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Making Time for the Past: Local History and the Polis

Katherine Clarke

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199291083
eISBN:
9780191710582
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291083.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book is about time and local history in the Greek world. It argues that choices concerning the articulation and expression of time reflect the values of both those who ‘make’ it and their ... More


Facts and Opinion

Margot Minardi

in Making Slavery History: Abolitionism and the Politics of Memory in Massachusetts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195379372
eISBN:
9780199869152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379372.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Focusing on the earliest histories of slavery and emancipation in Massachusetts, this chapter traces the historical significance and political utility of the argument that slavery ended through a ... More


The Pillars of an Imagined Tradition

Gregor Thum

in Uprooted: How Breslau Became Wroclaw during the Century of Expulsions

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691140247
eISBN:
9781400839964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691140247.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses how historians like Karol Maleczynski probably has a greater impact on Wroclaw's postwar history than all of the city's mayors prior to 1989 taken together. It was their ... More


The Political Dimension

Rosemary Sweet

in The Writing of Urban Histories in Eighteenth-Century England

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206699
eISBN:
9780191677281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206699.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Over the eighteenth century, the scope for discussion in local politics broadened, primarily as a result of growth and improvement. The need to cater for rising populations and the higher ... More


Mythicizing History

Gregor Thum

in Uprooted: How Breslau Became Wroclaw during the Century of Expulsions

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691140247
eISBN:
9781400839964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691140247.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines how the study of local history as an “act of self-reassurance” has grown in importance as societies have become mobile and people are less tied to a specific location. Historian ... More


Local history today

John Beckett

in Writing Local History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719029509
eISBN:
9781781700679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719029509.003.0011
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter focuses on the status of current local history. Today local history needs to be issue driven, and should not just be source driven. A local historian might become interested in studying ... More


The Writing of Urban Histories in Eighteenth-Century England

Rosemary Sweet

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206699
eISBN:
9780191677281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206699.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book examines a hitherto neglected genre of literature, and provides an analysis of both eighteenth-century urban culture and local historical scholarship. It challenges the conventional view ... More


New approaches: the region and the community

John Beckett

in Writing Local History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719029509
eISBN:
9781781700679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719029509.003.0008
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter focuses on new approaches such as religion and community in local history. Local history, in one form or another, is now one of the fastest growing and widest ranging pastimes in the UK. ... More


Local history and national history, 1880–1945

John Beckett

in Writing Local History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719029509
eISBN:
9781781700679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719029509.003.0006
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter illustrates local and national history between 1880 and 1945. During this time, the subject matter of local history was recognised either as national history at the local level or the ... More


The Past in the Present

Louise Young

in Beyond the Metropolis: Second Cities and Modern Life in Interwar Japan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520275201
eISBN:
9780520955387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275201.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

In the 1910s and 1920s, a local-history boom took place across the country, producing new forms of urban biography, whose storylines came to define the local community. A growing local-tourism ... More


W.G. Hoskins and the founding of modern local history

John Beckett

in Writing Local History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719029509
eISBN:
9781781700679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719029509.003.0007
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter deals with foundation of local history and contribution of W.G. Hoskins to it. Prior to 1945, local history struggled to maintain its credibility with the community of professional ... More


Introduction

John Beckett

in Writing Local History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719029509
eISBN:
9781781700679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719029509.003.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter deals with local history. Local history encompasses a wide range of interests, concerns and outputs, which are serious and amusing, amateur and professional. Written local history can ... More


Writing Local History

John Beckett

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719029509
eISBN:
9781781700679
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719029509.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

This book looks at how local history developed from the antiquarian county studies of the sixteenth century through the growth of ‘professional’ history in the nineteenth century, to the recent past. ... More


V Local history marginalised

John Beckett

in Writing Local History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719029509
eISBN:
9781781700679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719029509.003.0005
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter examines how local history ran into the buffers as it was increasingly marginalised in Victorian England. In the nineteenth century, the amateurism came into conflict with the ... More


Conclusion

John Beckett

in Writing Local History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719029509
eISBN:
9781781700679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719029509.003.0012
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter concludes the study on the origin of local history. Local history today can hardly be defined in a simple, straightforward manner. Perhaps no history can, but there is a particular ... More


Local history enthusiasts: English county historical societies since the nineteenth century

Alan Kidd

in People, Places and Identities: Themes in British Social and Cultural History, 1700s-1980s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780719090356
eISBN:
9781526124081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090356.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Alan Kidd explores the cultural sphere of amateur local historians and the associational culture of the local historical societies, from their origins in the eighteenth and nineteenth-centuries to ... More


Community as History

Gyanendra Pandey

in The Construction of Communalism in Colonial North India

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198077305
eISBN:
9780199081097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077305.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter discusses the example of a slightly different kind of local history from the Bhojpuri region, which represents just one attempt among many in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to ... More


The origins of local history

John Beckett

in Writing Local History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719029509
eISBN:
9781781700679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719029509.003.0002
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter illustrates the origin of local history. Where, or when, did local history start? It is an obvious question with which to begin, and one can be confident that it began with the study of ... More


Who are we now? Local history, industrial decline and ethnic diversity

Elizabeth Pente and Paul Ward

in Re-Imagining Contested Communities: Connecting Rotherham through Research

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447333302
eISBN:
9781447333357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447333302.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

This chapter challenges what might be called a ‘local history paradigm’, whereby immigration to Britain and the decline of industry are linked and local history is considered to ‘end’ in the 1980s. ... More


The Formation of the Ejido of Unión Zapata: Cárdenas y Zapata, presente!

Lynn Stephen

in Zapata Lives!: Histories and Cultural Politics in Southern Mexico

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520222373
eISBN:
9780520927643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222373.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter outlines the local history of Unión Zapata, which is strongly connected to the figure of Lázaro Cárdenas. It shows that unlike Santa María del Tule, Unión Zapata hardly existed as a ... More


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