Doing History: Research and Writing in the Digital Age / Edition 2 available in Paperback
Whether you're starting down the path as a history major, or simply looking for a straightforward and systematic guide to writing a successful paper, you'll find this text to be an indispensable handbook to historical research. This text's "soup to nuts" approach to researching and writing about history addresses every step of the process, from locating your sources and gathering information, to writing clearly and making proper use of various citation styles to avoid plagiarism. You'll also learn how to make the most of every tool available to you-especially the technology that helps you conduct the process efficiently and effectively.
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About the Author
Michael J. Galgano is a Professor of History and Head of the Department of History at James Madison University. His research interests include family history, social and gender history, and he teaches courses in World, Modern Europe, the History of the Family, and Historical Research Methods.
J. Chris Arndt is a Professor of History at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. His research interests include the study of states' rights and economic change in antebellum America. He teaches courses in U.S. History, the American Revolution, the Early Republic, and Historical Methods.
Raymond M. Hyser is a Professor of History at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. His research interests include the study of race and ethnicity in the Gilded Age. He teaches courses in U.S. History, U.S. Business History, Gilded Age America, and Historical Methods.
Table of Contents
1. What is History? 2. Locating the Sources. 3. Tools for Analysis--Secondary Sources. 4. Primary Evidence. 5. Writing: The Research Paper. 6. Writing: The Short Essay. 7. Finishing the Paper. 8. Sharing Scholarship. Appendix A. A Reference Librarian's Guide to Historical Reference Works. Appendix B. Student Paul McDowell's Paper. Appendix C: CourseReader Assignments.