If you are reading this book, chances are you are enrolled in a course that hopes to teach you at least one — and probably more — of three things: how historians think about and write history; how historians use theory to write history; and how historians use theories about gender to write history. For a long time, especially in the English-speaking world, history and theory were thought to be enterprises that should have nothing to do with one another, but fortunately, over the past few decades, even the most adamant among us have come to recognize that pretending history can be theory-free itself rests upon a theory. (In fact, this series contains a book called Empiricism and History, by Stephen Davies. You should read it.)
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