Restoring Women's History through Historic Preservation (Center Books on Contemporary Landscape Design Series) / Edition 1

Restoring Women's History through Historic Preservation (Center Books on Contemporary Landscape Design Series) / Edition 1

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by Gail Lee Dubrow
     
 

Historic sites are visited by millions of people every year, but most of these places perpetuate the public notion that men have been the primary agents of historical change. This book reveals that historic sites and buildings have much to tell us about women's history. It documents women's contributions to the historic preservation movement at places such as Mount

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Historic sites are visited by millions of people every year, but most of these places perpetuate the public notion that men have been the primary agents of historical change. This book reveals that historic sites and buildings have much to tell us about women's history. It documents women's contributions to the historic preservation movement at places such as Mount Vernon and explores women's history at several existing landmarks such as historic homes, as wells as in a wider array of cultural landscapes ranging from nurses' residences in Montreal to prostitutes' quarters in Los Angeles. The book includes essays on six exemplary projects that have advanced the integration of women's history into historic preservation and closes with three perspectives on preservation policy and practice.

National in scope but applicable in any locality, Restoring Women's History through Historic Preservation combines the most important recently published information with the best new research and covers many national, state, and local initiatives of the past decade. It collects in one volume the seminal work of twenty academic historians, preservationists, and professionals at parks and monuments throughout the country who examine practical ways to represent women's history through historic preservation programs.

Over the past several decades, work in the areas of women's history and historic preservation has done much to change not only how we regard history but also how we might broaden the very notion of what we consider historical. This volume reflects a growing commitment to historic preservation and shows how practitioners in both fields can benefit from an exchange of insights and create more effective public history.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801870521
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
11/01/2002
Series:
Center Books on Contemporary Landscape Design Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
451
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.21(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Contents:

Acknowledgments

CHAPTER ONE

Restoring Women's History through Historic Preservation: Recent Developments in Scholarship and Public Historical Practice

Gail Lee DubrowPART I

Documenting the History of Women in Preservation
CHAPTER 2

Women in the Nineteenth-Century Preservation Movement

Barbara J. HoweCHAPTER 3

Special Places Saved: The Role of Women in Preserving

Shaun EyringCHAPTER 4

Four African American Women on the National Landscape

Faith Davis RuffinsPART II

Revisiting Women's Lives at Historic Houses and Museums
CHAPTER 5

Uncovering and Interpreting Women's History at Historic House Museums

Patricia WestCHAPTER 6

Domestic Work Portrayed: Philadelphia's Restored Bishop William White House—A Case Study

Karie Diethorn with John BaconCHAPTER 7

Putting Women in Their Place: Methods and Sources for Including Women's History in Museums and Historic Sites

Edith MayoPART III

Claiming New Space for Women in the Built Environment and Cultural Landscape
CHAPTER 8

Rooms of Their Own: The Nurse's Residences at Montreal's Royal Victoria Hospital

Annmarie AdamsCHAPTER 9

On the Inside: Preserving Women's History in American Libraries

Abigal A. Van SlyckCHAPTER 10

Women in the Southern West Virginia Coalfields

Susan M. PierceCHAPTER 11

"A Night with Venus, a Moon with Mercury": The Archaeology of Prostitution in Historical Los Angeles

Julia G. CostelloPART IV

Exemplary Projects
CHAPTER 12

The Power of Place Project: Claiming Women's History in the Urban Landscape

Dolores HaydenCHAPTER 13

Best Practices for Saving Women's Heritage Sites: Nonprofit Case Studies

Jennifer B. GoodmanCHAPTER 14

"It's a Wide Community Indeed": Alliances and Issues in Creating Women's Rights National Historical Park, Seneca Falls. New York

Judith WellmanCHAPTER 15

"Raising Our Sites": A Pilot Project for Integrating Women's History into Museums

Kim MoonCHAPTER 16

Finding Her Place: Integrating Women's History into Historic Preservation in Georgia

Leslie N. SharpCHAPTER 17

Blazing Trails with Pink Triangles and Rainbow Flogs: Improving the Preservation and Interpretation of Gay and Lesbian Heritage

Gail Lee DubrowPART V

Toward and Inclusive Agenda for Preservation Policy and Practice
CHAPTER 18

Searching for Women in the National Regier of Historical Places

Carol D. ShullCHAPTER 19

Reflections on Federal Policy and Its Impact on Understanding Women's Past at Historical Sites

Page Putnam MillerCHAPTER 20

Parks Canada and Women's History

Alan B. McCulloughAFTERWORD

Proceeding from Here

Heather A. HuyckAppendix A: Participants in the Pilot of "Raising Our Sites: Women's History in Pennsylvania"Appendix B: Women, Women's Organizations, and Buildings Related to Women Which Have Been Commemorated by the Canadian Minister Responsible for National Historical Sites

Notes

List of Contributors

Index

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