Historiography

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  • The Footnote Analysis

    Anthony Grafton’s work, The 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…

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  • The Importance Of Rewriting History

    The United States stands to be one of the most successful countries in the modern world. With a GDP of nearly 53,000 USD (United States Census Bureau, 2013), the US outcompetes nearly every other nation. This profound success is backed by an extensive and rich history, spanning from the time of colonization to modern day. However, the history of the United States is not one that is filled with joyous and pleasant occasion. It is marked by streaks of mistreatment and exploitation, including…

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  • American Revolution: 21 Young Patriots And Two Tories Tell Their Stories

    During the American Revolution from 1776 to 1783, people were experiencing hardships with the battles and corruption of the battle between the Patriots and British. Teenagers were the main source of the growing army and were the ones who were drafted into the armies along with the men who were able to volunteer. The book, I was a Teenager in the American Revolution: 21 Young Patriots and Two Tories Tell Their Stories, tells of the teenagers who have lived through the difficult times and…

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  • What Is Writing In History By Mary Lynn Rampolla Summary

    In the book “Writing in History” by Mary Lynn Rampolla, in Chapter 1 “ Introduction: Why Study History?” states that we don’t study history for the facts, but to better understand the ideas and realities that shaped a society during that time. This why we ask questions such: Who? What? When? and Why? For example, that’s why history textbooks start every chapter with a questions . Rampolla states that there are two reason why should we even care to study the past: firstly, the past informs us…

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  • The Strange Death Of Silas Deane Analysis

    “The Strange Death of Silas Deane” The object of historians is to tell the facts of the past without changing the details or changing the perspective of the past. Historians serves as couriers between the old times and the modern times. The transition between the past and to the present can create a misconception of what really happened. For example, the death of Silas Deane. Silas Deane wasn’t overwhelmingly popular but served the United States as diplomat. Silas Deane was very determined to…

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  • College Freshmen: The Influence Of Blogs

    According to dictionaries, “a blog is a website containing a writer’s or group of writers’ own experiences, observations, opinions, etc., and often having images and links to other websites. There are also blog posts included on blogs, and those are defined as a single entry or post on such a website,” (dictionary.com) Blogs have continued to become more popular as the years have progressed. There are millions of blogs on the Internet, and thousands of different topics. If there is a topic…

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  • Analysis Of J. Samuel Walker's The Search For Middle Ground

    1. In one to two paragraphs, summarize the secondary source for which you completed the Secondary Source Analysis Worksheet in learning block 2-4. Focus on the secondary source’s thesis, arguments, use of primary sources, potential biases, reliability, and usefulness to a beginning researcher. In the article, the Search for Middle Ground written by J. Samuel Walker, the author J. Samuel Walker addresses a chronically and fueled debate between many well-known scholars about Truman’s decision to…

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  • Advantages Of Narrativization

    History hasn’t always been a struggle for historians, but with new scholars in the field every day, new issues come up. Now the problem of narrativization, moralization and what the hegemonic narrative in a story is are big concerns among historians and historiographers, no matter what the topic is. Many scholars have tried to solve these issues and alternatives were proposed with side by side histories for example. Although the principal way of representing the past today still is the…

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  • The Advantages And Disadvantages Of The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Among 12 Pacific Rim Countries

    I. Introduction and background Trans Pacific Partnership Treaty (TPP) is a trade agreement among 12 Pacific Rim countries. The treaty is signed on February 4, 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand in order to integrate the Asia-Pacific’s economy. The 12 members of TPP include Australia, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Canada, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, the USA and Japan. Trans Pacific Partnership Treaty was initially set on negotiation since 2006 (Tre, 2015). At first, the negotiation to…

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  • The Differences And Implications Of The Lewis And Clark Expedition

    When writing a paper for any class a writer would take in their life they will encounter having to do research. Finding information for a topic is not as simple as searching a topic and finding the easiest available. There is a level of complexity to finding appropriate and reliable sources that will be accepted by any professor. Primary sources, although are sometimes harder to find, are a great place to get information because of the simple fact that they are guaranteed to be reliable and…

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