How is local history thought about? How should it be approached? Through brief, succinct notes and essay-length entries, the Encyclopedia of Local History presents ideas to consider, sources to use, historical fields and trends to explore. It also provides commentary on a number of subjects, including the everyday topics that most local historians encounter. A handy reference tool that no public historian's desk should be without!
Carol Kammen writes editorials for History News and is the author of On Doing Local History: Reflections on What Local Historians Do, and Why, and Pursuit of Local History: Readings on Theory and Practice, and of eleven plays. Norma Prendergast received a Ph.D. in art history from Cornell University.