Going to the Sources

Going to the Sources

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The updated fifth edition of Going to the Sources presents a practical guide to historical research and writing for all students of history. Focuses on the basics of historiansa€™ craft, introducing students to concepts including refining a topic, selecting sources, and engaging critically with their reading Appendices illustrate style for footnotes, endnotes, and bibliographical entries, as well as a list of commonly used abbreviations Features a new chapter on the use of non-textual sources for historians, including a case study discussion of the historical importance of D. W. Griffitha€™s film The Birth of a Nation Addresses how to bring the critical assessment skills of reading to bear on film and other non-textual sources Includes a student-written historiographical essay, with marginal notes for instructionThis text, accessible to students at the community college, undergraduate, and, in some cases even beginning graduate school level, outlines the fundamental methods utilized in the research and writing of history.

Title:Going to the Sources
Author:Anthony Brundage
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2013-02-11


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