The Methods and Skills of History: A Practical Guide
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The Methods and Skills of History: A Practical Guide

by Conal Furay, Michael J. Salevouris
Paperback: 294 pages
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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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a discipline evolved and how it relates to other academic disciplines, as well as appendices that comprise interesting historical documents and helpful source references and bibliographies.

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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
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B008FRAY8I
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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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