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📒Researching Local History ✍ M. Williams
✏Researching Local History Book Summary : This practical but inspiring book considers what local history is, why researching it is valuable and rewarding, and how we should go about it. Issues addressed include: getting oral and documentary evidence; keeping records; the nature of data, information and knowledge; and their use to create the different products of local history research. Michael Williams is both a professional scientist and a local historian of long standing, and he uses both sides of his experience in a text that is at once rigorous about the historical process, and also a fascinating - and often moving - account of his adventures into the past of his own family and community. He demonstrates local history methodology through his research into ancestry, migration, work, war and religion in the towns and villages of England and Wales. It is richly illustrated throughout.
📒 The Life Times Of Researching And Writing American Local History ✍ Will Carpenter
✏ The Life Times Of Researching and Writing American Local History Book Summary : From Philadelphia's Revolutionary-era architecture to Albuquerque's adobe, the story of America is told in its neighborhoods. The Second Edition of The Life and Times Of...: Researching and Writing American Local History places a greater emphasis on those communities - how those neighborhoods and communities, as well as the families that created and occupied them, made contributions that had a global impact, expanding on the themes found in the First Edition. The history we write today is our calling card to future generations. It deserves good research. Using plain language instead of jargon, and with instructions instead of theory, "The Life and Times Of..." demonstrates professional techniques that the family and local historian can use in critical areas of their research.
📒Researching Writing And Publishing Local History ✍ Thomas Edward Felt
✏Researching Writing and Publishing Local History Book Summary : The book provides practical guidelines for the layman who is interested in researching, writing, and publishing local history. Two standards considered to be essential to the writing of local history are ethics and competence. The three aspects of competence which are discussed focus on researching, writing, and publishing. Chapter I identifies three questions to help the researcher keep the topic narrow, specific, and simple: (1) how does one choose between conflicting statements in different sources? (2) how does one prove that something happened according to the best evidence? And (3) how does an author deal with motivation? A variety of information sources are identified, including libraries, pictures, maps, physical remains, and records of churches, governments, and organizations. Chapter ii contains suggestions for the writing of history, including use of quotations, books, periodicals, documentation, footnotes, references, abbreviations, editing, and translations. Draft writing, re-writing, and editing for publication are discussed. Chapter iii focuses on private publication possibilities. Topics include design considerations, display types, typeface, paper, illustrations, choosing a printer, refining specifications, composition, proofreading, promoting and marketing the book and pricing. A bibliography is included. (Db).
📒On Doing Local History ✍ Carol Kammen
✏On Doing Local History Book Summary : Completely revised and updated edition of the guide for local historians.
📒New Directions In Local History Since Hoskins ✍ Christopher Dyer
✏New Directions in Local History Since Hoskins Book Summary : Utilizing the techniques developed by renowned local historian W. G. Hoskins in his landmark study published 50 years ago, "Local History in England," this book demonstrates how local history has evolved as a discipline over the last half century. Fifteen historians write about a variety of local history subjects that are significant in their own right but which also point to current trends in the field. They show how local historians use their sources systematically, from the nonverbal evidence of buildings to various types of electronic sources. All periods between the middle ages and the early twenty-first century are explored, covering many parts of England from Skye to the Kent coast and discussing topics that include social, economic, religious, legal, intellectual, and cultural history.
📒Writing Local History Today ✍ Thomas A. Mason
✏Writing Local History Today Book Summary : Writing Local History Today guides local historians through the process of researching, writing, and publishing their work. Mason & Calder present step-by-step advice to guide aspiring authors to a successful publication and focus not only on how to write well but also how to market and sell their work. Highlights include: Discussion of how to identify an audience for your writing project Tips for effective research and planning Sample documents, such as contracts and requests for proposals Discussion of how to use social media to leverage your publication Discussion of the benefits and drawbacks to self-publishing An essay by Gregory Britton, the editorial director of John Hopkins University Press, about financial pitfalls in publishing This guide is useful for first-time authors who need help with this sometimes daunting process, or for previously published historians who need a quick reference or timely tip.
📒Bachelor Of Arts Hons In Humanities ✍ Mary Ann Lyons
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📒I M Your Girl ✍ J.J. Murray
✏I m Your Girl Book Summary : For public library clerk Diane Anderson, reading romance novels and living vicariously is far easier than attracting a flesh-and-blood man of her own. It seems she's too voluptuous in the wrong places to attract the kind of black man her mama requires as a son-in-law. . .and just exotic enough to attract the kind of white man Mama forbids. But there's something about that lost-looking guy who comes into the library one afternoon. And when he reveals that Diane is his muse, well, she can't help being intrigued. . . After months spent mourning a personal tragedy, novelist Jack Browning is struggling to get back to work. Under pressure to write his second novel, Jack hits the library for ideas. The clerk who helps him is smart, sassy--and curvy in all the right places. He finds himself thinking of Diane as he creates the heroine of his book. And soon, she's knocking down the wall he'd built around himself, becoming the inspiration for his art. . .and maybe even for his life. . . "Murray writes a gentle romance about cultural differences and deep commonalities in a unique tale about white-black relationships." --Booklist
📒Everyday Antiracism ✍ Mica Pollock
✏Everyday Antiracism Book Summary : Which acts by educators are “racist” and which are “antiracist”? How can an educator constructively discuss complex issues of race with students and colleagues? In Everyday Antiracism leading educators deal with the most challenging questions about race in school, offering invaluable and effective advice. Contributors including Beverly Daniel Tatum, Sonia Nieto, and Pedro Noguera describe concrete ways to analyze classroom interactions that may or may not be “racial,” deal with racial inequality and “diversity,” and teach to high standards across racial lines. Topics range from using racial incidents as teachable moments and responding to the “n-word” to valuing students’ home worlds, dealing daily with achievement gaps, and helping parents fight ethnic and racial misconceptions about their children. Questions following each essay prompt readers to examine and discuss everyday issues of race and opportunity in their own classrooms and schools. For educators and parents determined to move beyond frustrations about race, Everyday Antiracism is an essential tool.
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