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HY399 Studying History: Recommended Readings

Recommended Books: Historians & Historiography

Worth skimming for some ideas about what historiography is
and some of the subjects that concern historians:


Encyclopedia of Historians and Historical Writing, (Reference D14 .E53 1999)
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

For a quick look, search within these at Google books.

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You can access these journals in JSTOR for past issues,
with the most recent 3-4 years shelved in Tutt Library.

They nearly always have historiographical review essays.
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