Sometimes an art : nine essays on history
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New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.
Format:
Book
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Desc:
307 pages ; 22 cm.
Status:
Green Hills - Adult Non-Fiction
907.2 B161s
Main Library - Adult Non-Fiction
907.2 B161s
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The past has always been elusive- how can we understand people whose worlds were utterly different from our own without imposing our own standards and hindsight? What did things feel like in the moment when outcomes were uncertain? How can we recover the uncertainties of the past, before the outcomes were known? What kind of imagination goes into the writing of transformative history? Are there latent trends that distinguish the kinds of history we now write? How unique was North America among the far-flung peripheries of the early British empire? As Bernard Bailyn argues in this elegant, deeply informed collection of essays, history always combines approximations based on incomplete data, with empathic imagination and the interweaving of strands of knowledge into a narrative which also explains. This is a stirring and insightful work drawing on the wisdom and perspective of a career spanning more than five decades-a book that will appeal to anyone interested in history.
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"The past has always been elusive: how can we understand people whose worlds were utterly different from our own without imposing our own standards and hindsight? What did things feel like in the moment when outcomes were uncertain? How can we recover the uncertainties of the past, before the outcomes were known? What kind of imagination goes into the writing of transformative history? Are there latent trends that distinguish the kinds of history we now write? How unique was North America among the far-flung peripheries of the early British empire?" --From publisher's website.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Bailyn, B. (2015). Sometimes an art: nine essays on history. First edition. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

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Bailyn, Bernard. 2015. Sometimes an Art: Nine Essays On History. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

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Bailyn, Bernard, Sometimes an Art: Nine Essays On History. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.

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Bailyn, Bernard. Sometimes an Art: Nine Essays On History. First edition. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2015. Print.

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