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Reconsidering interpretation of heritage sites : America in the eighteenth century /
Anne Lindsay.
imprint
New York, NY : Routledge, 2020.
description
xiii, 167 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN
1629582700, 1629582719, 9780203702192, 9781351332743, 9781351332750, 9781351332767, 9781629582702, 9781629582719
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imprint
New York, NY : Routledge, 2020.
isbn
1629582700
1629582719
9780203702192
9781351332743
9781351332750
9781351332767
9781629582702
9781629582719
contents note
Interpreting the lived experience of individuals and families in the eighteenth-century -- Eighteenth-century interpretations of environmental and global contexts at historic sites -- Breathing life into historic house museums -- Interpreting eighteenth-century streets and gardens in the urban environment -- Problematizing eighteenth-century interpretation in the homes of the founders.
abstract
"This study chronicles and problematizes ten years of interpretation of a single period. It challenges public historians to alter their perception of what eighteenth-century interpretation can be. It proposes new methods of interpretation and understanding to make greater connections with the American public. It proposes a history that does not rest solely on names or dates to form meaning, but creates a sense of the effusive nature of the historical narrative for all that encounter it as its goal. However, as these changes occur, let us not lose sight of the docent from the Marblehead Historical Society, because without her diligent work and passion for American history, and that of others like her, there would be no foundation on which to build"--
catalogue key
12974266
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.

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