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The Presence of the Past

The Presence of the Past
Author: Roy Rosenzweig - David Thelen
ISBN 13: 9780231111492
ISBN 10: 231111495
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication Date: 2000-04-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
List Price: $30.00

Rosenzweig and Thelen analyze results from a unique and comprehensive survey in which they polled 1,500 Americans about their connection to the past and its continuing influence on their present as well as their hopes for the future.

Barbara Franco

The quotes from actual survey interviews set to rest the myth that Americans are not interested in history. Instead, the Americans they surveyed challenge educators, museums, authors, and filmmakers to present history in authentic and experiential ways that engage them as active participants.