YOUR GRANDMOTHER IS LYING (AND OTHER LESSONS FROM HISTORICAL RESEARCH)

Very interesting!

A Writer of History

book with glassesLeah Klocek and I connected a few months ago on the interesting and essential topic of historical research. Leah has been a professional researcher for two years.  In that time, she’s done genealogical research, served as a researcher for a non-profit, and dug up primary source documents on various historical topics.  Leah also fancies herself something of a writer and runs the website and small business Crossroads Historical Research.

This is the first of a two-part article on historical research. Over to you, Leah!!

We all know it’s tough to keep your head above water when you’re immersed in a historical research-based writing project. After all, history is long, and it’s only getting longer. Here are a few strategies that have kept me afloat time and time again.

Expand your notion of primary sources

The early days of working on my thesis (on the topic of anti-Western propaganda campaigns in…

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