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From Reliable Sources: An Introduction to Historical Methodology
From Reliable Sources: An Introduction to Historical Methodology
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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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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The End of History and the Last Man
The End of History and the Last Man
by Francis Fukuyama
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Ever since its first publication in 1992, The End of History and the Last Man has provoked controversy and debate. Francis Fukuyama's prescient analysis of religious fundamentalism, politics, scientific progress, ethical codes, and war is as essential... (read more)

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Writing History in the Global Era
Writing History in the Global Era
by Lynn Hunt
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George Orwell wrote that "history is written by the winners." Even if that seems a bit too cut-and-dried, we can say that history is always written from a viewpoint but that viewpoints change, sometimes radically. The history of workers, women, and... (read more)

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Attitudes Toward History, Third Edition
Attitudes Toward History, Third Edition
by Kenneth Burke
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This book marks Kenneth Burkes breakthrough in criticism from the literary and aesthetic into social theory and the philosophy of history. In this volume we find Burkes first entry into what he calls his theory of Dramatism; and here also is an important... (read more)

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History : a Very Short Introduction (00 Edition)
History : a Very Short Introduction (00 Edition)
by John H. Arnold
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There are many stories we can tell about the past, and we are not, perhaps, as free as we might imagine in our choice of which stories to tell, or where those stories end. John Arnold's addition to Oxford's popular Very Short Introductions series is a... (read more)

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Whig Interpretation of History (65 Edition)
Whig Interpretation of History (65 Edition)
by Herbert Butterfield
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It is not as easy to understand the past as many who have written it would have us believe. The historians who look at it from the Protestant, progressive, "19th Century gentleman" viewpoint are defined by Professor Butterfield as "the Whig historians... (read more)

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Information-literate Historian (2ND 13 Edition)
Information-literate Historian (2ND 13 Edition)
by Jenny L. Presnell
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The Information-Literate Historian is the only book specifically designed to teach today's history students how to successfully select and use sources-primary, secondary, and electronic-to carry out and present their research. Expanded and updated, the... (read more)

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Thinking in Time: The Uses of History for Decision Makers
Thinking in Time: The Uses of History for Decision Makers
by Richard E Neustadt
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Two noted professors offer easily remembered rules for using history effectively in day-to-day management of governmental and corporate affairs to avoid costly blunders. “An illuminating guide to the use and abuse of history in affairs of state... (read more)

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Oral History Off the Record: Toward an Ethnography of Practice (Palgrave Studies in Oral History)
Oral History Off the Record: Toward an Ethnography of Practice (Palgrave Studies in Oral History)
by Anna Sheftel
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What can we learn about oral history when we share our interview stories? Oral History Off the Record: Toward an Ethnography of Practice treats interviewing as the precarious and exciting human process that it is by providing honest reflections on... (read more)

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A Century of American Historiography
A Century of American Historiography
by James M. Banner, Jr. (edt)
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Editor James M. Banner, Jr. has compiled a collection of 15 historiographical essays by respected scholars to provide an up-to-date overview of major topics in American History. Each essay offers a concise and insightful assessment of a central field... (read more)

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Historicising Gender and Sexuality (Gender and History Special Issues)
Historicising Gender and Sexuality (Gender and History Special Issues)
by Kevin P. (edt) Murphy
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Gender and sexuality are inextricable components of the human experience that remain as complex today as throughout world history. Historicising Gender and Sexuality features a thought-provoking collection of essays that shed important new light on the... (read more)

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Interpretation Radical But Not Unruly
Interpretation Radical But Not Unruly
by Joseph Margolis
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"The wide ranging investigation presented in Margolis's books provide a comprehensive and unequalled view of intellectual and artistic pursuits. . . . Some readers will be convinced by the author's arguments, others will be prompted to provide a better... (read more)

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History in Crisis?: Recent Directions in Historiography
History in Crisis?: Recent Directions in Historiography
by Norman J Wilson
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This book explores the possibilities remaining for historical study in the face of the current trends, including postcolonialism, postmodernism, and deconstruction, among others. The volume examines key topics such as what was history and what is... (read more)

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Practicing Ethnohistory: Mining Archives, Hearing Testimony, Constructing Narrative
Practicing Ethnohistory: Mining Archives, Hearing Testimony, Constructing Narrative
by Patricia Kay Galloway
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An essential reader on the practice and methodology of ethnohistory.... (read more)

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The Historian's Toolbox: A Student's Guide to the Theory and Craft of History
The Historian's Toolbox: A Student's Guide to the Theory and Craft of History
by Robert Cha Williams
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What is history and how do we learn about it? This book addresses the theory and practice of history and how it has evolved over the century. It goes on to reveal the tricks of the trade, offering concrete examples and practical advice on the study... (read more)

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Nostradamus: How an Obscure Renaissance Astrologer Became the Modern Prophet of Doom
Nostradamus: How an Obscure Renaissance Astrologer Became the Modern Prophet of Doom
by Stephane Gerson
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WE ALL KNOW THE NAME NOSTRADAMUS, BUT WHO WAS HE REALLY? WHY DID HIS PREDICTIONS BECOME SO INFLUENTIAL IN RENAISSANCE EUROPE AND THEN KEEP RESURFACING FOR NEARLY FIVE CENTURIES? AND WHAT DOES NOSTRADAMUS'S ENDURANCE IN THE WEST SAY ABOUT US AND OUR OWN... (read more)

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Demon of the Lost Cause: Sherman and Civil War History (Shades of Blue and Gray)
Demon of the Lost Cause: Sherman and Civil War History (Shades of Blue and Gray)
by Wesley Moody
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and#160;At the end of the Civil War, Union general William Tecumseh Sherman was surprisingly more popular in the newly defeated South than he was in the North. Yet, only thirty years later, his name was synonymous with evil and destruction in the South... (read more)

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From History to Theory
From History to Theory
by Kerwin Lee Klein
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From History to Theory describes major changes in the conceptual language of the humanities, particularly in the discourse of history. In seven beautifully written, closely related essays, Kerwin Lee Klein traces the development of academic vocabularies... (read more)

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Oxford History of Historical Writing: Vol 1: Beginnings to Ad 600
Oxford History of Historical Writing: Vol 1: Beginnings to Ad 600
by Andrew (edt) Feldherr
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Volume I of The Oxford History of Historical Writing offers essays by leading scholars on the development and history of the major traditions of historical writing, including the ancient Near East, Classical Greece and Rome, and East and South Asia from... (read more)

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