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Blaser, Kent – History Teacher, 1999
Considers Stephen Jay Gould's writings on the nature of history, specifically on the relationship between science and history. Addresses the scientific method, the foundations and procedures of historical explanation in science, history as contingency, and evolution as history. (CMK)
Descriptors: Books, Evolution, Higher Education, Historical Interpretation
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Blaser, Kent – History Teacher, 1992
Contends that perceived weaknesses in the history profession and historical writing also are manifested by dissatisfaction with history textbooks. Describes the immediate and long-range impact of "The Rise of American Civilization," a college level textbook by Charles and Mary Beard. Contends that the book was comprehensive, well…
Descriptors: Historians, Historical Interpretation, Historiography, History Instruction
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Blaser, Kent – History Teacher, 1976
This paper examines Henry Adams' writings on history by considering four topics which comprise the basis of his thinking: politics, religion, sex, and science. Adam's main goal was to make history a means of exploring the most significant dimensions of human being. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Historiography, History, Primary Sources, Social History