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From Traditions to Histories: Back from the Brink

[Editor’s Note: Today’s post is authored by William Fine, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown – emeritus. It responds to a forum in the January 2011 issue of Historically Speaking titled “From Histories to Traditions: A New Paradigm of Pluralism in the Study of the Past.” The lead-off piece is authored by Christopher Shannon, with three responses from Daniel Wickberg, Mark Weiner, and Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn, as well as a final reply from Shannon. This particular forum is part of an ongoing HS series dedicated to “questioning the assumptions of academic history.” The topic was first mentioned at USIH about three weeks Read more