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Important aspects of historical study are not being dealt with effectively by academic historians.

Table of Contents

Preface Introduction Common Confusions From An Historical Perspective Identities Inconsistencies Traditions Historians and Nations The True Nature of Nations and Nationalism The Limitation of National Histories as Fields of Study Historians and Local Communities "Pre-Historical" Definitions of Local Communities An Historical Definition of Local Communities Current Definitions of "Community" Historians and Generalizations Problems in Historical Synthesizing False Generalizations in Historical Writing Historians and Communication History as Writing Notes Bibliography Index

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DAVID J. RUSSO is a Professor of U.S. History at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He is the author of Families and Communities: A New View of American History (1974) and Keepers of Our Past: Local Historical Writing in the United States (Greenwood Press, 1988).

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"Daviv Russo...suggestively engages some of the most important issues facing contemporary historians...raises critical questions about the practice of the historical profession in the late twentieth century."-Canadian Review of American Studies "Clio Confused is a highly personal book, and it will provoke highly personal reflection if given the exposure in the profession it deserves."-Canadian Journal of History ?Clio Confused is a highly personal book, and it will provoke highly personal reflection if given the exposure in the profession it deserves.?-Canadian Journal of History ?Daviv Russo...suggestively engages some of the most important issues facing contemporary historians...raises critical questions about the practice of the historical profession in the late twentieth century.?-Canadian Review of American Studies

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