Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

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Doing History

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Episode 101: John Demos, How Historians Write

How do historians write about the people, places, and events they’ve studied in historical sources?

We continue our “Doing History: How Historians Work” series by investigating how historians write about history. Our guide for this investigation is John Demos, the Samuel Knight Professor of History Emeritus at Yale University and an award-winning historian.

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