Historians in trouble : plagiarism, fraud, and politics in the ivory tower

TitleHistorians in trouble : plagiarism, fraud, and politics in the ivory tower
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsWiener, J
Paginationix, 260 p.
PublisherNew Press ; Distributed by W.W. Norton
Place PublishedNew York
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number1565848845
Accession Number5155559
Keywords(Social , 20th , aspects , Biography.; , Case , century.; , coverage , ethics , Historians , history , Mass , media , POLITICAL , power , PRESS , professional , sciences) , States , studi , studies.; , United
AbstractIn Historians in Trouble, investigative journalist and historian Jon Wiener examines the various history scandals of the last few years.
Notes2004050431(OCoLC)ocm55488166R2-474172Jon Wiener.20 cm.Includes bibliographical references and index.Historians in trouble -- I: Presidential nominees -- 1. Feminism and harassment: Elizabeth Fox-Genovese goes to court -- 2. The Alger Hiss case, the archives, and Allen Weinstein -- 3. Facing black students at Harvard: Stephan Thernstrom takes a stand -- II: Targeted by the right -- 4. Arming America and "academic fraud" -- 5. David Abraham and the Nazis -- 6. Mike Davis and power in Los Angeles -- III: Misconduct without media spectacle -- 7. The Denmark Vesey "trial record": a new verdict -- 8. John Lott, Gun rights, and research fraud -- IV: Other media spectacles -- 9. The "porn professor": Dino Cinel, sexual abuse, and the catholic church -- 10. Lying to students about Vietnam: the mythic past of Joseph Ellis -- 11. The plagiarists: Doris Kearns Goodwin and Stephen Ambrose.
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