Below is a list of the readings required for History 671. Students enrolled in the course can login to our Sakai site and visit the “Resources” area for access to all linked readings, including copyrighted materials.
(All are available in Student Stores; several are also available as e-books via Amazon’s Kindle or Barnes & Noble’s Nook)
- Handler, Richard and Eric Gable. The New History in an Old Museum: Creating the Past at Colonial Williamsburg. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1997.
- King, Thomas F. Thinking about Cultural Resource Management: Essays from the Edge. Altamira, 2002.
- Rosenzweig, Roy, and David Thelen. The Presence of the Past: Popular Uses of History in American Life. New York: Columbia University Press, 1998.
- Simon, Nina. The Participatory Museum. Museum 2.0, 2010. (More resources on the author’s webpage.)
- Tilden, Freeman. Interpreting Our Heritage. 4th Edition. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 2008.
- Whisnant, Anne Mitchell. Super-Scenic Motorway: A Blue Ridge Parkway History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 2006.
- Yuhl, Stephanie. A Golden Haze of Memory: The Making of Historic Charleston. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 2005.
Required Article/Book Chapter/Web Readings
(Dates to be read are noted in the course calendar; links to all of the following, including copyrighted materials, are available for students on the “Resources” area of our Sakai site.)
- AOTUS Blog (Archivist of the United States David Ferriero).
- Carolina Comments (North Carolina Department of Archives & History newsletter)
- Content, Context, and Capacity: A Collaborative Large-Scale Digitization Project on the Long Civil Rights Movement in North Carolina (Triangle Research Libraries Network)
- Digital Humanities Resources.
- “Interchange: The Promise of Digital History.” Journal of American History 95:2 (September 2008).
- Feller, Laura. “Controversy in the Classroom / Doing History in NPS “Classrooms.” Perspectives on History (May 2010).
- Gardner, James B. “Contested Terrain: History, Museums, and the Public.” The Public Historian 26, no. 4 (11, 2004): 11-21.
- Greenfield, Briann. “Teaching Students about Public History Advocacy.” Public History News 30:1 (December 2009).
- History@Work Blog, National Council on Public History.
Loewen, James W. Excerpts from Lies Across America: What Our Historic Sites Get Wrong. New York: W.W. Norton, 1999.
- Miller, Page Putnam, and Donald Ritchie. “History’s Lobbyist: An Interview with Page Putnam Miller.” The Public Historian 32, no. 2 (5, 2010): 31-50.
- Nash, Gary B., “For Whom Will the Liberty Bell Toll? From Controversy to Cooperation,” in Slavery and Public History: The Tough Stuff of American Memory edited by James Oliver Horton and Lois E. Horton. New York: New Press: Distributed by Norton, 2006.
- Ogline, Jill. “”Creating Dissonance for the Visitor”: The Heart of the Liberty Bell Controversy.” The Public Historian 26, no. 3 (8, 2004): 49-58.
- Pitcaithley, Dwight T. “Abraham Lincoln’s Birthplace Cabin: The Making of an American Icon” in Myth, Memory, and the Making of the American Landscape. Edited by Paul A. Shackel. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, c2001.
- Pitcaithley, Dwight T. “‘A Cosmic Threat’: The National Park Service Addresses the Causes of the American Civil War,” in Slavery and Public History: The Tough Stuff of American Memory edited by James Oliver Horton and Lois E. Horton. New York : New Press : Distributed by Norton, 2006.
- Public History Resources.
Robert, Blain, and Ethan J. Kytle. “Looking The Things in the Face: Slavery, Race, and the Commemorative Landscape in Charleston, South Carolina, 1865-2010.” Journal of Southern History 78, no. 3 (August 2012): 639–684.
- Sherratt, Tim. “It’s All About the Stuff: Collections, Interfaces, Power, and People.” Journal of Digital Humanities 1, no. 1 (Winter 2011), http://journalofdigitalhumanities.org/1-1/its-all-about-the-stuff-by-tim-sherratt/.
- Visualizing the Past: Graphs, Maps, and Trees: Imagining the Future of Public Interfaces to Cultural Heritage Collections (group blog from 2012 National Council on Public History working group).
- Wallace, Mike. “The Battle of the Enola Gay,” Mickey Mouse History and Other Essays on American Memory. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1996.
- Whisnant, Anne Mitchell, and David E. Whisnant. “Exhibition Review: “Blue Ridge Parkway, America’s Favorite Journey,” Blue Ridge Parkway, and “Within a Day’s Drive of Millions,” Shenandoah National Park.” The Journal of American History 96, no. 3 (December 2009).
- Woodward, Walt. “‘Shaping the People’s History of America’: Opportunities and Needs in the Field of Public History.” CHS Miscellany 1, Center for Historical Studies, Northwestern University (February 2009).