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Microhistory is the intensive historical investigation of a well defined smaller unit of research (most often a single event, community of a village, family or person). In its ambition, however, microhistory can be distinguished from a simple case study insofar as microhistory aspires to "[ask] large questions in small places", to use the definition given by Charles Joyner ...more
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Microhistories: Microscopic Studies of Individual Events, People and Places
73 books — 57 voters
The Executive Mansion: Life and Work inside The White House (nonfiction)
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Worst historical non-fiction
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The term “microhistory” is a relatively new designation that refers to nonfiction history books that focus in on a single event, person, or...
“ History is not merely about kings and their wars. We should know the story of people at large-not necessarily only those of politicians or film stars. How else can we relate to the lives of people influenced by the socio-political milieu, beyond their control? ”
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