Simple yet intellectually sharp . . . The new volume is an active realization of the trajectory Carr proposes in What is History?, a filling of the archival gaps
Important and exciting
What is excellent about this collection is the passion with which it champions pluralism of historical study, as well as the sheer quality of the writing... the essays in this collection are models of lucidity and literary skill.
The importance of history is becoming more evident every day, and this humane book is an essential navigation tool. Urgent and utterly compelling
Engaging and personal
THE history book for now. This is why and how historians do what they do. And why they need to.
I recommend this book for tutors seeking to provoke critical thinking in their students or general readers . . . Ultimately, Lipscomb and Carr's editing shows diversity in history. It is contentious, diverse, intimate, and public, a space that contains gatekeepers and anarchists
What is History, Now? demonstrates how our constructs of the past are woven into our modern world and culture, and offers us an illuminating handbook to understanding this dynamic and shape-shifting subject. A thought-provoking, insightful and necessary re-examination of the subject for all students and lovers of history, which brings the past into the present
A timely collection, varied and thought-provoking