The Historian's Toolbox: A Student's Guide to the Theory and Craft of History

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2007-07-15
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Table of Contents

Illustrations and Tables
History as Fun
The Craft of History
The Past
The Present
The Future
The Tools of History
Doing History: An Overview
Choosing a Good Paper Topic
Reading History
Taking Notes
How to Write a Good History Paper
Sources and Evidence
Primary and Secondary Sources
Primary Source: The Wannsee Protocol (1942)
Secondary Source: Denying History: Who Says The Holocaust Never Happened and Why Do They Say It? (2000)
A Revolutionary War Ancestor's Pension Application (1832)
Sebastian Munster's Map of the Americas, c. 1540
Digging Ancient Moscow
Sharpshooter's Home or Photographer's Studio?
Cliometrics: Using Statistics to Prove a Point
The Black Population of Colonial America
Genetic Evidence
Welsh and Basques, Relatively Speaking
Jefferson and Sally Hemings-What's My Line?
Credit and Acknowledgment
Styling Your Bibliography
Types of Bibliographies
A Selective, Annotated Bibliography
Acknowledging Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism
Professional Plagiarism: How Not to Do History
Narrative and Explanation
The Language of the Historian
Paul Revere and the New England Village
The Life of Margaret Fuller
Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg
"Little Women" Who Helped Make This Great War
The Reasons Why
Explaining the Mann Gulch Fire of August 5, 1949
Reviewing History
Bellesiles's Arming America
Historical Revision
The Denmark Vesey Slave Conspiracy (1822)
World War II
Women's History: The Leo Frank Case
Historical Speculation
Will the Real Martin Guerre Please Get an Identity?
History as Fiction
The Soldier Who Never Was
Who Really Really Killed Lincoln?
Forgeries and Facsimiles
Is a Document Genuine?
Is a Collection of Documents Authentic?
How Can Forgeries Influence History?
Is a Newly Discovered Collection by a Well-Known Author Authentic?
If It Is a Forgery, Who Is the Forger?
Fiction as History
Film as History: Fact or Fiction?
Film Can Help the Historian Understand the Past
Films Can Hinder Our Understanding of the Historical Past
The Relevance of History
Everyday History
Studying Ordinary People
The Burgermeister's Daughter
Everyone's a Historian
Oral History
The Perils of Memory
Interviewees and Interviewers
The WPA Slave Narratives
Techniques of Oral History
Material Culture
Spirits in the Material World
The Refinement of America
Studying Material Culture
Public History
History Beyond the Ivory Tower
History and the Public
The Enola Gay Controversy
Event Analysis
History in Real Time
The Iraq War: Munich, Mukden, or Mexico?
History on the Internet
Using the Internet: Promises and Pitfalls
Wikipedia and "Wikiality"
Blogging the Past (and Present)
Selected Bibliography
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