Its underlying concept is that communication historians must master the well-prescribed methods that have proven themselves in the general field of history.
It issues an inspirational call for communication history to be approached as primarily history rather than primarily communication, and it provides the means by which communication historians can achieve that goal.
1 The Nature of History
2 Interpretation in History
3 The Fundamentals of Good History
4 Basic Procedures and Techniques
5 Historical Sources and Their Evaluation
6 Searching for Historical Materials
7 Historical Research on the Internet
8 Explanation in History
10 Presentation and Publication