Wayback Machine: Beware of Augustus C. Buell: He’s A Fraud

I'm trying to finish off the Jackson manuscript and a SHEAR conference paper, so this week, I'm revisiting my post about Augustus C. Buell. From 6 January 2011: We hear far too often today about historians who plagiarize from their peers or who fabricate data. I've written here about Michael Bellesiles, but there are certainly plenty of …

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Beware of Augustus C. Buell: He’s A Fraud

We hear far too often today about historians who plagiarize from their peers or who fabricate data. I've written here about Michael Bellesiles, but there are certainly plenty of others who have disgraced the profession. One example from the past is Augustus C. Buell. While not an historian, Buell (1847-1904) continues to mislead biographers of Andrew Jackson. Buell was a journalist …

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