Recent themes on historians and the public historians in conversation

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  • Historians -- Public opinion.,
  • Public history.,
  • History -- Philosophy.,
  • Historians -- Interviews.

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Other titlesHistoricallly speaking.
Statementedited by Donald A. Yerxa.
SeriesHistorians in conversation : recent themes in understanding the past
ContributionsYerxa, Donald A., 1950-
LC ClassificationsD13 .R355 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22971450M
ISBN 109781570038341
LC Control Number2008049109

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