Going to the Sources: A Guide to Historical Research and Writing
Going to the Sources: A Guide to Historical Research and Writing  -     By: Anthony Brundage
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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 176
Vendor: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: 2013
ISBN: 1118515315
ISBN-13: 9781118515310

Publisher's Description

The updated fifth edition of Going to the Sourcespresents a practical guide to historical research and writing forall students of history.

  • Focuses on the basics of historians’ craft, introducingstudents to concepts including refining a topic, selecting sources,and engaging critically with their reading
  • Appendices illustrate style for footnotes, endnotes, andbibliographical entries, as well as a list of commonly usedabbreviations
  • Features a new chapter on the use of non-textual sources forhistorians, including a case study discussion of the historicalimportance of D. W. Griffith’s film The Birth of aNation
  • Addresses how to bring the critical assessment skills ofreading to bear on film and other non-textual sources
  • Includes a student-written historiographical essay, withmarginal notes for instruction

Author Bio

Anthony Brundage is Professor Emeritus of History at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. His publications include The Great Tradition: Constitutional History and National Identity in Britain and the United States, 1870-1960 (2007).

Editorial Reviews

"This book would be very useful for students at all levels ofhistorical study from year 12 upwards.  As well as practicalstrategies for approaching historical and research methods, it alsoprovides an interesting insight into what history is, and how thestudy of history is always evolving. I would consider it anessential addition to humanities collections."  (ReferenceReviews, 1 March 2014)

“This manual provides excellent assistance for beginnersand more advanced students engaged in the research and writingprocess in history. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-levelundergraduates and above; general readers.” (Choice, 1 October  2013)

 

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