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The changing face of public history : the Chicago Historical Society and the transformation of an American museum

Author: Catherine M Lewis
Publisher: DeKalb : Northern Illinois University Press, ©2005.
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"Spurred first by the civil rights debates of the 1960s and '70s, then by the culture wars of the following decades, the Chicago Historical Society (CHS) increasingly sought to give visitors and patrons a voice in retelling the city's history. In response to debates over the authority to interpret the past, CHS engaged in community outreach and sponsored multicultural exhibits and programs. Yet, in this analysis of
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine M Lewis
ISBN: 0875806023 9780875806020
OCLC Number: 56608293
Description: xi, 172 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: From temple to forum --
Decades of change --
The first act --
We the people as an agent of change --
Transition years, 1987-1993 --
The neighborhoods project --
Unfinished business.
Responsibility: Catherine M. Lewis.
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This is an analysis of the Chicago Historical Society's evolving relationship with its constituencies since its founding and a comparison of its development over four decades with that of other  Read more...

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"This book will prove useful to public history students and practitioners, especially museum professionals and those interested in museum studies."--"The Public Historian""Readable and useful.... One Read more...

 
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