Who Killed Canadian History?: A View from the Trenches

  title={Who Killed Canadian History?: A View from the Trenches},
  author={A. McKillop},
  journal={The Canadian Historical Review},
  pages={269 - 299}
  • A. McKillop
  • Published 1999
  • History
  • The Canadian Historical Review
In his book Who Killed Canadian History? (1998), J.L. Granatstein accuses Canadian academic historians of having abandoned the writing of a national past in favour of overspenalized and ideologically driven forms of history. This article contends that in the interests of polemic, he miscasts the role of the scholar as citizen, misrepresents the purpose of scholarship, and distorts the nature and quality of academic historical writing. In doing so, he puts forward a conception of Canada’s… Expand
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