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Class notes for 9/8/15

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Class notes for 9/8/15 HIST 300 004

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Introduction to Historical Method: Underground Railroad
Dr. Spencer Crew

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These notes mainly go over types of sources that should be used while doing research. It also goes into the theories for understanding the study of History.
Introduction to Historical Method: Underground Railroad
Dr. Spencer Crew
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Date Created: 09/12/15
Hist 300 9815 1 Paper Don39t do a biography The exception is if it39s about a person but in a larger context Turabian p6 consider how researchers take their aim at tackling the topic and answering questions associated with it Conceptual questions focus on how one thinks about the topic Turabian p12 It lists 5 research goals to make while writing your paper Sources Library of Congress transcripts paper written by a scholar lst hand account legal documents dissertation and thesis Primary secondary amp tertiary sources 25 27 Must use at least 2 primary sources in the paper Storyboard link story from bits and pieces in order to think about how you want to organize your ideas 2 History theory and understanding of it This book is essentially a how to guide about how to write about history Marxist historian social historian who examines the world via economics Tend to look at economics as a bigger history See the environment as making a great person Political Historian sees the environment as what caused an event Social Historian mainly interested in every day people Historiography process of writing history amp framing those questions History end product of writing history Archives is a collection of sources that can be used


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