Sense of History: The Place of the Past in American Life

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Univ of Massachusetts Press, Jan 1, 2001 - History - 269 pages
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The author of this work surveys the shifting boundaries between the personal, public, and professional uses of the past and explores their place in the broader cultural landscape. Each chapter investigates a specific encounter between Americans and their history.
  

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User Review  - Eve - Goodreads

This book of essays has lurked on my shelf for awhile and when I picked it up I struggled with it. I don't know if it was because this is not where I am with my life right now or simply because the essays never drew me in or engaged me. I'm thinking that it is a combination of the two. Read full review

Review: Sense of History

User Review  - Goodreads

This book of essays has lurked on my shelf for awhile and when I picked it up I struggled with it. I don't know if it was because this is not where I am with my life right now or simply because the essays never drew me in or engaged me. I'm thinking that it is a combination of the two. Read full review

Contents

Illustrat1ons
ix
Preface
xiii
Sense of History
1
Remembering a War
23
Celebrating the City
59
Watching The Civil War
87
Place and Placelessness in American History
109
Rethinking New England Town Character
129
Making Places in California
165
Finding Our Place
203
Notes
213
Index
260
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Glassberg is assistant professor of history and director of the public history program at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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