On the Teaching and Writing of History by Bernard Bailyn
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Accurate historical knowledge is essential for social sanity.

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Bernard Bailyn did his undergraduate work at Williams College and his graduate work at Harvard, where he is currently Adams University Professor and James Duncan Phillips Professor of Early American History Emeritus. His previous books include The New England Merchants in the Seventeenth Century; Education in the Forming of American Society; The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution, which received the Pulitzer and Bancroft prizes; The Ordeal of Thomas Hutchinson, which won the National Book Award for History; Voyagers to the West, which won the Pulitzer Prize; Faces of Revolution: Personalities and Themes in the Struggle for American Independence; To Begin the World Anew: The Genius and Ambiguities of the American Founders; and Atlantic History: Concept and Contours. In 2011 he received the National Humanities Medal.
Published December 1, 1994 by Montgomery Endowment, Dartmouth. 97 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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These musings by historian Bailyn, a recipient of both a Pulitzer Prize (Voyagers to the West) and a National Book Award (The Ordeal of Thomas Hutchinson), are based on informal discussions he held as a Montgomery Fellow at Dartmouth College.

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