Practice and Purpose of History-Africans

Practice and Purpose of History-Africans - • Problems of...

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Africans and the Making of the Atlantic World Practice and Purpose of History History as the study of the past Why study history? Perspectives on the uses of history o Record of change and how it affects us. o Study of human relationships, behavior and interaction. To understand larger experiences or more personal ones o Education o Learning about the past to help present and future o History as an aid to the formation of social order – creating societies based on a common history
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Unformatted text preview: • Problems of History o Incompleteness Didn’t write histories down o Differing viewpoints, etc o So how do we present as complete and fair history and possible? Try to be objective Critically evaluate and examine sources Practice Historicism- examine events of the past within their own context rather than our own Don’t judge history within objectivity • History changes over time o New interpretations etc....
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