Making History Now and Then

Discoveries, Controversies and Explorations

Author: D. Cannadine

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230594263

Category: History

Page: 390

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Collects twelve previously unpublished essays by one of Britain's most eminent historians, David Cannadine, including his inaugural and valedictory lectures at the Institute of Historical Research. A unique volume discussing the study and nature of History itself and a range of key topics and periods in British and Imperial History.

Making History

The Historian and Uses of the Past

Author: Jorma Kalela

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230356583

Category: History

Page: 216

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Everyone has a personal connection to the past, independent of historical inquiry. So, what is the role of the historian? Making History argues that historians have damagingly dissociated the discipline of history from the everyday nature of history, defining their work only in scholarly terms. Exploring the relationship between history and society, Kalela makes the case for a more participatory historical research culture, in which historians take account of their role in society and the ways in which history-making as a basic social practice is present in their work. Making History not only asks provocative questions about the role of the historian, it also provides practical guidance for students and historians on planning research projects with greater public impact. This book is vital reading for all historians, lay and professional, and will be an essential text for undergraduate and postgraduate courses on historiography and research methods.

Popular History Now and Then

International Perspectives

Author: Barbara Korte,Sylvia Paletschek

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839420075

Category: Social Science

Page: 306

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The present boom in popular history is not unprecedented. The contributions to this volume investigate peaks of historical interest which favour popular approaches from around 1800 to the present. They analyse the media, genres and institutions through which historical knowledge has been disseminated - from artefacts to the archive, from poetry to photography, from music to murals, and from periodicals to popular TV series. They ask how major traditions in the popular imagery of the past have evolved and changed over time. Cultural contexts covered in the book include Western and Southern Europe, the United States and West Africa. Contributors come from a range of disciplines, including history, literary and cultural studies, musicology as well as social and cultural anthropology.

Consuming History

Historians and Heritage in Contemporary Popular Culture

Author: Jerome de Groot

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317277961

Category: History

Page: 316

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Consuming History examines how history works in contemporary popular culture. Analysing a wide range of cultural entities from computer games to daytime television, it investigates the ways in which society consumes history and how a reading of this consumption can help us understand popular culture and issues of representation. In this second edition, Jerome de Groot probes how museums have responded to the heritage debate and how new technologies from online game-playing to internet genealogy have brought about a shift in access to history, discussing the often conflicted relationship between ‘public’ and academic history and raising important questions about the theory and practice of history as a discipline. Fully revised throughout with up-to-date examples from sources such as Wolf Hall, Game of Thrones and 12 Years a Slave, this edition also includes new sections on the historical novel, gaming, social media and genealogy. It considers new, ground-breaking texts and media such as YouTube in addition to entities and practices, such as re-enactment, that have been underrepresented in historical discussion thus far. Engaging with a broad spectrum of source material and comparing the experiences of the UK, the USA, France and Germany as well as exploring more global trends, Consuming History offers an essential path through the debates for readers interested in history, cultural studies and the media.

The Imperial Nation

Citizens and Subjects in the British, French, Spanish, and American Empires

Author: Josep M. Fradera

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691183937

Category: History

Page: 339

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How the legacy of monarchical empires shaped Britain, France, Spain, and the United States as they became liberal entities Historians view the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries as a turning point when imperial monarchies collapsed and modern nations emerged. Treating this pivotal moment as a bridge rather than a break, The Imperial Nation offers a sweeping examination of four of these modern powers—Great Britain, France, Spain, and the United States—and asks how, after the great revolutionary cycle in Europe and America, the history of monarchical empires shaped these new nations. Josep Fradera explores this transition, paying particular attention to the relations between imperial centers and their sovereign territories and the constant and changing distinctions placed between citizens and subjects. Fradera argues that the essential struggle that lasted from the Seven Years’ War to the twentieth century was over the governance of dispersed and varied peoples: each empire tried to ensure domination through subordinate representation or by denying any representation at all. The most common approach echoed Napoleon’s “special laws,” which allowed France to reinstate slavery in its Caribbean possessions. The Spanish and Portuguese constitutions adopted “specialness” in the 1830s; the United States used comparable guidelines to distinguish between states, territories, and Indian reservations; and the British similarly ruled their dominions and colonies. In all these empires, the mix of indigenous peoples, European-origin populations, slaves and indentured workers, immigrants, and unassimilated social groups led to unequal and hierarchical political relations. Fradera considers not only political and constitutional transformations but also their social underpinnings. Presenting a fresh perspective on the ways in which nations descended and evolved from and throughout empires, The Imperial Nation highlights the ramifications of this entangled history for the subjects who lived in its shadows.


History, Memory, Discipline

Author: Brij V. Lal

Publisher: ANU E Press

ISBN: 192214438X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 321

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“A wonderfully rich, insightful and personally touching collection of essays by the Pacific region’s most prolific and engaging historian. Brij Lal writes eloquently and poetically about his professional and political journeys, and the many different people and worlds he has encountered on the way. Readers will be inspired by this collective account of a courageous life committed to the achievement of democratic freedom and social justice. What shines through these pages is Lal’s love of and commitment to Fiji, from which he has been painfully exiled.” - David Hanlon, Professor of History & Former Director of the Center for Pacific Islands Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Natives and Settlers Now and Then

Historical Issues and Current Perspectives on Treaties and Land Claims in Canada

Author: Paul W. DePasquale

Publisher: University of Alberta

ISBN: 0888646860

Category: History

Page: 160

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“Natives and Settlers provides a beginning to what should be (and should have been) a continuing, respectful discussion.” —Blanca Schorcht, Associate Professor, University of Northern British Columbia. Is Canada truly postcolonial? Burdened by a past that remains ‘refracted’ in its understanding and treatment of Native peoples, this collection reinterprets treaty making and land claims from Aboriginal perspectives. These five essays not only provide fresh insights to the interpretations of treaties and treaty-making processes, but also examine land claims still under negotiation. Natives and Settlers reclaims the vitality of Aboriginal laws and paradigms in Canada, a country new to decolonization.

The Right Kind of History

Teaching the Past in Twentieth-Century England

Author: David Cannadine,Jenny Keating,Nicola Sheldon

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230300873

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 604


The fruit of a two-year research project, this book aims to provide the first historical account of the teaching of history in twentieth-century England, and a series of reflections and suggestions which will inform, feed into and influence the current debate over teaching in schools, a debate which seems likely to go on for several years.

Making History New

Modernism and Historical Narrative

Author: Seamus O'Malley

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199364230

Category: History

Page: 271

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O'Malley explores how several British modernists applied the experimental methods of literary modernism to the writing of narrative history and historical novels. The historical novel is usually assumed to be only a concern of either nineteenth-century realism or postmodernism, but the historical texts of Joseph Conrad, Ford Madox Ford, and Rebecca West evidence a modernist obsession with historical narrative.

Making History

Czech Voices of Dissent and the Revolution of 1989

Author: Michael Long

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1461639913

Category: History

Page: 204

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Making History: Czech Voices of Dissent and the Revolution of 1989 brings together the personal narratives of eleven former dissidents who, though close associates of Václav Havel, operated without his international celebrity. The narratives, based on interviews conducted by the author in Prague and Berlin, relate each individual's personal experiences on topics such as growing up in Czechoslovakia, life as a dissident, the Velvet Revolution, and the achievements and failures of the Czech Republic since 1989.

Making History

Author: Dermot Lucey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780717179756

Category: History

Page: 440

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Written by market-leading History author, Dermot Lucey, whose name is synonymous with History education in Ireland, Making History provides everything you need for Junior Cycle History. Specification Learning Outcomes are broken into clear, achievable Learning Intentions The Nature of History strand is introduced and then reinforced in each chapter through skills-based activities and the frequent use of sources Integrates recommended Junior Cycle teaching strategies, such as Think-Pair-Share, Hot Seat and Venn Diagrams Analysing Sources sections encourage students to investigate intriguing historical questions and to hone the skills of the historian The order of the chapters and the pictorial timelines at the start of each promote chronological awareness and help students acquire the 'big picture' The frequent use of questions in headings promotes exploratory learning, encourages lively classroom debate and develops historical consciousness Assessment features include: - Suggested CBAs for each topic - Focus Tasks for groupwork and research - Activities that encourage historical empathy - Range of questions on a vast array of primary and secondary sources The Making History package includes: Making History Skills Book - Included FREE with the textbook: Written by Stacy Stout with Dermot Lucey, this book includes skills-based activities, and reflection and revision exercises Making History Teacher's Resource Book with detailed schemes of work and How to' guides for incorporating technology and active teaching methods A suite of digital resources including curriculum-focused videos, PowerPoints and quizzes, all available on Free eBook of the textbook with embedded videos, weblinks and quizzes. See inside front cover for details. Adopting teachers also get access to free eBooks of the Skills Book and Teacher's Resource Book. Gill Education eBooks are accessible both online and offline. The Making History Author Team DERMOT LUCEY is an experienced teacher of History and an active member of the Cork History Teachers' Association. He is the author of a number of best-selling History textbooks, including The Past Today and Modern Europe. STACY STOUT is a History teacher, examiner and a member of the Cork History Teachers' Association. She is well known for her popular YouTube channel, Miss Stout's History Class, her @ MsStacyS page on Twitter, and for her creative, student-focused teaching methodologies.


Who Makes History and why

Author: Dean Keith Simonton

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9780898622010

Category: Psychology

Page: 502

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This path-breaking work offers the first comprehensive examination of the important personalities and events that have influenced the course of history. It discusses whether people who go down in history are different from the rest of us and whether specific personality traits predispose certain people to become world leaders, movie stars, scientific geniuses, and athletes. It sheds light on the depth of potential in everyone, yielding important clues as to how we can take advantage of our own individual personality traits. Probing the lives of a range of important figures, the book explores the full range of phenomena associated with greatness, scrutinizing the significance of everything from genetic inheritance, intuition, aesthetic appreciation, and birth order, to formal education, sexual orientation, aging, IQ, and alcohol and drug abuse. This book will be of interest to anyone interested in the people and events that have helped shape the world, including mental health professionals and scholars studying psychological topics in the larger context of science, art, politics, and history. The book also serves as an engaging text for undergraduate psychology courses.

Making History

Agency, Structure, and Change in Social Theory

Author: Alex Callinicos

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004136274

Category: Social Science

Page: 287

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"Making History" seeks systematically to address the problem, widely discussed by social scientists and historians, of the relative roles played by social structures and human agency in social change. Alex Callinicos has added an introduction to this new edition updating the argument of this influential book first published in 1987.

Making History

Author: Brian Friel

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 057130088X

Category: Drama

Page: 80

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The central character of this play is Hugh O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone, who led an Irish and Spanish alliance against the armies of Elizabeth I in an attempt to drive the English out of Ireland. The action takes place before and after the Battle of Kinsale, at which the alliance was defeated: with O'Neill at home in Dungannon, as a fugitive in the mountains, and finally exiled in Rome. In his handling of this momentous episode Brian Friel has avoided the conventions of 'historical drama' to produce a play about history, the continuing process.

Making History Mine

Meaningful Connections for Grades 5-9

Author: Sarah Cooper

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571107657

Category: Education

Page: 202

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"Built around eight themes - examining the role of the individual, understanding point of view, assessing the impact of rhetoric, finding patterns in the past, writing analytically, connecting current events to historical precedents, igniting passion through research, and exploring ethics and morals - Making History Mine offers young adolescents a window to the wider world. This comprehensive volume gives teachers and students a solid framework for exploring and understanding history, including how to analyze primary source documents, extrapolate themes, and detect bias in a historian's argument." -- Back cover.

Shakespearean Illuminations

Essays in Honor of Marvin Rosenberg

Author: Jay L. Halio,Hugh M. Richmond,Marvin Rosenberg

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 9780874136579

Category: Drama

Page: 371

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Topics in this collection include discussions of acting the "Big Four, " as well as studies on politics, language, and history.

Now and Then

The Poet's Choice Columns, 1997-2000

Author: Robert Hass

Publisher: Counterpoint

ISBN: 9781582439686

Category: Poetry

Page: 320

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During his years as Poet Laureate, Robert Hass revived a popular 19th-century tradition: including poetry in our daily newspapers. “Poet’s Choice” went on to appear as a nationally syndicated column across the country from 1997 to 2000. The column, which featured poems relevant to current headlines, serves as a symbol of the continuing importance of poetry in our daily lives. This collection contains well-known poets such as Wallace Stevens, Rita Dove, John Ashbery, and Robert Frost, as well as emerging and translated poets such as Jaime Sabines and Czeslaw Milosz. Also included are Hass’s essays that accompanied the poems. Encapsulating a world before 9/11, this collection serves as both remembrance and reminder of a period in our history, and as a celebration of the poets whose works transcend time.

Making History

A Novel

Author: Stephen Fry

Publisher: Soho Press

ISBN: 1616955260

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 7318


This “terrific” novel of alternate history asks: What if Hitler had never been born? (The Washington Post). Michael Young is a graduate student at Cambridge who is completing his dissertation on the early life of Adolf Hitler. Leo Zuckermann is an aging German physicist haunted by the Holocaust. Together, they idealistically embark on an experiment to change the course of history. And with their success is launched a brave new world that is in some ways better than ours—but in most ways even worse.

Making History

European Integration and Institutional Change at Fifty

Author: Sophie Meunier,Kathleen R. McNamara

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199218677

Category: Political Science

Page: 361

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The contributors to this volume, all leading specialists in the field of EU studies, examine the trajectory of the EU and draw on the theoretical tools of historical institutionalism to assess the central political challenges facing the EU.

Living with History / Making Social Change

Author: Gerda Lerner

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807887868

Category: History

Page: 248

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This stimulating collection of essays in an autobiographical framework spans the period from 1963 to the present. It encompasses Gerda Lerner's theoretical writing and her organizational work in transforming the history profession and in establishing Women's History as a mainstream field. Six of the twelve essays are new, written especially for this volume; the others have previously appeared in small journals or were originally presented as talks, and have been revised for this book. Several essays discuss feminist teaching and the problems of interpretation of autobiography and memoir for the reader and the historian. Lerner's reflections on feminism as a worldview, on the meaning of history writing, and on problems of aging lend this book unusual range and depth. Together, the essays illuminate how thought and action connected in Lerner's life, how the life she led before she became an academic affected the questions she addressed as a historian, and how the social and political struggles in which she engaged informed her thinking. Written in lucid, accessible prose, the essays will appeal to the general reader as well as to students at all levels. Living with History / Making Social Change offers rare insight into the life work of one of the leading historians of the United States.