A place to remember : using history to build community /

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Main Author: Archibald, Robert, 1948-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:Walnut Creek, Calif. : AltaMira Press, c1999.
Series:American Association for State and Local History book series
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Main Author:Archibald, Robert, 1948-
Summary:

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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Physical Description:224 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (p. 222-223) and index.
ISBN:0761989420
0761989439
Author Notes:

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.

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