A Short Guide to Writing about History

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Richard Marius, Melvin Eugene Page
Pearson/Longman, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 242 pages
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An ideal complement for any history course,A Short Guide to Writing About Historystresses thinking and writing like an historian.


This engaging and practical text helps students get beyond merely compiling dates and facts; it teaches them how to incorporate their own ideas into their papers and to tell a story about history that interests them and their peers. Covering brief essays and the documented resource paper, the text explores the writing and researching processes, different modes of historical writing (including argument), and offers guidelines for improving style as well as documenting sources.

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This book is an excellent guide for people who are either new to or trying to improve their skills in researching and writing about history. It includes information on discriminating between sources ... Read full review


1J Writing and History
Thinking About History
3 Modes of Historical Writing

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