5-8 Paragraph Assignment (Standifer)

Please address this statement: History is a discipline defined by change and responses to change. 

What does the statement mean? Does such a focus help us understand both the past and the 

present and the connections between the two? 

Considerations:

 the relationship between culture and change

 the notion that all history is “revisionist history”

 the changing interpretations of historical phenomena examined this semester: 

Reconstruction, the West, the New South, industrialization, Progressivism