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Asian Studies Senior Thesis Seminar: Recommended Readings

Journals

The following journals are places where professional historians talk to each other. They nearly always have historiographical review essays.

You can access these journals in JSTOR, and the most recent 3-4 years are on the shelves in Tutt Library.

(all fields of history)

(U.S. history only)

Encyclopedias

Good sample entries include:

  • African American History
  • The Annales School
  • Women's History: North America
  • The French Revolution
  • America During the Second World War, 1941-1945
  • World War II (1939-1945)

Reader's Guide to American History (Reference E178 .R43 1997)

Examples of good articles:

  • The American Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1968
  • Cold War, Origins of
  • Immigration and Ethnicity
  • Gilded Age and Progressive Era

Books

These books might be worth skimming for some ideas about what historiography is and some of the subjects that concern historians these days.

Third Floor D16.8 .G533 1996

Third Floor D13 .H445 2004

Third Floor D13 .S567 1998

John Tosh, ed., Historians on History
Available through Prospector

Appleby, Hunt, and Jacobs, Telling the Truth About History

Wineburg, Samuel S., Historical Thinking and Other Unnatural Acts
Available through Prospector

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