A Short Guide to Writing About History / Edition 7

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Overview

An ideal complement for any history course, A Short Guide to Writing about History helps you learn how to think and write like an historian.

This engaging and practical text helps you get beyond merely compiling dates and facts; it teaches you how to incorporate your own ideas into your papers and to tell a story about history that interests you and your peers. Covering brief essays and the documented resource paper, the text explores the writing and researching processes, different modes of historical writing (including argument), and offers guidelines for improving style as well as documenting sources.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205673704
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 2/23/2009
  • Series: Short Guides Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 851,580
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
1 The Essay in History 13
2 Thinking about History 29
3 Modes of Historical Writing 49
4 Gathering Information and Writing Drafts 72
5 A Sample Research Paper in History 109
6 Documenting your Sources 136
7 Suggestions about Style 146
8 Conventions 161
App. A Book Reviews 175
App. B Essay Examinations 179
Credits 185
Index 187
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