Sense of History: The Place of the Past in American Life

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Benjamin P. Filene, Associate Professor and Director of Public History (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: David Glassberg's book is a searching exploration of the divide that separates academic history from the sense of the past that all of us carry wherever we go?our sense of having ancestors, of being from someplace, of being connected to traditions. "Must there be such a gulf between scholarly and personal uses of the past?" he asks.

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Language: English
Date: 2001
book reviews, history, American history, academic history, oral history

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