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History: Writing Your History Paper

Writing manuals and guides for history papers

Historical Thinking and Historical Literacy

To think historically, students need to be able to:

  1. Establish historical significance

  2. Use primary source evidence

  3. Identify continuity and change

  4. Analyze cause and consequence

  5. Take historical perspectives, and

  6. Understand the ethical dimension of historical interpretations.
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Chicago Manual of Style online