History since 1865

One of the many ways historians carry on a conversation about their field of interest is through reviews of one another’s work. The typical scholarly review is limited to between 500 and 750 words and so you should not be surprised if your professor limits you to a specific number of words. When you write a review of a scholarly work, you are expected to comment on such things as the author’s argument, her presentation of the evidence, the quality of that evidence, and her writing style. It can be helpful to sample other historians’ reviews in journals such as the American Historical Review, however, you should keep in mind that these reviews are written by experts who already know a great deal about the subject of the book they are reviewing.

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