Roddy Roediger’s Memory
F ortunately, unlike memory proper, we can search through Roddy Roediger’smemory. With a corpus exceeding 175 publications, the ever-expandingRoediger repository is accessible and open to all. If one chooses to rummage about, turning over things under which, or within which, or alongside of which manuscripts lie, empirical, methodological, and theoretical insight soon comes into view. An exhaustive review is beyond my reach, but I intend in this opening chapter to touch on the highlights, place the work in historical context, and to characterize the “Roedigerian” style.