Nearby History

Nearby History

Exploring the Past Around You

Book - 2000
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In the Second Edition of Nearby History, the authors have updated all chapters, introduced information about internet sources and uses of newer technologies, as well as updated the appendices. A comprehensive handbook on investigating the history of your community, family, local institutions, and cultural artifacts, Nearby History guides you in researching the world close at hand. Nearby History provides insights on how to find and use published, unpublished, visual, and material records while also instructing on how to collect information through interviews, connect individual investigations with broader historical issues, and use photographs, documents, and objects in a study. Both professionally trained and self-taught historians will find this work an excellent resource in developing a more comprehensive view of the past. Individual books on Nearby History topics are also available as a part of The Nearby History Series .
Publisher: Walnut Creek, CA : AltaMira Press, c2000
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9780742502703
Characteristics: xvi, 285 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Marty, Myron A.
Call Number: LH 973 KYV


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dclarchivists Oct 23, 2019

If you are looking for a guide to researching local history, this is a great place to start. The book contains detailed descriptions on finding historical meaning from different materials and engagingly teaches readers how to think about history effectively and imaginatively.

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