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The Methods and Skills of History: A Practical Guide, Instructor's Key, 3rd Edition

The Methods and Skills of History: A Practical Guide, Instructor's Key, 3rd Edition

Conal Furay, Michael J. Salevouris

ISBN: 978-0-882-95275-8

Dec 2009, Wiley-Blackwell

53 pages

Select type: Paperback

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Description

Like its predecessors, the third edition of one of our most popular texts, The Methods and Skills of History: A Practical Guide, is a dynamic text/workbook that combines theory with "hands on" practice, providing engaging essays, documents, and exercises designed to make history more meaningful and accessible to student readers—whether they are majoring in history, taking a history course as an elective, or simply reading history on their own—as well as strengthen their critical-thinking and communication skills.

While this third edition retains the essence of its highly successful predecessor in the form of its practical, timely advice on research and writing and “field-tested” exercises, it features important modifications as well, including a reorganization of the chapters to progress even more smoothly from a theoretical discussion of the nature of history (Part I), to practical considerations involved in confronting historical accounts (Part II) to actually “doing” history (Part III). The final section (Part IV) provides a brief overview of how history as a discipline evolved and how it relates to other academic disciplines, as well as appendices that comprise interesting historical documents and helpful source references and bibliographies.

Introduction 5

PART I: HISTORICAL THINKING

Chapter 1: The Uses of History 7

Chapter 2: The nature of History: History as Reconstruction 7

Chapter 3: Historical Thinking: Continuity and Change 10

Chapter 4: Historical Thinking: Multiple Causality in History 12

Chapter 5: Historical Thinking: Context 16

PART II: CONFRONTING THE HISTORICAL ACCOUNT

Chapter 6: Libraries: Real and Virtual 18

Chapter 7: Reading History 26

Chapter 8: History on Film 28

PART III: DOING HISTORY

Chapter 9: Evidence 29

Chapter 10: Oral History and Statistics 42

Chapter 11: Interpretation 44

Chapter 12: Writing: The History Paper 50

PART IV: HISTORIOGRAPHY

Chapter 13: The History of History 53

Chapter 14: History and the Disciplines 54