People and their Pasts

People and their Pasts
Author : P. Ashton
Publisher : Springer
Total Pages : 304
Release : 2008-12-11
ISBN 10 : 9780230234468
ISBN 13 : 0230234461
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

People and their Pasts Book Description:

In this innovative and original collection, people are seen as active agents in the development of new ways of understanding the past and creating histories for the present. Chapters explore forms of public history in which people's experience and understanding of their personal, national and local pasts are part of their current lives.

Public History and Heritage Today

Public History and Heritage Today
Author : Paul Ashton
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Total Pages : 328
Release : 2012-12-07
ISBN 10 : 1137285907
ISBN 13 : 9781137285904
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public History and Heritage Today Book Description:

People and their Pasts covers a range of stimulating topics discussing the different forms and ways the past is represented in the present. It explores these issues under three broad headings: the past in the present; presenting the past; places, communities and personal pasts.

People and Their Pasts

People and Their Pasts
Author : Hilda Kean
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Total Pages : 288
Release : 2009-01-15
ISBN 10 : 0230546692
ISBN 13 : 9780230546691
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

People and Their Pasts Book Description:

People and their Pasts covers a range of stimulating topics discussing the different forms and ways the past is represented in the present. It explores these issues under three broad headings: the past in the present; presenting the past; places, communities and personal pasts.

People and their Pasts

People and their Pasts
Author : P. Ashton
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Total Pages : 304
Release : 2012-01-01
ISBN 10 : 1349361097
ISBN 13 : 9781349361090
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

People and their Pasts Book Description:

In this innovative and original collection, people are seen as active agents in the development of new ways of understanding the past and creating histories for the present. Chapters explore forms of public history in which people's experience and understanding of their personal, national and local pasts are part of their current lives.

Canadians and Their Pasts

Canadians and Their Pasts
Author : Margaret Conrad
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Total Pages : 235
Release : 2013
ISBN 10 : 9781442615397
ISBN 13 : 1442615397
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Canadians and Their Pasts Book Description:

What role does history play in contemporary society? Has the frenetic pace of today's world led people to lose contact with the past? A high-profile team of researchers from across Canada sought to answer these questions by launching an ambitious investigation into how Canadians engage with history in their everyday lives. The results of their survey form the basis of this eye-opening book. Canadians and Their Pasts reports on the findings of interviews with 3,419 Canadians from a variety of cultural and linguistic communities. Along with yielding rich qualitative data, the surveys generated revealing quantitative data that allows for comparisons based on gender, ethnicity, migration histories, region, age, income, and educational background. The book also brings Canada into international conversation with similar studies undertaken earlier in the United States, Australia, and Europe. Canadians and Their Pasts confirms that, for most Canadians, the past is not dead. Rather, it reveals that our histories continue to shape the present in many powerful ways.

Faces of America

Faces of America
Author : Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Publisher : NYU Press
Total Pages : 278
Release : 2010-07-06
ISBN 10 : 9780814732649
ISBN 13 : 081473264X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Faces of America Book Description:

Shares the family trees and genetic profiles of twelve famous Americans from diverse backgrounds.

Burying Their Pasts In the Desert Sand

Burying Their Pasts In the Desert Sand
Author : Doreen Milstead
Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages :
Release : 2016-05-07
ISBN 10 : 9781365099076
ISBN 13 : 1365099075
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Burying Their Pasts In the Desert Sand Book Description:

The California Cowboy & The Pregnant & Jilted English Orphan - An English woman is jilted by her boyfriend after he promises to marry her and she becomes pregnant. She makes the long trip out to California to become the mail order bride of a farmer who appears alternately angry about her arrival, and reclusive at the same time. It takes a while for the woman to ferret out the truth but friends she meets along the way help, and eventually she sees a bit of light at the end of the tunnel. Two Red Headed Sisters For The Colorado Brothers - Two women from Russia take the long journey to America and their soon to be husbands, not realizing that they could be stranded in Chicago because of legal disputes between the railways. The brothers have heard about the potential trouble so they make their way to meet their wives, along with a third brother who is a troublemaker.

Rethinking Colonial Pasts Through Archaeology

Rethinking Colonial Pasts Through Archaeology
Author : Neal Ferris
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages : 511
Release : 2015-01-27
ISBN 10 : 9780199696697
ISBN 13 : 0199696691
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rethinking Colonial Pasts Through Archaeology Book Description:

Rethinking Colonial Pasts Through Archaeology explores the archaeologies of daily living left by the indigenous and other displaced peoples impacted by European colonial expansion over the last 600 years. It presents alternative understandings of the rise of European colonization in its shaping of global histories from the last half millennium through archaeological findings, while revising conceptual frameworks for archaeology itself.

Canadians and Their Pasts

Canadians and Their Pasts
Author : Margaret Conrad
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Total Pages : 248
Release : 2013-12-31
ISBN 10 : 9781442667655
ISBN 13 : 1442667656
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Canadians and Their Pasts Book Description:

What role does history play in contemporary society? Has the frenetic pace of today’s world led people to lose contact with the past? A high-profile team of researchers from across Canada sought to answer these questions by launching an ambitious investigation into how Canadians engage with history in their everyday lives. The results of their survey form the basis of this eye-opening book. Canadians and Their Pasts reports on the findings of interviews with 3,419 Canadians from a variety of cultural and linguistic communities. Along with yielding rich qualitative data, the surveys generated revealing quantitative data that allows for comparisons based on gender, ethnicity, migration histories, region, age, income, and educational background. The book also brings Canada into international conversation with similar studies undertaken earlier in the United States, Australia, and Europe. Canadians and Their Pasts confirms that, for most Canadians, the past is not dead. Rather, it reveals that our histories continue to shape the present in many powerful ways.

Living with One s Past

Living with One s Past
Author : Norman S. Care
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages : 203
Release : 1996
ISBN 10 : 0847682374
ISBN 13 : 9780847682379
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living with One s Past Book Description:

Alcoholism, major depression, debilitating shyness or extreme anxiety may all lead to personal failings and even moral wrongdoing that we can neither explain nor ignore. How are we to deal with these failings in our own pasts? How should we think about 'agency' or responsibility in other people who suffer from such difficulties? What does morality require of us in living with these people? In this original and eloquent work, Norman S. Care addresses these questions from both theoretical and personal perspectives, just as John Rawls's A Theory of Justice offered a set of principles by which the members of a society might reconcile themselves to their own and others' failings. Along the way, Care challenges the idea that individuals are masters of their own fate, discusses the 'persona moralism' that enables us to blame ourselves and others, and considers in a positive way the famous twelve-step Alcoholics Anonymous program, interesting because it acknowledges that 'recovery' may not occur for some alcoholics who attempt to follow it. Living with One's Past will be of interest not only to philosophers, psychologists, health-care and social service providers, but also to anyone whose life has been affected by his or her own or others' moral failings.