Reading List

Required Books for Fall 2017

Kate Turabian, A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations 8e (University of Chicago, 2013), ISBN 978-0226816388

Robert C. Williams, The Historian’s Toolbox: A Student’s Guide to the Theory and Craft of History 3e (M. E. Sharpe, 2011) ISBN 780765620279

James W. Loewen, Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong, Revised ed. (New Press, 2007) ISBN 9781595583260

John Lewis Gaddis, The Landscape of History: How Historians Map the Past (Oxford UP, 2004) ISBN 978-0195171570

*I strongly encourage you to PURCHASE, rather than rent, all of these books – this course is designed to help you build a skills “toolkit” AND a personal library of books and resources you can use throughout other history courses and in your professional life.

Website: Making Sense of Evidence,

Any additional readings will be linked from the course website or posted as PDFs on Blackboard