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Top 5 Reads for Aspiring History Students

If you are a student of history, or an educator in the social studies discipline, these five essential reads will greatly enhance your understanding of human history.

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A Study of History By Arnold J. Toynbee

A Study of History By Arnold J. Toynbee

Spanning 10 volumes, Toynbee's Study of History reviews the great civilizations from ancient to modern.

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The Historian's Craft by Marc Bloch

The Historian's Craft by Marc Bloch

An essential read for any student of history, Bloch gives reflections on historiography, including the methods and purposes of historical inquiry.

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A History of the Ancient World (Greece & Rome) By Michael Rostovtzeff

A History of the Ancient World (Greece & Rome) By Michael Rostovtzeff

Both of Rostovtzeff's classic works deserve this position, the first on Greece , and the second on Rome.

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A History of the English-Speaking Peoples by Winston Churchill

A History of the English-Speaking Peoples by Winston Churchill
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A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn

A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn

There is a voice yet for the voiceless.