Composing Useful Pasts

Composing Useful Pasts

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Argues that history is written from the present tense, meaning that its purpose is to construct convincing political arguments about who or what caused a current problem and how that problem should be addressed.If, for example, you attempt to explain to a friend what happened to you in a car accident you will necessarily construct a ... yourself confronted with policemen and insurance investigators who will offer you diagrams and possible scenarios toanbsp;...

Title:Composing Useful Pasts
Author:Edmund E. Jacobitti
Publisher:SUNY Press - 2000-09-07


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