Greatest Hits from Civil Warriors: Personal Politics and Professional Practice

(a different version of this post originally appeared on Civil Warriors on November 20, 2009)

You hear it all the time … at least I do.  Critics of this historian or that historian claim that the historian in question is pushing a personal political agenda.  Their professional work reflects that personal political agenda: if anything, their scholarship is nothing more than their politics refracted through a flawed prism of the past.

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