“The past is a foreign country," is so often repeated that it is rarely attributed to L.P. Hartley, the British novelist who coined the phrase. The line has entered the realm of proverb because it offers a succinct reminder to exercise caution in interpreting the past, to remember context and avoid....
"History Is Not Confined to the Ivory Tower,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 17
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