Editor’s note: Our next installment of the “Our Climate Emergency” series highlights David Glassberg’s essay about historical places, climate change, and how to decide whether a site needs to be preserved or not.
Climate disruption makes it more urgent that public historians engage with their communities to protect places significant to local history and identity from deterioration and oblivion. Read More
Editor’s note: We publish The Public Historian editor James F. Brooks’s introduction to the May 2020 issue of The Public Historian here. The entire issue is available online free through June 2020, courtesy of the University of California Press, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Read More
Editor’s note: This post continues a series featuring contributions from members of the NCPH Board of Directors.
Lately I’ve been performing my public history. Several times this spring I’ve donned a business suit and silk blouse, straightened my blonde(ish) hair, and adopted the cheerful demeanor of a corporate publicist. Read More
Editor’s note: This is the sixth in a series of posts on deindustrialization and industrial heritage commissioned by The Public Historian, expanding the conversation begun with the November 2017 special issue on the topic.
An increasingly evident legacy of deindustrialization sprawls across New York State. Read More
Editor’s note: This post continues a series commemorating the anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act by examining a past article published in The Public Historian, describing its significance, and relating it to contemporary conversations in historic preservation.
Growing up as an American Indian boy in Oklahoma, I struggled every April 22nd with “89er Day,” an elementary school mini-holiday that celebrated the 1889 opening of central Oklahoma to white settlement. Read More
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