Istoriography and History Research Methods

WRITE A COMPHENSIVE ESSAY ON EACH OF THE FOLLOWING TOPICS/QUESTIONS. YOU ARE PERMITTED TO USE ANY BOOKS, OTHER RESOURCES, AND NOTES. IDEAS WILL BE PARAMOUNT, BUT YOU WILL ALSO BE EXPECTED TO WRITE WITH ORGANIZATION, COHERENCE, CLARITY, AND CONCISENESS.

With William Storeys History and Historians and David Thomsons The Aims of History as your primary resources (and you may cite and use any other sources you find useful), trace the evolution of historiography and history research methods. Then (1) choose some historical event and explain how it might be viewed and reported by historians of different philosophical foundations or orientations OR (2) choose some hotly disputed issue of national interest, and suggest how you might attempt to determine whether the use of the past by those with differing positions on the issue reflects intellectual integrity or an effort to slant historical interpretation to support their position

THE RULES OF PLAGIARISM APPLY TO THIS WORK AS TO YOUR ESSAY AND THE TERM PAPAPER. QUOTATIONS AND PARAPHRASING MUST BE DOCUMENTED.