Nearby History: Exploring the Past Around You

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2010 - History - 283 pages
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"David E. Kyvig and Myron A. Marty have updated their classic work to embrace new technologies and perspectives, while staying faithful to the principles of historical inquiry and analysis that have made it invaluable for anyone interested in exploring the past of the world nearby. After nearly thirty years, Nearby History still does what it has always done bestūopen up the exploration of history to all.ūJames B. Gardner. National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

"Kyvig and Marty have produced a classic book that only gets better with age and updates. As technological advances allow ordinary individuals to capture images and audio in high-quality digital formats and become their own documentarian, Nearby History offers a how-to guide for anyone interested in using high and low technology to document and discover the historical meaning of things under our very noses."ūThomas F. Schwartz. Illinois State Historian

A comprehensive handbook for those interested in investigating the history of communities, families, local institutions, and cultural artifacts, Nearby History helps its readers research the world near at hand. In this fully updated third edition, the authors discuss a variety of research approaches involving published literature, unpublished documents, oral histories, visual and material sources, and landscapes; offer guidance in the uses of technology, particularly digital photography and digital voice recording; and suggest methods of historical presentation. Richly illustrated with photos and documents, Nearby History is an excellent resource for both professionally trained and self-taught historians.

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About the author (2010)

David E. Kyvig is Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of History at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois. Myron A. Marty is Ann G. and Sigurd E. Anderson University Professor Emeritus and Dean of Arts and Sciences Emeritus at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

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