The Essential Guide to Writing History Essays

The Essential Guide to Writing History Essays is a step-by-step guide to the typical assignments of any undergraduate or master's-level history program in North America.

Author: Katherine Pickering Antonova

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190271152

Category: Education

Page: 330

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The Essential Guide to Writing History Essays is a step-by-step guide to the typical assignments of any undergraduate or master's-level history program in North America. Effective writing is a process of discovery, achieved through the continual act of making choices--what to include or exclude, how to order elements, and which style to choose--each according to the author's goals and the intended audience. The book integrates reading and specialized vocabulary with writing and revision and addresses the evolving nature of digital media while teaching the terms and logic of traditional sources and the reasons for citation as well as the styles. This approach to writing not only helps students produce an effective final product and build from writing simple, short essays to completing a full research thesis, it also teaches students why and how an essay is effective, empowering them to approach new writing challenges with the freedom to find their own voice.

Detachment and the Writing of History

First published in 1958, Detachment and the Writing of History collects essays and letters by Carl L. Becker in which the noted historian outlines his views on the study of history, the craft of the historian, the art of teaching, and the ...

Author: Carl L. Becker

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501720987

Category: History

Page: 256

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First published in 1958, Detachment and the Writing of History collects essays and letters by Carl L. Becker in which the noted historian outlines his views on the study of history, the craft of the historian, the art of teaching, and the historical evolution of the idea of democracy. Together, these invaluable writings demonstrate Becker's conviction of the moral seriousness of the historian's calling and of the importance of history as a factor, at once intellectual and artistically imaginative, in the life of society.

Essaying the Past

The second edition of Essaying the Past features a variety of updates and enhancements to further its standing as an indispensible resource to all aspects of researching and writing historical essays.

Author: Jim Cullen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118292655

Category: History

Page: 224

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The second edition of Essaying the Past features a variety of updates and enhancements to further its standing as an indispensible resource to all aspects of researching and writing historical essays. Includes expert advice on writing about history, conducting good research, and learning how to think analytically Includes a new chapter addressing common situations that represent steps in the transition from a rough first draft to a final version Covers important topics such as framing questions, developing a strong introduction and topic sentences, choosing good evidence, and the crucial role of revision Includes an annotated case study that takes the reader through one student’s process of writing an essay, illustrating how strategies in the text can be successfully implemented New edition features updates to cultural references, a newly written preface, and reorganized table of contents

Writing Western History

Historians of the American West are indebted to the pioneering scholars of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries such as Frederick Jackson Turner, Walter Prescott Webb, and Herbert Eugene Bolton.

Author: Richard W. Etulain

Publisher:

ISBN: 0874175178

Category: History

Page: 370

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Historians of the American West are indebted to the pioneering scholars of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries such as Frederick Jackson Turner, Walter Prescott Webb, and Herbert Eugene Bolton. Etulain gathers essays by contemporary historians on ten of these early writers to survey of the evolution of a scholarly field.

Historical Essays

Historical Essays provides an authoritative critical, annotated edition of Carlyle's essays on history and historical subjects.

Author: Thomas Carlyle

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520220614

Category: History

Page: 1146

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Historical Essays provides an authoritative critical, annotated edition of Carlyle's essays on history and historical subjects.

The Natural History Essays

His writings on natural history and philosophy have become two sources of modern-day environmentalism. The Natural History Essays includes essays from America's most renowned and beloved naturalist, Henry David Thoreau.

Author: Henry David Thoreau

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9781423622284

Category: Nature

Page: 262

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Celebrate the tradition of literary naturalists and writers who embrace the natural world as the setting for some of our most euphoric and serious experiences. These books map the intimate connections between the human and the natural world. Literary naturalists transcend political boundaries, social concerns, and historical milieus; they speak for what Henry Beston called the "other nations" of the planet. Their message acquires more weight and urgency as wild places become increasingly scarce. HENRY DAVID THOREAU was an American author, poet, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, philosopher and leading transcendentalist. His writings on natural history and philosophy have become two sources of modern-day environmentalism.

Writing History

New to this Edition * More coverage of the Internet and its role in the writing and research process * Expanded coverage of additional types of writing (besides the research paper) that students typically encounter in their history classes, ...

Author: William Kelleher Storey

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199830045

Category: History

Page: 134

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Bringing together practical methods from both history and composition, Writing History, Fourth Edition, 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 and researching topics, 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 text in any history course that asks students to conduct research. New to this Edition * More coverage of the Internet and its role in the writing and research process * Expanded coverage of additional types of writing (besides the research paper) that students typically encounter in their history classes, such as book reviews, historiographical essays, and annotated bibliographies * Increased coverage of the types of sources-both primary and secondary-that history writers encounter * To improve flow, advice on organization and writing is now found in a single chapter (Chapter 5)

Writing History Essays

I.W. Mabbett carefully analyzes these principles, and takes us step-by-step through the stages of the process.

Author: I. W. Mabbett

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1403997691

Category: History

Page: 192

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To write history successfully, it is essential to understand the nuts and bolts of technique as well as the underlying principles which are too rarely made explicit, but which govern the whole process. I.W. Mabbett carefully analyzes these principles, and takes us step-by-step through the stages of the process. He shows how history differs from other disciplines, outlines the methods of historical research and writing, and clearly illustrates their application to writing assignments, essays and dissertations in history.

Reading Thinking and Writing About History

This practical guide presents six research-tested historical investigations along with all corresponding teacher materials and tools that have improved the historical thinking and argumentative writing of academically diverse students.

Author: Chauncey Monte-Sano

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807755303

Category: Education

Page: 256

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This practical guide presents six research-tested historical investigations along with all corresponding teacher materials and tools that have improved the historical thinking and argumentative writing of academically diverse students.

Writing Mexican History

This collection brings together a group of important and influential essays on Mexican history and historiography by Eric Van Young, a leading scholar in the field.

Author: Eric Van Young

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804768617

Category: History

Page: 352

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This collection brings together a group of important and influential essays on Mexican history and historiography by Eric Van Young, a leading scholar in the field. The essays, several of which appear here in English for the first time, are primarily historiographical; that is, they address the ways in which separate historical literatures have developed over time. They cover a wide range of topics: the historiography of the colonial and nineteenth-century Mexican and Latin American countryside; historical writing in English on the history of colonial Mexico; British, American, and Mexican historical writing on the Mexican Independence movement; the methodology of regional and cultural history; and the relationship of cultural to economic history. Some of the essays have been and will continue to be controversial, while others—for example, those on studies of the Mexican hacienda since 1980, on the theory and method of regional history, and on the "new cultural history" of Mexico—are widely considered classics of the genre.

Culture and History 1350 1600

Among the topics are court politics, sacred and secular drama, and women. Paper edition (2416-9), $15.95. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Author: David Aers

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814324169

Category: History

Page: 213

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Six essays explore the making of human identities and agency in English communities between the Great Plague and about 1600. They also focus attention on the processes of understanding past cultures and their texts. Among the topics are court politics, sacred and secular drama, and women. Paper edition (2416-9), $15.95. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR