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Useful Historiography Sources
Doing Oral History
Call Number: D16.14 .R57 2003
Publication Date: 2003
Oral history is vital to our understanding of the cultures and experiences of the past. Unlike written history, oral history forever captures people's feelings, expressions, and nuances of language. But what exactly is oral history? How reliable is the information gathered by oral history? And what does it take to become an oral historian? Donald A. Ritchie, a leading expert in the field, answers these questions and in particular, explains the principles and guidelines created by the Oral History Association to ensure the professional standards of oral historians.
Historians in Trouble
Call Number: E175.45 .W54 2005
Publication Date: 2005
Historians have been in the news recently, and the news has not been good - accusations of plagiarism, research fraud, and classroom misconduct have made headlines, brought protracted investigations, and, in some cases, landed big names in the courtroom." "In Historians in Trouble, investigative journalist and historian John Wiener examines a dozen history scandals of the last few years, and asks why some charges end up on page one and end careers, while others do not. He argues that media spectacles end careers only when powerful groups outside the profession demand punishment - and that such campaigns typically come from the right rather than the left."
Publication Date: 1999
Modern Historiography is the essential introduction to the history of historical writing. It explains the broad philosophical background to the different historians and historical schools of the modern era, from James Boswell and Thomas Carlyle through to Lucien Febure and Eric Hobsbawm and surveys: the Enlightenment and Counter Enlightenment Romanticism the voice of Science and the process of secularization within Western intellectual thought the influence of, and broadening contact with, the New World the Annales school in France Postmodernism. Modern Historiography provides a clear and concise account of this modern period of historical writing.
Lonergan and Historiography
Publication Date: 2010
A thorough, well-researched, well-informed, elegantly written work. McPartland unfolds in a single volume the implications of Lonergan's foundational studies for philosophy of history. In doing so, he does for Lonergan what Lonergan did not have time to do himself.
The New Ways of History
Publication Date: 2010
Historians have increasingly thought of new ways to deal with the past. They have sought the best ways to research the past and tried new modes of historical narrative. The ‘new ways of history'- the new historical fields and theoretical trends - are not usually combined or examined in one single volume. Specialisation in history is such that historians tend to read, publish and communicate only with historians in their own area or period of study. This volume provides an overview of recent trends in historiography and the changing agenda of questions in several historical fields - chronological, thematic and regional. It further adds to the discussion of how to treat time in history.
Past, Present and Personal: teaching writing in U.S. history
Call Number: E175.8 .K266 2002)
Publication Date: 2002
Call Number: D13 .T83 1981
Publication Date: 1981
From thoughtful pieces on the historian's role to striking insights into America's past and present to trenchant observations on the international scene, Barbara W. Tuchman looks at history in a unique way and draws lessons from what she sees. Here is a splendid body of work, the story of a lifetime spent "practicing history."
Call Number: D16 .S864 2004
Publication Date: 2015
Bringing together practical methods from both history and composition, Writing History 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 topics and researching them, interpreting source materials, drawing inferences from sources, and constructing arguments.
Reference books are useful for identifying people, places, events, dates, etc. Many articles in reference books include a bibliography of recommended sources. This is a small sample of the reference books that may be useful.
Annals of America
Call Number: REF E173 .A793 Vol. 14
Publication Date: 1968-1987
Publication Date: 2012
D-Day, June 6, 1944 : the climactic battle of World War II
Call Number: D756.5.N6 A455 1994
Publication Date: 1994
Encyclopedia of U. S. Foreign Relations
Call Number: REF E183 .R96 1994
Publication Date: 1997
The Encyclopedia of World War II
Call Number: Ref D740 .E516 2005
Publication Date: 2004
Voices of Valor
Call Number: D756.5.N6 B75 2004
Publication Date: 2004
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