Short Guide to Writing about History

ISBN-10: 0321227166
ISBN-13: 9780321227164
Edition: 5th 2005 (Revised)
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Description: A “must have” for students taking any history course that requires writing,A Short Guide to Writing About History stresses thinking and writing like a historian. Writing essays, resource papers, writing and researching history. Any one who writes  More...

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Book details

List price: $42.60
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/6/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

A “must have” for students taking any history course that requires writing,A Short Guide to Writing About History stresses thinking and writing like a historian. Writing essays, resource papers, writing and researching history. Any one who writes about history.

Richard Marius, noted historian, novelist, and essayist, is the director of expository writing and senior lecturer in English at Harvard University. He is the author of several books, including a biography of Thomas More and most recently, the novel After the War.

Introduction
Writing History as a Way of Thinking
The Essay in History
Thinking About History
Questioning Your Sources
The Importance of Asking Why
Use of Inference
Statistics
Modes of Historical Writing
Description
Narrative
Expositions
Argument
Rules of Argument in Historical Writing
Gathering Information and Writing Drafts
Find a Topic
Limit Your Topic
Be Sure You Have Access to the Necessary Sources
Do Research
Brainstorm and Make an Outline
Write Several Drafts
A Sample Research Paper in History
Woodrow Wilson's Attitudes Toward Black Americans
Things to Notice about this Paper
Documenting Your Sources
Sample Footnotes
Bibliographies
Suggestions about Style
Conventions
Manuscript Conventions
Corrections in the Final Copy
Using Quotations
Other Conventions about Mechanics and Grammar
Book Reviews
Essay Examinations

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