The Pursuit of Local History Readings on Theory and Practice

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Pub. Date: 1996-06-11
Publisher(s): Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Table of Contents

About the Editorp. 8
Acknowledgmentsp. 9
Introduction: Local History - In Search of Common Threadsp. 11
The Amateur Historianp. 21
Some Impressions of the Nonacademic Local Historians and Their Writingsp. 33
Local Historians and Their Activitiesp. 46
An Address Delivered Before the New-Hampshire Historical Societyp. 61
Deficiencies in Our History: An Address Delivered Before the Vermont Historical and Antiquarian Society at Montpelier, October 16, 1846p. 66
The Literature of American Local History: A Bibliographical Essayp. 76
The Value of Local Historyp. 85
The Value of Local Historyp. 90
Nearby History: Connecting Particulars and Universalsp. 100
State, Local, and Regional Studiesp. 110
Changes in the Communityp. 119
Challenges and Opportunities in Writing State and Local Historyp. 129
The Usable Past: A Study of Historical Traditions in Kansas Cityp. 145
A Manifesto: The Defense and Illustration of Local Historyp. 164
A Sense of Place: A Historian Advocates Conceptual Approaches to Community Historyp. 181
How Not to Write Local Historyp. 191
The Local Historian: His Occupational Hazards and Compensationsp. 200
How to Write a Dull Town Historyp. 209
Local and Community History: Some Cautionary Remarks on an Idea Whose Time Has Returnedp. 212
The Stuff of Historyp. 237
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 240
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