Footnotes to history a primer on the American political character by Griffin B. Bell

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Published by Mercer University Press in Macon, Ga .

Written in English

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  • National characteristics, American,
  • Political culture -- United States,
  • Statesmen -- United States -- Biography,
  • Politicians -- United States -- Biography,
  • Generals -- United States -- Biography,
  • United States -- Politics and government -- Philosophy,
  • United States -- History -- Anecdotes,
  • United States -- Biography

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

Statementby Griffin B. Bell ; edited by John P. Cole.
GenreBiography., Anecdotes.
ContributionsCole, John P., 1963-
LC ClassificationsE169.1 .B433 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22551475M
ISBN 100865549044
ISBN 109780865549043
LC Control Number2008040027

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Footnotes to History serves as a first reader on American government. Studies show that Americans do not understand the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, or the history behind our founding and our survival as a nation. These vignettes, standing alone or together, illustrate certain traits 5/5(1).

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Most of these stories take place from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries, and each recounts a little-known event in history from various locations in the world/5(53). In history papers footnotes serve as a way to cite sources, and the note is usually a bibliographic entry that details the source material for a quote or idea.

However. A Footnote to History book. Read 4 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Robert Louis Stevenson gives an eyewitness account of the batt /5. Journalist Chuck Zarby, author of The Devil’s Details: A History of the Footnote, credits Richard Jugge as one possible inventor.

1 Jugge was Queen’s Footnotes to history book in late th-century Elizabethan England, a “crude place” and a “crowded, crime- and disease-ridden city”—in other words, somewhere that desperately needed the orderliness. Chuck Zerby's The Devil's Details: A History of Footnotes is a fine essay about footnotes in which the author demonstrates how footnotes can be used in an interesting, lively, and intelligent way.

Unfortunately, the book length treatment feels a bit padded; there's really only enough material here for a Cited by: 2. (Fascinating footnotes from history). Very interesting little true stories. I liked the bibliography at the end, so if I was interested in reading more about some happenings, I could find the books.

Some stories have been made into movies, I recognized a few. For Finnish readers I recommend also Tuhansien mokien maa by Vesa Sisättö/5.

Footnotes and Bibliography ( KB) The Use of Footnotes. Footnotes are the acceptable method of acknowledging material which is not your own when you use it in an Footnotes to history book. Basically, footnoted material is of three types: Direct quotations from another author's work.

(These must. Footnotes are in-text citations that are used in journal articles and research papers to provide readers with a reference to additional information, such as books on the particular subject.

Footnotes can be written in two different styles, APA and MLA, which must. The weapon of pedants, the scourge of undergraduates, the bête noire of the “new” liberated scholar: the lowly footnote, long the refuge of the minor and the marginal, emerges in this book as a singular resource, with a surprising history that says volumes about the evolution of modern scholarship.

In Anthony Grafton’s engrossing account, footnotes to history give way to footnotes as. Written with clarity and erudition, this book presents the history of the first genuine footnote—an annotation in a 17th-century poem by England’s first female poet—and other fascinating footnote tales, such as the discovery of a multivolume book that uses one entire volume for a single footnote and the use of footnotes to footnotes.

This history pays tribute to the joy of reading footnotes and makes a /5(6). Books shelved as footnotes: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke, An Abundance of Katherines by John Green, The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonatha.

Sample Footnote and Bibliography Forms for History Essays It is impossible to show all of the various forms of footnotes in a guide of this nature.

If further information is required, consult your instructor or one of the style manuals. A good rule of thumb is to provide as much information as possible to locate the source. For example, when. Shortened footnotes, on the other hand, typically only contain the authors' last names, a shortened title, and the page numbers.

In the following examples, the first footnote shows the detailed version, while the second footnote shows the shortened version.

Book with a single author or editor : Ben Blanks. Books by Two, Three or Four Authors. Format: Authors, first name first, Title (City of Publication: Publisher, year), page number.

Example: 5 Edward H. Judge and John W. Langdon, A Hard and Bitter Peace: A Global History of the Cold War (New York: Prentice Hall, ), 6 Judge and Langdon, Hard and Bitter Peace, 7 Joseph P. Sánchez, Bruce A. Erickson, and Jerry L. Gurulé Author: Danielle Masursky. For Endnotes, you must use the same superscript number (as in your text) at the beginning of each Endnote in your Endnotes list.

Start your list of Endnotes on a new page at the end of your essay. Remember to put the Endnotes page before the Bibliography, or Works Cited, or References page. Examples of first Footnotes or Endnotes, subsequent.

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A Footnote to History: Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa is an historical non-fiction work by Robert Louis Stevenson describing the contemporary Samoan Civil War. Robert Louis Stevenson arrived in Samoa in and built a house at quickly became passionately interested, and involved, in the attendant political her: Cassell.

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I live in Kansas, so was excited to delve into its history. One of the historical events I have Justine visit is Quantrill's Raid in Lawrence during the Civil War.

The weapon of pedants, the scourge of undergraduates, the bête noire of the “new” liberated scholar: the lowly footnote, long the refuge of the minor and the marginal, emerges in this book as a singular resource, with a surprising history that says volumes about the evolution of modern scholarship.

In Anthony Grafton's engrossing account, footnotes to history give way to footnotes as 4/5(3). APA recommends the use of the default formatting footnote settings in word-processing programs when using footnotes in the page footers (e.g.

point font and single spacing). 1 For more information on this dating, see chapter 2 of this book. Note: In contrast to footnotes, bibliographic citations for works with four or more authors should include the names of all authors.

See the Arendt entry above. Books: Edited Volume or Chapter Within an Edited Volume Footnote Occasionally you will need to cite an edited book containing chapters by File Size: KB. a footnote to history Download a footnote to history or read online books in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, and Mobi Format.

Click Download or Read Online button to get a footnote to history book now. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. When adding footnotes, be aware that the Oxford system requires them to be organised and formatted in a certain way.

The following links contain examples of Oxford footnoting for particular types of source: Books. Books with one author should be referenced thus: Author surname, first name or initial, Title of Book [italicised]. Place of. Interviews and personal communications—order of attribution; Unpublished interviews; Unattributed interviews; Published or broadcast interviews; Personal communications; Electronic mailing lists; Note: if you are planning to conduct oral history interviews as part of your research, you should discuss your project in detail with your advisor to Author: Steven Knowlton.

Place a single footnote at the end of the sentence and include the citations to both sources in the same footnote, rather than having 2 footnotes at the end of the sentence. X Research source For example, suppose you have a sentence in your text comparing the conclusions in Reginald Daily's book with the observations in another book on the same 85%(14).

Sample Footnotes in MLA Style How to Do Footnotes. Footnotes are powerful tools, they are used to provide ancillary information and also citations in the footer of a page. Most often, editors of books, journals and other media will ask that parenthetical information be included in footnotes as a way to control the prose of the document.

A Footnote to E-Book History Syndicated columnist and NPR commentator Douglas Rushkoff's Exit Strategy will be published in print along with footnotes contributed by readers of the free e-book.

The revival of interest in our early history which the last dozen years have witnessed, has brought about certain curious phenomena. None is more so than the tendency for picking up odd bits of information about various characters or events, appending them to documents usually already well studied and published, and printing the result with a loud hurrah.

The notes and bibliography system is preferred by many working in the humanities—including literature, history, and the arts. In this system, sources are cited in numbered footnotes or endnotes. Each note corresponds to a raised (superscript) number in the text.

Sources are also usually listed in a separate bibliography. The notes and. allows you to search and view over 5 million digitized documents and photos from American history.

Members can view, save and print the documents they find. A nifty feature allows you to highlight a name, place or date and add an annotation. Click on the References tab, go to the footnotes group icon, and click "insert footnote.” A small number will appear.

Look for a line to appear at the bottom of the page with a small number matching the text with the book quote. Your cursor will be next to the number. Books published by the author should be cited according to information available on the title page or copyright page.

In place of publisher, include language such as “self-published” (abbreviated as “self-pub” in notes, but not a bibliography) or “printed by the author” is usually appropriate.

For self-published e-books, add the. [book] 5 Swain, Broadway Musical, [book] Note that the footnotes are numbered consecutively through the course of your document.

In the big chart on the next page, No. "1" indicates the proper citation to use for the first footnote to a source in your paper; the "2"File Size: 67KB.

The terms "footnote" and "endnote" refer to additional information provided for the reader through the use of superscript numbers and explanatory text. A footnote appears at the bottom of the page on which it was inserted.

Endnotes, however, are listed together on a separate page at the end of the document. As the writer, you should choose the. Traditional Footnoting (History) The following provides a comprehensive beginner’s guide to the Traditional Footnoting referencing system as required by the discipline of History.

General rules for authors, dates and editions apply to all sources of information including print, media and Internet sources. A note is a string of text placed at the bottom of a page in a book or document or at the end of a chapter, volume or the whole text.

The note can provide an author's comments on the main text or citations of a reference work in support of the text. Footnotes are notes at the foot of the page while endnotes are collected under a separate heading at the end of a chapter, volume, or entire work. To cite books, check the front pages of the book or the record in the library catalog to find the publication information you need to format the citation.

Sample Chicago style format for the first footnote or endnote for a print book: 1. Author's Name, Title of Book (Place of Publication: Publisher, Publication Date), Page : Matthew Coan. In footnotes as well as in the body of an essay, you should italicize titles of books, journals, magazines, newspapers, plays, and films.

The titles of shorter works, such as articles, short stories, and poems (that are not book-length), should be placed inside quotation marks.

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