Writing History: A Guide for Students

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Bringing together practical methods from both history and composition, Writing History 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 topics and researching them, 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 History serves as an ideal supplement to history courses that require students to conduct research. The second edition includes expanded sections on plagiarism, interviewing, and topic selection, as well as new sections on searching and using the Internet.

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William Kelleher Storey, Assistant Professor of History, Millsaps College.

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"Storey's book is a first-rate guide for students who are new to the field of history and to the processes of historical research and writing. He offers a useful framework for organizing and successfully completing a major research project in a history class."--Ellen Stroud, Oberlin College


"It is rare that books about writing are well-written. This is a well-presented story that should keep students' attention throughout. It is also brilliantly practical. This is the computer manual that tells you to plug in the machine first. It is a work that students will read and that faculty can rely on."--Mark A. Kishlansky, Harvard University


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