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- The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 50.00
The uniqueness of America has been alternately celebrated and panned, emphasized and denied, for most of the country's history -- both by its own people and by visitors and observers from around the world. The idea of "American exceptionalism" tends to provoke strong feelings, but few are aware of the term's origins or understand its true meaning.... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 49.99
Acclaimed as a fundamental resource on the creation, development, and management of America's national park system, this documentary collection is now in paperback for use by students and individual scholars. more...
- Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 16.99
On April 1, 2011, the Official 2010 U.S. Census Report will be released. On that same day, The Unofficial U.S. Census will shed light (and a bit of laughter) on all the other facts that Americans are itching to know about our country and each other. Les Krantz and Chris Smith have collected facts from a variety of sources, compiling a fascinating... more...
- Lexington Books 2001; US$ 39.99
In this work of interdisciplinary scholarship, Stephen A. Germic reveals how America's first parks, both urban and 'wilderness,' were created and organized to mitigate the most threatening social and economic crises in the nineteenth century outside of the Civil War. Germic analyzes the intentionally disguised relationship between the constructed 'nature'... more...
- AltaMira Press 2004; US$ 37.99
This thought-provoking collection of essays is essential reading for anyone who cares about cultural institutions and their role in the community of learners. These institutions--often museums or libraries--have the power to profoundly alter our sense of ourselves and of the world around us, but that power carries with it obligations. David Carr challenges... more...
- AltaMira Press 2007; US$ 35.99
A generational shift is occurring at historic house museums as board members and volunteers retire while few young people step forward to take their place. These landmarks are also plagued by serious deferred maintenance, and many have no endowment funds. What will happen to these sites in the next ten years, and what can be done to assure their continued... more...
- AltaMira Press 1997; US$ 43.99
In the face of increasing public interest and demand for information, archaeologists are collaborating with historians, museum curators, and exhibit designers to devise the best strategies for translating archaeological information to the public. This book opens doors for public involvement. It highlights successful case studies in which specialists... more...