Theory, method, and Interpretation: History
rbarnett at BU.EDU
Sun Jan 21 15:24:58 PST 2001
> -----Original Message-----
> Eugene's recent post raises a number of important questions about theory
> and method which I think might be of general interest to readers
> of the list. . . .
Perhaps now would be the time for a substantive answer to a substantive
question rather than yet another excursion into methodology.
Does not the misinterpretation by Bellesiles of the evidence he cites and
the conflicting evidence he omits, as noted at length by Eugene in his post
and which I shall not repeat, undercut the persuasiveness of Bellesile's
interpretation (whether he is an historian, a lawyer, or an Indian chief)?
PS: For those interested in reading many more such examples, see:
Randy E. Barnett
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