Pro-Soviet accounts[ edit ] Soviet historiography was under central control and blamed the West for the Cold War. Carr wrote a volume history of the Soviet Unionwhich was focused on the s and published — For more than a decade after the end of the World War II, few American historians challenged the official American interpretation of the beginnings of the Cold War. Bailey argued in his America Faces Russia that the breakdown of postwar peace was the result of Soviet expansionism in the immediate years following World War II.
Historical scholarship[ edit ] The examples and perspective in this article deal primarily with the United States and do not represent a worldwide view of the subject.
You may improve this articlediscuss the issue on the talk pageor create a new articleas appropriate. August Learn how and when to remove this template message Historical revisionism is the means by which the historical record — the history of a society, as understood in their collective memory — continually integrates new facts and interpretations of the events commonly understood as history ; about which the historian James M.
The fourteen-thousand members of this associationhowever, know that revision is the lifeblood of historical scholarship. History is a continuing dialoguebetween the present and the past. Interpretations of the past are subject to change in response to new evidence, new questions asked of the evidence, new perspectives gained by the passage of time.
The unending quest of historians for understanding the past — that is, revisionism — is what makes history vital and meaningful. Without revisionism, we might be stuck with the images of Reconstruction [—77] after the American Civil War [—65] that were conveyed by D.
Without revisionist historians, who have done research in new sources and asked new and nuanced questions, we would remain mired in one or another of these stereotypes.
As such, the professional-historian paradigm is manifested as a denunciative stance towards any form of historical revisionism — either of fact or interpretation, or both.
No one should be surprised by this phenomenon. Every war in American history has been followed, in due course, by skeptical reassessments of supposedly sacred assumptions. Revisionist history is often practiced by those who are in the minority, such as feminist historians, ethnic minority historians, those working outside of mainstream academia in smaller and less known universities, or the youngest scholars, essentially historians who have the most to gain and the least to lose in challenging the status quo.
In the friction between the mainstream of accepted beliefs and the new perspectives of historical revisionism, received historical ideas are either changed, solidified, or clarified.
If over a period of time the revisionist ideas become the new establishment status quo a paradigm shift is said to have occurred.
Historian Forrest McDonald is often critical of the turn that revisionism has taken, but he nevertheless admits that the turmoil of the s in the United States changed the way history was written: The result, as far as the study of history was concerned, was an awakened interest in subjects that historians had previously slighted.
These expanded horizons enriched our understanding of the American past, but they also resulted in works of special pleading, trivialization, and downright falsification.
These events have come with a concentration and violence for which the term revolution is usually reserved. It is a revolution, or perhaps a set of revolutions for which we have not yet found a name. The first illustration [the absence from U. After all, we study history because we are interested in it, and perhaps because we wish to learn something about our [contemporary] problems.
But history can serve neither of these two purposes if, under the influence of an inapplicable idea of objectivity, we hesitate to present historical problems from our point of view.
The old consensus, based upon limited evidence, might no longer be considered historically valid in explaining the particulars — of cause and effect, of motivation and self-interest — that tell How?
As such, inthe historian John Hope Franklin described four stages in the historiography of the African experience of life in the U. Lipstadt said that Holocaust denierssuch as Harry Elmer Barnesdisingenuously self-identify as "historical revisionists" in order to obscure their denialism as academic revision of the historical record.
As such, Lipstadt, Shermer, and Grobman said that legitimate historical revisionism entails the refinement of existing knowledge about a historical event, not a denial of the event, itself; that such refinement of history emerges from the examination of new, empirical evidence, and a re-examination, and consequent re-interpretation of the existing documentary evidence.
That legitimate historical revisionism acknowledges the existence of a "certain body of irrefutable evidence" and the existence of a "convergence of evidence", which suggest that an event — such as the Black DeathAmerican slaveryand the Holocaust — did occur; whereas the denialism of history rejects the entire foundation of historical evidence, which is a form of historical negationism.
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March Learn how and when to remove this template message Some of the influences on historians, which may change over time are: Access to new data: Much historical data has been lost. Even archives have to make decisions based on space and interest on what original material to obtain or keep.The major cause of the Second World War was Hitler's desire for the expansion of Germany (this Revisionist view: and from peace to war.
Orthodox view: French foreign policy during the 's was obsessed with security and defense.
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But he realized also, as he frequently told me, that the revi- sionist aims of Hungary could be success- fully pursued only if they gained the benevolent understanding of the West- ern Powers. There are two major groups who hold differing opinions upon these questions: orthodox thinkers and revisionist thinkers.
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