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An American Association for State and Local History guide to making public history / edited by Bob Beatty.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, 
xvi, 244 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
American Association for State and Local History book series
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Gain insight into history organizations of all shapes and sizes in this book, which addresses the opportunities and challenges of public historians' work through the prism of the past, present, and future of our communities and institutions, as well as the public history field itself. Featuring essays from some of the leading thinkers in the profession, this book not only looks at major themes as they relate to historians' work but also inspires creativity in how they approach their work in an institutional and personal sense. The themes themselves are important, but even more important are the articles (presented here as chapters) that amplify the overarching themes. Chapters discuss in-depth and through real-world examples, the work of history organizations. They specifically focus on the challenges and opportunities that are important to any nonprofit (or small business) - entrepreneurship, change, transformation, possibility/opportunity, partnerships - but also those unique to history organizations, leverage the asset of history to: explore place, commemorate the past (and therefore better understand the present), demonstrate how it is people who make history, and discern how to use the past to chart the future. Together, An American Association for State and Local History Guide to Making Public History provides a roadmap of the national discussions the field of history museums and organizations is having regarding its present and the future. -- Provided by publisher.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Foreward / Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko
Introduction / Bob Beatty
The only thing that is constant is change / Bob Beatty
The winds of opportunity / Barbara Franco and Laura B. Roberts
Discovering the power of transformation / Bob Beatty
Understanding change and transformation in history organizations / Candace Tangorra Matelic
Making history a twenty-first-century enterprise / Bob Beatty
Entrepreneurship in history organizations / John W. Durel
A twenty-first-century renaissance / Bob Beatty
The spirit of rebirth / David A. Janssen
The power of possibility / Bob Beatty
It's possible / Kent Whitworth and Scott Alvey
The whole is greater / Bob Beatty
Greater than the sum of our parts / Erin Carlson Mast
Crossroads: exploring the vibrant connections between people and place / Bob Beatty
Explorations in place and time: a personal journey / David A. Donath
Turning points: ordinary people, extraordinary change / Bob Beatty
What kind of ordinary will you be? / Max A. von Balgooy
Commemoration: the promise of remembrance and new beginnings / Bob Beatty
Public history and the challenges of commemoration / Edward T. Linenthal
Inclusion is active / Bob Beatty
I AM history: embracing inclusion in social and political climates / Dina A. Bailey
Epilogue: moving history from nice to essential / John R. Dichtl
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