Integrating ethical and practical advice on how to conduct historical research and write historical essays, Jim Cullen's Essaying the Past has been updated to address new digital advances. Chapters address sources, good research questions, and the research process, as well as practical issues such as how to write topic sentences and conclude your paper. Concise, clear chapters will provide a guide to navigating the tricky world of writing academic history papers in a way that will benefit you and your professors! Perfect for incoming freshmen, high school students, and homeschoolers preparing for college-level writing! 210 chapters, softcover.
The second edition of Essaying the Past
features a variety of updates and enhancements to further its standing as an indispensible resource to all aspects of researching and writing historical essays.
- Includes expert advice on writing about history, conducting good research, and learning how to think analytically
- Includes a new chapter addressing common situations that represent steps in the transition from a rough first draft to a final version
- Covers important topics such as framing questions, developing a strong introduction and topic sentences, choosing good evidence, and the crucial role of revision
- Includes an annotated case study that takes the reader through one student’s process of writing an essay, illustrating how strategies in the text can be successfully implemented
- New edition features updates to cultural references, a newly written preface, and reorganized table of contents
Jim Cullen teaches history at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School in New York City. Cullen, a former Preceptor in the Expository Writing Program at Harvard University, is the author of several books, including The American Dream: A Short History of an Idea that Shaped a Nation (2003) and the forthcoming, provisionally titled Sensing the Past: Hollywood Actors as Historians.