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Sense of History: The Place of the Past in American Life
David Glassberg's book is a searching exploration of the divide that separates academic history from the sense of the past that all of us carry wherever we go?our sense of having ancestors, of beingExpand
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Letting Go? Sharing Historical Authority in a User-Generated World.
The traditional expertise of the history museum seems to be challenged at every turn. Web 2.0 invites ordinary people to become their own archivists, curators, and designers as they organize imagesExpand
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Romancing the folk : public memory & American roots music
In American music, the notion of "roots" has been a powerful refrain, but just what constitutes our true musical traditions has often been a matter of debate. As Benjamin Filene reveals, a number ofExpand
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Training Public Historians: Academy and Reality.
Professionalization builds structure that solidifies a discipline; professionalization erects walls that bar outsiders. Professionalization elevates understanding to a higher plane;Expand
Review Essay
The last twenty years have seen a revolution in how public history professionals have approached and interacted with the public. The arrival of the World Wide Web in the 1990s forced archivists toExpand
Make Yourself at Home
Small Stories in the Big Picture: Open House: If These Walls Could Talk.
When is a small story a big story? At the beginning of 2001, the Minnesota Historical Society set out on a five-year-long quest to find out. The journey culminated this January in the opening of aExpand
Searching for Florence
For me, it was the eyes. With her hand resting easily on the piano, the girl gives the camera a piercing look of pride and self-possession, with just a hint of defiance. That look stirred up deepExpand