The Methods and Skills of History: A Practical Guide

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Like its predecessors, the third edition of one of our most popular texts, The Methods and Skills of History: A Practical Guide, is a dynamic text/workbook that combines theory with "hands on" practice, providing engaging essays, documents, and exercises designed to make history more meaningful and accessible to student readers—whether they are majoring in history, taking a history course as an elective, or simply reading history on their own—as well as strengthen their critical-thinking and communication skills.

While this third edition retains the essence of its highly successful predecessor in the form of its practical, timely advice on research and writing and “field-tested” exercises, it features important modifications as well, including a reorganization of the chapters to progress even more smoothly from a theoretical discussion of the nature of history (Part I), to practical considerations involved in confronting historical accounts (Part II) to actually “doing” history (Part III). The final section (Part IV) provides a brief overview of how history as a discipline evolved and how it relates to other academic disciplines, as well as appendices that comprise interesting historical documents and helpful source references and bibliographies.

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    Title
Going to the Sources The Methods and Skills of History Essaying the Past Writing the American Past
A Guide to Historical Research and Writing A Practical Guide How to Read, Write and Think about History US History to 1877
  Guide Type Research and Writing Workbook Research and Writing Primary sources
  Audience Level High School, Undergraduate, Graduate High School, Undergraduate High School, Undergraduate, Graduate Advanced Undergraduate
  Pages 176 282 224 184
  List Price $18.95 $26.95 $21.95 $22.95
  Publication Date January, 2013 January, 2010 July, 2012 March, 2009
  Author(s) Anthony Brundage Conal Furay, Michael J. Salevouris Jim Cullen Mark M. Smith
  Imprint Wiley-Blackwell Wiley-Blackwell Wiley-Blackwell Wiley-Blackwell
  Print Book 1118515315 0882952722 1444351400 1405163593
  Kindle Book B00BG5N4O2 Not Available - Request Kindle Version B008FRAY8I Not Available - Request Kindle Version
  Edition 5 3 2 1
  Brief Description Practical guide to history research and writing; includes style appendices for footnotes, endnotes, and bibliographical entries. Workbook style guide to help students improve critical thinking, communication skills, and understanding of history. Guide to writing about history, conducting good research, and learning how to think analytically. Reproduces untranscribed documents, offering students hands-on experience in transcribing primary documents.
 

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Michael J. Salevouris ia a Professor of History at Webster University in St. Louis. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Minnesota and currently teaches courses in history methods, British and European history, the history of warfare, and the history of disease and medicine. In addition to various reviews and articles he is the author of “Riflemen Form”: The War Scare of 1859-1860 in England, and (with Conal Furay) Learning American History: Critical Skills for the Survey Course. His interests include golf, tennis, mystery novels, model building, and traveling far and wide when the opportunity presents itself.

A native of Omaha, Nebraska. Conal Furay received his doctoral degree from St. Louis University. Before becoming a Professor Emeritus at Webster University he taught such courses as American Business History and the Western in film and story. Previous publications include The Grass-Roots Mind in America, and (with Michael Salevouris) Learning American History: Critical Skills for the Survey Course. Current interests are Nebraska Cornhusker football, golfing with friends, and a late-blooming enjoyment of reading National Geographic magazine from cover to cover.

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