Why History Matters
By (author) John Tosh
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Why History Matters by John Tosh
Book DescriptionIn this introduction to the practical application of History, John Tosh persuasively argues we are in danger of missing history's principal contribution. Using topical examples from the Iraq War to AIDs to globalization, this text shows how history can provide the basis for an informed and critical understanding of our society.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780230521483
(197mm x 127mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 28-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John Tosh
Man's Place, Paperback (March 2007)
Domesticity is generally treated as an aspect of women's history. This study of the 19th-century middle class shows how profoundly men's lives were conditioned by the Victorian ideal and how they negotiated its many contradictions. It looks at the experience of boyhood, married life, sex, and fatherhood in the early decades of the 19th-century.
Masculinities in Politics and War, Paperback (April 2004)» View all books by John Tosh
This book opens up new avenues in gender history by mapping masculinity's part in making revolution, waging war, building nations, and constructing welfare states. Written in a highly accessible style, targeted at both students, professional historians and the interested general reader.
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Author Biography - John Tosh
JOHN TOSH was formerly Professor of History, Roehampton University, UK. He is the author of the standard introductory text, The Pursuit of History, now in its fourth edition. He has also published extensively on the history of masculinities in Britain, including A Man's Place: Masculinity and the Middle-Class Home in Victorian England.
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