The second edition highlights local history practice in each U.S. state and Canadian province.
Author: Carol Kammen
Publisher: AltaMira Press
The Encyclopedia of Local History addresses nearly every aspect of local history, including everyday issues, theoretical approaches, and trends in the field. The second edition highlights local history practice in each U.S. state and Canadian province.
Religious groups and their related institutions also house local history records. ...
Library System, maintains a lively publishing program, as well as the Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture website (www. encyclopediaofarkansas. net).
Author: Amy H. Wilson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
The Encyclopedia of Local History addresses nearly every aspect of local history, including everyday issues, theoretical approaches, and trends in the field. This encyclopedia provides both the casual browser and the dedicated historian with adept commentary by bringing the voices of over one hundred experts together in one place. Entries include: ·Terms specifically related to the everyday practice of interpreting local history in the United States, such as “African American History,” “City Directories,” and “Latter-Day Saints.” ·Historical and documentary terms applied to local history such as “Abstract,” “Culinary History,” and “Diaries.” ·Detailed entries for major associations and institutions that specifically focus on their usage in local history projects, such as “Library of Congress” and “Society of American Archivists” ·Entries for every state and Canadian province covering major informational sources critical to understanding local history in that region. ·Entries for every major immigrant group and ethnicity. Brand-new to this edition are critical topics covering both the practice of and major current areas of research in local history such as “Digitization,” “LGBT History,” museum theater,” and “STEM education.” Also new to this edition are graphics, including 48 photographs. Overseen by a blue-ribbon Editorial Advisory Board (Anne W. Ackerson, James D. Folts, Tim Grove, Carol Kammen, and Max A. van Balgooy) this essential reference will be frequently consulted in academic libraries with American and Canadian history programs, public libraries supporting local history, museums, historic sites and houses, and local archives in the U.S. and Canada. This third edition is the first to include photographs.
Divided into six major themes the book covers the scope and breadth of local history: • Being a Local Historian • Topics and Sources • Staying Relevant • Getting it Right • Writing History • History Organizations Each chapter ...
Author: Carol Kammen
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Zen and the Art of Local History is an engaging, interactive conversation that conveys the exciting nature of local history. Divided into six major themes the book covers the scope and breadth of local history: • Being a Local Historian • Topics and Sources • Staying Relevant • Getting it Right • Writing History • History Organizations Each chapter features one of Carol Kammen’s memorable editorials from History News. Her editorial is a “call.” Each is followed by a response from one of more than five dozen prominent players in state and local history. These Respondents include local and public historians, archivists, volunteers, and history professionals across the kaleidoscopic spectrum of local history. Among this group are Katherine Kane, Robert “Bob” Richmond, Charlie Bryan, and Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko. The result is a series of dialogues on important topics in the field of local history. This interactivity of these conversations makes Zen and the Art of Local History a unique offering in the public history field.
In this work readers can discover the role local historians play, find out what the experts see as the values of the local history while exploring their theories, and see how local history has been practised by those who have dedicated ...
Author: Carol Kammen
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
In this work readers can discover the role local historians play, find out what the experts see as the values of the local history while exploring their theories, and see how local history has been practised by those who have dedicated their lives to it.
Communities often believe that local history should be “promo— tional of place”
and historians who fail to live up to this ... and Local History, 2002); Carol
Kammen and Norma Prendergast, eds, Encyclopedia of Local History (Walnut
Author: Florida Historical SocietyPublish On: 2001
dents of a particular place have had to balance their studies between a popular
history approach ( that emphasizes ... With this goal in mind , the AASLH offers
two new publications : the Encyclopedia of Local History and Nearby History .
Carol Kammen & Norma Prendergast , ( editors ) Encyclopedia of Local History (
New York , Altamira Press , 2000 ) , 539 p . Originally the editors of this volume
wanted to call it “ a compendium of useful information , interesting scholarship
Mechanics aside , the Encyclopedia of Local History includes fine work that
deserves recognition . As just one example , the issues raised in Theodore J .
Karamanski ' s entry “ Ethics and local history ” ( 160 - 165 ) address the very
means of ...
Dealing with Indianapolis, this comprehensive work contains over 900,000 words, 22 interpretive essays and 1,600 entries on people, organizations, and events.
Author: David J. Bodenhamer
Dealing with Indianapolis, this comprehensive work contains over 900,000 words, 22 interpretive essays and 1,600 entries on people, organizations, and events. It features a timeline that offers an overview of key events in the city's history, and is accompanied by illustrations and a statistical appendix.
What is the context behind local events and institutions ? Where does one start ?
Through brief , succinct notes and essay - length entries written by over 130
contributing authors from the field , the Encyclopedia of Local History presents
The story of African Americans in Kentucky is as diverse and vibrant as the state's general history.
Author: Gerald L. Smith
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
The story of African Americans in Kentucky is as diverse and vibrant as the state's general history. The work of more than 150 writers, The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia is an essential guide to the black experience in the Commonwealth. The encyclopedia includes biographical sketches of politicians and community leaders as well as pioneers in art, science, and industry. Kentucky's impact on the national scene is registered in an array of notable figures, such as writers William Wells Brown and bell hooks, reformers Bessie Lucas Allen and Shelby Lanier Jr., sports icons Muhammad Ali and Isaac Murphy, civil rights leaders Whitney Young Jr. and Georgia Powers, and entertainers Ernest Hogan, Helen Humes, and the Nappy Roots. Featuring entries on the individuals, events, places, organizations, movements, and institutions that have shaped the state's history since its origins, the volume also includes topical essays on the civil rights movement, Eastern Kentucky coalfields, business, education, and women. For researchers, students, and all who cherish local history, The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia is an indispensable reference that highlights the diversity of the state's culture and history.
LOCAL HISTORY Oral history is a good source of local history . Listening to the
recollections of older people , looking at their photographs , and sharing their
memories reveals a lot about the past . Family history is a branch of local history .
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
A reference guide to world history, featuring a timeline, key date boxes, and biographies of historical figures.
40 ( paper ) . Foreword , illustrations , bibliography , index . Carolyn McArthur is
curator of material culture for the Colorado Historical Society . Carol Kammen
and Norma Prendergast , eds . Encyclopedia of Local History . Walnut Creek ,
The encyclopedia encourages local history that is truly democratic . Thus , it
includes essays on American Indian , Chicano , Asian American as well as
African American history and an invaluable appendix listing numerous ethnic
groups with ...
Affiliated With : American Association of Museums ; American Association for
State and Local History ; National Trust for Historic Preservation . Publications :
Spanish River Papers . Journal . Covers various topics of local history . Price : $ 5