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David E. Kyvig, now deceased, was distinguished research professor and professor of history at Northern Illinois University, is a former president of the National Council on Public History. His book Explicit and Authentic Acts: Amending the U.S. Constitution, 1776–1995 received the 1997 Bancroft Prize and other awards. His most recent work, The Age of Impeachment: American Constitutional Culture since 1960, was a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2008.
Myron A. Marty is the Ann G. and Sigurd E. Anderson University Professor and dean of arts and sciences emeritus at Drake University. His most recent book, Communities of FrankLloyd Wright: Taliesin and Beyond, appeared in 2009. His other publications include DailyLife in the United States, 1960–1990: Decades of Discord, and (with Shirley Marty) Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin Fellowship.
Larry Cebula is a professor of history at Eastern Washington University and is the Assistant Digital Archivist at the Washington State Archives. He is the author of Plateau Indians and the Quest for Spiritual Power: 1700-1850 and is editor of the website and smartphone app SpokaneHistorical.org.
Preface to the Fourth Edition
Chapter 1: Why Nearby History?
Chapter 2: What Can Be Done Nearby?
Chapter 3: Sources and Storytelling
Chapter 4: Published Documents
Chapter 5: Unpublished Documents
Chapter 6: Producing Oral History Resources
Chapter 7: Photographs and Other Visual Documents
Chapter 8: Artifacts
Chapter 9: Landscapes and Buildings
Chapter 10: Preserving Historic Buildings and Landscapes
Chapter 11:Research, Writing, and Leaving a Record
Chapter 12: Linking the Particular and the Universal
About the Authors
This newly-updated edition of Nearby History expands on the range of digital sources and innovative ideas for doing community history. Local historians, history students, and the public will find many suggestions for how to study their ‘nearby’ history. This book is an essential research tool for your work!
— Ann McCleary, professor of history, coordinator, Public History and Museum Studies Programs, University of West Georgia
All students, regardless of their prospective fields, need to understand how to extract and evaluate information from various types of source materials. This new edition of Nearby History provides fresh, practical strategies for approaching historical research, as well as engaging in analytical methods and the writing process. It helps students to be able to connect the 'hows' and 'whys' in the world around them, which is an invaluable skill in any profession.
— Amanda Goldberg, St. Andrews University English Professor
The fourth edition of Nearby History offers an invaluable introduction to historical methodology for all students of American history. Cebula’s substantive revisions—the new chapter introductions, and discussions of digital history and changes in historical practice—are integrated seamlessly into Kyvig and Marty’s classic work. The final chapter, a guide on how to locate and evaluate print and digital secondary sources, is a particularly welcome change. I plan to use this edition in both my undergraduate and graduate methods courses.
— A. Glenn Crothers, Associate Professor of History, University of Louisville
Expansion of coverage on documents: published, unpublished, oral, visual
Updated to cover technological changes in preservation, copyright, and research
A new chapter, “Digital Communities” outlines how historical research can be leveraged and crowdsourced through the web. It covers how sites like Ancestry.com, Facebook, blogs and more have created new historical communities, and how the reader may discover and benefit from virtual history communities in their own towns.
Examples, quotations and illustrations from the authors’ teaching experience to help students understand the concepts