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John Toews

Going Meta On Historical Thinking

About a month ago someone posted a talk by John Toews, University of Washington professor of History and former director of its Comparative History of Ideas Program (CHID), on the S-USIH Facebook page. I don’t think that Toews is a familiar name among Americanists. He has published essays in History & Theory and The American Historical Review. His books include Becoming Historical: Cultural Reformation and Public Memory in Early Nineteenth-Century Berlin (Cambridge, 2004), an edition of The Communist Manifesto: With Related Documents, by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels (Bedford/St. Martin’s, 1999), and Hegelianism: The Path Toward Dialectical Humanism, 1805-1841 (Cambridge, Read more