Thu 17 Sep, 2015 09:45 am
My understanding: When we have an adjective before 'history', we still don't use 'the', such as Japanese history, not THE Japanese history. But how about if I am talking about the content of a book?
-It does imply a mild character for the subject when compared with the figures in __ white American history.
To me, using THE sounds wrong, but when I think of it as a period, rather definite and rather not general, I am not so sure. Hope this question is not too trivial to our experts here.
Don't use "the."
"The" is used in possessive constructions, "the history of," e.g. "the history of the Japanese people, or "the history of White Americans."
The word "history" is not synonymous with the word "period."
A Brief History of Time.
The History of the English-Speaking Peoples.
"A Brief History of Time" still has an article before "history," it just has the indefinite article rather than the definite article.
Well that's true.
Perhaps I had forgotten what the question was.
Oh, i've definitely forgotten what the question was . . . did you enjoy the Sam Cooke song?
Anything Sam Cooke recorded is tops with me.
In Glasgow back then, we had a local singer called Chris McClure who did very good covers of that stuff. A happier time.
Excellent answers. Thank you.