Zen and the Art of Local History

Zen and the Art of Local History

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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: a€c Being a Local Historian a€c Topics and Sources a€c Staying Relevant a€c Getting it Right a€c Writing History a€c History Organizations Each chapter features one of Carol Kammena€™s memorable editorials from History News. Her editorial is a a€œcall.a€ 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 a€œBoba€ 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.Even so, there are memorials in Washington to foreign leaders and events in other countries, memorials outside of the guidelines that have been approved by the commission.10 Most of our hometowns do not have the political or specialanbsp;...

Title:Zen and the Art of Local History
Author:Carol Kammen, Bob Beatty
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 2014-08-14


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