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Artifacts and the American past / Thomas J. Schlereth

Catalog Data

Author:
Schlereth, Thomas J  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 294 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1980
©1980
Notes:
Also issued online.
Contents:
I: Graphics as artifacts -- Mirrors of the past: historical photography and American history -- Mail-order catalogs as resources in material culture studies -- Past cityscapes: uses of cartography in urban history -- II: Historic sites as artifacts -- Historic house museums: seven teaching strategies -- The historic museum village as a cross-disciplinary learning laboratory -- The 1876 centennial: a model for comparative American studies -- III: Landscapes as artifacts -- Vegetation as historical data: a historian's use of plants and natural material culture evidence -- Regional studies in America: the Chicago model -- Above-ground archaeology: discovering a community's history through local artifacts -- IV: Coda -- Collecting ideas and artifacts: common problems of history museums and history texts
Summary:
This book presents ways to explore and teach history outside the traditional classroom experience--by the study of historic photographs, mail-order catalogs, cartography, historic house museums and villages, the 1876 Centennial, plants and natural material culture, and regional studies through what the author calls above-ground archaeology.
Topic:
Historical museums  Search this
Photography in historiography  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Civilization  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_133844