Writing the American Past: US History to 1877

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Writing the American Past reproduces dozens of untranscribed, handwritten documents, offering students the opportunity to transcribe, decipher, and interpret primary sources.

  • Documents include diary entries from Massachusetts in the 1690s, a woman detailing the Great Awakening, an eighteenth-century treaty with Native Americans, a journal describing antebellum train travel, and a letter by a slave
  • Skillfully teaches students to engage with the raw material of pre-1877 US history: the written document
  • An introduction and headnotes to each document contextualize the sources and provide a foundation from which the student can explore the material

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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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Writing the American Past reproduces dozens of untranscribed, handwritten primary documents: diary entries from Massachusetts in the 1690s, a woman detailing the Great Awakening, an eighteenth-century treaty with Native Americans, a letter by a slave, all of which capture the essence of the American past and introduce students to the raw material of pre-1877 US history: the written document.

Expertly introduced and edited by Mark M. Smith, this unique textbook offers students the rare opportunity to engage directly with original documents, teaching them how to transcribe, decipher, and interpret primary sources while providing a foundation and a template for understanding the American past.

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