By Michael Fellman, Bill Fisher, University Press Audiobooks
Throughout his lengthy and influential profession, Michael Fellman has explored the tragic aspect of yankee historical past. most sensible identified for his path-breaking paintings at the American Civil warfare and for an interdisciplinary method that makes use of social psychology, cultural anthropology, and comparative historical past, Fellman has delved into problems with domination, exploitation, political violence, racism, terrorism, and the stories of battle. Incorporating essays written over the last thirty years - of them formerly unpublished, and the others now not broadly to be had - Views from the darkish facet of yankee History unearths a few of the significant own and scholarly matters of his occupation and illuminates his method of heritage, examine, utilized idea, and research.
Each essay features a thought-provoking preface and afterword that situate it in its time and discover its highbrow and political contexts. Fellman additionally grapples with the private parts of constructing as a historian - the folk with whom he argued or agreed with, the settings during which he gave or released the papers, and the subjective in addition to old concerns that he addressed. the gathering encourages historical past scholars, historians, and common readers of heritage to imagine in the course of the layers in their historic engagement and to attach their own stories and social commitments to their explorations.