Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Historical Methods and Interpretations

President Lyndon Johnson noted, in effect, that American politics are nothing more than an amalgamation of local politics from every county
in the nation. The same holds true for American History. While we tend to think that historical places like Williamsburg, Gettysburg, Valley Forge or Washington, D.C. are where history actually "happened." We should always keep in mind that a lot of history has happened in our own backyards. Far-away events have often impacted local history and the study of local history will make our nation's history seem much more significent, closer and personal.

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