Why History Matters: Life and Thought - Gerda LernerNew York & Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper which is also faded at the edges. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight.
From the cover: “All human beings are practicing historians, writes Gerda Lerner. We live our lives; we tell our stories. It is as natural as breathing. It is as important as breathing, too. History shapes our self-definition and our relationship to community; it locates us in time and place and helps to give meaning to our lives. History can be the vital thread that holds a nation together, as demonstrated most strikingly in the case of Jewish history. Conversely, for women, who have lived in a world in which they apparently had no history, its absence can be devastating. In Why History Matters, Lerner brings together her thinking and research of the last sixteen years, combining personal reminiscences with innovative theory to illuminate the importance of history and the vital role women have played in it.
Size: 9½" x 6¼"
Number of Pages: [XVII] 249