Widely acclaimed for its accessibility and engaging approach to the subject, the fourth edition of The Methods and Skills of History combines theory and instruction with hands-on practice, making it a comprehensive guide to historical research and writing. Combines theory with hands-on practice in its introduction to historical methods Includes a series of field-tested exercises designed to make the research and writing of history more meaningful and accessible to readers Features expanded coverage of writing history and up-to-date coverage of online research Designed to strengthen students’ critical thinking and communication skills
Complete in one affordable volume thoughtfully designed to help students and their instructors get the most out of whichever survey text they use, Learning American History is an excellent workbook for students enrolled in one- or two-semester survey courses. By deftly combining an entry-level discussion of historiography and historical methods with engaging exercises, Professors Salevouris and Furay help the reader/user truly understand how history is made and what it means to "think historically." Both students and their instructors will appreciate the book's practical advice on how to gather information, evaluate and interpret evidence from various sources (including television and film), and construct a first-rate paper.
*** PROSE Award Winner (2018) in the Textbook/Humanities Category *** A Practical Guide to Studying History is the perfect guide for students embarking on degree-level study. The book: - introduces students to the concepts of historical objectivity, frameworks and debate - explains the differences in aims, methods and audiences for different types of history - explores the relationship between the skills developed during a history undergraduate degree and the practice of professional history - helps students develop the practical skills required to read historical writing critically, write good essays, and participate in historical debates - includes study questions, further reading lists, text boxes, maps and illustrations The book incorporates case studies taken from a range of regions and periods, reflecting the varied nature of historical study at university, and helps students to understand history, and to practice it successfully: it is an indispensable guide to studying history.
Public History: A Practical Guide explores history in the public sphere and examines the variety of skills that historians require in the practice of public history. It discusses how through various mediums of interpretation and presentation a range of actors, which include museums, archives, government agencies, community history societies and the media and digital media, make history accessible to a wider audience. It provides the reader with an overview of the wider-world application and communication of history beyond the classroom through core case studies for each sector that include ideas for best practice 'in the field'. This book offers an accessible and engaging synopsis of a topic that has not previously been covered. By focusing on an area of study that has changed substantially in the last decade, Public History: A Practical Guide presents a comprehensive outline of the practice of 'public history', and provides ideas for future methodological approaches as well as a reference point for planning professional development in order to gain future employment in these sectors. In the current economic climate, students need to understand the potential use of history beyond university; this book contains the tools and advice needed for them to get one step ahead in terms of knowledge, skills and experience.
The updated fifth edition of Going to the Sourcespresents a practical guide to historical research and writing forall students of history. Focuses on the basics of historians’ craft, introducingstudents to concepts including refining a topic, selecting sources,and engaging critically with their reading Appendices illustrate style for footnotes, endnotes, andbibliographical entries, as well as a list of commonly usedabbreviations Features a new chapter on the use of non-textual sources forhistorians, including a case study discussion of the historicalimportance of D. W. Griffith’s film The Birth of aNation Addresses how to bring the critical assessment skills ofreading to bear on film and other non-textual sources Includes a student-written historiographical essay, withmarginal notes for instruction
Critically Reading the Theory and Methods of Archaeology stands out as the most thorough and practical guide to the essential critical reading and writing skills that all students, instructors, and practitioners should have. It provides priceless insight for the here and now of the Theory and Methods of Archaeology classes and for a lifetime of reading, learning, teaching, and writing. Chapters focus on rigorous reasoning skills, types of argument, the main research orientations in archaeology, the basic procedural framework that underlies all schools of archaeology, and issues in archaeology raised by skeptical postmodernists.