Dos and Don’ts of Writing History
Lecture no. 12 from the course: Discovering Your Roots: An Introduction to Genealogy
Taught by Professor John Philip Colletta | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Hobby & Leisure Courses
Writing about the past is fraught with snares. Find out how to sidestep them with Dr. Colletta’s dos and don’ts for writing historical narratives. These include using period vocabulary; evoking the senses through sounds, textures, and aromas; and avoiding the danger of viewing the past through the lens of the present.