How To Write History That People Want To Read

Paperback | August 15, 2011

byAnn Curthoys, Ann Mcgrath

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Drawn from decades of experience, this is a concise and highly practical guide to writing history. Aimed at all kinds of people who write history -- academic historians, public historians, professional historians, family historians and students of all levels -- the book includes a wide range of examples from many genres and styles.

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Drawn from decades of experience, this is a concise and highly practical guide to writing history. Aimed at all kinds of people who write history -- academic historians, public historians, professional historians, family historians and students of all levels -- the book includes a wide range of examples from many genres and styles.

ANN CURTHOYS Professor of History at the University of Sydney, Australia. In addition to writing about historical theory and method, she has written about many facets of Australian history, especially the relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. Her previous books include Freedom Ride: A Freedomrider Remembers (2002) a...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9.32 × 6.1 × 0.6 inPublished:August 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230290388

ISBN - 13:9780230290389

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Navigating History in the 21st century
Which History to Tell?
Who is your History for?
Crying in the Archives
History in 3D: Visual, Oral and Material Sources
How to Avoid Writer's Block
Once upon a Time: Beginnings and Endings
Narrative, Plot, Action!
Styling Pasts for Presents
Character and Emotion
Footnote Fetishism: Quotes and Notes
Tough Love: Editing and Revising
Epilogue: The After Party – Marketing, Celebrating and Reviews
Notes
Index