So What Really Is History?

I thought the Carr reading overall was really informative, and it liked the perspective that he gave to the study of history. One of the main points that I noticed Carr talked about throughout his writing, was that history was whatever the historian pretty much wants it to be. For some reason I never really thought about it in that way. Now that I think about it, I always thought that the story that the historian was writing for us and informing us about was always 100% accurate. I never really realized everything that could have been potentially left out, and I never really questioned what made a certain event significant throughout history. After reading this article I’m definitely going to start questioning everything I read about in history classes more and trying to get more than one side of the issue if I can. Overall I enjoyed both of the readings and what they had to offer about people’s different perspectives on different historical topics.

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