Australian history has
changed drastically over the last fifty years and has found itself at the
centre of heated and consuming public debates.
So how do historians
themselves read this history? Where do they see themselves in these momentous
shifts in historical reading and writing? With contributions from prominent
historians including Marilyn Lake, Tom Griffiths, Peter Stanley and Ann
Curthoys, Australian History Now
offers revealing and refreshing accounts of the ways Australian historians think
about the nation???s past.
Australian History Now is an
engaging and often surprising introduction to the ways we understand and write
our history in academic, popular and school books, argue about it in the media,
present it in museums and watch it on television. At its heart it shows that
the way we remember our past reflects how we see ourselves in the present.