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    Historian Career Analysis

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    The career choice of a historian is a hard one, reading and writing papers for hours is a lot of hard work, and the career field has low salary "The median annual wage for historians was $52,480 in May 2012". However, the job is very enjoyable and lovable to all people. Many individuals enjoy the topic of history and would love learning and research history for the rest of their lives. The job of Historian requires a Masters degree in history, good speaking and lecture abilities, and superior research skills (“Historians: Occupational Outlook Handbook:: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics”). An education is the most important thing to need to be in the history field. However, you need to learn a lot of skills to get a degree in history. The…

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    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…

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    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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    Historians

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    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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    John Winthrop Analysis

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    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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    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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    Some historical events are essential evidences that illustrate ideas of how the event begins and ends. Some historians take a time to write books and articles about important events to demonstrate profound details that readers may not know about. Many historians have constructed an event to their own ideological beliefs to infiltrate those beliefs to the readers. Moreover, a Presidential history or a biography topic can be constructed with a lot of interpretations that results in arguments and…

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    Re-Thinking History

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    Re-Thinking History by Keith Jenkins is a book that takes a critical look at writing history and how historians have individual approaches to history and the past. Jenkins creates a debate about theories, the definition of history, the question of truth, bias, and history as a science or as an art. He asks similar questions as John Tosh and John H. Arnold. All three challenge previous historians and theories. Jenkins even asks readers what method and ideology would they choose to follow, that of…

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    In Chapter 1 of “What Is History,” Carr demonstrates how one should use historical facts. Most importantly Carr shows that in the 19th century, historians of the west, for the most part, had a positivist view. What this means is that they viewed historical facts as information that was not aligned with any person’s opinion. Carr noted that this view is faulty because historians choose which facts of the past are deemed historical fact if they’re important enough. For example, Carr states that…

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    Past Imperfect Book Review

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    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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