On Doing Local History
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 many years the author of a column in History News, Kammen's thoughtful, level-headed ideas and personable writing style will keep this book a classic for years to come.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Local Historys Past
Revising What Is Held as True
Thinking about History
The Subjects of Local History
Journalists and Historians
Researching Local History
When Being Right Is Not Good Enough
Other editions - View all
academic historians African American AltaMira Press amateur historian answer archives asked Brian Friel cal History Carol Kammen census church Coda to Chapter collected considered county histories created deal diary documents Enola Gay essays exhibit fact foodways footnotes Franklin Jameson glass factory H. P. R. Finberg happened Helen Hooven Santmyer Herbert Baxter Adams historical fiction historical societies history research important interest involved Ithaca journalists knowledge labor letters live locally look Marc Bloch material means ment Museum newspaper nineteenth century noted particular past person political present problem public history published questions reader recipes records sometimes sources story tell things tion Tompkins Tompkins County topics torians torical tory town Underground Railroad understand University W. G. Hoskins Walnut Creek women workers write written wrote York