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The presence of the past :popular uses of history in American life /Roy Rosenzweig and David Thelen.

Collection Type
Books
Originator
Rosenzweig, Roy.
Thelen, David P. (David Paul)
Publication
New York : Columbia University Press
Contents
The presence of the past: patterns of popular historymaking -- Using the past to live in the present: relationships, identity, immortality -- Using the past to shape the future: building narratives, taking responsibility -- "Experience is the best teacher": participation, mediation, authority, trust -- Beyond the intimate past: Americans and their collective pasts -- History in black and red: African Americans and American Indians and their collective pasts.
Date
c1998.
Description
"Roy Rosenzweig and David Thelen asked 1,500 Americans about their connection to the past and how it influences their daily lives and hopes for the future. The result is a surprisingly candid series of conversations and reflections on how the past infuses the present with meaning." "While the past is omnipresent to Americans, "history" as it is usually defined in textbooks leaves many people cold. Rosenzweig and Thelen found that history as taught in school does not inspire a strong connection to the past. And they reveal how race and ethnicity affect how Americans perceive the past."--BOOK JACKET.
x, 291 p. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Gift of Laura Roberts, April 15, 1999.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [261]-284) and index.
ISBN
0231111487 (alk. paper)
0231111495 (pbk.)
9780231111485 (alk. paper)
9780231111492 (pbk.)
GUSN
242375
Call Number
Stacks E179.5.R67 1998
Descriptive terms
Americanos (vida cotidiana)
Dagelijks leven.
Geschiedenis.
Historisch besef.
History Philosophy.
Interviews
Memory Social aspects
Memâoria.
National characteristics, American.
Social life and customs.
Places
Estados Unidos (Aspectos Sociais)
United States
United States.

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