Sometimes An Art

Sometimes An Art

Nine Essays on History

Book - 2015
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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
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781101874479
1101874473
Characteristics: 307 pages ; 22 cm

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