The Journal of San Diego History
SAN DIEGO HISTORICAL SOCIETY QUARTERLY
Fall 1986, Volume 32, Number 4
Thomas L. Scharf, Editor
The Writing of American History.
By Michael Kraus and David D. Joyce. Revised Edition. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1985. Bibliography. Index. 445 Pages. $32.50.
Michael Kraus’s History of American History (1937) and its revision, The Writing of American History (1953) have long been major narrative accounts of American history writing. Now David Joyce has updated Kraus’ work, especially in extending the story through the massive changes in the profession since 1950. This again makes The Writing of American History the first book to turn to for an introduction to the major schools of history and the major historians of the American experience.