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The Public Historian (2024) 46 (1): 7–28.
Published: 01 February 2024
... 2024 slavery American Revolution collective memory museums historic sites In the Revolutionary War the American Negro was a participant and a symbol…The Negro’s role in the Revolution can best be understood by realizing that his major loyalty was not to a place nor to a people...
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The Public Historian (2022) 44 (3): 110–138.
Published: 01 August 2022
...Amy E. Potter Research examining representations of the institution of slavery at historic house museums in the United States has overwhelmingly privileged southern plantation museums. Increasingly, however, there is a call to resist the urge to center discussions of enslavement only in the South...
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The Public Historian (2021) 43 (3): 42–54.
Published: 01 August 2021
...Karen de Bruin This Report from the Field is a post-mortem reflection on a statewide memorialization project on slavery that ultimately failed. In this essay, I attribute the failure of the project in large part to conflicting historical approaches and claims to narrative authority over...
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The Public Historian (2014) 36 (1): 36–60.
Published: 01 February 2014
..., as well as her experiences as a living history interpreter at both the Smithsonian Museum of American History and at Mount Vernon. © 2014 by The Regents of the University of California and the National Council on Public History 2014 “Ask a Slave ” Interpretation Living History Slavery Race...
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The Public Historian (2014) 36 (1): 9–35.
Published: 01 February 2014
...Ywone Edwards-Ingram Before the living history museum of Colonial Williamsburg started its concerted interpretation of slavery in 1979, the African American coachmen were already representing the past and implicating black history and slavery in this restored eighteenth-century capital of Virginia...
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The Public Historian (2011) 33 (2): 94–109.
Published: 01 May 2011
... in the twentieth. The attempt to create a comprehensive and unifying celebration by avoiding slavery as a major topic was simply not possible amidst the national conflict over segregation. The commemoration ironically came to an explosive head in Charleston a hundred years after the first shots at Fort Sumter. ©...
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The Public Historian (2007) 29 (2): 13–14.
Published: 01 January 2007
... This section presents the widely heralded work of Brown University's Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice in investigating, acknowledging, and recommending amends for the university's relations to slavery, the slave trade, and the long legacy of racial injustice. The committee's chair, James...
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The Public Historian (2001) 23 (2): 124–132.
Published: 01 May 2001
... African American ethnic commemoration community history conservation cultural exhibits labor oppression museums race relations slavery south 124 n THE PUBLIC HISTORIAN Exhibit Reviews The American public increasingly receives its history from images. Thus it is incumbent upon...