The Presence of the Past

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Columbia University Press #ad - In a sweeping survey, roy rosenzweig and david Thelen asked 1, 500 Americans about their connection to the past and how it influences their daily lives and hopes for the future. Kennedy on television when she was a child. While the past is omnipresent to Americans, "history" as it is usually defined in textbooks leaves many people cold.

Each of us has ways of communing with the past, and our reasons for doing so are as varied as our memories. By using these narratives to mark change and create continuity, people chart the courses of their lives. Some people make photo albums, collect antiques, or visit historic battlefields. Others reveal how they personalize historical events, as in the case of a Massachusetts woman who traces much of her guarded attitude toward life to witnessing the assassination of John F.

Rosenzweig and thelen found that history as taught in school does not inspire a strong connection to the past. A young woman from ohio speaks of giving birth to her first child, which caused her to reflect upon her parents and the ways that their example would help her to become a good mother. And they reveal how race and ethnicity affects how americans perceive the past: while most white Americans tend to think of it as something personal, African Americans and American Indians are more likely to think in terms of broadly shared experiences--like slavery, the Civil Rights Movement, and the violation of Indian treaties.

The Presence of the Past #ad - Rosenzweig and thelen's conclusions about the ways people use their personal, family, and national stories have profound implications for anyone involved in researching or presenting history, as well as for all those who struggle to engage with the past in a meaningful way. Rosenzweig and thelen found that people assemble their experiences into narratives that allow them to make sense of their personal histories, set priorities, project what might happen next, and try to shape the future.

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Mickey Mouse History and Other Essays on American Memory

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Temple University Press #ad - Shows how popularized historical images and narratives deeply influence Americans' understanding of their collective past. This book observes that we are a people who think of ourselves as having shed the past but also tourists who are on a 'heritage binge, ' flocking by the thousands to Ellis Island, Colonial Williamsburg, or the Vietnam Memorial Used book in Good Condition.

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Museums, Monuments, and National Parks: Toward a New Genealogy of Public History Public History in Historical Perspective

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University of Massachusetts Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Meringolo shows that the roots of public history actually reach back to the nineteenth century, when the federal government entered into the work of collecting and preserving the nation's natural and cultural resources. Scientists conducting research and gathering specimens became key figures in a broader effort to protect and interpret the nation's landscape.

Their collaboration with entrepreneurs, curators, and bureaucrats alike helped pave the way for other governmental initiatives, academics, from the Smithsonian Institution to the parks and monuments today managed by the National Park Service. All of these developments included interpretive activities that shaped public understanding of the past.

Museums, Monuments, and National Parks: Toward a New Genealogy of Public History Public History in Historical Perspective #ad - In this book, Denise D. The rapid expansion of the field of public history since the 1970s has led many to believe that it is a relatively new profession. Even thereafter, tensions between administrators in Washington and practitioners on the ground at National Parks, monuments, and museums continued to define and redefine the scope and substance of the field.

The process of definition persists to this day, according to Meringolo, as public historians establish a growing presence in major universities throughout the United States and abroad. Yet it was not until the emergence of the education-oriented National Park Service history program in the 1920s and 1930s that public history found an institutional home that grounded professional practice simultaneously in the values of the emerging discipline and in government service.

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Introduction to Public History American Association for State and Local History

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RL #ad - Introduction to Public History American Association for State and Local History #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Introduction to public history: Interpreting the Past, Engaging Audiences is a brief foundational public history textbook for use in undergraduate and graduate classrooms. Used book in Good Condition. It is organized around the questions and ethical dilemmas that drive public history in a variety of settings, from local community-based projects to international case studies.

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The Lowell Experiment: Public History in a Postindustrial City

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University of Massachusetts Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. It served as a test site for the ideas of practitioners in the new field of public history―a field that links the work of professionally trained historians with many different kinds of projects in the public realm. The paradoxical dual role of lowell's public historians as both interpreters of and contributors to that new economy raises important questions about the challenges and limitations facing academically trained scholars in contemporary American culture.

One of the first cities in the united states to experience the ravages of deindustrialization, it was also among the first places in the world to turn to its own industrial and ethnic history as a tool for reinventing itself in the emerging postindustrial economy. Used book in Good Condition. When it was created in 1978, immigrant, the park broke new ground with its sweeping reinterpretations of labor, and women's history.

The Lowell Experiment: Public History in a Postindustrial City #ad - Used book in Good Condition. As a long-standing and well-known example of "culture-led re-development, " Lowell offers an outstanding site for exploring questions of concern to those in the fields of public and urban history, urban planning, and tourism studies. The lowell experiment takes an anthropological approach to public history in Lowell, the imperatives of economic redevelopment, showing it as a complex cultural performance shaped by local memory, and tourist rituals―all serving to locate the park's audiences and workers more securely within a changing and uncertain new economy characterized by growing inequalities and new exclusions.

The lowell experiment explores how history and culture have been used to remake Lowell and how historians have played a crucial yet ambiguous role in that process. The book focuses on lowell National Historical Park, the flagship project of Lowell's new cultural economy.

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A Misplaced Massacre: Struggling over the Memory of Sand Creek

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Harvard University Press #ad - Ari kelman unearths the stories of those who lived through the atrocity, as well as those who grappled with its troubling legacy, to reveal how the intertwined histories of the conquest and colonization of the American West and the U. S. History. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. In the early morning of november 29, with the fate of the union still uncertain, commanded by Colonel John Chivington, 1864, part of the First Colorado and nearly all of the Third Colorado volunteer regiments, surprised hundreds of Cheyenne and Arapaho people camped on the banks of Sand Creek in southeastern Colorado Territory.

More than 150 native americans were slaughtered, children, the vast majority of them women, and the elderly, making it one of the most infamous cases of state-sponsored violence in U. S. Native americans, scholars, park service employees, Colorado ranchers, as well as its achievements, and politicians alternately argued and allied with one another around the question of whether the nation’s crimes, should be memorialized.

A Misplaced Massacre: Struggling over the Memory of Sand Creek #ad - Civil war left enduring national scars. Combining painstaking research with storytelling worthy of a novel, A Misplaced Massacre probes the intersection of history and memory, laying bare the ways differing groups of Americans come to know a shared past. A misplaced massacre examines the ways in which generations of Americans have struggled to come to terms with the meaning of both the attack and its aftermath, most publicly at the 2007 opening of the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site.

This site opened after a long and remarkably contentious planning process.

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Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History, 20th Anniversary Edition

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Beacon Press #ad - Carby   a modern classic about power and the making of history, with a new foreword by a prominent scholar  Placing the West’s failure to acknowledge the most successful slave revolt in history alongside denials of the Holocaust and the debates over the Alamo and Christopher Columbus, Michel-Rolph Trouillot offers a stunning meditation on how power operates in the making and recording of history.

Foreword by Hazel V. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Presented here with a new foreword by renowned scholar Hazel V. Beacon Press MA. Carby, of what is omitted and what is recorded, what is remembered and what is forgotten, Silencing the Past is an indispensable analysis of the silences in our historical narratives, and what these silences reveal about inequalities of power.

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Preserving Memory: The Struggle to Create America's Holocaust Museum

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Columbia University Press #ad - Preserving Memory: The Struggle to Create America's Holocaust Museum #ad - Beacon Press MA. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. This lively, honest, behind-the-scenes account details the emotionally complex fifteen-year struggle surrounding the museum's birth. Since its first year in 1993, sometimes at the rate of 10, the united States Holocaust Memorial Museum has attracted more than 15 millino visitors, 000 a day, each of whom has walked away with an indelible impression of awe in the face of the unimaginable.

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From Storefront to Monument: Tracing the Public History of the Black Museum Movement Public History in Historical Perspective

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University of Massachusetts Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Today well over two hundred museums focusing on African American history and culture can be found throughout the United States and Canada. University of Massachusetts Press. Beacon Press MA. Used book in Good Condition. Columbia University Press. Over time, the black museum movement induced mainstream institutions to integrate African American history and culture into their own exhibits and educational programs.

Used book in Good Condition. Burns shows how the founders of these institutions, many of whom had ties to the Black Power movement, sought to provide African Americans with a meaningful alternative to the misrepresentation or utter neglect of black history found in standard textbooks and most public history sites.

From Storefront to Monument: Tracing the Public History of the Black Museum Movement Public History in Historical Perspective #ad - This often controversial process has culminated in the creation of a National Museum of African American History and Culture, now scheduled to open in the nation's capital in 2015. Andrea A. Through the recovery and interpretation of artifacts, documents, and stories drawn from African American experience, they encouraged the embrace of a distinctly black identity and promoted new methods of interaction between the museum and the local community.

Many of these institutions trace their roots to the 1960s and 1970s, when the struggle for racial equality inspired a movement within the black community to make the history and culture of African America more "public. This book tells the story of four of these groundbreaking museums: the DuSable Museum of African American History in Chicago founded in 1961; the International Afro-American Museum in Detroit 1965; the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum in Washington, D.

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The New History in an Old Museum: Creating the Past at Colonial Williamsburg

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Duke University Press Books #ad - Columbia University Press. History. Used book in Good Condition. University of Massachusetts Press. Revitalization. By deploying the voices of these various actors in a richly textured narrative, The New History in an Old Museum highlights the elements of cultural consensus that emerge from this cacophony of conflict and negotiation.

The new history in an old Museum is an exploration of "historical truth" as presented at Colonial Williamsburg. But in recent decades a new generation of social historians has injected a more populist and critical slant to the site’s narrative of nationhood. Past. Used book in Good Condition. Handler and gable focus on the way this public history is managed, as historians and administrators define historiographical policy and middle-level managers train and direct front-line staff to deliver this "product" to the public.

The New History in an Old Museum: Creating the Past at Colonial Williamsburg #ad - . Museum. More than a detailed history of a museum and tourist attraction, it examines the packaging of American history, and consumerism and the manufacturing of cultural beliefs. Used book in Good Condition. They explore how visitors consume or modify what they hear and see, and reveal how interpreters and craftspeople resist or acquiesce in being managed.

For example, employees now relate stories about the experiences of African Americans and women, in interactions with museum visitors, stories that several years ago did not enter into descriptions of life in Colonial Williamsburg.

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Tales from the Haunted South: Dark Tourism and Memories of Slavery from the Civil War Era The Steven and Janice Brose Lectures in the Civil War Era

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The University of North Carolina Press #ad - Museum. Columbia University Press. But who are these ghosts? examining popular sites and stories from these tours, Miles shows that haunted tales routinely appropriate and skew African American history to produce representations of slavery for commercial gain. Used book in Good Condition. In an incisive and engaging work, miles uses these troubling cases to shine light on how we feel about the Civil War and race, and how the ghosts of the past are still with us.

University of Massachusetts Press. Past. In this book tiya miles explores the popular yet troubling phenomenon of "ghost tours, " frequently promoted and experienced at plantations, urban manor homes, and cemeteries throughout the South. Used book in Good Condition. Dark tourism" often highlights the most sensationalist and macabre aspects of slavery, from salacious sexual ties between white masters and black women slaves to the physical abuse and torture of black bodies to the supposedly exotic nature of African spiritual practices.

Tales from the Haunted South: Dark Tourism and Memories of Slavery from the Civil War Era The Steven and Janice Brose Lectures in the Civil War Era #ad - Revitalization. Because the realities of slavery are largely absent from these tours, Miles reveals how they continue to feed problematic "Old South" narratives and erase the hard truths of the Civil War era. As a staple of the tours, guides entertain paying customers by routinely relying on stories of enslaved black specters.

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