Keepers of Our past: Local Historical Writing in the United States, 1820s-1930s

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Recent Titles in Contributions in American History
Series Editor: Jon L. Wakelyn
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The Paradox of Professionalism: Reform and Public Service in Urban America, 1900-1940 Don S. Kirschner
American Frontier and Western Issues: A Historiographical Review Roger L. Nichols, editor
Continuity and Change in Electoral Politics, 1893-1928 Paul Kleppner
Arms at Rest: Peacemaking and Peacekeeping in American History Joan R. Challinorand Robert L. Beisner, editors
Close Neighbors, Distant Friends: United States-Central American Relations John E. Findling
American Urbanism: A Historiographical Review Howard Gillette Jr., and Zane L. Miller, editors
The South Is Another Land: Essays on the Twentieth-Century South Bruce L. Claytonand John A. Salmond, editors
A State Divided: Opposition in Pennsylvania to the American Revolution Anne M. Ousterhout
The Collapse of the Middle Way: Senate Republicans and the Bipartisan Foreign Policy, 1948-1952 David R. Kepley
Developing Dixie: Modernization in a Traditional Society Winifred B. Moore Jr., Joseph F. Tripp, and Lyon G. Tyler Jr., editors
Shades of the Sunbelt: Essays on Ethnicity, Race, and the Urban South Randall M. Millerand George E. Pozzetta, editors

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Table of contents

  • Recent Titles in Contributions in American History ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Copyright Acknowledgments vii
  • Preface xi
  • Introduction 1
  • PART I The Early Antiquarians 7
  • Chapter 1- The Early Setting 9
  • Chapter 2- The New England Pioneers 27
  • Chapter 3- Their Histories 43
  • Chapter 4- Elsewhere: John F. Watson 63
  • Part II- The Later Antiquarians 77
  • Chapter 5- The Later Setting 79
  • Chapter 6- Town Historians 91
  • Chapter 7- City Historians 109
  • Chapter 8- Repeaters 125
  • Part III- Formulaic Local History 147
  • Chapter 9- Local History as a Publishing Venture 149
  • Chapter 10- Local History as an Editorial Project 165
  • Chapter 11- Local History as Literature 183
  • PART IV The Coming of the Academics 189
  • Chapter 12- Amateurs and Academics 191
  • Conclusion 205
  • Notes 215
  • Bibliography 255
  • Index 275
  • About the Author 282
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