A Place to Remember: Using History to Build Community (American Association for State & Local History)

A Place to Remember: Using History to Build Community (American Association for State & Local History)

By: Robert R. Archibald (author)Paperback

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Well-known public historian Robert Archibald's personal exploration of the intersections of history, memory, and community reveals how we participate in the making and sustaining of community as well as how we remember the community that shaped us. Writing in a rich literary narrative, Archibald blends local history, personal reminiscence, and an analysis of the changing meaning of community with a passionate call for more effective public history. A Place to Remember poetically illustrates how we are active participants in the past and the role and importance of history in contemporary life.

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About Author

Since 1988 Robert R. Archibald has been president and CEO of the Missouri Historical Society in St. Louis, Missouri. An active member of many professional and community organizations and author of The New Town Square: Museums and Communities in Transition (AltaMira 2004), he writes and speaks on numerous topics from history and historical practice to community building and environmental responsibility.


Chapter 1 Acknowledgments Chapter 2 1 Facing the Past Chapter 3 2 Remembrance Chapter 4 3 Somewhere in Time Chapter 5 4 Speaking with the Past Chapter 6 5 Common Ground Chapter 7 6 Values at the Core Chapter 8 7 Intersections Chapter 9 8 Friends and Colleagues Chapter 10 9 Everybody's Business Chapter 11 10 Facing the Future Chapter 12 A Brief Booklist Chapter 13 About the Author

Product Details

  • publication date: 02/07/1999
  • ISBN13: 9780761989431
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9780761989431
  • weight: 358
  • ISBN10: 0761989439

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