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The Methods and Skills of History: A Practical Guide, 4th Edition

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The Methods and Skills of History: A Practical Guide, 4th Edition

Michael J. Salevouris, Conal Furay (With)

ISBN: 978-1-118-74534-2 September 2016 Wiley-Blackwell 384 Pages

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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

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Preface xi

Part I Historical Thinking 1

1 The Uses of History 3

Exercises Set A 8

Exercises Set B 10

2 The Nature of History: History as Reconstruction 13

Exercises Set A 21

Exercises Set B 24

3 Historical Thinking: Continuity and Change 27

Exercises Set A 37

Exercises Set B 39

4 Historical Thinking: Multiple Causality in History 43

Exercises Set A 55

Exercises Set B 60

5 Historical Thinking: Context 65

Exercises Set A 73

Exercises Set B 77

6 History Writing: Telling a Story 83

Exercises Set A 91

Exercises Set B 98

Part II Confronting the Historical Account 101

7 Libraries: Real and Virtual 103

Exercises Set A 115

Exercises Set B 124

8 Reading History 131

Exercises Set A 141

Exercises Set B 149

9 History on Film 151

Exercise 165

Part III Doing History 167

10 Evidence 169

Exercises Set A 179

Exercises Set B 188

11 Oral Histories, Statistics, and Photographs 197

Exercises Set A 211

Exercises Set B 214

12 Interpretation 217

Exercises Set A 227

Exercises Set B 234

13 Writing For Your Reader 241

Exercises Set A 249

Exercises Set B 250

Part IV Historiography 253

14 The History of History 255

Exercise 269

15 History and the Disciplines 271

Exercises 279

Appendix A: Fur Trade on the Upper Missouri River: Documents 287

Appendix B: Source References and Bibliographies 295

Appendix C: Sample Oral History Release Form 299

Suggestions for Further Reading 301

Index 307

Writing Capsules

1. Coherent Paragraphs: The Topic Sentence 10

2. The Literature Review 35

3. Essays: The Introduction 76

4. Integrating Quotations 97

5. The Précis 148

6. Coherent Paragraphs: Transitions 244