28 July 2010

Objectivity or "Sides?"

I'm often admonished by academic historians that, for the most part, most academic historians are totally objective and apolitical in their historical analysis and I should not suggest their politics influence their "scholarship." If we are to accept that as true, then what did the author of *this article at History News Network mean when he asked if well-respected historians Eugene Genovese and Elizabeth Fox-Genovese had "switched sides?"

Sides of what?

*The article originally appeared in The New Republic.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Cue the crickets.