Table of contents for Past imperfect : facts, fictions, and fraud in the writing of American history / Peter Charles Hoffer.

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INTRODUCTION      Two-Faced History                      I

Part I: Facts and Fictions                               11

CHAAPTER ONE      The Rise of Consensus History          17
CHAPTER TWO       Professions of History                 32
CHAPTER THREE     The New History and Its Promoters      62
CHAPTER FOUR      In the Eye of the Storm                93

Part II: Fraud                                          131

CHAPTER FIVE      Falsification: The Case of Michael Bellesiles 141
CHAPTER SIX       Plagiarism: The Cases of Stephen Ambrose
                  and Doris Kears Goodwin                172
CHAPTER SEVEN     Fabrication: The Case ofJoseph Ellis   208

CONCLUSION        The Future of the Past                 231
NOTES                                                    241
INDEX                                                    273


Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: United States Historiography, United States History Philosophy, Historiography Social aspects United States History 20th century, Historiography Political aspects United States History 20th century, Historians United States Biography, Bellesiles, Michael A, Goodwin, Doris Kearns, Ambrose, Stephen E, Ellis, Joseph J, Professional ethics United States Case studies