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The Making of Public Historical Culture in the American West, 1880-1910: The Role of Historical Societies

The Making of Public Historical Culture in the American West, 1880-1910: The Role of Historical Societies (Hardback)

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This book is a study of the establishment and development of historical societies in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century American West. It concentrates on the people who created the historical societies of Kansas, Oregon, and Wisconsin, from the first charter generation through to the first generation of professional historical society workers. This study fills an important gap in the knowledge of the role those outside of the academy have held in the process of history making, namely the role of state historical societies.

History & PoliticsHistory: Chronological20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450-1500History & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyHistory of the AmericasPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsSocial groups: clubs & societies Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd Publication Date: 21/12/2006 ISBN-13: 9780773456228  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Amanda Laugesen is Lecturer in History and American Studies at Flinders University.

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