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The Contested Past (and Hopeful Future?) of the Historical Profession

Jo Guldi and David Armitage. The History Manifesto. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014. 165 pages.The full text of the book is freely available here, as an Open Access publication.Review by Scott Richard St. Louis“A spectre is haunting our time: the spectre of the short term.” This proclamation stands tall as the first sentence of The History Manifesto, a new and thought-provoking title published late last year as the first open-access monograph ever offered by Cambridge University Press. Guldi and Armitage provide their readers with a vivid portrait of a world plagued both by deeply historical problems and by short-term thinking Read more