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Writing History: A Guide for Students

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Bringing together practical methods from both history and composition, Writing History provides a wealth of tips and advice to help students research and write essays for history classes. The book covers all aspects of writing about history, including finding topics and researching them, interpreting source materials, drawing inferences from sources, and constructing arguments. It concludes with three chapters that discuss writing effective sentences, using precise wording, and revising. Using numerous examples from the works of cultural, political, and social historians, Writing History serves as an ideal supplement to history courses that require students to conduct research. The third edition includes expanded sections on peer editing and topic selection, as well as new sections on searching and using the Internet.

About the Author

William Kelleher Storey is Associate Professor of History at Millsaps College. Formerly Preceptor in Expository Writing at Harvard University, he is the author of Guns, Race, and Power in Colonial South Africa (2008) and Science and Power in Colonial Mauritius (1997).

Table of Contents

1. Getting Started

2. Interpreting Source Materials

3. Writing History Faithfully

4. Use Sources to Make Inferences

5. Get Writing!

6. Build an Argument

7. Narrative Techniques for Historians

8. Writing Sentences in History

9. Choose Precise Words

10. Revising and Editing

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195337556
Subtitle:
A Guide for Students
Author:
Storey, William Kell
Author:
Storey, William Kelleher
Author:
null, William Kelleher
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Subject:
History
Subject:
Academic writing
Subject:
Historiography
Subject:
Study & Teaching
Subject:
History - Other
Subject:
World history -- Historiography.
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20080410
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
5.4 x 8 x 0.4 in 0.375 lb

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