American Historical Explanations

A Strategy for Grounded Inquiry

1980
Author:

Gene Wise

“In his brilliant study, one of the most provocative works in the history of American history, Wise’s basic aim is not to present the content of different approaches but to suggest ways of analyzing the process of change from one form to another.” --Bernard Sternsher, Consensus, Conflict, and American Historians

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Gene Wise was professor and director of American Studies at the University of Maryland.

“In his brilliant study, one of the most provocative works in the history of American history, Wise’s basic aim is not to present the content of different approaches but to suggest ways of analyzing the process of change from one form to another.” --Bernard Sternsher, Consensus, Conflict, and American Historians