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  • Historian Career Research Paper

    globe, the knowledge of these subjects always intrigued from an early age. From my first Social Studies class in the sixth grade until my final years in highschool, I was always most interested in learning the history of the world. The enjoyment I received from sitting in a History class can never be replaced with any other subject. Sitting in the front row seat, right in front of the teacher, listening to the stories from the past, would put me into a trance that would make me relive the moment as if I was part of history in itself. I knew from a young age that I wanted to become an Historian when I…

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  • Historians

    Historians like all people, have general knowledge and understanding of all domains such as the sciences, business and politics. However, historians unlike most people use facts of general knowledge to help other people connect concepts together to create a general understanding of a topic. For this reason, historians’ present facts to people that helps them to come up with solutions to their current issues. Mostly, the historian has been an important role for centuries because they not only…

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  • William Stubbs: The Study Of History

    William Stubbs had transformed the study of history to a continuous and research driven university discipline. It is important to note that the study of history was not created by Stubbs as it was present for centuries. However through Stubbs’s work the subject of history began to have an impact for academic studies and future historians. The legacy of Stubbs can be seen through the introduction of the Constitution History of England. Stubbs’s articulates a warning to his audience before reading…

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  • Taylor And Foucault's Connection Between The Past And Present

    English Language and Literature The works of Michael Foucault, Diana Taylor, and Carla Freccero’s thoughts on history share underlying similarities yet differ in their approaches to understand the past. The differences that are brought out by these historians are based on the traditional and contemporary definitions as well as the extent of study directed to history. Within these three arguments, there are correlations as well as deviations in ideologies and interpretations, generating…

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  • Howard Zinn's The Politics Of History

    It’s the traditional responsibility of the historian to separate themselves from the public. Their role is to provide the masses with facts and theories. After all, there is the sanctity of neutrality we must uphold. I understood and embraced this position prior to reading Zinn. But my view was changed by his book. “[T]he real choice is not between shaping the world or not, but between doing it willingly or unconsciously” he writes. As a historian, we can either maintain the status quo by…

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  • Past Imperfect Book Review

    History from Bancroft and Parkman to Ambrose, Bellesiles, Ellis, and Goodwin, Peter Charles Hoffer, a professor of history at the University of Georgia and former member of the American Historical Association 's Professional Division, discusses the issue of professional and ethical misconduct in the field of history. Hoffer analyzes the four cases of Ambrose, Bellesiles, Ellis, and Goodwin, and notes that developments within the field of history have affected historians. Such cases of…

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  • John Winthrop Analysis

    History is the study of past events. However, there are many accounts of the events from the past. How are we supposed to know which one is right? It is simple there is no one correct version of it .History is not just about the facts, but rather the interpretation of these facts. Interpretations and perspectives not only make history more interesting, but they allow people to analyze and create their own individual conclusions. People like Howard Zinn and Paul Johnson undertake the task of…

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  • The Footnote Analysis

    Footnote, begins with an analysis of Leopold von Ranke and his use of footnotes. Over the course of the book, Grafton takes the reader backward in time to explore the various changes in history that influenced the development of the footnote. Grafton chose this unique chronology in order to help him reveal to the reader “where, when, and why historians adopted [the footnote’s] distinctive form of narrative architecture.” In choosing a non-linear chronology, Grafton is not constrained by the…

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  • Self-Assessment Of Writing Progress

    where historians must look at context and interdisciplinary factors. For example, when looking at an SS Officer one must consider not only the times in which he lived, but also his psychology while working in the camps, the culture of Germany, and Nazism itself. To just look at the context of times is not enough, we must know all the histories around the SS Officer in order to do justice to his narrative. This is why history is the study of everything, because everything has a history. Los…

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  • Who Controls The Future Analysis

    McNeil also urges against the ‘us vs them’ mentality created by mythistory. McNeill explains “The result is mythistorical: the past as we want it to be, safely simplified into a contest between good guys and bad guys, ‘us’ and ‘them’” (McNeill 80). If a historian writes history in this manner, then one group at all times falls short and is made out to look like villains for years to come. An example of this was Columbus’ story, the Colonialist were depicted as noble Christian saviors, and the…

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