Historical Specializations & Sub-Fields: Definition & Examples


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The details surrounding the Battle of Gettysburg would most likely appeal to a historian with which of the following specializations?

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1. Which is NOT true of specialists?

2. The 2005 book, Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation was cited as an example of which sub-field of history?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet/quiz combination will assess your knowledge of historical sub-fields. Quiz topics include the appeal of information surrounding the Battle of Gettysburg to a specific kind of historian and a fact about specialists.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The following topics will be addressed:

  • Sub-field of the book Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation
  • History sub-fields
  • Gordon Wood/Charles A. Beard/economic history/Christopher Browning

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you can draw the most important information from the lesson on historical sub-fields and their various categories
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about specialists and a sub-field for Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation
  • Making connections - use your understanding of historical sub-fields and the appeal of the details of the Battle of Gettysburg to a certain kind of historian

Additional Learning

You can find out more about historical categories with the lesson called Historical Specializations & Sub-Fields: Definition & Examples. These points will be discussed:

  • Example of a professor's specialization
  • Comparison between specialists and Generalists
  • Religious history