Book Title: How History is Made: A Student's Guide to Reading, Writing, and Thinking in the Discipline

Authors: Stephanie Cole; Kimberly Breuer; Scott W. Palmer; and Brandon Blakeslee

Book Description: Learn what it means to think like an historian! Units on “Thinking Historically,” “Reading Historically,” “Researching Historically,” and “Writing Historically” describe the essential skills of the discipline of history. “Performing Historically” offers advice on presenting research findings and describes some careers open to those with an academic training in history.

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A guide to the historical profession appropriate for use in an undergraduate Historical Methods course. The goal for this book is that those who read it will learn how to do well in history courses by developing the ability to read, research, and write according to the standards established in our discipline. Becoming familiar with how historians customarily approach questions about the past–as well as learning to how to read critically, research efficiently, build strong arguments based on evidence, and write with clarity–are the lessons that will give history students not only a leg-up in their history courses, but provide important, marketable skills useful in other courses and in many careers (some of which are highlighted within the text). The main lesson gained from reading this book is that within the professional discipline of history there are standards for research and writing about the past.

Authors

Stephanie Cole; Kimberly Breuer; Scott W. Palmer; and Brandon Blakeslee

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How History is Made: A Student's Guide to Reading, Writing, and Thinking in the Discipline by Stephanie Cole; Kimberly Breuer; Scott W. Palmer; and Brandon Blakeslee is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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History: theory and methods

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Title
How History is Made: A Student's Guide to Reading, Writing, and Thinking in the Discipline
Authors
Stephanie Cole; Kimberly Breuer; Scott W. Palmer; and Brandon Blakeslee
Editors
Kimberly Breuer and Stephanie Cole
Contributors
David Baillargeon; Alex Hunnicutt; Gregory Kosc; Andrew Milson; Evelyn Montgomery; James Sandy; Gerald Saxon; and Charles Travis
License

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How History is Made: A Student's Guide to Reading, Writing, and Thinking in the Discipline by Stephanie Cole; Kimberly Breuer; Scott W. Palmer; and Brandon Blakeslee is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

Primary Subject
History: theory and methods
Publisher
Mavs Open Press
Publication Date
September 22, 2022
Ebook ISBN
978-1-64816-006-6