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On Doing Local History: Reflections on What Local Historians Do, Why, and What It Means ebook

by Carol Kammen


On Doing Local History book. On Doing Local History offers local historians a new way of thinking about their work: questioning the sources they use and the subjects they investigate.

On Doing Local History book. This book recognizes the special circumstances facing local historian who study, write, and display the history of the communities in which they live. It considers the tradition of local history and the legacy of that On Doing Local History offers local historians a new way of thinking about their work: questioning the sources they use and the subjects they investigate.

On Doing Local History validates the work local historians do, provides intellectual and historical context, and supplies a soothing balm to anyone . Carol Kammen has written and lectured about local history for many years.

On Doing Local History validates the work local historians do, provides intellectual and historical context, and supplies a soothing balm to anyone who has been knocked back for a grant or dismissed as an 'amateur' (in the pejorative sense of the word). a lot of ground to cover, but Kammen does it quickly and skillfully, and she also manages to step beyond a parochial or even a national approach.

Since 1986, On Doing Local History has been an invaluable aid to local historians. Now Carol Kammen has completely updated and revised this classic to reflect more than fifteen years of experience working with local historians. She challenges all historians of the local to think about what they are doing and how they are doing it. She dispels the myth that amateur historians, who are frequent practitioners of local history, necessarily produce a history less rigorous or useful

For over thirty years, Carol Kammen’s On Doing Local History has been a valuable guide to professional and amateur historians alike.

For over thirty years, Carol Kammen’s On Doing Local History has been a valuable guide to professional and amateur historians alike. First published in 1986, revised in 2003, this book offers not only discussion of practical matters, but also a deeper reflection on local, public history, what it means, and why it is done. It is used in classrooms and found on the shelves of local historians across the .

Carol Kammen, Terry A Barnhart.

Since 1986 On Doing Local History has been an invaluable aid to local historians. She dispels the myth that amateur historians, who are frequent practitioners of local history, necessarily produce a history less rigorous or useful

reflections on what local historians do, why, and what it means.

reflections on what local historians do, why, and what it means. Published 1986 by American Association for State and Local History in Nashville, Tenn.

New York has a long tradition of attention to, caring for, and publishing local history. On Doing Local History: Reflections on What Local Historians Do, Why, and What It Means. Private History in Public: Exhibition and the Settings of Everyday Life by Tammy S. Gordon.

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BroWelm
I am involved with my own small local historical society as well as a professional organization, so I was very interesting in Carol Kammen's perspective. She gave some context for the field, differentiating between the academic historians and their focus on large-scale events and prominent people, and the local historians, trying to save their artifacts and keep their ancestors' memories alive.

She provided the history of "local history," describing the types of local histories that were written by the civic leaders of the 19th century, and then described the field in the 20th century, following its evolution into the realm of the matronly ladies. Finally, she offered some exciting suggestions for present-day local historians to broaden our approach. Local histories can include minorities, the poor, those who were only passing through, and other people who never had a street or a house named after them. They can identify connections between our towns, our regions and national events, identifying what is unique about our own place.
Shakagul
Quick read, helpful, practical advice for one who will be starting research in the community. Nice resource to have around.
Nern
Great book for a beginner or an old hand
inform
Excellent, this item is exactly what I expected.
Eta
History is unlike other disciplines in that amateurs can read it and at the local level collect and disseminate information. This book helps people with an interest in pursuing the discipline by providing them with guidelines on how to get started. Local history is defined as a "study of past events, or of people or groups, in a given geographical area" (p. 4). The definition is expanded further in that it is described as a process that includes learning. That learning includes an understanding of the causes of events in the past. In the U.S., history was first a leisure activity of men of means. Over time it developed into an academic discipline. This was in the 1880s. Newspapers in the 1930s viewed local history as an item worthy of publication in feature articles and columns. Institutionally the American Association for State and Local History linked local historians and professionals when it was created in 1940. Sources abound for researchers. The author notes "Everything that men and women have written, touched, or made is a clue to the past." Gaining a holistic perspective is a challenge, that if not met can result in an inaccurate understanding of the past. That is, if key components are missing, the explanation misses the mark. In the concluding section, advice is offered to local historians: 1) read widely 2) recognize the plurality of the past 3) be responsible 4) write to be read 5) cultivate diversity 6) provide for the reader or viewer 7)write memoirs, diaries and journals 8) seek advice. Overall this book is very helpful in pointing people along the path to collecting and distributing valid local historical documents.
On Doing Local History: Reflections on What Local Historians Do, Why, and What It Means ebook
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Carol Kammen
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