017474
ISBN 9781283847490 (electronic bk.)
1283847493 (electronic bk.)
0226923940 (electronic bk.)
9780226923949 (electronic bk.)
OCLC number 819816767