The Pursuit of History by John Tosh

In chapters one and two of John Tosh’s The Pursuit of History, Historical Awareness and The Uses of History, the author discusses the “different dimensions of social memory” to try and understand what it is that historians do and how it relates to different ways of analyzing the past. Tosh’s main arguments about social memory …

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Historical Awareness

            Historical Awareness is a term that loosely means that we (the public) are historians. History like memory is constantly recording, organizing, and understanding data that gives us our identity over time. It also means that history can be skewed and distorted from its actual truth. A hodgepodge of traditions, […]

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