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Month: September 2016

History and the Social Sciences, the Longue Durée-Braudel

History and the Social Sciences, the Longue Durée-Braudel

In this article, Braudel discusses the concept of the longue durée. This is method of studying history that developed out of the French Annales School. It means to study history over long periods of time. This is often viewed as economic history, as it is something that can be studied over long periods of time to see how it evolved. When studying this, historians look at the historical connections over time that influenced and caused certain events. It is very different…

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Historical Consciousness in the Modern Age-Gilderhus

Historical Consciousness in the Modern Age-Gilderhus

In this article, Gilderhus discusses historiography. He works through several historians that have existed over the last 500 years and their effect on history and how it is told. His overarching idea is the shift from savior to secular. 500 years ago, history was told as if every event was God’s will, while history today has a more scientific background. He works through different historians and their works to break down how history has been told through time. One of…

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Scholarly Monograph

Scholarly Monograph

My scholarly monograph was not related to my literature review topic. It was “Nuclear Weapons: The Road to Zero” edited by Joseph Rotblat. It it a collection of works by several authors. The book uses these authors to discuss nuclear weapons. The first part of the book talks about how nuclear weapons came to be and how they are currently regulated. Then it talks about why nuclear weapons should be eliminated. These include how it is a constant threat to human…

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The Puritan Ethic and the American Revolution-Morgan

The Puritan Ethic and the American Revolution-Morgan

Morgan was a historian who specialized in puritan societies. His overarching argument throughout this article was how today’s society came to have what he called the Puritan Ethic. This a term that was coined by him in the 1960’s, long after the colonial history that puritan societies were a part of, to describe the ethics of people in those society. The Puritan Ethic is a society that is hardworking, patriarchal, and strict. It is believed to be a calling. Morgan believes…

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Law, Society, and Homosexuality in Ancient Athens-Cohen

Law, Society, and Homosexuality in Ancient Athens-Cohen

Cohen’s piece was on how historians are becoming better able to understand how homosexuality was perceived in ancient Athens. In many works, homosexuality is described as being natural and accepted. However, that is not the case. He said that historians must look back at the ancient sources for that time to unearth the truth about how homosexuality was perceived. His belief was that today’s interpretations on homosexuality do not reflect the complicated patterns and system that were active in ancient…

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Transgressing the Boundaries-Sokal

Transgressing the Boundaries-Sokal

I will admit, I spend a good amount of time reading this and trying to understand why I had to read it before figuring it was a mistake and decided to wait for the class discussion. Imagine my surprise when my professor told me that this piece was not meant to be serious. It was a satire in its field, which I wasn’t able to understand due to my lack of knowledge in that content area. However, I did learn…

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History Book Reviews

History Book Reviews

http://www.historyextra.com/book-review/international-history/book-review-%E2%80%93-power-knowledge-how-information-and-technology-made- http://web.b.ebscohost.com.ezproxy.umw.edu/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?vid=1&sid=72c6a875-1853-4207-9666-e60c27507cfe%40sessionmgr2  

Academia Article

Academia Article

https://www.academia.edu/27844558/Elizabeth_Cady_Stanton   This academia article is by Meghan O’Donnell. It is about the suffragette Elizabeth Cady Stanton, one of the more well-known U.S. women’s suffrage leaders.  It is biography following her life from the time she was born and where she grew up to how she aided the women’s suffrage movement. I wasn’t a big fan of the academia website. I found it very difficult to manage. The topics don’t really seem to pull of the type of articles you…

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Book Review and Review Article

Book Review and Review Article

Book Review: Louise Edwards. “Gender, Politics, and Democracy: Women’s Suffrage in China.” China Review International 19, no. 2 (2012): 252-254. Accessed September 26, 2016. EBSCOhost.   Review Article: Dow, Bonnie. “Historical Narratives, Rhetorical Narratives, and Woman Suffrage Scholarship.” Rhetoric and Public Affairs 2, no. 2 (1999): 321-40. Accessed September 27, 2016. Project Muse.

Good and Bad Article

Good and Bad Article

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Native_Americans_in_the_United_States   I picked Wikipedia as a my bad article. This is not a good source to use for several reasons. It can be updated by the general public. Although they do have people checking the updates there can be a delay before it is taken down and they may approve changes that are not correct since they are not necessarily reviewed by people in that subject area.   https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-american-studies/article/lisatetrault-the-myth-of-seneca-falls-memory-and-the-womens-suffrage-movement-18481898-chapel-hill-university-of-north-carolina-press-2014-3495-pp-296-isbn978-1-4696-1427-4/9200678B0BC3B72AD889B348090D5259   I utilized the university Quest search tool to find…

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