Lucy Schildkret Dawidowicz On Historical Writing

Lucy Schildkret Dawidowicz (June 16, 1915 – December 5, 1990)

Some people think that the professional historian’s personal commitments — to his people, his country, his religion, his language — undermine his professional objectivity. Not so. Not so, as long as historians respect the integrity of their sources and adhere strictly to the principles of sound scholarship. Personal commitments do not distort, but instead they enrich, historical writing.