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Nearby History: Exploring the Past Around You / Edition 4

Nearby History: Exploring the Past Around You / Edition 4

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This fourth edition of Nearby History is a comprehensive handbook for those interested in investigating the history of communities, families, local institutions, and cultural artifacts. Richly illustrated with photos and documents, Nearby History is an excellent resource for both professionally trained and self-taught historians.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442270084
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 06/28/2019
Edition description: Fourth Edition
Pages: 242
Sales rank: 166,920
Product dimensions: 5.92(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

David E. Kyvig, now deceased, was distinguished research professor and professor of history at Northern Illinois University, is a former president of the National Council on Public History. His book Explicit and Authentic Acts: Amending the U.S. Constitution, 1776–1995 received the 1997 Bancroft Prize and other awards. His most recent work, The Age of Impeachment: American Constitutional Culture since 1960, was a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2008.

Myron A. Marty is the Ann G. and Sigurd E. Anderson University Professor and dean of arts and sciences emeritus at Drake University. His most recent book, Communities of Frank Lloyd Wright: Taliesin and Beyond, appeared in 2009. His other publications include Daily Life in the United States, 1960–1990: Decades of Discord, and (with Shirley Marty) Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin Fellowship.

Larry Cebula is a professor of history at Eastern Washington University and is the Assistant Digital Archivist at the Washington State Archives. He is the author of Plateau Indians and the Quest for Spiritual Power: 1700-1850 and is editor of the website and smartphone app

Table of Contents

Preface to the Fourth Edition
Chapter 1: Why Nearby History?
Chapter 2: What Can Be Done Nearby?
Chapter 3: Sources and Storytelling
Chapter 4: Published Documents
Chapter 5: Unpublished Documents
Chapter 6: Producing Oral History Resources
Chapter 7: Photographs and Other Visual Documents
Chapter 8: Artifacts
Chapter 9: Landscapes and Buildings
Chapter 10: Preserving Historic Buildings and Landscapes
Chapter 11:Research, Writing, and Leaving a Record
Chapter 12: Linking the Particular and the Universal
About the Authors

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