"An essential guide to reading, writing, and researching in history." Covers finding and evaluating sources; primary and secondary sources; historical writing; choosing a topic; developing a thesis; conducting research; revising and editing your paper; documenting sources; and more!
Covers all aspects of writing about history, including finding topics and researching them, interpreting source materials, drawing inferences from sources, and constructing arguments. It discusses writing effective sentences, using precise wording, and revising. Uses numerous examples from the works of cultural, political, and social historians. The third edition includes expanded sections on peer editing and topic selection.