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Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong
Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong
by James W Loewen
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Americans have lost touch with their history, and in andlt;iandgt;Lies My Teacher Told Meandlt;/iandgt; Professor James Loewen shows why. After surveying eighteen leading high school American history texts, he has concluded that not one does a decent job... (read more)

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What is History
What is History
by Edward Hallett Carr
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'...[Carr] tackles half a dozen of the most fundamental questions concerning the interpretation of human social experience. He handles each of these with such mastery as we seldom see, and his little book is one of those rare works which one can with... (read more)

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From Reliable Sources : an Introduction To Historical Methods (01 Edition)
From Reliable Sources : an Introduction To Historical Methods (01 Edition)
by Martha C. Howell
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From Reliable Sources is a lively introduction to historical methodology, an overview of the techniques historians must master in order to reconstruct the past. Its focus on the basics of source criticism, rather than on how to find references or on the... (read more)

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Silencing the Past
Silencing the Past
by Michel Ro Trouillot
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Placing the West's failure to acknowledge the most successful slave revolt in history alongside denials of the Holocaust and the debate over the Alamo, Michel-Rolph Trouillot offers a stunning meditation on how power operates in the making and recording... (read more)

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That Noble Dream: The 'Objectivity Question' and the American Historical Profession (Ideas in Context)
That Noble Dream: The 'Objectivity Question' and the American Historical Profession (Ideas in Context)
by Peter Novick
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The aspiration to relate the past "as it really happened" has been the central goal of American professional historians since the late nineteenth century. In this remarkable history of the profession, Peter Novick shows how the idea and ideal of... (read more)

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Telling the Truth about History
Telling the Truth about History
by Joyce Appleby
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We have lost our grip on historical truth. Popular films depict subterranean conspiracies that shape historical events and public knowledge of those events. Best-selling narrative histories dissolve the border between fact and fiction, allowing the... (read more)

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Provincializing Europe: Postcolonial Thought and Historical Difference (Princeton Studies in Culture/Power/History)
Provincializing Europe: Postcolonial Thought and Historical Difference (Princeton Studies in Culture/Power/History)
by Dipesh Chakrabarty
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First published in 2000, Dipesh Chakrabarty's influential Provincializing Europe addresses the mythical figure of Europe that is often taken to be the original site of modernity in many histories of capitalist transition in non-Western countries. This... (read more)

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The Renaissance and Reformation: A History in Documents (Pages from History)
The Renaissance and Reformation: A History in Documents (Pages from History)
by Merry Wiesner Hanks
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At first glance, the Renaissance and the Reformation--two movements (one cultural, one religious) that defined Europe from 1400 to 1600--may appear to be polar opposites. The Renaissance found scholars and artists celebrating the beauty and splendor of... (read more)

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Practicing History: Selected Essays
Practicing History: Selected Essays
by Barbara W Tuchman
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From thoughtful pieces on the historian's role to striking insights into America's past and present to trenchant observations on the international scene, Barbara W. Tuchman looks at history in a unique way and draws lessons from what she sees. Here is a... (read more)

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Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong, Revised and Updated Edition (Rev 08 Edition)
Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong, Revised and Updated Edition (Rev 08 Edition)
by James W. Loewen
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Since its first publication in 1995, Lies My Teacher Told Me has gone on to win an American Book Award and the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for Distinguished Anti-Racist Scholarship, and has sold over a million copies in its various editions. What started... (read more)

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Hellenic Studies #64: Between Thucydides and Polybius: The Golden Age of Greek Historiography
Hellenic Studies #64: Between Thucydides and Polybius: The Golden Age of Greek Historiography
by Giovanni (edt) Parmeggiani
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Historians like Ephorus, Theopompus, or Aristotle's great-nephew Callisthenes, to say nothing of Xenophon, counted among the most acclaimed in antiquity. But with the exception of Xenophon, their complete works have not survived, and thus they are... (read more)

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Atlantic History: Concept and Contours
Atlantic History: Concept and Contours
by Bernard Bailyn
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Bernard Bailyn is a 2010 National Humanities Medal... (read more)

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A Pocket Guide to Writing in History
A Pocket Guide to Writing in History
by Mary Lynn Rampolla
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An essential writing, reading, and research tool for all history students, A Pocket Guide to Writing in History offers a best-selling combination of concise yet comprehensive advice in a portable and accessible format. This quick-reference guide provides... (read more)

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History's Babel: Scholarship, Professionalization, and the Historical Enterprise in the United States, 1880-1940
History's Babel: Scholarship, Professionalization, and the Historical Enterprise in the United States, 1880-1940
by Robert B. Townsend
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From the late nineteenth century until World War II, competing spheres of professional identity and practice redrew the field of history, establishing fundamental differences between the roles of university historians, archivists, staff at historical... (read more)

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French Historical Revolution : the Annales School, 1929-1989 (90 Edition)
French Historical Revolution : the Annales School, 1929-1989 (90 Edition)
by Peter Burke
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The aim of this book is to analyze, to describe and to evaluate the achievement of the Annales School, a journal of historical studies founded in 1929 in France. The journal was founded in order to promote a new kind of history - the substitution of a... (read more)

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Past Imperfect: Facts, Fictions, Fraud--American History from Bancroft and Parkman to Ambrose, Bellesiles, Ellis, and Goodwin
Past Imperfect: Facts, Fictions, Fraud--American History from Bancroft and Parkman to Ambrose, Bellesiles, Ellis, and Goodwin
by Peter Charle Hoffer
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Woodrow Wilson, a practicing academic historian before he took to politics, defined the importance of history: "A nation which does not know what it was yesterday, does not know what it is today." He, like many men of his generation, wanted to impose a... (read more)

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History of White People (11 Edition)
History of White People (11 Edition)
by Nell Irvin Painter
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Telling perhaps the most important forgotten story in American history, eminent historian Nell Irvin Painter guides us through more than two thousand years of Western civilization, illuminating not only the invention of race but also the frequent praise... (read more)

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Herodotus and Sima Qian: The First Great Historians of Greece and China: A Brief History with Documents (Bedford Series in History & Culture)
Herodotus and Sima Qian: The First Great Historians of Greece and China: A Brief History with Documents (Bedford Series in History & Culture)
by Thomas R. Martin
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In this accessible volume, Thomas R. Martin compares the writings of Herodotus in ancient Greece with those of Sima Qian in ancient China to demonstrate the hallmarks of early history writing. While these authors lived in different centuries and were not... (read more)

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Historical Thinking and Other Unnatural Acts: Charting the Future of Teaching the Past (Critical Perspectives on the Past)
Historical Thinking and Other Unnatural Acts: Charting the Future of Teaching the Past (Critical Perspectives on the Past)
by Samuel S. Wineburg
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Whether he is comparing how students and historians interpret documentary evidence or analyzing children's drawings, Wineburg's essays offer rough maps of how ordinary people think about the past and use it to understand the present. These essays... (read more)

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Gender in History: Global Perspectives
Gender in History: Global Perspectives
by Merry E. Wiesner-hanks
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Over the past two decades, considerations of gender have revolutionized the study of history. Yet most books on the subject remain narrowly focused on a specific time period or particular region of the world. Gender in History: A Global Perspective, 2nd... (read more)

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