• Bermuda Triangle History Pod Untrue
    376 words
    What Mr Cherry is saying is: WI something generally held to be untrue> is actually true? This is not alternative history because the existence> or otherwise of the Bermuda Triangle did not follow from a chain of> historical acts by human beings. No. What I was saying is: 'what if this thing, generally held untrue, is not only true, but intruded on a historical event, as described afterwards.' > OK, David. What's the PoD? What is the decision point where history> could have gone one way or the ot...
  • Definition Of History Static Facts
    367 words
    The statement History is nothing more than a collection of the static facts of the past; people who say history changes are terribly misguided is incorrect. History is more than just static facts when ideas and concepts involved in history are understood and applied in life. Also, history changes when new applications of ideas found in past history are put to use and when new facts about happenings in the past are discovered. The statement is only taking into account the basic facts of history, ...
  • Vico Giovanni Battista History Giambattista Philosophy
    380 words
    Vico, Giovanni Battista See also: Philosophy Biographies (job " an'ne b"at-te " st"a ve " ko), 1668-1744, Italian philosopher and historian, also known as Giambattista Vico, b. Naples. In 1699, Vico became professor of rhetoric at the Univ. of Naples, and in 1734 he was appointed historiographer to the king of Naples. Vico is regarded by many as the first modern historian; he was the first to formulate a systematic method of historical research, and he developed a theory of history that was far ...
  • Why We Care About History
    316 words
    David McCullough had a speech on O'Neill Memorial Lecture about his view of history. In his point, history is the foundation for the humanity, it just like us now, distance and time, bring many human life evidence together. David said "history always one thing lead to another, it do not have to be a model patten in a form." Thus, history is so important in our daily life. David also said that don't look down of the past people who make some odd decisions, think they are foolish and unrealistic, ...
  • Why History Is Important
    443 words
    Why History is Important The Study of history is important because we learn from our mistakes, we share a common experience with people that binds us together, our minds store our experiences, and society can build upon past accomplishments. The first, and most significant reason history is important is because we learn from our mistakes. If there were no history then everyone would make the same mistakes over and over. In any job, if you can avoid mistakes you or someone else made in the past t...
  • What Is History Book Review Of Edward Hallett Carr
    823 words
    History is something we live with everyday. It happens every second in every part of the world. It's been happening for centuries. Even before man embark on writing it down. History is and every changing chain of events and fact that have been spread over time. But how do historians write history. How do they know what really happened at that time. How do they find the correct facts and put them in a book or compare them to the time they are studying. In Edward Hall att Carr's book, What is his...
  • Facts About African American History
    671 words
    FACTS ABOUT AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY. Introduction to Afro-American History A. Central theme-Quest for 1. Freedom, 2. Equality, 3. Manhood/Women Suffrage B. Reasons for the Afro-American Movement-1. Record sake, 2. Inspirational Sake, 3. Fight for the concept that blacks are inferior. C. African ism-anything that has an African origin D. Eras of History- Ancient (Stone Age), Medieval (Dark Ages History), Modern (Reform), & Current II. Discuss the four group of Black Historians. - The Author of...
  • Carter G Woodson History Negro Black
    268 words
    Dr. Carter Godwin Woodson Dr. Carter G. Woodson was a distinguished Black author, editor, publisher, and historian. He is known as the "father of Black history." He believed that blacks should know their past in order to participate intelligently in the future affairs of our country. He believed that black history is a firm foundation for young black Americans to build on in order to become productive citizens of our country. He received his Bachelor's of literature degree from Bethea College, ...
  • Midnights Children History Saleem Rushdie
    1,054 words
    Salman Rushdie's novel Midnight's Children employs strategies which engage in an exploration of History, Nationalism and Hybridity. This essay will examine three passages from the novel which demonstrate these issues. Furthermore, it will explore why each passage is a good demonstration of these issues, how these issues apply to India in the novel, and how the novel critiques these concepts. The passage from pages 37-38 effectively demonstrates the concept of history, as it foregrounds elements ...
  • What Is History Things People World
    674 words
    I define history as important events that have happened in the past, and the ones that are presently happening. At some time or another everything will be considered history. History tells a story, whether it's written, painted, carved, or sung; a collection of events that someone explains to you that is usually important. When most people think about history they remember a boring class they took in school a long time ago, they recall memorizing important dates, taking map tests, and falling as...
  • Susan Griffin Our Secret
    1,558 words
    Susan Griffin's "Our Secret" is an essay in which she carefully constructs and describes history, particularly World War II, through the lives of several different people. Taken from her book A chorus of Stones, her concepts may at first be difficult to grasp; however David Bartholomae and Anthony Petro sky say that, "Griffin writes about the past - how we can know it, what its relation to the present, why we should care. In the way she writes, she is also making an argument about how we can kno...
  • John Garraty History Zinn One
    545 words
    For years and years history's development have been so great, that its amounts never made it complete. Opinions, viewpoints and thoughts expressed by different peoples were never together as one. Politicians, Immigrants, Indians, Women, Farmers, etc. have always had their side of the story, and it has always been either one or the other, either poor or rich, either the winner or the loser. Yet it should be that of both. The world should aim for the completion of the history. Should aim for unde...
  • History Uses For Today
    2,760 words
    History is a broad subject. In fact, it takes up so much time, since the beginning of humanity until the present. Defined in Longman's Dictionary, history is 'all things that happened in the past, especially in the political, social, or economic development of a nation' (Longman's 498). History explains why are things the way they are today, as history adds specific events, inventions or ideas that make a transformation, major or minor. History is almost unlimited, but what it contributes to ou...
  • History Interesting Past Freedom
    312 words
    this is my essay. I am writing it as we speak. I'm not sure what it is you want me to write. Oh yes, history. Very well, then I shall discuss history. History is interesting because it is what has ahppened in the past. However, what I just wrote is history too, because although when I wrote it, it was the present, now it no longer is. Now it is a part of history. History is also the name of Michael Jackson's greatest hits album. Now he has an interesting history, but we shouldn't discuss this s...
  • What Does Film Tell Us About History
    2,119 words
    Much what how we represent the past in the present is based upon reconstruction of history through various primary and secondary sources. Indeed the various approaches and methodologies within the discipline of history are divided and diverse. Historiophoty which is the representation of history in visual images and film ic discourse is one of these highly debated approaches and historians today still remain divided over the use of use of film as a valuable representation of history versus writt...
  • Events Is It Possible To Find Pure History Hope Part Myth
    1,016 words
    "History is part myth, part hope and part reality." History is, by definition, an account of what had happened in the past. One may wonder then how it can be anything but the truth. Most often, "History is written by the winners"; thus, the accounts of historical events are, from the beginning, biased. Though biases infiltrate History from its initiation, this is not the only way in which History is tainted. Throughout the years, History is retold, reinterpreted and changed becoming little more ...
  • Outside History By Evan Boland
    932 words
    Outside History The theme of this poem is the exclusion from history of those who have been voiceless and forgotten, the casualties of war, colonisation and, of course, women who for so long were denied status and recognition because of their gender. Boland rebelled against the mythisation of Irish history: the songs, the ballads, the female icons of the nation, the romantic images. Myth obscures the reality, manipulates history. It is outside real, lived history, a remote, unchanging image, a f...
  • Second Guessing History Anne Frank
    755 words
    It seems that history always is re-writing itself. The race and gender of a historian will influence their point of view found in their works. A historic event cannot always be paralleled with a person's own experience that happened during the time. History is being taught to children all over the world. The thing that separates our history from other countries is the way it is being told. Our perspective as the United States is much different than other countries in the world. Because of cultu...
  • America's History Children Teachers Taught
    629 words
    Reading, writing and arithmetic, these three subjects are the basic outline for American schools. In those subjects, where does history fit in? Some believe that teachers avoid history because of how corrupt America's has been. James W. Loewen, author of Lies My Teacher Told Me, says, "Parents may feel undermined when children get tools of information not available to adults and use them in ways that seem to threaten adult-held values.' (Loewen 296. ) The adults had to learn the same false hist...
  • Appleby Book Review October
    789 words
    October 20, 2000 Telling The Truth About History I am writing a book review of Telling The Truth About History by Joyce Appleby, Lynn Hunt and Margaret Jacob. In this book, the authors' talk about the increased skepticism and the position that relativism has lessen our ability to actually know and to write about the past. The book discusses the writing of history, and how people are struggling with the issues of what is "truth.' It also discusses the postmodernist movement and how future histori...