The "New" Western History Stillborn
Focuses on the author's belief that the new social history is dying and that its belated offshoot, the `new' western history was stillborn. Alienation of readers as a result of the abstruse prose style used by social historians; Failure of the 1970s generation to produce narrative syntheses that the educated public can read and understand; Emphasis on the environment; Work of Progressive frontier historians.
pre-print (pre-refereeing), post-print with embargo
Allen, Michael, "The "New" Western History Stillborn" (1994). SIAS Faculty Publications. 66.