Gaddis, The Landscape of History

Welcome to Unit 3, in which we explore aspects of history as a professional field (including “professors”).

This week (Nov 5 and 7) we will discuss Gaddis’s book The Landscape of History, an elegant book on the philosophy and methods of history and historical thinking.

Here are the Discussion Questions we’ll use for our class discussion. I suggest you use them to organize your reading and note-taking.

Tues Nov 5 – “How Historians Map the Past” Chapters 1-6

Thurs Nov 7 – “Molecules with Minds of their Own” Chapters 7 and 8, also Paper #2 is due by classtime.