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Slavery and public history : the tough stuff of American memory

Author: James Oliver Horton; Lois E Horton
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English
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This book is a collection of essays that focus on public history and the difficulty that public historians encounter in dealing with the nation's most enduring contradiction: the history of American slavery in a country dedicated to freedom.-Introd.
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Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: James Oliver Horton; Lois E Horton
OCLC Number: 70069437
Notes: Originally published: New York : New Press, ©2006.
"A collection of essays that focus on public history and the difficulty that public historians encounter in dealing with the history of American slavery"--Introduction.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Coming to terms with slavery in twenty-first-century America / I. Berlin --
If you don't tell it like it was, it can never be as it ought to be / D.W. Blight --
Slavery in American history, an uncomfortable national dialogue / J.O. Horton --
Last great taboo subject, exhibiting slavery at the Library of Congress / J.M. Vlach --
For whom will the Liberty Bell toll? From controversy to cooperation / G.B. Nash --
Recovering (from) slavery, four struggles to tell the truth / J. Melish --
Avoiding history, Thomas Jefferson, Sally Hemings, and the uncomfortable public conversation on slavery / L.E. Horton --
Southern comfort levels, race, heritage tourism, and the Civil War in Richmond / M. Tyler-McGraw --
"A cosmic threat", the National Park Service addresses the causes of the American Civil War / D.T. Pitcaithley --
In search of a usable past, neo-Confederates and black Confederates / B. Levine --
Reflections / E.T. Linenthal.
Responsibility: edited by James Oliver Horton and Lois E. Horton.

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This book is a collection of essays that focus on public history and the difficulty that public historians encounter in dealing with the nation's most enduring contradiction: the history of American slavery in a country dedicated to freedom.-Introd.

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