Description - Restoring Women's History through Historic Preservation by Gail Lee Dubrow
Historic sites are visited by millions of people every year, but most of these places perpetuate the public notion that men have been the primary agents of historical change. This book reveals that historic sites and buildings have much to tell us about women's history in the USA. It documents women's contributions to the historic preservation movement at places such as Mount Vernon and explores women's history at several existing landmarks such as historic homes, as well as in a wider array of cultural landscapes ranging from nurses' residences in Montreal to prostitutes' quarters in Los Angeles. The volume includes essays on six exemplary projects that have advanced the integration of women's history into historic preservation and closes with three perspectives on preservation policy and practice. National in scope but applicable in any locality, the text combines important published information with research and covers many national, state and local initiatives of the 1990s.
It collects in one volume the seminal work of 20 academic historians, preservationists and professionals at parks and monuments throughout the country who examine practical ways to represent women's history through historic preservation programmes. Over the last few decades of the 20th century, work in the areas of women's history and historic preservation has done much to change not only how we regard history but also how we might broaden the very notion of what we consider historical. This volume reflects a growing commitment to historic preservation and shows how practitioners in both fields can benefit from an exchange of insights and create more effective public history.
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(229mm x 152mm x 31mm)
Johns Hopkins University Press
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Author Biography - Gail Lee Dubrow
Gail Lee Dubrow is professor of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and planning and director of the Preservation Planning and Design Program at the University of Washington. Jennifer Goodman is executive director of the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance.