Oscar Handlin: Is History True?

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Is History True? Handlin argues yes, while McNeill argues no. I am not one to decide for someone else if they think it is or not. However, I do believe most history is. Although, a great deal of our history went unrecorded, the amount we have can suffice to show that what’s happened in the past can happen again in a contemporary situation. Oscar Handlin’s argument was that our history is known as long as it’s well recorded. Furthermore, he believes that we can advance into an easier and more truthful world if we diligently record our history. Handlin strongly believes that by using the scientific method one figure out certain parts of our history that are missing. There is a common saying: history always repeats itself. Going by that logic,
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