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Why history matters

Author: John Tosh
Publisher: London : Red Globe Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd editionView all editions and formats
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Does history matter? Is it anything more than entertainment? And if so, what practical relevance does it have? In this fully revised second edition of a seminal text, John Tosh persuasively argues that history is central to an informed and critical understanding of topical issues in the present. Including a range of contemporary examples from Brexit to child sexual abuse to the impact of the internet, this is an  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Tosh
ISBN: 1137604077 9781137604071 1137604107 9781137604101
OCLC Number: 1080521018
Description: xi, 168 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Preface.- Prologue: Britain in Iraq.- Contending Histories.- Other Worlds.- Becoming Ourselves.- Parallels in the Past.- The Family in Crisis: a Case-Study.- History Goes Public.- The Citizen's Resource.- Conclusion.- Postscript: British Historians and Brexit.- Notes.- Select Bibliography.
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Including a range of contemporary examples from Brexit to child sexual abuse to the impact of the internet, this is an important and practical introduction for all students of history.Inspiring and  Read more...

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