Why History Matters

Paperback | June 15, 2008

byJohn Tosh

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In this introduction to the practical application of History, John Tosh persuasively argues we are in danger of missing history's principal contribution. Using topical examples from the Iraq War to AIDs to globalization, this text shows how history can provide the basis for an informed and critical understanding of our society.

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In this introduction to the practical application of History, John Tosh persuasively argues we are in danger of missing history's principal contribution. Using topical examples from the Iraq War to AIDs to globalization, this text shows how history can provide the basis for an informed and critical understanding of our society.

JOHN TOSH is Professor of History, Roehampton University, UK. He is the author of the standard introductory text, The Pursuit of History, now in its fourth edition. He has also published extensively on the history of masculinities in Britain, including A Man's Place: Masculinity and the Middle-Class Home in Victorian England.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.7 × 5 × 0.6 inPublished:June 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230521487

ISBN - 13:9780230521483

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Table of Contents

Preface
Prologue: Britain in Iraq
Contending Histories
Other Worlds
Becoming Ourselves
Parallels in the Past
The Family in Crisis: a Case-Study
History Goes Public
The Citizen's Resource
Conclusion
Notes
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