Series: Critical Perspectives on the Past

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Presenting The Past : Essays on History and the Public by Susan Porter Benson1986
A Life in the Struggle: Ivory Perry and the Culture of Opposition by George Lipsitz1988
Passion and Power: Sexuality in History by Kathy Peiss1989
Descent into discourse : the reification of language and the writing of social history by Bryan D. Palmer1990
For Fun and Profit: The Transformation of Leisure into Consumption by Richard Butsch1990
History and the New Left: Madison, Wisconsin, 1950-1970 by Paul Buhle1990
The New American History by Eric Foner1990
Resisting Images: Essays on Cinema and History by Robert Sklar1990
The Baltimore Book: New Views of Local History by Elizabeth Fee1991
History from South Africa: Alternative Visions and Practices by Joshua Brown1991
Granville Hicks : the intellectual in mass society by Leah Levenson1993
Islamic & European Expansion: The Forging of a Global Order by Michael Adas1993
We the People: Voices and Images of the New Nation by Alfred F. Young1993
Not June Cleaver: Women and Gender in Postwar America, 1945-1960 by Joanne Meyerowitz1994
Degrees of Equality: The American Association of University Women and the Challenge of Twentieth-Century Feminism by Susan Levine1995
Seeing New York: History Walks for Armchair and Footloose Travelers by Hope Cooke1995
Becoming American, Becoming Ethnic: College Students Explore Their Roots by Thomas Dublin1996
Brooklyn: An Illustrated History by Susan Snyder-Grenier1996
Droppin' Science: Critical Essays on Rap Music and Hip Hop Culture by William Eric Perkins1996
Mickey Mouse History and Other Essays on American Memory by Michael Wallace1996
Staging Strikes: Workers' Theatre and the American Labor Movement by Colette A. Hyman1997
Policing Women: The Sexual Politics of Law Enforcement and the LAPD by Janis Appier1998
Rethinking the Cold War by Allen Hunter1998
Striking Steel (Solidarity Remembered) (Critical Perspectives on the past series) by Jack Metzgar2000
Agricultural and Pastoral Societies in Ancient and Classical History by Michael Adas2001
Historical Thinking and Other Unnatural Acts: Charting the Future of Teaching the Past by Sam Wineburg2001
Modern American Queer History by Allida M. Black2001
St. Louis: The Evolution of an American Urban Landscape by Eric Sandweiss2001
Empire City: The Making and Meaning of the New York City Landscape by David M. Scobey2002
Fireweed: A Political Autobiography by Gerda Lerner2002
History and September 11th by Joanne Meyerowitz2003
The New Left Revisited by John McMillian2003
The World the Sixties Made: Politics and Culture in Recent America by Van Gosse2003
The Story of Reo Joe: Work, Kin, and Community in Autotown, U.S.A (Critical Perspectives on the Past) by Lisa M. Fine2004
Zora Neale Hurston and a History of Southern Life by Tiffany Ruby Patterson2005
Oral History and Public Memories by Paula Hamilton2008
Essays on Twentieth-Century History (Critical Perspectives On The P) by Michael Adas2010

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Editors: Susan Porter Benson, Stephen Brier, and Roy Rosenzweig

"Critical Persepctives on the Past is concerned with the traditional and nontraditional ways in which historical ideas are formed. In its attentiveness to issues of race, class, and gender and to the role of human agency in shaping events, the series is as critical of traditional historical method as content. Emphasizing that history is itself an interpretation of material events, the series demonstrates that the historian's choices of subject, narrative technique, and documentation are politically as well as intellectually constructed."
From the Temple University Press series page

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