Giving Preservation a History Histories of Historic Preservation in the United States
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Description: Throughout the country, historic preservation has become a veritable industry. In New York City alone, the preservation movement has acquired a great deal of power, saving numerous edifices from the wrecking ball. New York is not alone, across the country, grassroots movements to preserve various aspects of the nation's past-Indian burial grounds, slave quarters and deco buildings. In this volume, some of the best figures in the field have come together to write on preservation movements Giving Preservation a History also touches on the European roots of the historic preservation movement; on how preservation movements have taken a leading role in shaping American urban space and urban development; how historic preservation battles have reflected broader social forces; and what the changing nature of historic preservation bodes for the effort to preserve the nation's past.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 2004
Publication date: 12/5/2003
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
|Introduction: Rethinking the Roots of the Historic Preservation Movement|
|Origin Stories: Finding the Roots of Historic Preservation in the United States|
|The Heritage Crusade and Its Contradictions|
|On Cults and Cultists: German Historic Preservation in the Twentieth Century|
|The Many Movements for Preservation in the United States|
|Roots in Boston, Branches in Planning and Parks|
|"A Spirit That Fires the Imagination" Historic Preservation and Cultural Regeneration in Virginia and New England, 1850-1950|
|Historic Preservation, Public Memory, and the Making of Modern New York City|
|Marketing the Past: Historic Preservation in Providence, Rhode Island|
|Place Over Time: Restoration and Revivalism in Santa Fe|
|Chicago's Mecca Flat Blues|
|Ancestral Architecture: The Early Preservation Movement in Charleston|
|Making History: Historic Preservation and Civic Identity in Denver|
|Conclusion: Moving Forward: Futures for a Preservation Movement|