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Researching And Writing History

Author : David Dymond
ISBN : 1859362303
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Writing Local History Today

Author : Thomas A. Mason
ISBN : 9780759119048
Genre : Reference
File Size : 26. 97 MB
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Featuring practical advice and sample documents, Writing Local History Today guides local historians through the sometimes daunting process of researching, writing, and publishing their work.

How To Do Local History

Author : Gavin McLean
ISBN : PSU:000061054493
Genre : History
File Size : 55. 44 MB
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Thinking of writing a history? Or commissioning one? Local historians, church and institutional historians, genealogists, thesis-writers, and the people who commission them will welcome 'How To Do Local History'. It is a brief and lively introduction to historical research, writing and publishing by a leading historian. This book explains how to use books and archives, and is full of practical tips on 'reading' the landscape, on oral history and on using illustrations effectively. The last chapter takes historians and their clients through the intricacies of internet and conventional publishing, using case studies of real books to explain terminology, scheduling, design, costing and selling. Although written for a New Zealand audience, readers in other countries will also find it useful.

On Doing Local History

Author : Carol Kammen
ISBN : 9780759123717
Genre : History
File Size : 48. 93 MB
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This is the third edition of a book that has become a classic in the public history field. First published in 1986, revised in 2003, On Doing Local History offers not only discussion of practical matters, but also a deeper reflection on local, public history, what it means, and why it is done. It is used in classrooms and found on the shelves of local historians across the U.S.

Writing Local History

Author : John Beckett
ISBN : 9781847795137
Genre : History
File Size : 63. 81 MB
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This fascinating book looks at how local history developed from the antiquarian county studies of the sixteenth century through the growth of 'professional' history in the nineteenth century, to the recent past. Concentrating on the past sixty years, it looks at the opening of archive offices, the invigorating influence of family history, the impact of adult education and other forms of lifelong learning. The author considers the debates generated by academics, including the divergence of views over local and regional issues, and the importance of standards set by the Victoria County History (VCH). Also discussed is the fragmentation of the subject. The antiquarian tradition included various subject areas that are now separate disciplines, among them industrial archaeology, name studies, family, landscape and urban history. This is an authoritative account of how local history has come to be one of the most popular and productive intellectual pastimes in our modern society. Written by a practitioner who has spent more than twenty years teaching local history to undergraduates and M.A. students, as well as lecturing to local history societies, John Beckett is currently Director of the VCH. A remarkable book that will be of great interest to students and scholars of local history as well as amateur and professional genealogists.

Researching Local History

Author : M. Williams
ISBN : 9781317900313
Genre : History
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This practical but inspiring book considers what local history is, why researching it is valuable and rewarding, and how we should go about it. Issues addressed include: getting oral and documentary evidence; keeping records; the nature of data, information and knowledge; and their use to create the different products of local history research. Michael Williams is both a professional scientist and a local historian of long standing, and he uses both sides of his experience in a text that is at once rigorous about the historical process, and also a fascinating - and often moving - account of his adventures into the past of his own family and community. He demonstrates local history methodology through his research into ancestry, migration, work, war and religion in the towns and villages of England and Wales. It is richly illustrated throughout.

Research For Writers

Author : Ann Hoffmann ~autofilled~
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How To Write History That People Want To Read

Author : A. Curthoys
ISBN : 9780230304963
Genre : History
File Size : 24. 80 MB
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Drawn from decades of experience, this is a concise and highly practical guide to writing history. Aimed at all kinds of people who write history academic historians, public historians, professional historians, family historians and students of all levels the book includes a wide range of examples from many genres and styles.

Local History

Author : Gavin McLean
ISBN : 0908912188
Genre : History
File Size : 67. 47 MB
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The Local Historian

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ISBN : UVA:X030052042
Genre : Great Britain
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