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Local history has often been seen as an informal field study with research conducted by amateur historians. This collection of essays addresses how to effectively research local history and the theory behind local history. Essays span from the nineteenth century to the present and reflect the different ways scholars have approached local history over time. Weaving the essays together is the idea that common threads can be found throughout the history of communities in particular regions and the country.

The Pursuit of Local History: Readings on Theory and Practice

Produced by: AASLH

978-0-7619-9169-4 — Paperback