So What About History? PDF
by Edmund S. Morgan
Morgan is an eminent historian of the colonial period, and this is his attempt to get kids interested in history by explaining why it's important and how people study it.It's a little dated in its language — I think he was trying to sound contemporary for 1969 — but his answers seemed quite good even 40 years later.He even dips his toe into the question about why historians mostly study large & powerful groups, which seems a great jumping off point to talking to the child reader about other groups and their history and the work that's being done to reconstruct it.
I fully admit that I'm a biased audience for this book, since I feel history is vital without having good arguments for it & am thus grateful to Morgan for giving me reasons for my unreasoned emotions.
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