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Local history is the study of history in a geographically local context and it often concentrates on the local community. It incorporates cultural and social aspects of history. Historic plaques are one form of documentation of significant occurrences in the past and oral histories are another. Local history is often documented by local historical societies or groups that form to preserve a local historic building or other historic site. Many works of local history are compiled by amateur historians working independently or archivists employed by various organizations. An important aspect of l ...more
African American History in Missouri (nonfiction)
Non-fiction about Sydney, Australia
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Books set in and around Greater Manchester England
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4 books — 1 voter
“ Nothing truly beautiful without its element of strangeness, nothing whole without its own incongruity, these (Jacksonville-area pioneer house) ruins sand up from the earth in sacred conjunction. These ruins conjoin the earth and the manmade, moving from one to the other and back again. The Browards built their house out of shell and limestone, and limestone forms naturally from the shells and skeletons of miniscule sea creatures over great periods of time. The Browards shaped the earth upright t ...more ”
“ In general the assumption of all of us, child or adult, was that this was a new country and that a new country had no history. History was something that applied to other places. ”
[close] Monthly book club at the Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve in Corpus Christi, TX.
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Staff and friends of the Museum of the Grand Prairie in Champaign County, Illinois will share th…more
[close] Staff and friends of the Museum of the Grand Prairie in Champaign County, Illinois will share the history books they've been reading and review. We want to hear everything!
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Welcome to the Aspiring Historians goodreads! This is a community of interest for history studen…more
[close] Welcome to the Aspiring Historians goodreads! This is a community of interest for history students and aspiring historians to network, share common interests, and advance the study of history. We're so glad to have you!
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