New PDF release: A Pocket Guide to Writing in History (7th Edition)

By Mary Lynn Rampolla

ISBN-10: 0312610416

ISBN-13: 9780312610418

Pages note: PDF has 173 pages, identify has one hundred sixty pages
Publish yr note: First released March 1st 1995, first edition
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An crucial writing, examining, and examine instrument for all background scholars, A Pocket consultant to Writing in History bargains a best-selling mixture of concise but accomplished suggestion in a conveyable and obtainable structure.

This quick-reference consultant offers a realistic advent to average background assignments, exercise severe analyzing abilities, comparing and documenting resources, writing powerful heritage papers, accomplishing examine, and heading off plagiarism. construction on its time-tested method, the 7th version bargains improved, hands-on tips for writing and gaining knowledge of within the electronic age, and extra assurance on operating with fundamental and secondary assets.

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3c Using primary sources As noted in Chapter 2, primary sources constitute the basic materials of historical research. Because examining and interpreting primary sources is so fundamental to the historian’s craft, many professors ask their students to write an analysis of a single source or an essay comparing two or more primary sources. 3c-1 Single-source analysis A single-source paper can take many forms. You may be asked to analyze a book-length text, a shorter document such as a letter, an artifact such as a tribal mask, or an image such as a photograph.

At the time, the issue of Scopes’s guilt or innocence quickly faded into the background. Instead, the public’s deep fascination with the trial — which was quickly dubbed the “trial of the century” — was attributable to the largerthan-life personalities and reputations of the two lead attorneys: Clarence Darrow, the well-known champion of unpopular civil liberties causes, for the defense; and William Jennings Bryan, the fundamentalist “great commoner” and three-time Democratic presidential candidate, for the prosecution.

You should begin with a critical reading of the texts containing historians’ interpretations, keeping in mind the questions you would need to answer if you were going to write book reviews about them (see 3d-1). You should not, however, treat the historiographic essay as two or three book reviews glued together. Rather, you should synthesize your material and construct an argument in support of a thesis. The following thesis is from a student’s essay on historians’ interpretations of the colonial period of African history.

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