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Historical Data Sources

Elizabeth Ann Danto

in Historical Research

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195333060
eISBN:
9780199864119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333060.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter compares and contrasts various historical research sources and their appropriate uses. Although effective research requires significant use of primary sources, secondary sources will ... More


New Techniques, New Opportunities

Paul D. Escott

in Rethinking the Civil War Era: Directions for Research

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813175355
eISBN:
9780813175683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175355.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter discusses and examines the new techniques of digital humanities. Beyond the important advantage of having primary sources available in digital form, historians now can use computers to ... More


Searching for Mme Donnadieu—Researching French Colonial Women’s History

Marie-Paule Ha

in French Women and the Empire: The Case of Indochina

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199640362
eISBN:
9780191754265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640362.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Cultural History

The main task of the chapter is to address a number of historiographical and methodological issues in connection with the sources used in this study. The first set of questions concerns the ... More


World History of Technology: Dr. Franz Maria Feldhaus

Markus Krajewski and Charles Marcrum

in World Projects: Global Information before World War I

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816695935
eISBN:
9781452947501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695935.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter discusses Dr. Franz Maria Feldhaus’s national index of Source Research on the History of Technology and Industry Inc. that collects and meticulously archives every bit of fact on ... More


Introduction

Claudia Gitelman

in On Stage Alone: Soloists and the Modern Dance Canon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813040257
eISBN:
9780813043869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813040257.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

An overview of the place of solo dancers in the development of modern dance from the late 1800s to today. Modernism is explicated, and a brief précis of each chapter outlines the book's content. ... More


Introduction: Historical Context, Themes, Approach, and Research

Martha Smith-Norris

in Domination and Resistance: The United States and the Marshall Islands during the Cold War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824847623
eISBN:
9780824869014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824847623.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

The introduction discusses the historical context, historiography, theoretical influences, research sources, and main themes of the book.


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