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Sometimes an Art: Nine Essays on History

by Bernard Bailyn

From one of the most respected historians in America, twice the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, a new collection of essays that reflects a lifetime of erudition and accomplishments in history.

The past has always...

Mass Killings and Violence in Spain, 1936-1952: Grappling with the Past

by Peter Anderson & Miguel Ángel del Arco Blanco

Historians have only recently established the scale of the violence carried out by the supporters of General Franco during and after the Spanish Civil War of 1936-1939. An estimated 88,000 unidentified victims...

Oral History: A Guide for Teachers (and Others)

by Thad Sitton, George L. Mehaffy & O.L., Jr. Davis

More than a mode of gathering information about the past, oral history has become an international movement. Historians, folklorists, and other educational and religious groups now recognize the importance of...

The Rise and Propagation of Historical Professionalism

by Rolf Torstendahl

This book examines the evolution of historical professionalism, with the development of an international community that shares a set of values regarding both methodological minimum demands and what constitutes...

Writing History in the Global Era

by Lynn Hunt

Leading historian Lynn Hunt rethinks why history matters in today’s global world and how it should be written. George Orwell wrote that “history is written by the winners.” Even if that seems a bit too...

History, Memory, and Trans-European Identity: Unifying Divisions

by Aline Sierp

This book questions the presupposition voiced by many historians and political scientists that political experiences in Europe continue to be interpreted in terms of national history, and that a European community...

Understanding Medieval Primary Sources: Using Historical Sources to Discover Medieval Europe

by Joel T. Rosenthal

Medieval society created many kinds of records and written material which differ considerably, giving us such sources as last wills, sermons, manorial accounts, or royal biographies. Primary sources are an exciting...

Founding Myths: Stories That Hide Our Patriotic Past

by Ray Raphael

First published ten years ago, award-winning historian Ray Raphael’s Founding Myths has since established itself as a landmark of historical myth-busting. With Raphael’s trademark wit and flair, Founding...

Crafting Preservation Criteria: The National Register of Historic Places and American Historic Preservation

by Jr., John H. Sprinkle

In 1966, American historic preservation was transformed by the passage of the National Historic Preservation Act, which created a National Register of Historic Places. Now comprising more than 1.4 million historic...

The Oral History Manual

by Barbara W. Sommer & Mary Kay Quinlan

The Oral History Manual grounds oral historians in the practice of oral history, taking the reader through the entire process, from the idea for a project through the completed, archived interviews.

The Embattled Past: Reflections on Military History

by Edward M. Coffman

Internationally recognized for having reinvigorated and redefined his field, distinguished military historian Edward M. Coffman is a dedicated and much-admired teacher and mentor. In The Embattled Past, several...

My Revision Notes Edexcel AS History:  The Experience of Warfare: My Revision Notes

by Barbara Warnock

Written by senior examiners and experienced teachers of the course, this student revision workbook for Edexcel AS History Unit 2: The Experience of Warfare closely combines course content with revision activities...

The Mind and Art of Abraham Lincoln, Philosopher Statesman: Texts and Interpretations of Twenty Great Speeches

by David Lowenthal

The Mind and Art of Abraham Lincoln, Philosopher Statesman provides the original texts for 20 of Lincoln's speeches alongside a critical analysis of each speech. Arranged in chronological order, these speeches...

Quarterly Essay 23 The History Question: Who Owns The Past?

by Inga Clendinnen

In the third Quarterly Essay for 2006, Inga Clendinnen looks past the skirmishes and pitched battles of the history wars and asks what's at stake - what kind of history do we want and need? Should our historians...

Hubris and Hybrids: A Cultural History of Technology and Science

by Mikael Hård & Andrew Jamison

Human societies have not always taken on new technology in appropriate ways. Innovations are double-edged swords that transform relationships among people, as well as between human societies and the natural...

Controversial History Education in Asian Contexts

by Mark Baildon, Kah Seng Loh & Ivy Maria Lim

This book examines both history textbook controversies AND teaching historical controversy in Asian contexts. The different perspectives provided by the book's authors offer numerous insights, examples, and...

History of Oral History: Foundations and Methodology

by Thomas L. Charlton, Lois E. Myers & Rebecca Sharpless

Part I and II of Handbook of Oral History, now available in paper for classroom use.

Thinking about Oral History: Theories and Applications

by Thomas L. Charlton, Lois E. Myers & Rebecca Sharpless

Part III and IV of Handbook of Oral History, now available in paper for classroom use.

Lies They Teach in School: Exposing the Myths Behind 250 Commonly Believed Fallacies

by Herb Reich

Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK...

Teaching History Online

by John F. Lyons

Bringing history teaching into the twenty-first century, Teaching History Online is a concise guide to developing and using internet resources in history instruction. It offers practical, jargon-free advice...