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

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

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The presence of the past : popular uses of history in American life
Title
The presence of the past
Title remainder
popular uses of history in American life
Statement of responsibility
Roy Rosenzweig and David Thelen
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--Jacket
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DLC
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Rosenzweig, Roy
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Thelen, David P.
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  • United States
  • Memory
  • National characteristics, American
  • United States
  • Interviews
Label
The presence of the past : popular uses of history in American life, Roy Rosenzweig and David Thelen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-284) and index
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
Control code
ocm38067618
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 291 p.
Isbn
9780231111485
Lccn
97047535
Label
The presence of the past : popular uses of history in American life, Roy Rosenzweig and David Thelen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-284) and index
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
Control code
ocm38067618
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 291 p.
Isbn
9780231111485
Lccn
97047535

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