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Looking Backward and Looking Forward

reviewed by Enrique S Pumar - 2006

coverTitle: Looking Backward and Looking Forward
Author(s): Harvey J. Graff, Leslie Page Moch and Philip McMichael (Eds.)
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press, Madison
ISBN: 0299203409, Pages: 235, Year: 2005
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This book aptly titled “Looking Back and Looking Forward,” commemorates the twenty fifth anniversary of the Social Science History Association (SSHA).  The volume highlights the major presentations and papers of the association’s 2000 annual meeting in Pittsburgh, and it is organized along four major topics or themes.  Two of these themes celebrate the past and examine the present state of the association.  The rest are dedicated to a discussion of the teaching of social science history and the future outlook of the field.  The book also includes two appendixes listing Presidential addresses from 1976 to 2000 and the association mission statement.  All and all, the book is a premier archive for scholars and students interested in this iconoclastic field. The SSHA is home to an eclectic group of social scientists and historians who advocate cross disciplinary research and historical analysis whether qualitative or quantitative.  In many ways, this diverse group is... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 108 Number 1, 2006, p. 118-121
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12102, Date Accessed: 11/30/2020 2:41:50 AM

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  • Enrique Pumar
    William Paterson University
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    ENRIQUE S PUMAR is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at William Patterson University. He is currently editing a book and writing another on the topic of globalization and inequality. Additionally, his next project is to write a book for Polity Press on the contention between the traditional and critical perspectives on education in the United States.
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