This fall I will be teaching Perspectives on History (50:509:299) for history majors and Issues in Public History (56:512:531). Graduate students, please watch your Rutgers email for an assignment for the first class. Read on for book lists, updated September 1, 2013:
Perspectives in History (undergraduate)
Schudson, The Good Citizen: A History of American Civic Life
Rampolla, Pocket Guide to Writing in History 7th edition is required
Additional readings will be made available online. Students also will become members of the Camden County Historical Society and will do research there and possibly in other archives.
Issues in Public History (graduate)
New additions, not ordered through the bookstore:
Weiner, How We Forgot the Cold War: A Historical Journey
Cook, Troubled Commemoration: The American Civil War Centennial, 1961-65
Brown, The Public Art of Civil War Commemoration
Available in the bookstore:
Linenthal, History Wars
Tyrrell, Historians in Public
Horton, Slavery and Public History
Hurley, Beyond Preservation
Kean and Martin, The Public History Reader
Bruggeman, Born in the U.S.A.
Each participant also will choose a book about the history of tourism from a list of recommendations that will be provided in class.