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Archive stories : facts, fictions, and the writing of history

Author: Antoinette M Burton
Publisher: Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 2005.
Series: e-Duke books scholarly collection.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Despite the importance of archives to the subject of history, there has been very little written about actual encounters with them. This anthology compares scholarly findings from around the world to comment on the creation, definition, and use of archival evidence in the writing of history.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Archive stories.
Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2005026005
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Antoinette M Burton
ISBN: 9780822387046 0822387042 1283021978 9781283021975 9786613021977 6613021970
OCLC Number: 226067791
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 396 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction: archive fever, archive stories / Antoinette Burton --
National narratives and the politics of miscegenation: Britain and India / Durba Ghosh --
"Without the past there is no future": archives, history and authority in Uzbekistan / Jeff Sahadeo --
Mechanisms of exclusion: historicizing the archive and the passport / Craig Robertson --
Mr. Peal's archive: mobility and exchange in histories of empire / Tony Ballantyne --
A living archive of desire: Teresita la Campesina and the embodiment of queer Latino community histories / Horacio N. Roque Ramírez --
Toiling in the archives of cyberspace / Renée M. Sentilles --
"What is an archive?" in the history of modern France / Jennifer S. Milligan --
The archive and the case of the German nation / Peter Fritzsche --
On the biography of the Bakunin family archive / John Randolf --
Creating the "suffragette spirit": British feminism and the historical imagination / Laura Mayhall --
Archives of the unbuilt environment: documents and discourses of imagined space in twentieth-century Kohler, Wisconsin / Kathryn J. Oberdeck --
Fiction's imaginative archive and the newspaper's local scandals: the case of nineteenth-century Egypt / Marilyn Booth --
In good hands: researching the 1976 Soweto uprising in the state archives of South Africa / Helena Pohlandt-McCormick --
The colonial archive on trial: possession, dispossession, and history in Delgamuukw v. British Columbia / Adele Perry --
The history of killing and the killing of history / Ann Curthoys.
Series Title: e-Duke books scholarly collection.
Responsibility: edited by Antoinette Burton.
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