Preserving History

Filename: preserving-history.pdf
ISBN: 9781604688047
Release Date: 2016-09-07
Number of pages: 80
Author: Julie Hendricksen
Publisher: Martingale

Download and read online Preserving History in PDF and EPUB Discover how to reproduce the time-honored treasures of the past with authenticity and ease. Create your own versions of antique designs from a stunning collection of history-rich quilts spanning the late 1800s through the 1930s. Get the historic look you love with detailed instructions for constructing your reproduction from start to finish, with a special focus on the types of quilting designs popular through the years. Use your modern quilting tools and skills to re-create antique quilts for daily use or display An essential resource, brimming with possibilities for antique-quilt lovers Close-up photos and detailed construction tips make it easy to understand how antique quilts were finished


Preserving History and Heritage

Filename: preserving-history-and-heritage.pdf
ISBN: NWU:35556037299831
Release Date: 2000
Number of pages: 19
Author: Audrey L. Brown
Publisher:

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Preserving History

Filename: preserving-history.pdf
ISBN: 9781617353833
Release Date: 2011-06-01
Number of pages: 111
Author: Scott Monroe Waring
Publisher: IAP

Download and read online Preserving History in PDF and EPUB What and how to teach in the K-16 classroom history has been a perennial and, at times, heated debate. Beginning as early as 1892, the question of what knowledge is of the most worth and what should be the central function of the history curriculum became a focus of many interested in education. It was felt that the teachers needed to move away from “traditional” methods of teaching history, such as rote memorization and the “dry and lifeless system of instruction by textbook,” and find new and engaging ways to “broaden and cultivate the mind.” Unfortunately, these recommendations faced many critics and did not take hold in K-16 classrooms at this time or, frankly, at any point since then. Even though we tend to have a nostalgic memory of earlier time periods and, in turn, the educational capabilities of the children from various times in our nation’s past, the results from multiple studies examining the historical knowledge base of America’s youth has remained fairly discouraging. Much of the lack of knowledge present stems from the manner in which history is traditionally taught. Ineffective instructional methods greatly impact the interest levels, or more frequently the distaste, generated for learning about historical content and, thus, the public’s corresponding perception of the importance of history within K-16 curricula. This book makes an effort at overcoming the persistent boredom and lack of historical knowledge present in our students, by focusing on ways in which history instruction can be improved.


Cotton s Library The Many Perils of Preserving History

Filename: cotton-s-library-the-many-perils-of-preserving-history.pdf
ISBN: 9780988250550
Release Date: 2014-11-05
Number of pages:
Author: Matt Kuhns
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

Download and read online Cotton s Library The Many Perils of Preserving History in PDF and EPUB "Cotton’s Library" reveals what can happen to a museum-quality collection before it reaches the safety of a museum (and sometimes even after). It is the story of an embryonic British national library assembled more than 400 years ago by Sir Robert Cotton. Boasting masterpieces of medieval illumination, the sole manuscript sources of Beowulf and "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight," and two of four surviving 1215 copies of Magna Carta as well as many priceless historic records, Cotton’s library was and is an irreplaceable treasure of the English-speaking world. Cotton and his successors nonetheless struggled for centuries to preserve his library for, and sometimes from, formal government custodianship. Overcoming war, repression, greedy heirs, intriguing rivals and disastrous fires, they ultimately succeeded, to our own great benefit. "Cotton’s Library" tells how they did it.


Future Proofing the News

Filename: future-proofing-the-news.pdf
ISBN: 9781442267145
Release Date: 2017-01-26
Number of pages: 274
Author: Kathleen A. Hansen
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Download and read online Future Proofing the News in PDF and EPUB News coverage is often described as the “first draft of history.” From the publication in 1690 of the first American newspaper, Publick Occurrences, to the latest tweet, news has been disseminated to inform its audience about what is going on in the world. But the preservation of news content has had its technological, legal, and organizational challenges. Over the centuries, as new means of finding, producing, and distributing news were developed, the methods used to ensure future generations’ access changed, and new challenges for news content preservation arose. This book covers the history of news preservation (or lack thereof), the decisions that helped ensure (or doom) its preservation, and the unique preservation issues that each new form of media brought. All but one copy of Publick Occurrences were destroyed by decree. The wood-pulp based newsprint used for later newspapers crumbled to dust. Early microfilm disintegrates to acid and decades of microfilmed newspapers have already dissolved in their storage drawers. Early radio and television newscasts were rarely captured and when they were, the technological formats for accessing the tapes are long superseded. Sounds and images stored on audio and videotapes fade and become unreadable. The early years of web publication by news organizations were lost by changes in publishing platforms and a false security that everything on the Internet lives forever. In 50 or 100 years, what will we be able to retrieve from today’s news output? How will we tell the story of this time and place? Will we have better access to news produced in 1816 than news produced in 2016? These are some of the questions Future-Proofing the News aims to answer.


Preserving History

Filename: preserving-history.pdf
ISBN: OCLC:226922818
Release Date: 1983
Number of pages:
Author: J.F.F. Company, Manhasset
Publisher:

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Abandoned in Place

Filename: abandoned-in-place.pdf
ISBN: 9780826356260
Release Date: 2016-03-01
Number of pages: 176
Author: Roland Miller
Publisher: UNM Press

Download and read online Abandoned in Place in PDF and EPUB Stenciled on many of the deactivated facilities at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, the evocative phrase “abandoned in place” indicates the structures that have been deserted. Some structures, too solid for any known method of demolition, stand empty and unused in the wake of the early period of US space exploration. Now Roland Miller’s color photographs document the NASA, Air Force, and Army facilities across the nation that once played a crucial role in the space race. Rapidly succumbing to the elements and demolition, most of the blockhouses, launch towers, tunnels, test stands, and control rooms featured in Abandoned in Place are located at secure military or NASA facilities with little or no public access. Some have been repurposed, but over half of the facilities photographed no longer exist. The haunting images collected here impart artistic insight while preserving an important period in history.


Preserving History Or Hindering Growth

Filename: preserving-history-or-hindering-growth.pdf
ISBN: OCLC:890645956
Release Date: 2014
Number of pages: 58
Author: Vicki L. Been
Publisher:

Download and read online Preserving History Or Hindering Growth in PDF and EPUB Since Brooklyn Heights was designated as New York City's first landmarked neighborhood in 1965, the Landmarks Preservation Commission has designated 120 historic neighborhoods in the city. This paper develops a theory of heterogeneous impacts across neighborhoods and exploits variation in the timing of historic district designations in New York City to identify the effects of preservation policies on residential property markets. We combine an extensive dataset of residential transactions during the 35-year period between 1974 and 2009 with data from the Landmarks Preservation Commission on the location of the city's historic districts and the timing of the designations. Designation raises property values within historic districts, but only outside of Manhattan. In areas where the value of the option to build unrestricted is higher, designation has a less positive effect on property values within the district. Consistent with theory, properties just outside the boundaries of districts increase in value after designation. There is also a modest reduction in new construction in districts after designation.


Preserving Western History

Filename: preserving-western-history.pdf
ISBN: 0826333109
Release Date: 2005
Number of pages: 415
Author: Andrew Gulliford
Publisher: UNM Press

Download and read online Preserving Western History in PDF and EPUB The first collection of essays on public history in the American West.


Preserving Nature in the National Parks

Filename: preserving-nature-in-the-national-parks.pdf
ISBN: 0300075782
Release Date: 1999-03-11
Number of pages: 380
Author: Richard West Sellars
Publisher: Yale University Press

Download and read online Preserving Nature in the National Parks in PDF and EPUB This book traces the epic clash of values between traditional scenery-and-tourism management and emerging ecological concepts in the national parks, America’s most treasured landscapes. It spans the period from the creation of Yellowstone National Park in 1872 to near the present, analyzing the management of fires, predators, elk, bear, and other natural phenomena in parks such as Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, and Great Smoky Mountains.


Restoring Women s History Through Historic Preservation

Filename: restoring-women-s-history-through-historic-preservation.pdf
ISBN: 0801870526
Release Date: 2003
Number of pages: 451
Author: Gail Lee Dubrow
Publisher: JHU Press

Download and read online Restoring Women s History Through Historic Preservation in PDF and EPUB 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.


Restoring Women s History Through Historic Preservation

Filename: restoring-women-s-history-through-historic-preservation.pdf
ISBN: 0801870526
Release Date: 2003
Number of pages: 451
Author: Gail Lee Dubrow
Publisher: JHU Press

Download and read online Restoring Women s History Through Historic Preservation in PDF and EPUB 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.


Introduction to the Jewish Sources

Filename: introduction-to-the-jewish-sources.pdf
ISBN: 0996183922
Release Date: 2016-06-17
Number of pages: 90
Author: S. Creeger
Publisher: Beky Books

Download and read online Introduction to the Jewish Sources in PDF and EPUB Did you ever wonder about the Jewish traditions mentioned in the Gospels and the letters of the apostles? Why did Jesus and the disciples sing a Psalm after their Passover meal? Why did Paul tell the Corinthians and Thessalonians to ?hold firmly? to the traditions he taught them? Jewish interpretations and practical applications of the Scriptures have a rich history, and understanding the dilemmas faced by the Jewish sages over the centuries gives students of the Scriptures an appreciation for how Jewish tradition developed. This volume includes the history, rationale, and achievements of the Jewish Oral Law as contained in the Mishnah and Talmud, and it includes a quick reference guide to the orders and tractates.


August Wilson s Century Cycle

Filename: august-wilson-s-century-cycle.pdf
ISBN: OCLC:951678290
Release Date: 2016
Number of pages: 99
Author: Melonnie Nicole Walker
Publisher:

Download and read online August Wilson s Century Cycle in PDF and EPUB August Wilson’s Century Cycle has been studied by scholars as a documentation of the history of African Americans. His ten plays in that cycle use historical events to chronicle the African American experience in America during the twentieth-century. My examination of his plays focuses on connection between the characters in his story and their use of African ritual. I explore his treatment of African culture, tradition and rituals that are expressed in America. In my introduction I connect the plays of the Century Cycle to the Ghana Akan proverb of the Sankofa. The concept of the Sankofa teaches that one has to understand his past in order to progress into his future. Chapter 1 contains an overview of Wilson’s formative years and his influences. Chapter 2 shows the historical facts about the Middle Passage and the system of slavery demonstrated in Gem of the Ocean and The Piano Lesson. Chapter 3 demonstrates the effects of the Great Migration through the characters in Joe Turner’s Come and Gone. Chapter 4 illustrates the history of blues music that is present in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and Seven Guitars. Chapter 5 covers the period of integration using the story of Fences. Chapter 6 studies the Black Power Movement as expressed through the characters in Two Trains Running. Finally, Chapter 7 covers the impact of gentrification in African-American communities as demonstrated in Radio Golf. In my conclusion I summarize the points I have demonstrated throughout this examination. I also connect my examples back to my original thesis statement which maintains that these plays document and preserve American history, while honoring African rituals through the Sankofa principle.


Digital History

Filename: digital-history.pdf
ISBN: 0812219236
Release Date: 2006
Number of pages: 316
Author: Daniel Jared Cohen
Publisher:

Download and read online Digital History in PDF and EPUB "This is an important book that fills an important niche: a careful and comprehensive report to the field on the development and possibilities of online history."—Stephen Brier, Associate Provost and Dean for Interdisciplinary Studies, Graduate Center, CUNY