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From the Web: Using Historical Fiction to Connect Past and Present

From the Web: Using Historical Fiction to Connect Past and Present

Anna Diamond’s article in The Atlantic discusses the use of historical fiction by primary and secondary school teachers to help teach history. Proponents argue that using such texts can help make the past come alive for students and provide students with a narrative they can relate to while also encouraging empathy. The article did caution overly enthusiastic supporters stating:

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Diana L. Ahmad
Reviewer: 
Jane Flynn

Flynn on Ahmad, 'Success Depends on the Animals: Emigrants, Livestock, and Wild Animals on the Overland Trails, 1840–1869'


Diana L. Ahmad. Success Depends on the Animals: Emigrants, Livestock, and Wild Animals on the Overland Trails, 1840–1869. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 2016. 144 pp. $31.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-87417-997-2.

Reviewed by Jane Flynn (University of Derby)
Published on H-Animal (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Zoei Sutton

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