A Student of History

June 5, 2008

Academic v Popular History, again

Filed under: The Academy — John Maass @ 6:49 am

The new issue of Historically Speaking has an excellent article by Adam Hochschild about the need for academics to write for larger audiences.  He is correct.  John Demos (in a response) gives tepid support, while Joseph Ellis strongly endorses Hochschild’s conclusions.  And Joyce Seltzer doesn’t get it at all.

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