A STUDENT'S INTRODUCTION TO HISTORY
by Donald W. Whisenhunt
2nd ed., March 1993, 64 pages, $10.95
This book is designed as a supplement to other text materials
for beginning college courses in history — whether European,
World, or American. It concentrates on defining history, explaining
why history is important, and what can be learned from history.
It is designed to be of assistance to the instructor who would
like to give a brief overview of history to the students at the
beginning of an introductory course. This second edition has been
expanded to flesh out some of the ideas that were not explained
as fully as they could have been in the first edition. Examples
have been updated with more recent events to make it more relevant
to today's students. Also some photographs have been added.
2: What is History?
3: The Importance of History
4: Historians and What They Do
5: Schools of History
6: Why Study History?
7: How is History Studied?
8: What Can Be Learned from History?
Donald W. Whisenhunt attended McMurry College
for his undergraduate education. His graduate work was done
at Texas Tech University where he received his M.A. and Ph.D.
degrees in history. Dr. Whisenhunt has taught at Murray State
University in Kentucky and at Thiel College in Pennsylvania.
He was an administrator and Professor History at Eastern New
Mexico University and at the University of Texas at Tyler.
He was also Vice President of Wayne State College in Nebraska.
Currently he is Professor of History at Eastern Washington
University in Bellingham, Washington. The author of over ten
books and fifty scholarly articles, Dr. Whisenhunt has received
major grants from such groups as the National Endowment for
the Humanities and the new Jersey Historical Commission. He
has also received the Albert J. Beveridge Award from the American