Books: The Encyclopedia of Local History


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Encyclopedia of Local History 2nd EditionThe Encyclopedia of Local History (AltaMira Press, 2012) addresses nearly every aspect of local history, including everyday issues, theoretical approaches, and trends in the field. This encyclopedia provides both the casual browser and the dedicated historian with adept commentary by bringing the voices of over one hundred experts together in one place. Authoritative, accessible, and comprehensive, Carol Kammen & Amy H. Wilson’s volume is a deep resource for historical organizations of any size.

This second edition features new essays about doing local history in each U.S. state and Canadian province and addresses problems, process, and technological changes in the field. Kammen and Wilson incorporate both technology and international perspectives to show how the field has grown in the 21st century.

The book remains a handy reference tool that no local historian’s desk should be without.

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