Now in its third Canadian edition, Writing History: A Guide for Canadian Students provides history students with the most important and current information available on researching and writing historical essays and assignments. From how to frame a historical question to step-by-step advice on interpreting source materials, drawing inferences, and constructing arguments, this easy-to-use reference covers every step in the writing process. Maintaining the same engaging, accessible writing style from previous editions, the third edition features an enhanced user-friendly layout, as well as more Canadian examples; practice exercises; updated coverage of web and electronic resources; and new material on primary source analyses, article reviews, and oral history projects. With a wealth of pedagogical features, including new Essay Concept Maps to help students keep track of each stage in their writing, the third Canadian edition is an invaluable resource for history students in any area of the discipline.
Towser Jones teaches Canadian and British history at Capilano University. She adapted the first and second Canadian edition from the US second edition (2003) prepared by William Kelleher Storey.
William Kelleher Storey is professor of history at Millsaps College, and formerly the preceptor in expository writing at Harvard. He has published books with Rowman and Littlefield, Cambridge University Press, and the University of Rochester Press, and contributed chapters and articles to numerous books and scholarly journals.
"The best source of practical guidance for students of Canadian history... I do not see any competitive alternative in guide books for history that challenge this title." --Peter McInnis, St. Francis Xavier University
"I have used two editions of the book in my second year Canadian history survey course and, speaking from experience, students have found it to be a clear, concise, and useful book as both a reference and as an introduction to the writing of history. As an instructor, it has proven to be an invaluable resource for providing students with concise readings on the major issues surrounding the writing of history." --Michel S. Beaulieu, Lakehead University