How to Read a History Book

A Deconstruction Of The Modern History Book As Artifact, How To Read A History Book Explains Who Writes History Books, How The Writers Are Trained, And Why They Write Them It Also Discusses Genre, Bias Political And Otherwise And How To Read History Books Between The Lines Written For Undergraduates, Intro Graduate Students And Anyone With An Informed Interest In The Subject, How To Read A History Book Demonstrates That, Rather Than Being Objects That Fall From The Sky, History Books Are Actually Socially Constructed Artifacts Reflecting All The Contradictions Of Modern Meritocratic Capitalism.How to Read a History Book

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  • Paperback
  • How to Read a History Book
  • Marshall T. Poe
  • 08 March 2018
  • 9781780997292

10 thoughts on “How to Read a History Book

  1. says:

    Right from the beginning, this book did not meet my expectations, but not necessarily in a bad way I was expecting the history of history books, how certain events are picked to put in history books, why others are left out politics I was expecting this to be about history textbooks and how what is in them and what isn t shapes what we know about history and how we define our past.That is not what this book is.Synopsis A deconstruction of the modern history book as artifact, How to Read a History Book explains who writes history books, how the writers are trained, and why they write them It also discusses genre, bias political and otherwise and how to read history books between the lines How to Read a History Book by Marshall T Poe is much about the process of researching and writing an academic, scholarly history book that, as the book states, no one besides other scholars will probably read This is not the WWII or Civil War book you are picking up at Barnes and Noble This is a book of years of research done by a graduate student that gets published so that graduate stude...

  2. says:

    A really absurd little book that doesn t rightly do what s advertised in the title but was surprisingly interesting none the less

  3. says:

    While reading, I kept wishing there was a similar book on post Soviet academia Still it s probably universally true that there s really only one time in a person s life in which you can easily convince him to die for his country or go to graduate school in history at about 22 years of age Even though draft dodging probably tells you that even at this relatively gullible age at least one of those is not such an easy task to accomplish First off, the title of this book is somewhat misleading since it s about how your standard history book is written and the life of an average academic historian This is probably relevant to how you read if you re actually reading an academic work and want to know this background If you were hoping to find out about ideology behind all of it and how historical narrative is constructed you should probably opt for Silencing the Past And if you just wanted your child to understand history better, well, I m sure there s a book for that even though I would say a documentary film would probably be useful and fun The only punchline a teenager and the book is quite accessible without being condescending so it could be read by pretty much anyone would definitely remember is that Monographs are not intended to be read, they are intended to advance the author s career within ...

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    This was a book that itself potentially could have been consigned to history, given its subject matter, yet the author turns it into an interesting three star read.For this and book reviews, please follow my blog It s Good To Read The author is trying to show future academics the trials and tribulations they will face when setting out to write such a book This advice is primarily for academic writers, who are writing for a much expert and select and therefore critical audience, as opposed to those creating a mass market offering I think it also has something to offer the general reader, who gets to look through the keyhole at the deliberative process.He takes the life story of Elizabeth Ranke, a fictional person, and follows her as she progresses through her academic career, from choosing her college through to professorial tenure, to her very last moments alive, seeing the choices she makes and those she doesn t , and why She eventually settles on feminism, and writes From Young Ladies to Wild Womyn as her dissertation The writing has been done by Chapter 3.The rest of the book deals with making a living as a history writer, writing to a pre determined structure or template, and generally uses Elizabeth to humanise the points he is making, e.g she cried when she read the...

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    Marshall Poe is a historian of early modern Russia and of contemporary media networks, and he has taught at Harvard, the University of Iowa, and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst Unusually for an academic, Poe has also worked as a writer and editor at Atlantic Most recently he created the New Books Network, a consortium of podcasts intended to introduce the works of serious non fiction authors How to Read a History Book really does discuss the components of an academic monograph titles, blurbs, epigraphs, introductions, indices, and so forth but Poe also describes the creation of history as a profession, the difference between university and trade publishers, and the relationship between fuzzy thinking and bad academic writing A considerable portion of the book treats the contemporary training of professional historians, including descriptions of seminars, dissertation research, and the requirements of job hunting Finally, Poe takes a stab at explaining both the value of history and the values he believes should be held by hist...

  6. says:

    This book introduces the reader in an easy and understandable way into the genre of history books Through fictional stories and examples, it becomes clear what difficulties historians encounter when writing such books It also details the function of key components of history books The book is valuable in giving reader...

  7. says:

    How To Read A History Book is a clever look at how academic works, and a comment on the way we perceive documentation and history What stood out most to me about this book is the way I was able to reflect on my own academic work through the story shared here.And stor...

  8. says:

    This is really a very cynical view of what it takes to be a history professor Lots of behind the scenes stuff The last chapter, though, is way out of step with the rest of the book.Surprised that for someone writing a book about writing a book, there are plenty of editing mistakes due for do , choc...

  9. says:

    Short, Sweet, and magnificent I feel like every graduate student in history should be forced to read this as the first book in their historiography seminar It should also be handed to the family and friends of every student currently e...

  10. says:

    A curate s egg The first chapter on the origins of history as a discipline is mediocre the second, third, and fourth chapters on the professional formation of academic historians are good the fifth chapter on the shape of a history book is medio...

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