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Q & A: Historian Weible takes populist approach to past events

Robert Weible
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In December 1931, Cornell professor Carl Becker told a meeting of the American Historical Association that everyone is his or her own historian. The title of his address, “Everyman His Own Historian,” might have ruffled a few feathers among female historians, but the idea is universally accepted today, according to Robert Weible, New York State Historian and Chief Curator at the New York State Museum. “It’s interesting that what makes science different from history is, ...

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