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Writing History : A Guide for Students



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Oxford University Press

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This is the 4th edition with a publication date of 2/6/2012.
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Bringing together practical methods from both history and composition,Writing History, Fourth Edition, provides a wealth of tips and advice to help students research and write essays for history classes. The book covers all aspects of writing about history, including finding and researching topics, interpreting source materials, drawing inferences from sources, and constructing arguments. It concludes with three chapters that discuss writing effective sentences, using precise wording, and revising. Using numerous examples from the works of cultural, political, and social historians,Writing Historyserves as an ideal text in any history course that asks students to conduct research. New to this Edition * More coverage of the Internet and its role in the writing and research process * Expanded coverage of additional types of writing (besides the research paper) that students typically encounter in their history classes, such as book reviews, historiographical essays, and annotated bibliographies * Increased coverage of the types of sources-both primary and secondary-that history writers encounter * To improve flow, advice on organization and writing is now found in a single chapter (Chapter 5)

Author Biography

William Kelleher Storey is Professor of History at Millsaps College. Formerly Preceptor in Expository Writing at Harvard University, he is the author of The First World War: A Concise Global History (2009); Guns, Race, and Power in Colonial South Africa (2008); and Science and Power in Colonial Mauritius (1997). He is currently writing a biography of Cecil Rhodes.

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