The methodology of historiography

Hartford Web Publishing is not the author of the documents in World History Archives and does not presume to validate their accuracy or authenticity nor to release their copyright.

History and theory
A dialog from the PhilOfHi list, December 2000. Example of how a discussion of a specific historical issue ends up being a discussion of theory if people don't share starting assumptions and definitions.
Prospecting for Truth Amid the Distortions of Oral History
By Alexander Stille, The New York Times, Saturday 10 March 2001. With the help of Alessandro Portelli's work, oral history is gaining new respect through insights into its distortions. The errors of oral accounts, like Freudian slips, are a central part of their meaning and their narrative strategy.