Dear public history students,
If you are enrolled in Issues in Public History this fall, here is the book list for the semester. All have been ordered through the campus bookstore except for History Wars, which is an older title that you will find is widely available for purchase online for $5 or less.
There is no reading assignment for the first class; for the second class, we will read the new book by Clint Smith, How the Word Is Passed.
Ruth Sergel, See You In the Streets (University of Iowa Press, 2016) – paperback
Andrew Shocket, Fighting Over the Founders (NYU Press, 2017) – paperback
David B. Allison, Controversial Monuments and Memorials (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018) – paperback
Aaron Cowan, A Nice Place to Visit (Temple University Press, 2016) – paperback
Jennifer Koslow, Public History: An Introduction, From Theory to Application (Wiley Blackwell, 2021) -paperback
Edward T. Linenthal and Tom Englehardt, History Wars: The Enola Gay and Other Battles for the American Past – (Holt, 1996) – paperback
Clint Smith, How the Word Is Passed (Little, Brown, 2021) – hardcover
We will also make use of digital sources, including this excellent online resource from the National Council on Public History and the American Association for State and Local History, The Inclusive Historian’s Handbook:
Enjoy the remaining weeks of summer!