Essaying the Past: How to Read, Write, and Think about History
Part research manual, part study guide, and part introduction to the study of history, Essaying the Past guides the reader through the nuts and bolts of producing good historical prose, offering key strategies and useful tips.
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Why Would You Look at a Book Like This?
Reading to Get Writing
Its About Time
Whats 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
The Work of Topic Sentences
Exposition and Evidence
The Art of Revision
The Research Essay
The Love of History
Bibliographies and Footnotes
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