Essaying the Past How to Read, Write and Think about History

ISBN-10: 1444351400

ISBN-13: 9781444351408

Edition: 2nd 2012

Authors: Jim Cullen

List price: $23.95 Buy it from $7.29
eBook available
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy


The second edition of Essaying the Past features a variety of updates and enhancements to further its standing as an indispensible resource to all aspects of researching and writing historical essays.Includes expert advice on writing about history, conducting good research, and learning how to think analyticallyIncludes a new chapter addressing common situations that represent steps in the transition from a rough first draft to a final versionCovers important topics such as framing questions, developing a strong introduction and topic sentences, choosing good evidence, and the crucial role of revisionIncludes an annotated case study that takes the reader through one student’s process of writing an essay, illustrating how strategies in the text can be successfully implementedNew edition features updates to cultural references, a newly written preface, and reorganized table of contents
Used Starting from $13.64
New Starting from $30.00
eBooks Starting from $18.99
Buy eBooks
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Customers also bought

Book details

List price: $23.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/2/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction to the Student: Why Would You Look at a Book Like This?
Thinking and Reading About History
History: It's About Time
What's the Story with History?
The Sources of History
Good Answers Begin with Good Questions
Search Engines, Research Ingenuity
How to Read a Book without Ever Getting to Chapter One
Writing About History
Analysis: The Intersection of Reading and Writing
Making a Case: An Argument in Three Parts
Defining Introductions
Strong Bodies (I): The Work of Topic Sentences
Strong Bodies (II): Exposition and Evidence
Strong Bodies (III): Counterargument and Counterevidence
Surprising Conclusions
Scaling the Summit: Crystallizing Your Argument
Writing is Rewriting: The Art of Revision
Putting It All Together: The Research Essay (A Case Study)
Conclusion: The Love of History
Writing an Essay: Ten Easy Steps in Review
Essay Varieties: DBQs, Reviews, and Comparison Assignments
Lets Give a Hand: Bibliographies and Footnotes
Credit Scams: The Dangers of Plagiarism
Web of Lies? Weighing the Internet
A Glossary of Key Terms
More Reading About Writing
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.