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Volume 40, Number 2 (May 2018)

Editor’s Corner

Connecting Tensions—James F. Brooks

NCPH Presidential Address

Finding ConnectionsAlexandra Lord

Reports from the Field

The Finger Saga: One Museum’s Quest to Turn the Macabre into the Meaningful—Rebecca Mancuso

Sun Up in a Sundown Town: Public History, Private Memory, and Racism in a Small City—Ariel Beaujot

Archives and Public History

“What We Do Crosses over to Activism:” The Politics and Practice of Community Archives—Marika Cifor, Michelle Caswell, Alda Allina Migoni, and Noah Geraci

Roundtable: The Future of the Presidential Library

In Defense of Presidential Libraries: Why the Failure to Build an Obama Library is Bad for Democracy—Bob Clark

A Brief Critique of the Public History in Presidential Libraries—Benjamin Hufbauer

Presidential Libraries and Their Foundations: Time for Reform—Michael J. Devine

Presidential Libraries Going Digital—Meredith R. Evans

Reviews

Review essay

Remembering with Purpose: The Nation’s Civil WarRebekah Oakes

exhibit Reviews

WW1 America, Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, MNRachel Boyle

Estonian National Museum (Eesti Rahva Muuseum), Tartu, EstoniaJames I. Deutsch

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, Portland, ORBrian J. Carter

People Made These Things: Connecting with the Makers of Our World, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, Berkeley, CA—Linda L. Invey

Uprooted: Japanese American Farm Labor Camps during World War II, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR—Stacey L. Smith

¡Murales Rebeldes! L.A. Chicana/o Murals under Siege, LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, Los Angeles, CA—Monica Jovanovich

Digital Reviews

The Nat Turner Project, Widener University Department of History—Kenneth S. Greenberg

Monroe Work Today, by Auut StudioSarah Roth

Book Reviews

Inside the Lost Museum: Curating Past and Present by Steven Lubar—Sarah Anne Carter

An American Association for State and Local History Guide to Making Public History, edited by Bob BeattyFaye Sayer

Memory, Reconciliation, and Reunions in South Korea: Crossing the Divide by Nan KimRachel Miyung Joo

Excavating Memory: Sites of Remembering and Forgetting edited by Maria Theresia Starzmann and John R. RobySean Field

Crown Jewell Wilderness: Creating North Cascades National Park by Lauren DannerLaura J. Feller

Curating Revolution: Politics on Display in Mao’s China by Denise Y. HoRebecca Karl

The Place of Stone: Dighton Rock and the Erasure of America’s Indigenous Past by Douglas HunterDavid Krueger

House Stories: The Meanings of Home in a New England Town by Beth LueyRon M. Potvin

A Bloodless Victory: The Battle of New Orleans in History and Memory by Joseph F. Stoltz IIIDavid Curtis Skaggs

Making History Matter: Kuroita Katsumi and the Construction of Imperial Japan by Lisa YoshikawaBirgit Tremmi-Werner

British Columbia By the Road: Car Culture and the Making of a Modern Landscape by Ben BradleyJonathan Peyton

Special Virtual Issues

Celebrating 40 Years of The Public Historian

Forty years ago, G. Wesley Johnson, a historian of colonial West Africa, penned the first of what would become scores of Editor’s Corners (at the time, “Editor’s Prefaces”) to launch the first issue of The Public Historian. As NCPH celebrates the journal’s 40th anniversary in 2018, TPH publisher University of California Press marks its 125th anniversary, and the two are offering free digital access through the end of 2018 to twenty-four of the most significant, enduring, and widely read essays  published since 1978, ranging from that seminal year to 2017. Thank you for supporting The Public Historian and the National Council on Public History.

Neon City: Power Lines and Plundered Lands

Freely accessible in April 2018, this issue was timed to provide attendees of the 2018 NCPH Annual Meeting in Las Vegas advance insights drawing upon topical essays and reviews from the journal’s digital backlist relating to the conference theme of “Power Lines.” Included is an original essay by NYU’s Andrew Needham, inspired by his multiple prize-winning 2014 book, Power Lines, on the making of the modern Southwest.

Monuments, Memory, Politics, and Our Publics

This special virtual issue features a dozen essays from the journal’s backlist that illustrate the evolving historiography on the issue of monuments, memory, history, and heritage and broaden the discussion beyond the focus of the Civil War, Redemption, and resistance to the expansion of civil rights during the 1960s and 1970s.  We thank our publisher, the University of California Press, for bringing this special issue to “print” so quickly and allowing free access through the end of November 2017.

Volume 40, Number 1 (February 2018)

VOLUME 40 | NUMBER 1 | Feb 2018

Editor’s Corner

TPH Turns Forty —James F. Brooks

In Memoriam

Otis L. Graham, Jr., 1935-2017—Betty K. Koed

Reports From the Field

Making Histories: The Meeting of German and British Descendants of First World War Veterans in “No Man’s Land,” Bavaria, 2016—Rachel Duffett, Michael Roper

When Cultures Divide: Writing Public History in Latin America—Marivic WyndhamPeter Read

Examining the Pedagogy of Community-Based Heritage Work through an International Public History Field Experience—Alicia Ebbitt McGill

Introduction: Essential Museums—Sarah Pharaon

K(NO)W Justice K(NO)W Peace: The Making of a Rapid-Response Community Exhibit—Brenda Tindal

“The Discourse We All Need So Seriously”: An Evening of Reflection at the Lincoln Cottage—Callie Hawkins

Rapid-Response Collecting after the Pulse Nightclub Massacre—Pam SchwartzWhitney BroadawayEmilie S. ArnoldAdam M. WareJessica Domingo


Reviews

Review essays

Still Grappling with the Definition Question—Rebecca Conard

Digital Work with Nontextual Objects—Abigail G. Mullen

Signature Struggles: Democracy and Diversity in American History—Robyn Muncy

exhibit Reviews

The Museum of the American Revolution, Philadelphia, PA—George W. Boudreau

Things Fall Apart exhibition and walking tour, Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia, PA—Randall Mason

Only the Oaks Remain: Stories of the Tuna Canyon Detention Station, Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA—Hanako Wakatsuki

digital Reviews

“A Shaky Truce”: Starkville Civil Rights Struggles, 1960–1980, Mississippi State University Department of History—Erin Krutko Devlin

Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations. Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn, NY—Lily Anne Welty Tamai

Book Reviews

Curating America: Journeys through Storyscapes of the American Past by Richard Rabinowitz—James B. Gardner

Officially Indian: Symbols That Define the United States by Cécile R. Ganteaume—Steven Conn

The Woman Suffrage Statue: A History of Adelaide Johnson’s “Portrait Monument” at the United States Capitol by Sandra Weber—Allison Lange

Making Slow Food Fast in California Cuisine by Victor W. Geraci—Jeffrey Charles

California Mission Landscapes: Race, Memory, and the Politics of Heritage by Elizabeth Kryder-Reid—Jeremy M. Moss

Art and Public History: Approaches, Opportunity, and Challeges edited by Rebecca Bush and K. Tawny Paul—Kate Whitman

Nature, Place, and Story: Rethinking Historic Sites in Canada by Claire Elizabeth Campbell—J. L. Anderson

Collecting the World: Hans Sloane and the Origins of the British Museum by James Delbourgo—William S. Walker

The Stages of Memory: Reflections on Memorial Art, Loss, and the Spaces Between by James E. Young—Natasha Goldman

Historical Archaeology through a Western Lens edited by Mark Warner and Margaret Purser—Albert D. Gonzalez

Memories of Lincoln and the Splintering of American Political Thought by Shawn J. Parry-Giles and David S. Kaufer—Susan-Mary Grant

Interpreting Agriculture at Museums and Historic Sites by Debra A. ReidLu Ann Jones

Museums: A History by John E. Simmons—Samuel J. Redman

The Voice of the Past: Oral History by Paul Thompson with Joanna Bornat—Donald A. Ritchie

Interpreting American Jewish History at Museums and Historic Sites by Avi Y. Decter—Ava F. Kahn

Narrow but Endlessly Deep: The Struggle for Memorialisation in Chile since the Transition to Democracy by Peter Read and Marivic Wyndham—Alexander Wilde

Memorializing Pearl Harbor: Unfinished Histories and the Work of Remembrance by Geoffrey M. White—Matthew Penney

Surviving Wounded Knee: The Lakotas and the Politics of Memory by David W. Grua—Michelene Pesantubbee

Volume 39, Number 4 (November 2017)

VOLUME 39 | NUMBER 4 | Nov 2017


Reviews

Review essays

Archaeology, Indigenous Communities, and the State: Janus-faced ApproachesRajeshwari Dutt

exhibit Reviews

Border Cantos: Sight & Sound Explorations from the Mexican-American Border, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, ARRandi Lynn Tanglen

National Museum of Industrial History, Bethlehem, PA—Jill Schennum

Curious Revolutionaries: The Peales of Philadelphia, American Philosophical Society Museum, Philadelphia, PA—Melissa Clemmer

1917: How One Year Changed the World, National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia, PA—Miriam Bader

Center for Women’s History, New-York Historical Society Museum & Library, New York, NY—Ellen Noonan

The War Childhood Museum, Sarajevo, BosniaHikmet Karčić

book Reviews

Curated Decay: Heritage beyond Saving by Caitlin DeSilveyFredric L. Quivik

First in the Homes of His Countrymen: George Washington’s Mount Vernon in the American Imagination by Lydia Mattice BrandtPhilip Levy

Above the Shots: An Oral History of the Kent State Shootings by Craig S. Simpson and Gregory S. WilsonAbigail Perkiss

From Memory to Memorial: Shanksville, America, and Flight 93 by J. William ThompsonSarah Dziedzic

Monuments to Absence: Cherokee Removal and the Contest over Southern Memory by Andrew DensonTyler Boulware

American Indians and National Forests by Theodore Catton—Eric Steven Zimmer

Four Germanys: A Chronicle of the Schorcht Family by Donald S. Pitkin—Larissa R. Stiglich

The Final Mission: Preserving NASA’s Apollo Sites by Lisa WestwoodRoger D. Launius

Global Mobilities: Refugees, Exiles, and Immigrants in Museums and Archives by Amy K. LevinMonica Pelayo Lock

Historic House Museums in the United States and the United Kingdom: A History by Linda Young—Max A. van Balgooy

A Tale of Two Bridges: The San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridges of 1936 and 2013 by Stephen D. Mikesell—Jeffrey Karl Ochsner

digital Reviews

Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Edition, Kentucky Historical Society—Mark R. Cheathem

Between the Waters, South Carolina Educational Television—Tim Lockley

 

 

Volume 39, Number 3 (August 2017)

VOLUME 39 | NUMBER 3 | August 2017

Editor’s Corner

A Vexing Issue—James F. Brooks

Research Articles

A Tale of Two Missions: Common Pasts/Divergent Futures at Transnational Historic Sites—Debora Ryan and Emily Stokes-Rees

The Many Lives of Chief Kisco: Strategies of Solidarity and Division in the Mythology of an American Monument—Madeline Bourque Kearin

Reports from the Field

Continuous Existence of Historic Ship Museums: Valuing Educational Opportunities over a Defined Period of Significance—Philip R. Byrd

War, Dialogue, and Overcoming the Past: The Second World War Museum in Gdańsk, Poland—Anna Muller and Daniel Logemann

Reviews

Review essays

Making Working-Class Comix—Kristoffer Smemo

Reno Revisted: Fresh Perspectives on the “BIggest Little City in the World”—Su Kim Chung

Indianapolis reviews

Indiana Women’s Prison Bus Tour and Performance—Julie Peterson

Indiana: Intersections of Incarceration and Mental Illness, Central Branch of the Indianapolis Public Library—Annie Anderson

You Are There: Eli Lily at the Beginning, Indiana Historical Society—David D. Vail

Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library—Jennifer Coggins

Monument Circle and City Market Catacombs Walking Tour, Indiana Landmarks—Barb Howe

exhibit reviews

The Emigration Museum (das Auswanderermuseum) BallinStadt, Hamburg, Germany—James Deutsch

Prisons Today: Questions in the Age of Mass Incarceration, Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site—Phillip Seitz

book reviews

From Apartheid to Democracy: Deliberating Truth and Reconciliation in South Africa by Katherine Elizabeth Mack—Julie Wells

The Strange Career of William Ellis: The Texas Slave Who Became a Mexican Millionaire by Karl Jacoby—Angela Pulley Hudson

The Blue and the Green: A Cultural Ecological History of an Arizona Ranching Community by Jack Stauder—Tim Paulson

Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War by Viet Thanh Nguyen—Margaret B. Bodemer

Memories of the Spanish Civil War: Conflict and Community in Rural Spain by Ruth Sanz Sabido—Pilar Dominguez

The Politics of Mourning: Death and Honor in Arlington National Cemetery by Micki McElya—G. Kurt Piehler

Landscape, Memory, and Post-Violence in Cambodia by James A. Tyner—Michelle Caswell

Indigenous Cultural Centers and Museums: An Illustrated International Survey by Anoma Pieris—Gary Van Valen

Latinos in Libraries, Museums, and Archives: Cultural Competence in Action! An Asset-Based Approach by Patricia Montiel-Overall, Annabelle Villaescusa Nuñez, and Verónica Reyes-Escudero—Sanda I. Enríquez

A Practical Guide to Museum Ethics by Sally Yerkovich—Modupe Labode

Environmental Sustainability at Historic Sites and Museums by Sarah Sutton—Briann Greefield

Volume 39, Number 2 (May 2017)

VOLUME 39 | NUMBER 2 | MAy 2017

Editor’s Corner

Struggle, Strife, and Realization—James F. Brooks

Special Section on Women’s Public History

Public History, Invisibility, and Women in the Republic of Ireland—Maeve Casserly and Claran O’Neill

Review Essay

Waxworks and Wordless Women: The Jack the Ripper Museum—Claire Hayward

Research Articles

“They’ve Taken It All Away. The Only Thing Here Is Me”: The Struggle to Preserve the Legacy of King Records—Charles Lester

Reviews

Exhibit Reviews

National Museum of African American History and Culture—Tiya Miles

Venice, the Jews and Europe, 1516–2016, The Doge’s Palace, Venice, Italy—Cécile Franchetti and Jon Hunter

Rising Tides: Fairfield’s Coast: Past to Future, Fairfield Museum and History Center, Fairfield, CT—Leah Glaser

Digital Reviews

North Dakota: People Living on the Land, State Historical Society of North Dakota—Jason A. Heppler

A Liberian Journey: History, Memory, and the Making of a Nation, Verlon Stone, Gregg Mitman, and Philomena Bloh Sayeh, creators—Molly McCullers

Lives of the First World War, sponsored by the Imperial War Museums in Partnership with Findmypast—Joan Beaumont

Book Reviews

Our Indigenous Ancestors: A Cultural History of Museums, Science, and Identity in Argentina, 1877–1942 by Carolyne R. Larson—Cheryl Jiménez Frei

Escape from Miami: An Oral History of the Cuban Rafter Crisis by Elizabeth Campisi—Michael J. Bustamante

White Sand, Black Beach: Civil Rights, Public Space, and Miami’s Virginia Key by Gregory W. Bush—Katherine Mooney

See You in the Streets: Art, Action, and Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire by Ruth Sergei—Jennifer Koslow

Truth Commissions: Memory, Power, and Legitimacy by Onur Bakiner—Zachary D. McKiernan

Commemorating Canada: History, Heritage, and Memory, 1850s–1990s by Cecilia Morgan—Ronald Rudin

Living History: Effective Costumed Interpretation and Enactment at Museums and Historic Sites by David B. Allison—Amy M. Tyson

To Hasten the Homecoming: How Americans Fought World War II through the Media by Jordan Braverman—Meghan K. Winchell

Interpreting Difficult History at Museums and Historic Sites by Julia Rose—Sarah Ellen Zarrow

Interpreting American Military History at Museums and Historic Sites by Marc K. Blackburn—Robert Wooster

Interpreting Naval History at Museums and Historic Sites by Benjamin J. Hruska—J. Charles Swift

Volume 39, Number 1 (February 2017)

VOLUME 39 | NUMBER 1 | February 2017

Editor’s Corner

Going Public—James Brooks

Research Articles

“The Work . . . of a Thousand Different Hands” Holding a Thousand Cans of Spray Paints and Buckets of Glue: How Guatemala’s Street Artist-Historians Expand the History of the Country’s Violent Past—Rachel Hatcher

Make Roanoke Queer Again: Community History and Urban Change in a Southern City—Gregory Rosenthal

Placing and Preserving Labor History—Rachel Donaldson

Reviews

Exhibit Reviews

We Are One: Mapping America’s Road from Revolution to Independence, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia—Julie Richter

Lillie Carroll Jackson Civil Rights Museum of Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland—Anna F. Kaplan

Searching for Home: Homelessness in Colorado History, Denver, Colorado—Julie Peterson

Book Reviews

George Washington Written upon the Land: Nature, Memory, Myth, and Landscape by Philip Levy—Melissa Blair

Common People: In Pursuit of My Ancestors by Alison Light—Jerome De Groot

Shaping the Public Good: Women Making History in the Pacific Northwest by Sue Armitage—Christin L. Hancock

Dispatches from Dystopia: Histories of Places Not Yet Forgotten by Kate Brown—Steven Hoelscher

Musket Ball and Small Shot Identification: A Guide by Daniel M. Sivilich—Andrew E. Masich

Devoted to Nature: The Religious Roots of American Environmentalism by Evan Berry—Lisa H. Sideris

A Taste of Power: Food and American Identities by Katharina Vester—Andrew P. Haley

Interpreting Food at Museums and Historic Sites by Michelle Moon—Cindy Ott

Interpreting the Prohibition Era at Museums and Historic Sites by Jason S. Lantzer—Lisa Jacobson

Interpreting Native American History and Culture at Museums and Historic Sites by Raney Bench—Jen Shannon

Ho-Chunk Powwows and the Politics of Tradition by Grant Arndt—Amy Lonetree

Bone Rooms: From Scientific Racism to Human Prehistory in Museums by Samuel J. Redman—James T. Watson

Ancestors of Worthy Life: Plantation Slavery and Black Heritage at Mount Clare by Teresa S. Moyer—Linnea Grim

Kouchibouguac: Removal, Resistance, and Remembrance at a Canadian National Park by Ronald Rudin—Alan McCullough

[email protected] Posts

Reclaiming Queer Historical Space—Gregory Rosenthal

Make Queerness Relevant Again—David C. White

Making Public History More Queer—Connie Mandeville

In Praise of Multistory Places—Donna Graves

 

 

Volume 38, Number 4 (November 2016)

VOLUME 38 | NUMBER 4 | November 2016

Editor’s Corner

America’s  Best  Unfolding Idea—James Brooks

Special Issue: A Centennial History: The National Park Service

Preface: The National Park Service: A Centennial History—Denis P. Gavin

Introduction: National Parks and National Character—John H. Sprinkle Jr.

Imagined Heritage: A Local History of Walnut Canyon National Monument—William F. Stoutamire

A National Park in the Wasteland: American and National Park Service Perceptions of the Desert—Lary M. Dilsaver

Crooked River: A Tale of Archaeological Excavation, Mine Tailings, and Who Interprets Native American History—Nancy Dallett and Matthew Guebard

Operation Overview and the Creation of Piscataway Park—John H. Sprinkle Jr.

National Parks for New Audiences: Diversifying Interpretation for Enhanced Contemporary Relevance—Daniel E. Coslett and Manish Chalana

Resuscitating the Promise: Reflections on Implementing Innovative and Collaborative History from the Nation’s First National Historic Site—Margo Shea, Maryann Zujewski, and Jonathan Parker

The 150-Year War: The Struggle to Create and Control Civil War Memory at Fort Sumter National Monument—Olivia Williams Black

Tracing a Lineage of Social Reform Programs at Catoctin Mountain Park—Angela Sirna

NPS History 101: Towards Training a New Generation of Advocates—Seth C. Bruggeman

“White People Like Hiking”: Some Implications of NPS Narratives of Relevance and Diversity—Laura Burd Schiavo

Why Administrative Histories Matter—Joan M. Zenzen

Pulling from Outside, Pushing from Inside: Imperiled Promise and Change in the National Park Service—Anne Mitchell Whisnant and Marla R. Miller

Reviews

Review essays

National Parks in Transnational Context—Mary McPartland

  • Civilizing Nature: National Parks in Global Historical Perspective edited by Bernhard Gissibl, Sabine Höhler, and Patrick Kupper
  • Creating Wilderness: A Transnational History of the Swiss National Park by Patrick Kupper
  • National Parks beyond the Nation: Global Perspective on “America’s Best Idea” edited by Adrian Howkins

Telling Larger Stories: Five Additions to the National Park Service Official Handbook Series—Stephen R. Hausmann

  • The Reconstruction Era: Official National Park Service Handbook edited by Robert K. Sutton and John A. Latschar
  • Asian and Pacific Islanders and the Civil War: Official National Park Service Handbook edited by Carol A. Shively
  • American Indians and the Civil War: Official National Park Service Handbook edited by Robert K. Sutton and John A. Latschar
  • The War of 1812: Official National Park Service Handbook produced by the Northeast Regional Office, National Park Service
  • The Civil War Remembered: Official National Park Service Handbook edited by Robert K. Sutton and John A. Latschar
Exhibit Reviews

The B Reactor National Historic Landmark, The Hanford Site Manhattan Porject National Historical Park, Hanford, WA—Linda Marie Richards

Trailblazing: 100 Years of Our National Parks, Smithsonian National Postal Museum, Washington, DC—Sheila A. Brennan

Digital Reviews

Rohwer Reconstructed: Interpreting Place through Experience created by Arkansas State University, Department of Landscape Architecture, The Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies at the University of Arkansas, and Central Arkansas Library SystemAnn McGrath

This Land is Your Land: Parks and Public Spaces created by Clemson University Libraries and South Carolina Digital Library—Cathy Stanton

National Park Service Official Smartphone Applications created by the National Park Service—Sharon M. Leon

Book Reviews

Covered Bridges and the Birth of American Engineering edited by Justine Christianson and Christopher H. Marston—David Scofield

Presidents and the American Environment by Otis L. Graham Jr.—Kent Curtis

A Thinking Person’s Guide to America’s National Parks edited by Robert Manning, Rolf Diamant, Nora Mitchell, and David Harmon—Jeremy M. Moss

Landscapes of Exclusion: State Parks and Jim Crow in the American South by William E. O’Brien—Ann E. McCleary

Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americana to the Great Outdoors by Carolyn Finney—Nina S. Roberts

Bending the Future: Fifty Ideas for the Next Fifty Years of Historic Preservation edited by Max Page and Marla R. Miller—Caridad de la Vega

On a Great Battlefield: The Making, Management, and Memory of Gettysburg National Military Park, 1933-2013 by Jennifer M. Murray—Beth Parnicza

[email protected] Posts

History Makes Climate Change More Personal and Relevant—Andrea Jones

Cultural Resources and Climate Change: Bridging the Relevancy Gap—Rick Kendall

Interpreting Climate Change through Human Stories at Coastal National Parks—Jackie Gonzales

Volume 38, Number 3 (August 2016)

VOLUME 38 | NUMBER 3 | August 2016

Editor’s Corner

Practice, in Place—James Brooks

National Council on Public History Presidential Address

Places, Privilege, and Public History: A Journey of Acknowledging Contested Space—Patrick K. Moore

Public History Pedagogy

Charting the Course: Challenges in Public History Education, Guidance for Developing Strong Public History Programs—Robert R. Weyeneth and Daniel J. Vivian

Reports from the Field

Organizing and Executing Meaningful and Manageable Community-Based Oral History ProjectsErin L. Conlin

Teaching Public History: A Cross-Cultural Experiment: The First Public History Faculty Training Program in ChinaNa Li and Martha A. Sandweiss

Review Essays

Chronicaling Social and Cultural Change in Post-WWII SuburbiaBrenda Kayzar

  • Detached America: Building Houses in Postwar Suburbia by James A. Jacobs
  • Houses for a New World: Builders and Buyers in American Suburbs, 1945-1965 by Barbara Miller Lane
  • Suburbia: Land of 10,000 Dreams, The Minnesota History Center, St. Paul, Minnesota

Where is “Dark Public History”? A Scholarly Turn to the Dark Side, and What It Means for Public HistoriansJessica Moody

  • Undead Souths: The Gothic and Beyond in Southern Literature and Culture edited by Eric Gary Anderson, Taylor Hagood, and Daniel Cross Turner
  • Tales for the Haunted South: Dark Tourism and Memories of Slavery from the Civil War Era by Tiya Miles
  • Dark Tourism and Place Identity: Managing and Interpreting Dark Places edited by Leanne White and Elspeth Frew

Special Section: Baltimore Reviews

Then & Now: Baltimore in the Public Eye, Baltimore Museum of IndustryKaitlin Holt

Civil Rights Activism in Baltimore’s Historic West Side Walking Tour, Baltimore HeritageLauren Safranek

East Baltimore Toxic Bus Tour, Glenn Lowell Ross, Urban Environmental Community ConsultantAngela Sirna

African American Community History in Baltimore County: A Grassroots Public History Success Story Bus Tour, The Diggs-Johnson MuseumJodi Skipper

Hampton National Historic Site: Reinterpreting an Urban Plantation Bus Tour, Towson, MarylandRobert S. Wolff

SS John W. Brown Museum, Project Liberty ShipFrançoise B. Bonnell

Explore Baltimore Heritage smartphone app, Baltimore Heritage and PartnersMichelle Antenesse and Vanessa M. Camacho

Exhibit Reviews

Para todo los nombres del mundo (For All the People of the World), Museo de la Immigración (Immigration Museum), Buenos Aires, ArgentinaCaroline “Olivia” M. Wolf

Museo de la Revolutión (Museum of the Revolution), Havana, CubaJennifer W. Dickey

Black Suburbia: From Levittown to Ferguson, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library, New York, NYWalter D. Greason

American Enterprise, Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, Washington, DCRoger Horowitz

Film Review

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, directed by Stanley NelsonTrevor Griffey

Digital Review

Her Hat Was In the Ring! U.S. Women Who Ran for Political Office before 1920, created by Wendy E. Chmielweski and Jill NorgrenAnn D. Gordon

Book Reviews

The Cherokee Diaspora: An Indigenous History of Migration, Resettlement, and Identity by Gregory D. SmithersEric Steven Zimmer

Memorials in Berlin and Buenos Aires: Balancing Memory, Architecture and Tourism by Brigitte SionKatherine Hite

Class Acts: Young Men and the Rise of Lifestyle by Mary RizzoSarah Atwood

Battle Lines: A Graphic History of the Civil War by Ari Kelman and Jonathan Fetter-VormLawrence Kreiser Jr.

Race and Masculinity in Southern Memory: History of Richmond, Virginia’s Monument Avenue by Matthew Mace BarbeeAshley Whitehead Luskey

Museum and Historic Site Management: A Case Study Approach by Samantha ChmelikTrevor Jones

Remembering America: How We Have Told Our Past by Lawrence R. SamuelRobert B. Townsend

The Art of Museum Exhibitions: How Story and Imagination Create Aesthetic Experiences by Leslie BedfordNicholas Lowe

Building the Golden Gate Bridge: A Workers’ Oral History by Harvey Schwartzby Margo McBane

Gettysburg: The Quest for Meaning: Essays on How We Remember the Battle and Understand Its Consequences edited by Gerald Christianson, Barbara Franco, and Leonard HummelRebekah N. Oakes

Memorializing Motherhood: Anna Jarvis and the Struggle for Control of Mother’s Day by Katherine Lane AntoliniCynthia Culver Prescott

Leading the Historical Enterprise by Bruce W. DearstyneTiffany Rhoades

Introducing Peace Museums by Joyce ApselAkiko Takenaka

The Size of the Risk: Histories of Multiple Use in the Great Basin by Leisl Carr ChildersAaron McArthur

Volume 38, Number 2 (May 2016)

VOLUME 38 | NUMBER 2 | May 2016

Editor’s Corner

Outside Academe—James Brooks

Reports from the Field

History Matters: What Happens When African Americans Confront Their Difficult Past—Phillip Seitz

From Ephemeral to Enduring: The Politics of Recording and Exhibiting Bracero Memory—Mireya Loza

Mica, Pedagogy, and Defacement: Learning from Canada’s National War Memorial—Tonya Davidson

Exhibit Reviews

¡NUEVOlution! Latinos and the New South, Levine Museum of the New South, Charlotte, NCBenny J. Andrés Jr.

The White Buses Back to Freedom and Life, The National Museum of Denmark, CopenhagenBjarke Følner

Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations, National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DCC. Joseph Genetin-Pilawa

Seeking Justice: The Leo Frank Case Revisited, The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History, Kennesaw, GAJulia Brock

A 1,000-Year History of Polish Jews, POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw, PolandJames I. Deutsch

The Pennsylvania Turnpike: America’s First Superhighway, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PARoger B. White

Film Reviews

Message from MungoDaniel M. Cobb

Book Reviews

The Witches: Salem, 1692 by Stacy SchiffAnita Guerrini

Anarchist’s Guide to Historic House Museums by Franklin D. Vagnone and Deborah E. RyanLaura C. Keim

Family Ties: Living History in Canadian House Museums by Andrea TerryCynthia Wallace-Casey

Practicing Oral History in Historical Organizations by Barbara W. SommerTroy Reeves

The Importance of British Material Culture to Historical Archaeologies of the Nineteenth Century edited by Alasdair BrooksGeorgia L. Fox

This Benevolent Experiment: Indigenous Boarding Schools, Genocide and Redress in Canada and the United States by Andrew WoolfordJean-Pierre Morin

Federal Ecosystem Management: Its Rise, Fall, and Afterlife by James R. SkillenAaron Shapiro

The Canadian Oral History Reader edited by Kristina R. Llewellyn, Alexander Freund and Nolan ReillyFrieda Esau Klippenstein

Kensington Market: Collective Memory, Public History, and Toronto’s Urban Landscapes by Na LiPeter G. Anderson

Museum Websites and Social Media: Issues of Sustainability, Trust and Diversity by Ana Luisa Sánchez LawsKatie Stringer Clary

Upon the Ruins of Liberty: Slavery, the President’s House at Independence National Historical Park, and Public Memory by Roger C. AdenAndrea A. Burns

Volume 38, Number 1 (February 2016)

VOLUME 38 | NUMBER 1 | Feb 2016

Editor’s Corner

Memory, Ideology, Practice, and Place: Public History at the Edges—James Brooks

National Council on Public History Keynote Address

Edges, Ledges, and the Limits of Craft: Imagining Historical Work beyond the Boundaries—Tiya Miles
“Oh Famous Race!” Imperial Heritage and Diasporic Memory in the Portuguese American Narrative of North America—Gilberto Fernandes

Preserving the Innovative Legacy of John P. Parker—Jason Krupar

Chasing the Frontiers of Digital Technology: Public History Meets the Digital Divide—Andrew Hurley

Responses to “Chasing the Frontiers of Digital Technology,” published on [email protected]

Review Essays
Race-Conscious Casting and the Erasure of the Black Past in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton—Lyra D. Monteiro

Responses to “Race-Conscious Casting,” published on [email protected]

Oral History: Boundaries, Crossroads, and Landscapes—Katherine Scott

Exhibit ReviewsSpeaking Out for Equality: The Constitution, Gay Rights, and the Supreme Court, The National Constitution Center, Philadelphia—Susan Ferentinos

We Can Do It! WWII, Senator John Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania—Jared Frederick

Book Reviews

The Cherokee Rose: A Novel of Gardens and Ghosts, by Tiya Miles—Eric Gary Anderson

Crafting Preservation Criteria: The National Register of Historic Places and American Historic Preservation, by John H. Sprinkle Jr.—Nora Pat Small

The Archaeology of Gender in Historic America, by Deborah L. Rotman—Ross J. Wilson

Tangible Things: Making History through Objects, by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Ivan Gaskell, Sara J. Schechner, and Sarah Anne Carter—Samuel J. Redman

According to Baba: A Collaborative Oral History of Sudbury’s Ukrainian Community, by Stacey Zembrzycki—Melissa E. Marinaro

Archaeology, Heritage, and Civic Engagement: Working toward the Public Good, by Barbara J. Little and Paul A. Shackel—Randall H. McGuire

Museums, History, and Culture in Malaysia, by Abu Talib Ahmad—A. B. Shamsul

Remembering the First World War, by Bart Ziino—Stephen J. Harris

The Archaeology of Race in the Northeast, by Christopher N. Matthews and Allison Manfra McGovern—Rachel Watkins

Volume 37, Number 3 (August 2015)

VOLUME 37 | NUMBER 3 | Aug 2015

Editor’s Corner

Source, Genre, and Locale—James F. Brooks

Research Articles

Writing Reformist Histories: A Cleric as an Outsider History-Maker—Khairudin Aljunied

New City Guides and Anachronic Public History—Charles W. Romney

Collecting Folk Histories: Harold W. Thompson and Student Field Research in the 1930s—William S. Walker

Playing Victorian: Heritage, Authenticity, and Make-Believe in Blists Hill Victorian Town, the Ironbridge Gorge—Lara Rutherford-Morrison

International Federation of History Keynote Address

On Genealogy—Jerome de Groot

Responses to “On Genealogy,” published digitally on [email protected]

Review Essay

Black Lives Matter, Then and Now—Rhea L. Combs (review of Selma directed by Ava DuVernay and Freedom Journey 1965: Photographs of the Selma to Montgomery March, New-York Historical Society Museum & Library)

Book Reviews

Remembering the Revolution: Memory, History, and Nation Making from Independence to the Civil War edited by Michael A. McDonnell, Clare Corbould, Frances M. Clarke, and W. Fitzhugh Brundage—Ken Miller

Fighting over the Founders: How We Remember the American Revolution by Andrew M. Schocket—Janice Hume

Sherman’s Ghosts: Soldiers, Civilians, and the American Way of War by Matthew Carr—David K. Allison

The Last Campaign: How Presidents Rewrite History, Run for Posterity & Enshrine Their Legacies by Anthony Clark—Sara A. Polak

Forever Vietnam: How a Divisive War Changed American Public Memory by David Kieran—Meredith H. Lair

Heritage Politics: Shuri Castle and Okinawa’s Incorporation into Modern Japan, 1879-2000 by Tze May Loo—Jeffrey Dym

Historical GIS Research in Canada edited by Jennifer Bonnell and Marcel Fortin—Ian Gregory

Mill Power: The Origin and Impact of Lowell National Historical Park by Paul Marion—Cathy Stanton

Walking St. Augustine: An Illustrated Guide and Pocket History to America’s Oldest City by Elsbeth “Buff” Gordon—Tim Roberts

LGBT History at Museums and Historic Sites by Susan Ferentinos—Jennifer Tyburczy

Film Review

Last Days in Vietnam directed by Rory Kennedy—Patrick Hagopian

Volume 37, Number 2 (May 2015)

VOLUME 37 | NUMBER 2 | May 2015

Editor’s Corner

The Editor in the House—James F. Brooks

Open House: Reimagining the Historic House Museum

Introduction: Open House: Reimagining the Historic House Museum—Lisa Junkin Lopez, guest editor

Historic House Museums Review

Woodrow Wilson Family Home, Historic Columbia Foundation—Lauren Safranek

Site-Specific: Artists and Historic House Museums

Published digitally on [email protected]

Review Essays

Unearthing the War of 1812—David Curtis Skaggs

    • The War of 1812: Official National Park Service Handbook
    • Archeology of the War of 1812 edited by Michael T. Lucas and Julie M. Schablitsky
    • Defending a New Nation, 1783-1811 by John R. Maass
    • The Campaign of 1812 by Steven J. Rauch
    • The Canadian Theater, 1813 by Richard V. Barbuto
    • The Canadian Theater, 1814 by Richard V. Barbuto
    • The Chesapeake Campaign, 1813-1814 by Charles P. Neimeyer
    • The Creek War, 1813-1814 by Richard D. Blackmon
    • The Gulf Theater, 1813-1815 by Joseph F. Stoltz III

Unfolding Chinese American History—Sojin Kim

Volume 37, Number 1 (February 2015)

VOLUME 37 | NUMBER 1 | Feb 2015

Editor’s Corner

Expert History and the Tribulations of Trials—Randolph Bergstrom

The Historian as Expert Witness

Bridging Troubled Waters: Historians, Natural Resource Litigation, and the Expert Witness Phenomenon—Michael M. Brescia, guest editor

The Advocate’s Devil: The Maritime Public Historian as Expert Witness—Jay C. Martin

Bury My Documents in Lenexa, Kansas: Expert Witness Work and the American Indian Records Repository—Emily Greenwald and Ian Smith

Why Litigation-Driven History Matters: Lessons Learned from the Secret History of TCE—Keith A. Zahniser

Indigenous Space and the Landscape of Settlement: A Historian as Expert Witness—Susan E. Gray

From Archive to Evidence: Historians and Natural Resource Litigation—Jennifer A. Stevens

Documentary Evidence and the Construction of Narratives in Legal and Historical Contexts—Gwynneth C. D. Jones

The Lawyer’s Guidebook for the Expert Witness in Natural Resources Litigation—Bidtah N. Becker

Historiography of Public History

The Pragmatic Roots of Public History Education in the United States—Rebecca Conard

Book Reviews

Remembering the Modoc War: Redemptive Violence and the Making of American Innocence by Boyd Cothran—Brendan Lindsay

A Misplaced Massacre: Struggling over the Memory of Sand Creek by Ari Kelman—Laurie Arnold

Shadows of the Slave Past: Memory, Heritage, and Slavery by Anna Lucia Araujo—Ywone D. Edwards-Ingram

Amsterdam Slavery Heritage Guide by Gids Slavernijverleden—Linnea Grim

“History is Bunk’’: Assembling the Past at Henry Ford’s Greenfield Village by JessieSwigger—Anders Greenspan

The Folklore of the Freeway: Race and Revolt in the Modernist City by Eric Avila—Paul J. P. Sandul

From Copperasto to Cleanup: The History of Vermont’s Elizabeth Copper Mine by Matt Kierstead—Fredric L. Quivik

Sowing the Seeds of Victory: American Gardening Programs of World War I by Rose Hayden-Smith—Peter A. Kopp

Commemoration in America: Essays on Monuments, Memorialization, and Memory by David Gobel and Daves Rossell—Robyn S. Schroeder

Sacrificing Soldiers on the National Mall by Kristin Ann Hass—Jennifer Wingate

The Spirit of 1976: Commerce, Community, and the Politics of Commemoration by Tammy S. Gordon—Malgorzata J. Rymsza-Pawlowska

Zen and the Art of Local History edited by Carol Kammen and Bob Beatty—Barbara Franco

Writing Local History Today: A Guide to Researching, Publishing, and Marketing Your Book by Thomas A Mason and J. Kent Calder—Annette Atkins

Transforming Archaeology: Activist Practices and Prospects by Sonya Atalay, Lee Rains Clauss, Randall H. McGuire, and John R. Welch—Barbara J. Little

Consultation and Cultural Heritage: Let Us Reason Together by Claudia Nissley and Thomas F. King—Donna Ann Harris

Exhibit Review