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The Essential Historiography Reader


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INTRODUCTION: WHAT IS HISTORIOGRAPHY? PART I: FOUNDATIONS OF WESTERN HISTORIOGRAPHY CHAPTER 1: EARLY HISTORIES Herodotus, The Histories Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War Bede, A History of the English Church and People CHAPTER 2: THE EVOLUTION OF "MODERN" HISTORY Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince Giambattista Vico, The New Science Marquis de Condorcet, Sketch for a Historical Picture of the Progress of the Human Mind Mercy Otis Warren, History of the Rise Progress and Termination of the American Revolution CHAPTER 3: NINETEENTH-century EUROPEAN HISTORIOGRAPHY Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte Leopold Von Ranke, History of the Latin and Teutonic Nations Thomas Babington Macaulay, "The Task of the Historian" and The History of England PART II: MODERN HISTORIOGRAPHY IN THE UNITED STATES CHAPTER 4: AMERICAN HISTORY IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY George Bancroft, The History of the United States of America from the Discovery of the Continent Herbert Baxter Adams, "Saxon Tithing-Men in America" Frederick Jackson Turner, The Frontier in American History CHAPTER 5: CONFLICT AND CONSENSUS: THE PROGRESSIVE CHALLENGE TO AMERICAN HISTORY W.E.B. Du Bois, Souls of Black Folk Charles and Mary Beard, The Rise of American Civilization Daniel J. Boorstin, The Genius of American Politics CHAPTER 6: MARXISM, ANNALES, AND THE NEW LEFT Fernand Braudel, The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II E. P. Thompson, The Making of the English Working Class Jesse Lemisch, Jack Tar in the Streets: Merchant Seamen in the Politics of Revolutionary America CHAPTER 7: NEW SOCIAL HISTORY Robert William Fogel and Stanley L. Engerman, Time on the Cross: The Economics of American Negro Slavery Carroll Smith-Rosenberg, The Hysterical Woman John Hope Franklin, The Moral Legacy of the Founding Fathers CHAPTER 8: THE LINGUISTIC TURN, POSTMODERNISM, AND NEW CULTURAL HISTORY Michel Foucault, Discipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison Robert Darnton, The Great Cat Massacre Ruth H. Bloch, The Construction of Gender in a Republican World CHAPTER 9: WORLD HISTORIES Edward Said, Orientalism David Christian, World History in Context Thomas Bender, A Nation Among Nations: America's Place in World History EPILOGUE: HISTORIOGRAPHY SINCE 1990 SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY

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Caroline Hoefferle is an associate professor of history at Wingate University in North Carolina. She teaches undergraduate courses in historiography, women's history, world history, and United States history. She received her Ph.D. in History jointly from Central Michigan University and the University of Strathclyde, Scotland in 2000. Her dissertation compared the history of student activism in the United States and Britain in the Long Sixties. She has published a number of chapters and articles on this topic and on teaching historiography, and is currently finishing a book on the history of British student activism in the Long Sixties.

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