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Essential Historiography Reader, The

By Caroline Hoefferle

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jul 20, 2010

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The Essential Historiography Reader, not only details the history of historical practice and explains historical theories and philosophies in language that is accessible to college undergraduates, it also provides excerpts to illustrate these historical approaches and help students to identify them in their own writing and in the writings of contemporary historians. 

 

The book is organized into two main parts. The first part traces the origins of contemporary American historical traditions to their roots in ancient Greece and explains how the profession of history emerged and developed in Europe and America through the nineteenth century. The second part focuses more specifically on historiographical developments the United States since the nineteenth century.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION: WHAT IS HISTORIOGRAPHY?

 

PART I: FOUNDATIONS OF WESTERN HISTORIOGRAPHY

 

CHAPTER 1: EARLY HISTORIES         

Herodotus, The Histories

Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War

Bede, A History of the English Church and People

           

CHAPTER 2: THE EVOLUTION OF “MODERN” HISTORY                                 

Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince

Giambattista Vico, The New Science

Marquis de Condorcet,  Sketch for a Historical Picture of the Progress of the Human Mind

Mercy Otis Warren, History of the Rise Progress and Termination of the American Revolution

 

CHAPTER 3: NINETEENTH-century EUROPEAN HISTORIOGRAPHY        

Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte

Leopold Von Ranke, History of the Latin and Teutonic Nations

Thomas Babington Macaulay, “The Task of the Historian” and The History of England

 

 

PART II: MODERN HISTORIOGRAPHY IN THE UNITED STATES

 

CHAPTER 4: AMERICAN HISTORY IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY

George Bancroft, The History of the United States of America from the Discovery of the Continent

Herbert Baxter Adams, “Saxon Tithing-Men in America”

Frederick Jackson Turner, The Frontier in American History

 

CHAPTER 5: CONFLICT AND CONSENSUS: THE PROGRESSIVE CHALLENGE TO AMERICAN HISTORY                                                                  

W.E.B. Du Bois, Souls of Black Folk

Charles and Mary Beard, The Rise of American Civilization

Daniel J. Boorstin, The Genius of American Politics

 

CHAPTER 6:   MARXISM, ANNALES, AND THE NEW LEFT                 

Fernand Braudel, The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II

E. P. Thompson, The Making of the English Working Class

Jesse Lemisch, Jack Tar in the Streets: Merchant Seamen in the Politics of Revolutionary America

 

CHAPTER 7: NEW SOCIAL HISTORY                                                                   

Robert William Fogel and Stanley L. Engerman, Time on the Cross: The Economics of American Negro Slavery

Carroll Smith-Rosenberg, The Hysterical Woman

John Hope Franklin, The Moral Legacy of the Founding Fathers

 

CHAPTER 8: THE LINGUISTIC TURN, POSTMODERNISM, AND NEW CULTURAL HISTORY                                                                                            

Michel Foucault, Discipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison

Robert Darnton, The Great Cat Massacre

Ruth H. Bloch, The Construction of Gender in a Republican World

 

CHAPTER 9: WORLD HISTORIES                                                              

Edward Said, Orientalism

David Christian, World History in Context

Thomas Bender, A Nation Among Nations: America’s Place in World History

 

EPILOGUE: HISTORIOGRAPHY SINCE 1990   

           

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