This book gives and overview of the varieties and practices of public history by documenting experiences of public historians.
This book portrays the opportunities in each part of the American Government, Executive, Legislative, Judicial and state and local Governments.
A practical guide to doing public history
A History of the building of Manhattan. Building of downtown to gradual expansion uptown. Covered historical background and construction techniques. Book was well researched. The book is significant where "No other city in the world has such a concentration of sky scrapers and large buildings as has Manhattan. It is a city always changing: building, tearing down, rebuilding. It digs below the surface it reaches to the sky (pg.1). The book has enormous energy and creative imagination" (ibid.).
Documents women's struggles. Gives primary accost of court records, speeches etc.
Examined the histories in different regions around America to be brought to life. Gives values of every day people and how they have related to the political goals of their national and local governments.
This book displays not just historical facts but the actual documents legitimizing the historical fact. It starts with a letter from Verrazano to a telephone conversation between police and Nicole Simpson used in the O.J. trial. This book wanted the audience to experience going back in time. Usually popular history is determined and written by the people on top. "But in looking to these eyewitness accounts from American history, I think most of all Irving Strobin of 605 Barby street, Bklyn... 'But most of us I hope will offer kudos to the heroes and scoundrels, to the otherwise anonymous Americans who became caught up in our history and had the imagination toted the generations to come, yes this is how it was." (p.14). This book displays the memorable events that shaped our nation. It documents 150 primary acts of pivotal moments. It is noted for its comparison study.
Gives a comprehensive history of the mentally ill. It will help to solve what is best for the care of the mentally ill. By reminding us of the mistakes of the past can we better understand how to handle present. The author traces the growing demands. This book caused hospitals to deteriorate into custodial institutions care. It covers Colonial America to Contemporary America.
Book covers 20th century architecture and its origin examining areas of particular significance. The method Frampton uses when determining the oral history is as follows; he feels the first task in writing a history of establishing modern architecture is to establish a beginning which is comprehensive but concise history. First he sees what material is included and second the consistency in the interpretation of facts.
Written to bring women's experiences to the forefront "to highlight the invisible travelers who are pounding the beaten track or finding new paths away from it." (intro, p.8). Travel was something of a privilege especially beyond the western routes. Its a collection of over 100 personal and contemporary accounts describing the countries from the experiences of women.
Documents the planning and cancellation of B-29 Bomber exhibit at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. This book illustrates how the exhibit displayed the Bomb being dropped on Hiroshima in Japan WW2 and how there was a secret primary document opened in the restoration and therefore the exhibit was canceled.
Documents an oral history of Chinatown.
An oral history of East Hampton.
Prepared by Yvonne Tu, for HST 594--Independent Study--Public History, with assistance from Professor Catherine Lavender, Department of History, The College of Staten Island/CUNY. Last updated: Monday, 29 March 1999.