Historiography

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  • Why Did Venezuela Seek Independence From Spain Analysis

    The document I selected was authored by the Congress of Venezuela at the Federal Palace located in its capital of Caracas in 1811. The documents primary purpose as intended by the Congress was to declare independence from the Spanish Crown as a colony, and become its own state of institution. The question: Why did Venezuela seek independence from Spain? Or more specifically what made the loyal colonists favor this decision along with the rest of society or the lower class. The answer: Spain…

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  • Essay On Primary And Secondary Sources

    Primary and secondary sources are both very important pieces of information that have been used to help support history throughout the years. Without our primary and secondary sources we would not have information to base off of. Primary sources are actual artifacts or documents created during a specific time. Some great examples of primary sources are things like journals, diaries, newspapers, speeches and even things like art and music. All these things were created first hand by someone at a…

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  • Harper's Historical Revisionism

    In Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell wrote that “Who controls the past controls the future. And who controls the present controls the past.” Within Canadian politics, this assertion has proven to be an immaculate reflection on Harper’s rewriting of history, seen by Jack Granatstein as a way to de-politicize emphasis on social history and restore the place of military history in education. This focus of Confederation and military history, in particular the World Wars has not been without its…

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  • David Hume's Of The Balance Of Trade

    When studying any form of history, it is necessary to assess all of the sources, whether they be primary or secondary, in order to receive a better evaluation of the credibility and information provided in the text. It is important to study primary sources in history because they can be directly related to the topic and time period that you are addressing and, when thoroughly studying the author, the intent, and background information, you can have a firsthand experience compared to a textbooks…

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  • Dorothy's Diary Analysis

    Through the course of this assignment transcribing and interpreting Dorothy’s diary, there was a great amount of information to be gleaned about her life. While some aspects of Dorothy’s life, such as specific details about herself, are lacking, she provides plenty of evidence from which to draw conclusions about her employment, location, age, activities she does for fun, how she travels around, and the people she teaches and with which she works, shops, and goes out. To begin, it is clear…

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  • Difference Between Civil Rights And Land Rights In Australia Between 1960-1980

    What is the difference between Civil Rights and Land Rights in Australia between 1960 and 1980? 1. What argument does the source make? (if you are having trouble with this question, try breaking it down into two separate questions: What is the source about, and what does it say about its subject?) A. Source A, explores post the 1967 Referendum, in terms of addressing the misconceptions and generalisations that have been produced by scholars, the media and journalists, of whom have…

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  • David Nasaw Primary Sources

    Academic writings are fundamental to expanding and solidifying knowledge and understanding. Axiomatic to the objective nature of the writing is the existence of persuasive source material acting to support the argument put forth. For this purpose, critical evaluation of sources should be meticulously undertaken so as to ensure a strong and competent argument has been assembled. The sources themselves can take on many different forms depending on the discipline being examined and written in,…

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  • Historiography In Joy Kogawa's Obasan

    Recollection and historiography are key themes within Joy Kogawa’s novel Obasan, which not only discusses but also engages in historiography through the use of government documents and other primary sources relevant to the internment of Japanese-Canadians during World War II. It follows that most literary criticism and scholarship of Obasan has at least secondarily discussed historiography. However, the literature that is primarily concerned with historiography has tended to focus more…

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  • Analysis Of Andres Resendez's A Land So Strange

    Andres Resendez’s work A Land So Strange interprets Cabeza de Vaca’s journey across America as “an extreme tale of survival” in which he was able to bridge two different worlds in order to survive. Resendez’s central argument is that Cabeza de Vaca transformed over his journey across America from a conquistador with conquering intentions to a medicine man that advocated for diplomacy and alliance with the Indians. Resendez’s interpretation of Cabeza de Vaca’s transformation and commitment to a…

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  • History: The Classic Way Of Studying History

    The classic way of studying history in high school and many college courses is by memorizing facts, regurgitating them, and throwing in a little analysis that was also memorized. However, history is more than just dates and facts. History is the why behind the facts and events. History is how people felt about the events, and whether they were expected or unexpected, and what the responses to those events were. And studying history is more than just textbooks. Classically, history relied on…

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