Public History and the Environment / Edition 1

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US public and academic historians present 16 essays on how public history intersects with the new field of environmental history, which explores the relationship between humans and their physical environment through time. They cover landscape; cultural resources management; litigation support and environmental remediation; museums, media, and historical societies; policy analysis; and environment at the grassroots. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781575240718
  • Publisher: Krieger Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 3/18/2004
  • Series: Public History Ser.
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 306
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Introduction viii
Contributors xi
Part I Landscape 1
Spading Common Ground: Reconciling the Built and Natural Environments 3
Interpreting Landscapes 23
Part II Cultural Resources Management 37
Researching Endangered Species 39
Melding the Environment and Public History: The Evolution and Maturation of the National Park Service 56
Cultural Tourism and a Changing Society 72
Part III Litigation Support and Environmental Remediation 83
Environmental Historian as Expert Witness: A Practical Evil? 85
Hazardous Wastes and Environmental Remediation 106
Part IV Museums, Media, and Historical Societies 125
Museums, the Environment, and Public History 127
The Creation of Place Over Time: Interpreting Environmental Themes in Exhibit Format 139
Green Screen: Projections of American Environmental Culture 154
History Trip: Historical Societies and a Sense of Place 168
Part V Policy Analysis 185
State of Nature and Nature of the State: Historians and Federal Environmental Policy 187
Urban Areas, Environmental Decision Making, And Uses of History to Inform Public Choices 207
Part VI Environment at the Grassroots 225
Environmental Justice: Policy Challenges and Public History 227
Environmental History at the Grassroots: The Missouri State Park Experience 251
Index 279
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