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.
Marshall Tillbrook Poe born December 29, 1961 is an American historian, writer, editor and founder of the New Books Network, an online collection of podcast interviews with a wide range of non fiction authors He has taught Russian, European, Eurasian and World history at various universities including Harvard, Columbia, University of Iowa, and, currently, the University of Massachusetts Amherst He has also taught courses on new media and online collaboration.Poe is the author or editor of a number of books on early modern Russia He has also published A History of Communications Media and Society from the Evolution of Speech to the Internet, a book that examines how various communications media shape social practices and values.In 2005, Poe founded the now defunct MemoryArchive, a universal wiki type archive of contemporary memoirs It encouraged people to contribute written accounts of their personal memories that would be part of a searchable, online database There he contributed numerous personal accounts of his own, from playing basketball with Barack Obama, to stumbling onto a crime scene of Dennis Rader s, the BTK serial killer.In 2006, Poe wrote an influential commentary on Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, while serving as a writer, researcher and editor at The Atlantic magazine.
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