History Hunting: A Guide for Fellow Adventurers (Google eBook)

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M.E. Sharpe, Jan 5, 2012 - History
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James Cortada's History Hunting is a compelling blend of memoir and practical introduction to historical research. Each chapter opens with research stories retold with wit and warmth, then moves into how-to mode to describe the historian's craft. The book offers guidance to aspiring historians at every stage and in every walk of life, from advice on tackling and organizing projects to recommendations for finding and using resources of all kinds, whether at the local historical society or the next family reunion, in the National Archives or the vast reaches of the World Wide Web. It is both a good read and a primer on the best practices for researchers, packed with useful bibliographies, vetted websites, and intriguing previews of the future of historical research.
  

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Contents

1 In the Beginning
3
2 The Perfect Project
27
3 Studying the Age of Information
57
4 The Hunt for My Familys History
85
5 BigGame Hunting
113
6 Great Hunters I Have Known
139
7 Researcher as Archivist
165
8 Into the Mind of the Historian
199
9 Using History for Fun and Profit
223
10 The Future of the Hunt
248
Index
273
About the Author
283
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