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Diane Ravitch, The Revisionists Revised: A Critique of the Radical Attack on the Schools (New York: Basic Books, 1978). R. Freeman Butts and Lawrence A. Cremin, A History of Education in American Culture (New York: Holt, 1953). Lincoln Steffens, The Autobiography of Lincoln Steffens (New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1931). Lawrence A. Cremin, The Transformation of the School: Progressivism in American Education, 1876–1957 (New York: Knopf, 1961). Published as Geraldine Jonçich, The Sane Postivist: A Biography of Edward L.

I drew Edward L. Thorndike, not one I would have chosen – and never regretted it. I had encountered Thorndike’s name frequently but casually, starting with an undergraduate course in educational psychology, and Favorites from Other Historians (continued) used his Children’s Dictionary in my teaching. My week came Polly Welts Kaufman, Western Teachers on the to chair the seminar and discuss Frontier (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1984). Thorndike’s career and a designated work, and I clearly Leon Litwack, North of Slavery: The Negro in the Free recall commenting on the States, 1790-1860 (Chicago: University of seeming contradiction of his Chicago Press, 1961).

21-Jan. 4. Faculty and staff are on mandatory furlough. ’” These are the environs in which this memoir is being written – this time, this place, this institution, and in this particular situation. One of the most important developments in the post-WWII discipline of history is the growing acceptance of memoir and autobiography, what French historians call Ego-Histoire,2 as a reputable genre of historiography. Memoir is a fascinating but most problematic, even treacherous genre. The blatant subjectivity of selfnarrative challenges our normal traditions of “objectivity” and is scary.

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