|About the Editor||p. 8|
|Introduction: Local History - In Search of Common Threads||p. 11|
|The Amateur Historian||p. 21|
|Some Impressions of the Nonacademic Local Historians and Their Writings||p. 33|
|Local Historians and Their Activities||p. 46|
|An Address Delivered Before the New-Hampshire Historical Society||p. 61|
|Deficiencies in Our History: An Address Delivered Before the Vermont Historical and Antiquarian Society at Montpelier, October 16, 1846||p. 66|
|The Literature of American Local History: A Bibliographical Essay||p. 76|
|The Value of Local History||p. 85|
|The Value of Local History||p. 90|
|Nearby History: Connecting Particulars and Universals||p. 100|
|State, Local, and Regional Studies||p. 110|
|Changes in the Community||p. 119|
|Challenges and Opportunities in Writing State and Local History||p. 129|
|The Usable Past: A Study of Historical Traditions in Kansas City||p. 145|
|A Manifesto: The Defense and Illustration of Local History||p. 164|
|A Sense of Place: A Historian Advocates Conceptual Approaches to Community History||p. 181|
|How Not to Write Local History||p. 191|
|The Local Historian: His Occupational Hazards and Compensations||p. 200|
|How to Write a Dull Town History||p. 209|
|Local and Community History: Some Cautionary Remarks on an Idea Whose Time Has Returned||p. 212|
|The Stuff of History||p. 237|
|Suggestions for Further Reading||p. 240|
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