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The Public Historian (2016) 38 (4): 206–235.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Laura Burd Schiavo For the past few decades there have been repeated calls from within and without the National Park Service for more inclusive interpretation in the park system. Concurrently there has been great concern about the lack of diversity among visitors to Park Service units. The 2009...
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The Public Historian (2016) 38 (4): 167–189.
Published: 01 November 2016
... created complicated relationships between the park and certain groups. It is essential for the National Park Service to understand these complexities in order for it to be a good steward of the agency’s own history and provide new opportunities for visitor engagement. © 2016 by The Regents...
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The Public Historian (2016) 38 (4): 236–263.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Joan M. Zenzen This article chronicles the history of administrative histories within the National Park Service. Administrative histories describe the history of a site or a group of parks. They can be important resources for management decisions. Managers, however, often do not know about or pay...
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The Public Historian (2016) 38 (4): 129–148.
Published: 01 November 2016
... in the second century of the National Park Service. Using the first nationally designated historic site, Salem Maritime, as a case study, we examine efforts to grapple with bureaucratic inertias, entrenched patterns of insularity, and reliance on top-down authority. Support from leadership is necessary to allow...
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The Public Historian (2016) 38 (4): 101–128.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Daniel E. Coslett; Manish Chalana Changing sociocultural and historiographic contexts require new approaches to interpretation and presentation at National Park Service–administered sites. Through the study of two NPS parks in Washington State (San Juan Island National Historical Park and Whitman...
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The Public Historian (2016) 38 (4): 264–292.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Anne Mitchell Whisnant; Marla R. Miller In 2011, the Organization of American Historians (OAH) released Imperiled Promise: The State of History in the National Park Service , a multi-year team-authored study commissioned by the NPS Chief Historian. The study offered twelve findings assessing...
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The Public Historian (2016) 38 (4): 149–166.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Olivia Williams Black In the century and a half since 1865, Fort Sumter and its home city have been the battlefield for another conflict, a struggle to control the memory—and the meaning—of the Civil War. Fort Sumter provides a telling case study in how the National Park Service has helped to shape...
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The Public Historian (2016) 38 (4): 190–205.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Seth C. Bruggeman This essay details my experience in developing and teaching a course concerning the history of the National Park Service for students enrolled in Temple University’s ProRanger Program. I offer this account as a pedagogical case study, but also as evidence that educational...
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The Public Historian (2016) 38 (4): 56–78.
Published: 01 November 2016
... of the University of California and the National Council on Public History 2016 National Park Service Tuzigoot Civil Works Administration national monument Yavapai-Apache Nation Crooked River A Tale of Archaeological Excavation, Mine Tailings, and Who Interprets Native American History Nancy Dallett...
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The Public Historian (2016) 38 (4): 79–100.
Published: 01 November 2016
... Washington’s home. © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California and the National Council on Public History 2016 historic preservation National Park Service Mount Vernon Piscataway Park scenic easements Operation Overview and the Creation of Piscataway Park John H. Sprinkle Jr. ABSTRACT...
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The Public Historian (2016) 38 (4): 38–55.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Lary M. Dilsaver The National Park Service functions through the conceptual framework of American culture, which derives from Christian ideas born in the Middle East. Biblical societies reacted to deserts in two ways. Most people shunned arid areas as dangerous and bereft of life. But a second...
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The Public Historian (2011) 33 (2): 13–18.
Published: 01 May 2011
... the creative potential of this idea in a new century. © 2011 by The Regents of the University of California and the National Council on Public History. All rights reserved. 2011 National Park Service Yellowstone Yosemite Civil War sites Second Century Commission Ken Burns s The National Parks...
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The Public Historian (2011) 33 (2): 67–93.
Published: 01 May 2011
... than planned during the radically changed political environment of the 1980s. © 2011 by The Regents of the University of California and the National Council on Public History. All rights reserved. 2011 Lowell National Park Service Paul Tsongas Patrick Mogan 1980s politics Parks...
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The Public Historian (2011) 33 (2): 9–12.
Published: 01 May 2011
... War II. National Park Service (NPS) leadership recognized the promotional opportunities for the NPS and aligned themselves closely with Burns and PBS. Critical discussion in the essays focuses in three areas: the treatment of Native Americans; the reverential treatment of “nature” in the national...
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The Public Historian (2009) 31 (2): 53.
Published: 01 May 2009
... ©© 2009 The Regents of the University of California and the National Council on Public History 2009 Administrative history Fort Stanwix National Monument National Park Service contract history oral history historic preservation historic reconstruction urban renewal community...
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The Public Historian (2007) 29 (4): 15–33.
Published: 01 November 2007
...JANET A. McDONNELL This article focuses on the way in which the National Park Service (NPS) resisted demands for the consumptive use of park resources during World War II primarily through the use of carefully crafted arguments and powerful rhetoric, but also by enlisting the support...
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The Public Historian (2007) 29 (2): 81–103.
Published: 01 January 2007
.... An often misunderstood chronological threshold, the fifty-year standard was established by National Park Service historians in 1948. Until the advent of the ““new preservation”” with the National Historic Preservation Act in 1966, the standard of exceptional importance had only been applied to presidential...