On Doing Local History [2nd edition]


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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.

Title: On Doing Local History [2nd edition]

Author: Carol Kammen; foreword by Terry A. Barnhart, Eastern Illinois University

Illustrator: Reg. Price: $26.95

Categories: How to. .,

Edition: 2

Publisher: AltaMira Press: 2003

ISBN Number: 0-7591-0253-8

ISBN Number 13: 9780759102538

Binding: paperback

Book Details: 192 pages, paperback, AltaMira Press

Seller ID: 102538

Description: 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.