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Thomas F. King has worked in historic preservation since the mid-1960s as an academic, a contractor, and a government official.
Preface to the Fourth Edition
List of Figures and Table
Chapter 1 Cultural Resource Management: Why Is It? What Is It? Who Does It?
Chapter 2 Cultural Resources in the Broadest Sense: Practice Under the National Environmental Policy Act
Chapter 3 Historic Properties as Cultural Resources: The National Register of Historic Places
Chapter 4 Managing Impacts on Historic Properties: Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act
Chapter 5 More About Historic Places
Chapter 6 Cultural Resources in, of, and from the Land
Chapter 7 “Intangible” and Portable Cultural Resources
Chapter 8 Comprehensive CRM?
Chapter 9 Working with CRM
Appendix 1 Acronyms, Abbreviations, and Glossary
Appendix 2 Frequently Used Terms
Appendix 3 Laws, Executive Orders, and Regulations
Appendix 4 Model Section 106 Memorandum of Agreement
Appendix 5 Model NAGPRA Plan of Action
About the Author
Tom King has played a unique role in CRM as one of the architects of the original Section 106 regulations and the discipline’s most articulate explicator and critic. This purportedly final edition has updated regulatory detail, recent examples, and sharpened critique. This book is essential reading for those interested in historic preservation including CRM practitioners and civil servants. One hopes that the latter might actually heed King’s well-reasoned rejoinders for the critical need to reform the regulation and management of our nation’s cultural resources.
— Steve Black, Texas State University
Each of King’s books is a must read, and Cultural Resource Laws and Practice most of all. In it, King transforms the complexities of heritage management into a veritable page-turner. Like the first edition, this fourth is a definitive how-to guide. But it’s also a critique, based on decades of experience. Readers will value Cultural Resource Laws and Practice as much for King’s insights on changing the system as for his instructions on working it.
— Ned Kaufman, Pratt Institute and Kaufman Heritage Conservation
New to the Fourth Edition:
Updated analysis and treatment of:
cultural resource management (CRM) legislation and case law, including new laws such as the Religious Freedom Restoration Act
the strengths and weaknesses of practice under the National Environmental Policy Act and National Historic Preservation Act
poorly understood concepts including cumulative effects, cultural landscapes, and the cultural values of plants and animals
the growing dysfunction of federal and state regulators
the use and abuse of programmatic agreements and CRM plans
the voices of citizens in CRM, and how they are too often muffled and ignored