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  • Oral History Project

    When I first heard about the Oral History project I did not know what to expect. After reading the assignment in more detail, I was excited to start the project. I immediately knew I would pick my mother for the project. She is my best friend and I wanted to learn more about her growing up with such a big family. After going over the assignment, I called my mother and asked if she would participate in the project and she said yes. I was delighted to hear her say that because I instantly started formulating my questions to ask about her history. During spring break is when I asked most of my questions. I enjoyed listening to my mother answering each question because she was excited and happy to share with me about her past. I also enjoyed…

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  • Fallacies Of Oral History

    Like any other source of information oral history is a valuable source for historian. Therefore historian should take oral history as a legitimate source of information because it has the potential of providing rich primary sources. While oral history has the potential of highlighting individual experiences of past events and reassert ordinary individual inherent agency as people, it is not without its pitfalls; any historian approaching oral history must approach it with a critical lens and…

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  • History And The Past Analysis

    History and the past are two words that seem to go hand in hand. Unfortunately, when these words come up in conversation many people automatically reflect on their time in grade school when memorizing the capitals was the standard. The past though, is so much more than that, and the documented interviews contained within the pages of The Presense of the Past prove just that. Roy Rozenweig and David Thelen delve into the minds of Americans in an attempt to recognize how the public understands…

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  • Objectivity And Subjectivity In History

    History is the past analyzed and recorded, it is not everything that ever happened or everything that historians have already written about. While the existence of subjectivity in history is not often questioned many philosophers have rejected the possibility of objective historical knowledge. This essay seeks to explain the ways in which history consists of both elements of objectivity and subjectivity. Objectivity refer to the lack of bias. With this being said there is no objective truth…

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  • Herodotus Histories Summary

    Herodotus, in his work, The Histories, describes the leaders of the two combatant coalitions in the Persian War, Themistocles of the Greeks and Xerxes of the Persians, in very different ways. Herodotus often points to how both men handle council and their own piety as a tool to depict what kind of men they are, and at times reinforces his own generalizations of the Greek and Persian people using these men as his proxy. Herodotus seems to accept the idea that men, as individuals, can shape great…

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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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  • Oral History: Defective Or Effective?

    Oral History: Effective or Defective? Oral history is a method used to attain historical knowledge through interviews and recordings of people’s memories of past events. Paul Thompson, the founder of the journal of Oral History, proclaimed, “Oral history is not necessarily an instrument for change; it depends upon the spirt in which it is used.” Most historians have mixed views on oral history. There are historians who question whether oral history is effective in the field of history, while…

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  • Great Man History Model

    The so called “Great Man History” model of viewing historical events has become more and more unpopular in modern times, being replaced with the view that historical events are merely a product of the social and political trends of the time. While I do believe that the new model is for the most part correct, it is important not to take the denial of “Great Man History” so far as to ignore the importance of certain figures throughout history. That is why I deem the statement, “history is not made…

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  • Race In Latin American History

    concepts of Race in Latin American history past and present, Modern historians are able to use the many newer historical concepts available to them. These historical concepts are ones that due to postmodern popularity usually tie in with the social sciences. Historian Magnus Morner, a popular Latin American historian, believes when studying race relations a historian must heavily rely on other disciplines such…

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  • Summary Of Why History Matters

    History plays a very important role in our world and continues to make a great impact in our world now and further down in the future. I view history as a strong significate example of the past events, people and diverse cultures that influenced the world in tremendous ways and developed new changes along the years. I believe not knowing history is similar to not knowing yourself, who you are, where you come from, where you’re going in life and why you became the person you are today. When they…

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