Table of contents for The historian's toolbox : a student's guide to the theory and craft of history / Robert C. Williams.

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Illustrations and Tables	xi
History as Fun	xiii
Part I. The Craft of History
1.	The Past	3
2.	Story		7
3.	History	11
4.	Metahistory	21
5.	Antihistory	29
6.	The Present	35
7.	The Future	41
Part II. The Tools of History
8.	Doing History: An Overview	49
	8.1	Choosing a Good Paper Topic	49
	8.2	Reading History	50
	8.3 Taking Notes	53
	8.4 How to Write a Good History Paper	54
 
9.	Sources and Evidence	58
	9.1 Primary and Secondary Sources	58
			Primary Source: The Wannsee Protocol (1942)	59
			Secondary Source: Denying History: Who Says The 
			Holocaust Never Happened and Why Do They 
			Say It? (2000)	59
		Summary	61
	 9.2	Documents	61
				A Revolutionary War Ancestorís Pension 
				Application (1832)	61
	 9.3	Maps	63
				Sebastian Munsterís Map of the Americas, c. 1540	63
	 9.4	Artifacts	66
				Digging Ancient Moscow	66
	 9.5	Images	68
				Sharpshooterís Home or Photographerís Studio?	68
	 9.6	Cliometrics: Using Statistics to Prove a Point	72
				The Black Population of Colonial America	72
	 9.7	Genetic Evidence 	74
				Welsh and Basques, Relatively Speaking	74
				Jefferson and Sally HemingsóWhatís My Line?	75
10.	Credit and Acknowledgment	81
	10.1	Footnotes	81
	10.2	Bibliography	83
				Styling Your Bibliography	83
				Types of Bibliographies	84
				A Selective, Annotated Bibliography	84
	10.3	Acknowledging Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism	85
	10.4	Professional Plagiarism: How Not to Do History	88
	11.	Narrative and Explanation	94
	11.1	The Language of the Historian	94
				Paul Revere and the New England Village	95
	11.2	Chronology	99
				The Life of Margaret Fuller	99
	11.3	Narrative	102
				Pickettís Charge at Gettysburg	102
	11.4 	Argument	106
				ìLittle Womenî Who Helped Make This Great War	107
	11.5	Causation	108
	11.6	The Reasons Why	110
				Explaining the Mann Gulch Fire of 
				August 5, 1949	111
12.	Interpretation	114
	12.1	Reviewing History	114
				Bellesilesís Arming America	114
	12.2	Historical Revision	118
				The Denmark Vesey Slave Conspiracy (1822)	118
	12.3	Historiography	121
				World War II	122
	12.4	Womenís History: The Leo Frank Case	125
13.	Speculation	130
	13.1	Historical Speculation	130
				Will the Real Martin Guerre Please Get an Identity?	130
	13.2	History as Fiction	132
				The Soldier Who Never Was	133
	13.3	Conspiracies	135
				Who Really Really Killed Lincoln?	135
	13.4	Forgeries and Facsimiles	138
				Is a Document Genuine?	138
				Is a Collection of Documents Authentic?	139
				How Can Forgeries Influence History?	140
				Is a Newly Discovered Collection by a Well-Known 
				Author Authentic?	141
				If It Is a Forgery, Who Is the Forger?	141
	13.5	Fiction as History	142
	13.6	Film as History: Fact or Fiction?	145
				Film Can Help the Historian Understand the Past	145
				Films Can Hinder Our Understanding of the 
				Historical Past	147
Part III. The Relevance of History
14.	Everyday History	150
	14.1	Studying Ordinary People	150
				The Burgermeisterís Daughter	150
	14.2	Everyoneís a Historian	152
15. Oral History
	15.1 The Perils of Memory
	15.2 Interviewees and Interviewers
			The WPA Slave Narratives
	15.3 Techniques of Oral History
16. Material Culture
	16.1 Spirits in the Material World
			Richard Bushman and the Refinement of America
	16.2 Studying Material Culture
17. Public History
	17.1 History beyond the Ivory Tower
	17.2 History and the Public
			The Enola Gay Controversy
18. Event Analysis
	18.1 History in Real Time
			The Iraq War: Munich, Mukden, or Mexico?
19. History on the Internet
	19.1 Using the Internet: Promises and Pitfalls
	19.2 "Wikipedia" and "Wikiality"
	19.3 Blogging the Past (and Present)
Glossary			155
Bibliography	163
Index				167
About the Author	171

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

History -- Methodology.
History -- Research.