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When you are searching our catalog or WorldCat "historiography" is a useful search term because it is used in Library of Congress Subject Headings. For example:
- Historiography -- United States.
- United States -- Politics and government -- 1783-1865 -- Historiography.
- World War, 1914-1918 -- Historiography.
- Women -- Historiography.
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Historiography by Compiled from ABC-Clio's history databases which cover some 2,000 major scholarly journals published in over 40 languages. From this source abstracts of articles published from 1970 to 1985 were selected, along with book and dissertation citations. The books were selected for their importance to historians in all fields, and were reviewed in at least one journal. Volume 1 covers bibliographies, conferences, books, dissertations, and individual historians. Volume II has a geographic classification and covers virtually every region of the world.
Publication Date: 1987
The American Historical Association's Guide to Historical Literature by This entirely new edition of a keystone reference is the place to start researching any topic in any field of history. Hundreds of historians from around the world have selected and provided commentary on the best and most useful works in their fields--almost 27,000 annotated citations--to provide unprecedented bibliographic guidance of extraordinary breadth, from prehistory to the twentieth century. Presented in an accessible format, this completely new work has been ten years in planning and execution. It is divided into sections arranged by chronology and national and regional history, with each section introduced by a brief historiographical essay. And it also contains expanded coverage of Africa, Asia, and North and South America. Each bibliographic citation is identified by a unique reference number and includes all essential data, along with a brief critical annotation written by a specialist in the field. Also included are guides to the contributors of annotations and complete author and subject indexes. An indispensable work for scholars, students, librarians, and general readers, the AHA Guide to Historical Literature is essential for anyone who is serious about history. -
Publication Date: 1995
Reader's Guide to American History by There are so many books on so many aspects of the history of the United States, offering such a wide variety of interpretations, that students, teachers, scholars, and librarians often need help and advice on how to find what they want. The Reader's Guide to American History is designed to meet that need by adopting a new and constructive approach to the appreciation of this rich historiography. Each of the 600 entries on topics in political, social and economic history describes and evaluates some 6 to 12 books on the topic, providing guidance to the reader on everything from broad surveys and interpretive works to specialized monographs. The entries are devoted to events and individuals, as well as broader themes, and are written by a team of well over 200 contributors, all scholars of American history.
Publication Date: 1997
United States History: A Bibliography of the New Writings on American History by
Publication Date: 1996
This bibliography provides coverage of the most recent books and articles on the history of the United States. It is arranged in 7 chronological divisions, beginning with Native Americans before European contact and ending in the post-Cold War era.
Covers new writings from the 1980s and early 1990s on all periods of American history.
A Global Encyclopedia of Historical Writing by This unique Encyclopedia surveys all forms of historical writing throughout the world, from earliest times to the present, covering historical traditions of nations and analyzing theoretical topics from chronicles to feminist interpretations, modern schools from progressives to the Annales, as well as examining the latest developments in cultural history, cliometrics, postmodernism, and other contemporary topics. Spotlights neglected writers from many cultures The Encyclopedia discusses individual historians from antiquity to the present day, from the greatest names in western historical writing past and present to many historians previously excluded from general accounts, such as women and writers from non-western cultures. Bibliographies cite references on and by the writer examined; Extensively cross-referenced by subject and fully indexed Index. Bibliography.
Publication Date: 1998
American History Now by "American History Now" collects eighteen original historiographic essays that survey recent scholarship in American history and trace the shifting lines of interpretation and debate in the field. Building on the legacy of two previous editions of "The New American History," this volume presents an entirely new group of contributors and a reconceptualized table of contents. The new generation of historians showcased in "American History Now" have asked new questions and developed new approaches to scholarship to revise the prevailing interpretations of the chronological periods from the Colonial era to the Reagan years. Covering the established subfields of women's history, African American history, and immigration history, the book also considers the history of capitalism, Native American history, environmental history, religious history, cultural history, and the history of the United States in the world. "American History Now" provides an indispensible summation of the state of the field for those interested in the study and teaching of the American past. - Two sections - Eras and Themes
Publication Date: 2011
Since 1970 : Histories of Contemporary America : Doing Recent History : On Privacy, Copyright, Video Games, Institutional Review Boards, Activist Scholarship, and History That Talks Back by The twelve essays in this collection explore the challenges of writing histories of recent events where visibility is inherently imperfect, hindsight and perspective are lacking, and historiography is underdeveloped. Those who write about events that have taken place since 1970 encounter exciting challenges that are both familiar and foreign to scholars of a more distant past, including suspicions that their research is not historical enough, negotiation with living witnesses who have a very strong stake in their own representation, and the task of working with new electronic sources. Contributors to this collection consider a wide range of these challenges.
Publication Date: 2012
Biographical Information - Historians
American Women Historians, 1700s-1990s by
Publication Date: 1996
With profiles of some 200 women historians, this book offers an opportunity to explore women historians' motivations, accomplishments, and rich legacies.
Clio's Favorites by Although historians talk about each other's work routinely, they have been reluctant to record their thoughts about the leading practitioners of U.S. history. Robert Allen Rutland attempts to remedy this state of things with this collection named for Clio, the Greek muse vested with the inspirations of history. The volume offers a glimpse of the lives and work of historians who must be considered among the most remarkable from the last half of the twentieth century. The roll call of excellence for Clio's Favorites was established after Rutland informally polled some twenty-five historians, asking them to name the outstanding workers in the field of U.S. history since the end of World War II. Among the criteria for selection were: quality (not volume) of the historian's work; influence in the field of study; importance of his or her graduate and undergraduate teaching; and the figure's public persona as reflected by awards, honors, and involvement in public service.
Publication Date: 2000
Encyclopedia of Historians and Historical Writing by The Encyclopedia of Historians and Historical Writingcontains over 800 entries ranging from Lord Acton and Anna Comnena to Howard Zinn and from Herodotus to Simon Schama. Over 300 contributors from around the world have composed critical assessments of historians from the beginning of historical writing to the present day, including individuals from related disciplines like Jürgen Habermas and Clifford Geertz, whose theoretical contributions have informed historical debate. Additionally, theEncyclopediaincludes some 200 essays treating the development of national, regional and topical historiographies, from the Ancient Near East to the history of sexuality. In addition to the Western tradition, it includes substantial assessments of African, Asian, and Latin American historians and debates on gender and subaltern studies.
Publication Date: 1999
The Blackwell Dictionary of Historians by The Blackwell Dictionary of Historians provides an authoritative and readable source book for students and specialists. It includes entries on over 450 historians, dating from Herodotus to the present. Individuals have not necessarily been chosen on account of the importance of their own research but rather for their interest in, and influence on, the theory and practice of history and the role of the historian. In particular the Dictionary includes details of historians most frequently encountered by students following courses on historiography. Over 200 specialists have contributed to the Dictionary which is organized alphabetically, and includes a comprehensive index.
Publication Date: 1988
Blackwell Companion Handbooks
Blackwell publishes a very useful series of "handbooks" or "companion" books in many disciplines, including history. History companions are available for a range of topics, and many volumes include historiography essays. You can search the entire Blackwell collection, by subjects, or within individual titles.
A Companion to Western Historical Thought by 24 chapters by leading historians who discuss conceptions of and approaches to the human past stressing long-term patterns and traditions in historical thinking that survive to this day.
Publication Date: 2006
A Companion to 19th-Century America by A Companion to 19th-Century America is an authoritative overview of current historiographical developments and major themes in the history of nineteenth-century America. Twenty-seven scholars, all specialists in their own thematic areas, examine the key debates and historiography. A thematic and chronological organization brings together the major time periods, politics, the Civil War, economy, and social and cultural history of the nineteenth century. Written with the general reader in mind, each essay surveys the historical research, the emerging concerns, and assesses the future direction of scholarship. Complete coverage of all the major themes and current debates in nineteenth-century US history assessing the state of the scholarship and future concerns. 24 original essays by leading experts in nineteenth-century American history complete with up-to-date bibliographies. Chronological and thematic organization covers both traditional and contemporary fields of research - politics, periods, economy, class formation, ethnicity, gender roles, regions, culture and ideas.
Publication Date: 2006
A Companion to 20th-Century America by A Companion to 20th-Century America is an authoritative survey ofthe most important topics and themes of twentieth-century Americanhistory and historiography. Contains 29 original essays by leading scholars, each assessingthe past and current state of American scholarship Includes thematic essays covering topics such as religion,ethnicity, conservatism, foreign policy, and the media, as well asessays covering major time periods Identifies and discusses the most influential literature in thefield, and suggests new avenues of research, as the century hasdrawn to a close
Publication Date: 2008
A Companion to American Cultural History by A Companion to American Cultural History offers ahistoriographic overview of the scholarship, with special attentionto the major studies and debates that have shaped the field, and anassessment of where it is currently headed. 30 essays explore the history of American culture at allanalytic levels Written by scholarly experts well-versed in the questions andcontroversies that have activated interest in this burgeoningfield Part of the authoritative Blackwell Companions to AmericanHistory series Provides both a chronological and thematic approach: topicsrange from British America in the Eighteenth Century to the modernday globalization of American Culture; thematic approaches includegender and sexuality and popular culture
Publication Date: 2008
A Companion to American Indian History by A Companion to American Indian History captures the thematic breadth of Native American history over the last forty years. Twenty-five original essays by leading scholars in the field, both American Indian and non-American Indian, bring an exciting modern perspective to Native American histories that were at one time related exclusively by Euro-American settlers. Contains 25 original essays by leading experts in Native American history. Covers the breadth of American Indian history, including contacts with settlers, religion, family, economy, law, education, gender issues, and culture. Surveys and evaluates the best scholarship on every important era and topic. Summarizes current debates and anticipates future concerns.
Publication Date: 2008
A Companion to American Women's History by This collection of twenty-four original essays by leading scholars in American women's history highlights the most recent important scholarship on the key debates and future directions of this popular and contemporary field. Covers the breadth of American Women's history, including the colonial family, marriage, health, sexuality, education, immigration, work, consumer culture, and feminism. Surveys and evaluates the best scholarship on every important era and topic. Includes expanded bibliography of titles to guide further research.
Publication Date: 2002
A Companion to Colonial America by A Companion to Colonial America consists of twenty-three original essays by expert historians on the key issues and topics in American colonial history. Each essay surveys the scholarship and prevailing interpretations in these key areas, discussing the differing arguments and assessing their merits. Coverage includes politics, religion, migration, gender, ecology, and many others.
Publication Date: 2007
A Companion to Post-1945 America by A Companion to Post-1945 America is an original collection of 34 essays by key scholars on the history and historiography of Post-1945 America. Covers society and culture, people and movements, politics and foreign policy Surveys and evaluates the best scholarship on every important era and topic Includes book review section on essential readings
Publication Date: 2007
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