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The Lowell Experiment

Author : Cathy Stanton
ISBN : 1558495479
Genre : History
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In the early nineteenth century, Lowell, Massachusetts, was widely studied and emulated as a model for capitalist industrial development. One of the first cities in the United States to experience the ravages of deindustrialization, it was also among the first places in the world to turn to its own industrial and ethnic history as a tool for reinventing itself in the emerging postindustrial economy. The Lowell Experiment explores how history and culture have been used to remake Lowell and how historians have played a crucial yet ambiguous role in that process. The book focuses on Lowell National Historical Park, the flagship project of Lowell's new cultural economy. When it was created in 1978, the park broke new ground with its sweeping reinterpretations of labor, immigrant, and women's history. It served as a test site for the ideas of practitioners in the new field of public history -- a field that links the work of professionally trained historians with many different kinds of projects in the public realm. The Lowell Experiment takes an anthropological approach to public history in Lowell, showing it as a complex cultural performance shaped by local memory, the imperatives of economic redevelopment, and tourist rituals -- all serving to locate the park's audiences and workers more securely within a changing and uncertain new economy characterized by growing inequalities and new exclusions. The paradoxical dual role of Lowell's public historians as both interpreters of and contributors to that new economy raises important questions about the challenges and limitations facing academically trained scholars in contemporary American culture. As a long-standing and well-known example of "culture-led re-development," Lowell offers an outstanding site for exploring questions of concern to those in the fields of public and urban history, urban planning, and tourism studies.

Arme Reiche Stadt

Author : Norbert Gestring
ISBN : 9783866491373
Genre : City dwellers
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What Is Public History Globally

Author : Paul Ashton
ISBN : 9781350033276
Genre : History
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Across the globe, history has gone public. With the rise of the internet, family historians are now delving into archives continents apart. Activists look into and recreate the past to promote social justice or environmental causes. Dark and difficult pasts are confronted at sites of commemoration. Artists draw on memory and the past to study the human condition and make meaning in the present. As a result of this democratisation of history, public history movements have now risen to prominence. This groundbreaking edited collection takes a comprehensive look at public history throughout the world. Divided into three sections - Background, Definitions and Issues; Approaches and Methods; and Sites of Public History - it contextualises public history in eleven different countries, explores the main research skills and methods of the discipline and illustrates public history research with a variety of global case studies. What is Public History Globally? provides an in-depth examination of the ways in which ordinary people become active participants in historical processes and it will be an invaluable resource for advance undergraduates and postgraduates studying public history, museology and heritage studies.

Sammelwunder Sammelwahn

Author : Philipp Blom
ISBN : 3423280468
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The Factory A Social History Of Work And Technology

Author : Allison Marsh
ISBN : 9781440853333
Genre : History
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The book goes beyond the assembly line to examine the physical environment of the industrial landscape. • Appeals to readers interested in world history, industrial tourism, and the robotics industry • Explains the significance of the factory to American history and culture • Tells the story of American factory work through spaces and objects • Details how factory buildings have evolved over the years

Public History Readings

Author : Phyllis K. Leffler
ISBN : UOM:39015029290114
Genre : History
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Historical Journal Of Massachusetts

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105213178853
Genre : Historical journal of Western Massachusetts
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Author : Mark Kurlansky
ISBN : 3453600398
Genre : History, Modern
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Tet-Offensive in Vietnam, Antikriegsbewegung, Prager Frühling, Rassenunruhen in Amerika und Notstandsgesetze in Deutschland, Pariser Mai und Demonstrationen polnischer und italienischer, mexikanischer und japanischer Studenten. Abbie Hoffman in New York,

Einf Hrung In Die Amerikanistik

Author : Udo J. Hebel
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Northeast Anthropology

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ISBN : NWU:35556039062252
Genre : Anthropology
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