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This guide is designed as an introduction to local history for anyone who wants to know how local communities lived in the past and how to find out more about them. General themes and and questions for each historical period, combined with specific case histories, highlight the varieties of local experience and show how available materials can be pieced together. The book stresses the interconnectedness of local history with wider issues and urges local historians to abandon reliance on unconnected facts and dig deeper to uncover the general trends at work.
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Kate Tiller is Reader in English Local History at the University of Oxford. She planned the undergraduate certificate in local history jointly run by Oxford University and the Open University, and initiated and now directs Oxford's first master's degree in local history.Review:
"A book for which there is a crying need." —Journal of the Society of Archivists
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Book Description The History Press, 1992. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0750927143
Book Description The History Press, 1992. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110750927143