Some Reflections on the New History

Himmelfarb, Gertrude. "Some Reflections on the New History." The American Historical Review 94, no. 3. 1989.


WHEN THIS SUBJECT, THE NEW HISTORY, WAS FIRST PROPOSED to me, I thought I understood what it meant. I am no longer so sure. The varieties of new history have proliferated so rapidly, the rhetoric and rationale have become so bold, and the entire discipline has gone so far beyond the old “new history” that one is tempted to speak of the “new new history.”