Thomas J. Schlereth

Artifacts And The American Past

1989 (This Edition Published)

Main Details
Author Thomas J. Schlereth
Cover/Jacket Design by Joanne Jaworski
Cover photo Solomon D. Butcher Collection
Copyright Holder American Association For State And Local History
Publisher AASLH Press
About/Subject United States of America
Copyright 1980
This Edition Published 1989
Identifying Codes
ISBN 0-942063-007
Format Paperback
Publication Location US
Page Count / Font 294 pages
Language English
Chapters Introduction: History Outside The History Classroom

Part I. Graphics As Artifacts
- 1 Mirrors Of The Past: Historical Photography And American History
- 2 Mail-Order Catalogs As Resources In Material Culture Studies
- 3 Past Cityscapes: Uses Of Cartography In Urban History

Part II. Historic Sites As Artifacts
- 4 Historic House Museums: Seven Teaching Strategies
- 5 The Historic Museum Village As A Cross-Disciplinary Learning Laboratory
- 6 The 1876 Centennial: A Model For Comparative American Studies

Part III. Landscaping As Artifacts
- 7 Vegetation As Historical Data: A Historian's Use Of Plants And Natural Material Culture Evidence
- 8 Regional Studies In America: The Chicago Model
- 9 Above-Ground Archaeology: Discovering A Community's History Through Local Artifacts

Part IV. Coda
- 10 Collecting Ideas And Artifacts: Common Problems Of History Museums And History Texts

Appendix 1 Chronology To The History Of Photographic Processes
Appendix 2 An Exercise In Urban Map Analysis: Metropolitan Chicago
Appendix 3 American Material Culture Technique: Historical Museum Exhibit Review



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