Why History Matters by John ToshWhy History Matters by John Tosh

Why History Matters

byJohn Tosh

Paperback | April 28, 2008

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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.
Title:Why History MattersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.8 × 5.08 × 0 inPublished:April 28, 2008Publisher:Macmillan Education UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230521487

ISBN - 13:9780230521483


Table of Contents

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
Select Bibliography