A Students Guide To History
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📒A Student S Guide To History ✍ Jules R. Benjamin
✏A Student s Guide to History Book Summary : Whether you are taking your first college-level history course or are majoring in history, this best-selling guide provides tools that will help you to improve your performance: Guidelines for tackling common history assignments, with practical examples and concise explanations. Step-by-step advice on coming up with an effective thesis or argument for your paper. Comprehensive coverage of conducting research, with an emphasis on using the Internet to locate reliable sources. An appendix that highlights the most helpful print and digital resources for starting your research. Guidelines for documenting sources, with over one hundred models that illustrate proper footnote/endnote and bibliography style for a variety of print and electronic sources. A StudentÃ¿s Online Guide to History Reference Sources offers an easy-to-navigate, linked version of Appendix A "Resources for History Research," as well as complete contact information for state, local, and professional history organizations. Book jacket.
📒A Student S Guide To History ✍ Jules R. Benjamin
✏A Student s Guide to History Book Summary : A brief yet comprehensive introduction to the study of history, A Student's Guide to History discusses the discipline, reviews basic study, research, and writing skills, and describes the most common kinds of history assignments. Class tested and having seven editions, this text is a useful reference for any student of history, major and non-major alike, in both introductory and advanced courses.
📒A Student S Guide To The Study Of History ✍ John Lukacs
✏A Student s Guide to the Study of History Book Summary : To study history is to learn about oneself. And to fail to grasp the importance of the past—to remain ignorant of the deeds and writing of previous generations—is to bind oneself by the passions and prejudices of the age into which one is born. John Lukacs, one of today’s most widely published historians, explains what the study of history entails, how it has been approached over the centuries, and why it should be undertaken by today’s students. This guide is an invitation to become a master of the historian’s craft.
📒The Historian S Toolbox ✍ Robert C. Williams
✏The Historian s Toolbox Book Summary : Written in an engaging and entertaining style, this widely-used how-to guide introduces readers to the theory, craft, and methods of history and provides a series of tools to help them research and understand the past. Part I is a stimulating, philosophical introduction to the key elements of history--evidence, narrative, and judgment--that explores how the study and concepts of history have evolved over the centuries. Part II guides readers through the workshop of history. Unlocking the historian's toolbox, the chapters here describe the tricks of the trade, with concrete examples of how to do history. The tools include documents, primary and secondary sources, maps, arguments, bibliographies, chronologies, and many others. This section also covers professional ethics and controversial issues, such as plagiarism, historical hoaxes, and conspiracy theories. Part III addresses the relevance of the study of history in today's fast-paced world. The chapters here will resonate with a new generation of readers: on everyday history, oral history, material culture, public history, event analysis, and historical research on the Internet. This Part also includes two new chapters for this edition. GIS and CSI examines the use of geographic information systems and the science of forensics in discovering and seeing the patterns of the past. Too Much Information treats the issue of information overload, glut, fatigue, and anxiety, while giving the reader meaningful signals that can benefit the study and craft of history. A new epilogue for this edition argues for the persistence of history as a useful and critically important way to understand the world despite the information deluge.
📒History And Material Culture ✍ Karen Harvey
✏History and Material Culture Book Summary : Sources are the raw material of history, but where the written word has traditionally been seen as the principal source, today historians are increasingly recognizing the value of sources beyond text. In History and Material Culture, Karen Harvey embarks upon a discussion about material culture – considering objects, often those found surrounding us in day to day life, as sources, which can help historians develop new interpretations and new knowledge about the past. Across ten chapters, different historians look at a variety of material sources from around the globe and across centuries to assess how such sources can be used to study history. While the sources are discussed from ‘interdisciplinary’ perspectives, each contributor examines how material culture can be approached from an historical viewpoint, and each chapter addresses its theme or approach in a way accessible to readers without expertise in the area. In her introduction, Karen Harvey discusses some of the key issues raised when historians use material culture, and suggests some basic steps for those new to these kinds of sources. Opening up the discipline of history to new approaches, and introducing those working in other disciplines to historical approaches, this book is the ideal introduction to the opportunities and challenges of researching material culture.
📒The History Of English ✍ Ishtla Singh,
✏The History of English Book Summary : The History of English provides an accessible introduction to the changes that English has undergone from its Indo-European beginnings to the present day. The text looks at the major periods in the history of English, and provides for each a socio-historical context, an overview of the relevant major linguistic changes, and also focuses on an area of current research interest, either in sociolinguistics or in literary studies. Exercises and activities that allow the reader to get 'hands-on' with different stages of the language, as well as with the concepts of language change, are also included. By explaining language change with close reference to literary and other textual examples and emphasising the integral link between a language and its society, this text is especially useful for students of literature as well as linguistics.
📒A Student S Guide To U S History ✍ Wilfred M McClay
✏A Student s Guide to U S History Book Summary : No nation in modern history has had a more powerful sense of its own distinctiveness than the United States. Yet few Americans understand the immensely varied sources of that sense and the fascinating debates that have always swirled around our attempts to define “America” with greater precision. All too many have come to regard the study of their national history as tedious, just as they fail to embrace the past as something in which they must be consciously grounded. In this introduction to the study of American history, Wilfred M. McClay invites us to experience the perennial freshness and vitality of this great subject as he explores some of the enduring commitments and persistent tensions that have made America what it is.
📒History Beyond The Text ✍ Sarah Barber
✏History Beyond the Text Book Summary : Historians are increasingly looking beyond the traditional, and turning to visual, oral, aural, and virtual sources to inform their work. The challenges these sources pose require new skills of interpretation and require historians to consider alternative theoretical and practical approaches. In order to help historians successfully move beyond traditional text, Sarah Barber and Corinna Peniston-Bird bring together chapters from historical specialists in the fields of fine art, photography, film, oral history, architecture, virtual sources, music, cartoons, landscape and material culture to explain why, when and how these less traditional sources can be used. Each chapter introduces the reader to the source, suggests the methodological and theoretical questions historians should keep in mind when using it, and provides case studies to illustrate best practice in analysis and interpretation. Pulling these disparate sources together, the introduction discusses the nature of historical sources and those factors which are unique to, and shared by, the sources covered throughout the book. Taking examples from around the globe, this collection of essays aims to inspire practitioners of history to expand their horizons, and incorporate a wide variety of primary sources in their work.
✏A Student s Guide to Biotechnology The history of biotechnology Book Summary : Presents a guide to understanding biotechnology, providing definitions of words and terms associated with the science, reviewing the history of the field, featuring profiles of important people in biotechnology, and discussing debates over stem cell research, genetics, DNA testing, and other technological advances.
📒History ✍ Nathan A. Finn
✏History Book Summary : In this introduction to history, a historian helps students understand what it means to study the past from a distinctly Christian perspective. Part of the Reclaiming the Christian Intellectual Tradition series.