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Curating America : journeys through storyscapes of the American past

Author: Richard Rabinowitz
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How do history museums and historic sites tell the richly diverse stories of the American people? What fascinates us most about American history? To help answer these questions, noted public  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Rabinowitz
ISBN: 9781469629506 146962950X
OCLC Number: 943710316
Description: 382 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Becoming a public historian. Discovering a calling ; No ideas but in things ; Twentieth-century minds dissecting nineteenth-century problems ; Other hands, other minds ; The elements of interpretation --
Finding ourselves : interpreting place. History, dislocated ; Envisioning place on gallery walls ; Museum visitors on center stage ; Museums without walls ; Visitors reinsert human presence into the landscape ; Storyscapes everywhere --
Beholding : interpreting stuff. The object of the object ; The object as evidence and experience ; The invention of the cluster --
Belonging : interpreting identity and community. The body politic in the museum ; History turns critical ; Taking the new social history public ; The community as curator ; Can the history museum fix it? --
Postscript --
A reader's reflections.
Responsibility: Richard Rabinowitz ; with illustrations by Richard T. Hoyen.

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