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Recording America's past; an interpretation of the development of historical studies in America, 1607-1884.

Author: David D Van Tassel
Publisher: [Chicago] University of Chicago Press [1960]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David D Van Tassel
OCLC Number: 1598910
Description: 222 pages 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Colonial origins of local history, 1607-1776: Colonial promotion: genesis of American history, 1607-30 --
The Puritan contribution, 1628-1702 --
The heritage of localism, 1680-1776 --
pt. 2. Problems of national history, 1776-1815: The Revolution: national historical writing, 1774-1800 --
A new role for local history --
The rise of historical societies, 1790-1815 --
Biography: the creation of national heroes, 1776-1849 --
Efforts to promote a republican view of national history, 1800-1815 --
pt. 3. Nationalism versus localism, 1815-60: Teaching patriotism: emphasis on popular history, 1815-50 --
Historical societies: bastions of localism, 1815-60 --
Documania: a national obsession, locally inspired, 1815-50 --
Rise of the romantic nationalists, 1830-60 --
Local historians and the growth of the critical spirit, 1850-60 --
The sections dispute about the nation's history, 1850-60 --
pt. 4. Localism -the lost cause, 1860-84: Civil War: a national theme played with some discord, 1861-84 --
Local history goes to war, 1861-76 --
The national past: a basis for reunion, 1866-76 --
Culmination of the critical spirit, 1866-84 --
Denouement: the triumph of national history, 1876-84.

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