America, History and Life

Author: Eric H. Boehm

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Dissertations, Academic

Page: N.A

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Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.
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Asian American Fiction, History and Life Writing

International Encounters

Author: Helena Grice

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415384753

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 156

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The last ten years have witnessed an enormous growth in American interest in Asia and Asian/American history. In particular, a set of key Asian historical moments have recently become the subject of intense American cultural scrutiny, namely China's Cultural Revolution and its aftermath; the Korean American war and its legacy; the era of Japanese geisha culture and its subsequent decline; and China's one-child policy and the rise of transracial, international adoption in its wake. Grice examines and accounts for this cultural and literary preoccupation, exploring the corresponding historical-political situations that have both circumscribed and enabled greater cultural and political contact between Asia and America.
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Finding History

Research Methods and Resources for Students and Scholars

Author: Christine Bombaro

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810883805

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 254

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In today’s world of modern research methods, the irony is that even though more materials are readily available now than ever before, this proliferation of sources has actually made the process more difficult for the novice researcher. In addition, today’s professors expect high-quality sources to be used in students’ undergraduate research precisely because so much information is available; however, without instruction, many students are not even aware of the standard history sources that they should be using routinely for history research projects. Finding History is a practical and modern guide to research for history projects, helping to sort through the available resources and technology for students, scholars, and librarians. Finding History includes practical, step-by-step instructions for discovering historical evidence using library catalogs, databases, and websites. It simplifies and clarifies the research process so that students new to the experience may locate appropriate research material with the same skill as seasoned historians. This book addresses the information literacy skills defined by the American Library Association and the American Historical Association, which include recognizing the need for scholarly historical information; defining and identifying the need for primary, secondary, and tertiary sources; knowing what finding tools are available to help locate historical sources; using history research tools efficiently and effectively; learning research vocabulary as well as the vocabulary of the historical profession; making evaluative judgments about the scholarly value of materials once they are located; physically acquiring research materials; using research material effectively to support a thesis or argument; and using research material ethically and responsibly. Including search samples and tables, Finding History is a valuable resource for anyone wanting to ensure their research draws from the best available sources and those needing instruction in locating, obtaining, evaluating, and using scholarly sources efficiently, directly, and ethically.
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Handbook for Research in American History

A Guide to Bibliographies and Other Reference Works

Author: Francis Paul Prucha

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803287310

Category: History

Page: 214

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When the Handbook for Research in American History was first published, reviewers called it "an excellent tool for historians of all interests and levels of experience . . . simple to use, and concisely worded" (Western Historical Quarterly) and "an excellent work that fulfills its title in being portable yet well-filled" (Reference Reviews). The Journal of American History added, "It is not easy to produce a reference work that is utilitarian and enriching and does not duplicate existing works. Professor Prucha has done the job very well." This second, revised edition takes account of the revolution that is occurring in bibliographic science as printed reference works extend to electronic databases, CD-ROMs, and online networks such as the Internet. Focusing on and expanding the major section of the original Handbook, it provides information on traditional printed works, describes new guides and updated versions of old ones, notes the availability of reference works and of some full-text sources in electronic form, and discusses the usefulness to researchers of different kinds of material and the forms in which they are available. Extensive cross-referencing and a detailed index that includes authors, subjects, and titles enhance the book's usefulness.
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W.E.B. Du Bois

A Life in American History

Author: Gerald Horne,Charisse Burden-Stelly

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440864964

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 263

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This book provides a new interpretation of the life of W.E.B. Du Bois, one of the most important African -American scholars and thinkers of the twentieth century. * Provides a comprehensive overview of the life and times of W.E.B. Du Bois * Takes an interdisciplinary approach to his life and works * Traces his radicalization over time * Pays particular attention to the effects of the Cold War and anticommunism on his philosophy * Provides key primary documents with explanations of their significance
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The Facts on File Guide to Research

Author: Jeff Lenburg

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438110405

Category: Information retrieval

Page: 593

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The Facts On File Guide to Research is a comprehensive guide to doing thorough and accurate research. It includes a detailed listing of available resources and explains general research methods and proper citation of sources. An invaluable reference, this book helps researchers make use of the many new resources available today. Divided into four sections, this easy-to-use guide helps students and general readers prepare for research papers and class studies. Step-by-step guides, detailed explanations, and valuable appendixes covering style guides, such as APA. MLA, and The Chicago Manual of Style, combine to create an incredibly authoritative accessible reference.
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