Sense & Nonsense in Australian History

Sense & Nonsense in Australian History John Hirst
  • Title: Sense & Nonsense in Australian History
  • Author: John Hirst
  • ISBN: 9780975076996
  • Page: 221
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Sense & Nonsense in Australian History John Hirst Sense Nonsense in Australian History Sense and Nonsense in Australian History represents a lifetime s original reflection by Australia s most innovative and penetrating historian Included here are classic essays on the pioneer legend Au
    Sense and Nonsense in Australian History represents a lifetime s original reflection by Australia s most innovative and penetrating historian Included here are classic essays on the pioneer legend, Australian egalitarianism and colonial culture There are celebrated critiques of The Tyranny of Distance, multiculturalism and nationalistic history, as well as a substantialSense and Nonsense in Australian History represents a lifetime s original reflection by Australia s most innovative and penetrating historian Included here are classic essays on the pioneer legend, Australian egalitarianism and colonial culture There are celebrated critiques of The Tyranny of Distance, multiculturalism and nationalistic history, as well as a substantial essay on Aboriginal dispossession and the history wars In Sense and Nonsense in Australian History, John Hirst overturns familiar conceptions and deepens our sense of Australia s development from convict society to distinctive democracy one of the nation s most independent and original historians Geoffrey Blainey John Hirst is the gadfly of Australian history, stinging and provocative Stuart Macintyre essential reading for those who want to ponder, let alone write and teach about, Australian history Robert Murray, The Weekend Australian
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    1. Really rereading it So I know John He was in the La Trobe history Dept when I was a student He was considered to be a good guy Maybe he did not do the most exciting history but he was generally respected and liked.I therefore find it hard to criticize this book It is good that that someone in the job should have a go at shibboleths of Australian history Unfortunately he does it in a maddening way For instance his piece on Multiculturalism seems to imply that sectarianism hardly existed which is [...]

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    2. For AUS11Have already read this wonderful gem for an earlier university unit, and was over the moon that it pops up again as certain chapters being required reading for another unit Whatever preconceptions you have about Australia s convict past, this book will light a bomb under It is without doubt one of the most readable, enjoyable, conversation inspiring books you could read and I recommend it highly Oh, and did I mention I love Hirst s writing No Okay, then, I love Hirst s writing Why can t [...]

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