The way people look at or interpret the meaning of facts about the past
a statement that can be proven true
opinions about events in the past that are often based on facts
Focuses on history as interpretation.
A historian makes a strong argument about an issue. The thesis is obvious and the rest of the interpretation consists of a series of arguments to support the thesis.
Focuses on history as a story.
The historian tells a story usually in chronological order which discusses economic forces, technological changes, social institutions, personalities etc.
Primary or Secondary
Reason to Lie
Other Evidence Cited
Public or Private