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On doing local history

Carol Kammen

On doing local history

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

by Carol Kammen

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Published by American Association for State and Local History in Nashville, Tenn .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Local history.,
  • United States -- History, Local -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography, p.

    StatementCarol Kammen.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE180
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22175170M
    ISBN 100910050813

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About the Author Carol Kammen has been writing about doing local history for many years. The first edition of this book came out in ; this edition is greatly pruned and expanded. On doing local history book She has edited The Encyclopedia of Local History (two editions) for Alta Mira Press and AASLH and has written editorials for History News since /5(2).

SinceOn Doing Local History has been an invaluable aid to local historians. Now Carol Kammen has completely updated and revised this classic 4/5(1). For over thirty years, Carol Kammen's On Doing Local History has been a valuable guide to professional and "amateur" historians alike.

First published inrevised inthis book offers not only discussion of practical matters, but also a deeper. Carol Kammen's On Doing Local History is a rare book, a sophisticated methodological study aimed at amateur historians who search out their communities' past. In the rush by historians to professionalize the field, amateur practitioners have been left out of conversations concerning the nature of historical knowledge and the art of interpretation.

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