Beyond Truman: Robert H. Ferrell and Crafting the Past
This study draws on the life of renowned historian, Robert H. Ferrell, to explore issues related to the history profession. Ferrell’s life story contextualizes postmodernism, the New Left, and the challenges of crafting history. The author analyzes Ferrell’s biases, examining distinctions between his morals and actions as well as his private and public life. This book provides crucial insight into the subjectivity of history, the boundaries of the discipline, and the effects of historians’ social lives on their work.
Paperback, 163 pages. 2022, Rowman & Littlefield. By Douglas A. Dixon.