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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User Review  - Mark Jacobsen - Goodreads

This guide to writing history is intended for younger students who are new to historical research. The tone seems directed towards undergraduates, but much of the advice is relevant to students of any ... Read full review

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User Review  - Michael Tildsley - Goodreads

Good advice and a quick read. The book is targeted more toward college students thinking about history writing, but I found a good bit of information for my own purposes. I intend to email the writer, as he suggests in his book, and talking to him more about a few issues. Read full review


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