Social history

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Social history, often called the new social history, is a field of history that looks at the lived experience of the past.wikipedia
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Annales school

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The French version, promulgated by the Annales School, was very well organized and dominated French historiography, and influenced much of Europe and Latin America. Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie (b. 1929), leader of Annales School, France
The Annales school is a group of historians associated with a style of historiography developed by French historians in the 20th century to stress long-term social history.

Social Science History Association

The Social Science History Association was formed in 1976 to bring together scholars from numerous disciplines interested in social history.
The Social Science History Association, formed in 1976, brings together scholars from numerous disciplines interested in social history.

Bielefeld School

In Germany the "Gesellschaftsgeschichte" movement introduced a vast range of topics, as Kocka, a leader of the Bielefeld School recalls: Modernization theory was presented by Hans-Ulrich Wehler (1931-2014) and his Bielefeld School as the way to transform "traditional" German history, that is, national political history, centered on a few "great men," into an integrated and comparative history of German society encompassing societal structures outside politics.
The Bielefeld School is a group of German historians based originally at Bielefeld University who promote social history and political history using quantification and the methods of political science and sociology.

Political history

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People's history was sometimes so Marxist that non-Marxists were alienated by it. Social history was contrasted with political history, intellectual history and the history of great men.
By focusing on the elites in power, on their impact on society, on popular response, and on the relationships with the elites in other social history, which focuses predominantly on the actions and lifestyles of ordinary people, or people's history, which is historical work from the perspective of the common people.

Jürgen Kocka

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Jürgen Kocka finds two meanings to "social history."
A university professor and former president of the Social Science Research Center Berlin (2001–2007), Kocka is a major figure in the new Social History, especially as represented by the Bielefeld School.

People's history

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People's history was sometimes so Marxist that non-Marxists were alienated by it. Social history was contrasted with political history, intellectual history and the history of great men.
Social history

History

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Social history, often called the new social history, is a field of history that looks at the lived experience of the past.
Another genre of social history to emerge in the post-WWII era was Alltagsgeschichte (History of Everyday Life).

Ethnic history

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Ethnic history is especially important in the U.S. and Canada, where major encyclopedias helped define the field.
Ethnic history is a branch of social history that studies ethnic groups and immigrants.

Labor history (discipline)

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Labor history, deals with labor unions and the social history of workers.
Labor history or labour history is a sub-discipline of social history which specialises on the history of the working classes and the labor movement.

Labor history of the United States

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See for example Labor history of the United States The Study Group on International Labor and Working-Class History was established: 1971 and has a membership of 1000.
In the 1960s, as social history gained popularity, a new emphasis emerged on the history of workers, including unorganized workers, and with special regard to gender and race.

Women's history

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Women's history exploded into prominence in the 1970s, and is now well represented in every geographical topic; increasingly it includes gender history.
The main centers of scholarship have been the United States and Britain, where second-wave feminist historians, influenced by the new approaches promoted by social history, led the way.

History of childhood

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The history of childhood is a growing subfield.
The history of childhood has been a topic of interest in social history since the highly influential book Centuries of Childhood, published by French historian Philippe Ariès in 1960.

Journal of Social History

The field is also the specialty of the Journal of Social History, edited since 1967 by Peter Stearns It covers such topics as gender relations; race in American history; the history of personal relationships; consumerism; sexuality; the social history of politics; crime and punishment, and history of the senses.
The journal covers social history in all regions and time periods.

Rural history

rural and agricultural history
Agricultural History handles the economic and technological dimensions, while Rural history handles the social dimension.
Since the 1980s it has become increasingly influenced by social history.

Urban history

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Research priorities have shifted toward urban history and the conditions of everyday life.
The approach is often multidisciplinary, crossing boundaries into fields like social history, architectural history, urban sociology, urban geography, business history, and archaeology.

Social Science History

It is still active and publishes Social Science History quarterly.

Martin Broszat

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Martin Broszat (1926–1989), Germany
Martin Broszat (14 August 1926 – 14 October 1989) was a German historian specializing in modern German social history whose work has been described by The Encyclopedia of Historians as indispensable for any serious study of Nazi Germany.

Hans-Ulrich Wehler

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Modernization theory was presented by Hans-Ulrich Wehler (1931-2014) and his Bielefeld School as the way to transform "traditional" German history, that is, national political history, centered on a few "great men," into an integrated and comparative history of German society encompassing societal structures outside politics.
Hillgruber and Hildebrand argued for the traditional Primat der Aussenpolitik approach with empirical research on the foreign-policy making elite, while Wehler argued for the Primat der Innenpolitik approach, treating diplomatic history as a sub-branch of social history with the focus on theoretical research.

Merle Curti

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Merle Curti (1897-1997) American
Merle Eugene Curti (September 15, 1897 – March 9, 1996) was a leading American historian, who taught many graduate students at Columbia University and the University of Wisconsin, and was a leader in developing the fields of social history and intellectual history.

Oscar Handlin

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Oscar Handlin (1915-2011), American ethnic
As a professor of history at Harvard University for over 50 years, he directed 80 PhD dissertations and helped promote social and ethnic history, virtually inventing the field of immigration history in the 1950s.

E. P. Thompson

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E. P. Thompson (1924–1993), British labour
His work is considered to have been among the most important contributions to labour history and social history in the latter twentieth-century, with a global impact, including on scholarship in Asia and Africa.

Natalie Zemon Davis

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Natalie Zemon Davis, (b. 1928) France
Natalie Davis' main interests are in social and cultural history, especially of those previously ignored by historians.

Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie

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Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie (b. 1929), leader of Annales School, France
Other more recent treatments of social history by Le Roy Ladurie have included La sorcière de Jasmin (translated into English as Jasmin's Witch) and Le siècle des Platter, 1499-1628 (translated into English as The Beggar and the Professor: A Sixteenth Century Family Drama). In Jasmin's Witch, Le Roy Ladurie following the lead of Carlo Ginzburg, who argued that the idea of witchcraft as held by peasants was very different from the idea of witchcraft held by judges and churchmen.

Herbert Gutman

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Herbert Gutman (1928-1985), American black and labor history
It not only constituted an excellent example of social history for its focus on individuals but it challenged long-held conventional ideas about the slavery's effects on black families.

Marxism

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People's history was sometimes so Marxist that non-Marxists were alienated by it. Social history was contrasted with political history, intellectual history and the history of great men.