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Caroline Hoefferle is an associate professor of history at Wingate University in North Carolina. She teaches undergraduate courses in historiography, women’s history, world history, and United States history. She received her Ph.D. in History jointly from Central Michigan University and the University of Strathclyde, Scotland in 2000. Her dissertation compared the history of student activism in the United States and Britain in the Long Sixties. She has published a number of chapters and articles on this topic and on teaching historiography, and is currently finishing a book on the history of British student activism in the Long Sixties.
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION: WHAT IS HISTORIOGRAPHY?
PART I: FOUNDATIONS OF WESTERN HISTORIOGRAPHY
CHAPTER 1: EARLY HISTORIES
Herodotus, The Histories
Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War
Bede, A History of the English Church and People
CHAPTER 2: THE EVOLUTION OF “MODERN” HISTORY
Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince
Giambattista Vico, The New Science
Marquis de Condorcet, Sketch for a Historical Picture of the Progress of the Human Mind
Mercy Otis Warren, History of the Rise Progress and Termination of the American Revolution
CHAPTER 3: NINETEENTH-century EUROPEAN HISTORIOGRAPHY
Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte
Leopold Von Ranke, History of the Latin and Teutonic Nations
Thomas Babington Macaulay, “The Task of the Historian” and The History of England
PART II: MODERN HISTORIOGRAPHY IN THE UNITED STATES
CHAPTER 4: AMERICAN HISTORY IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
George Bancroft, The History of the United States of America from the Discovery of the Continent
Herbert Baxter Adams, “Saxon Tithing-Men in America”
Frederick Jackson Turner, The Frontier in American History
CHAPTER 5: CONFLICT AND CONSENSUS: THE PROGRESSIVE CHALLENGE TO AMERICAN HISTORY
W.E.B. Du Bois, Souls of Black Folk
Charles and Mary Beard, The Rise of American Civilization
Daniel J. Boorstin, The Genius of American Politics
CHAPTER 6: MARXISM, ANNALES, AND THE NEW LEFT
Fernand Braudel, The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II
E. P. Thompson, The Making of the English Working Class
Jesse Lemisch, Jack Tar in the Streets: Merchant Seamen in the Politics of Revolutionary America
CHAPTER 7: NEW SOCIAL HISTORY
Robert William Fogel and Stanley L. Engerman, Time on the Cross: The Economics of American Negro Slavery
Carroll Smith-Rosenberg, The Hysterical Woman
John Hope Franklin, The Moral Legacy of the Founding Fathers
CHAPTER 8: THE LINGUISTIC TURN, POSTMODERNISM, AND NEW CULTURAL HISTORY
Michel Foucault, Discipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison
Robert Darnton, The Great Cat Massacre
Ruth H. Bloch, The Construction of Gender in a Republican World
CHAPTER 9: WORLD HISTORIES
Edward Said, Orientalism
David Christian, World History in Context
Thomas Bender, A Nation Among Nations: America’s Place in World History
EPILOGUE: HISTORIOGRAPHY SINCE 1990