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Richard Waterhouse

Richard Waterhouse reviews 'The Transformation of Virginia 1740-1790' by Rhys Isaac

September 1983, no. 54 01 September 1983
In a recent issue of the New York Review of Books, Gordon S. Wood lamented the current dominance of ‘monographic history’, a dominance which he claimed has brought ‘chaos’ to the discipline of history. Most works, he argued are so specific and technical that they are comprehensible only to a few specialists in each field. The title of this book might suggest that here is yet another study ... (read more)