Historical Methods in Mass Communication

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Bibliography

Historians will find available innumerable reference works, historical research manuals, and other works pertinent to their craft. Because of the volume of work, the following bibliography is necessarily abbreviated. It attempts to point the researcher to only the most useful writings. In instances where works are abundant, a decision has been made to include only the most recent ones and, with a few exceptions, only those of book length. For guidance in most general matters of historical study and for direction to additional guides and reference works, historians will find Jacques Barzun and Henry F. Graff The Modern Researcher continually useful. Despite its general title, it emphasizes historical research. The works in the following bibliography comprise two broad categories: writings about historical study and research guides useful to the communication historian. The works cited in Chapter 5 of this manual also should be consulted for guidance in these areas.


The Study of History

Butterfield Herbert. The Origins of History. New York: Basic Books, 1981 (reprint).

Carr Edward Hallett. What is History? New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1965.

Conkin Paul K, and Roland N. Stromberg. The Heritage and Challenge of History. New York: Dodd Mead & Company, 1971.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Preface xi
  • 1 - The Nature of History 1
  • 2 - Interpretation in History 19
  • 3 - The Fundamentals of 'Good' History 41
  • 4 - Basic Procedures and Techniques 65
  • 5 - Searching for Historical Materials 81
  • 6 - Historical Sources and Their Evaluation 113
  • 7 - Explanation in History 141
  • 8 - Writing 157
  • 9 - Presentation and Publication 171
  • Bibliography 183
  • Index of Subjects 195
  • Index of Names 205
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