Charles A. Beard's Economic Interpretation of History
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The author surveys the work of historian Charles A. Beard and asserts that his primary achievements are that "He has awakened the need for study of economic motivation and stimulated interest in American economic history. He has reminded historians of the need for critical thought in methodology--though in this aspect he often failed himself. He has encouraged self-analysis and stressed philosophic inquiry. He has demonstrated that the historian can and does influence the course of history."