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New History in an Old Museum : Creating the Past at Colonial Williamsburg - 97 edition

New History in an Old Museum : Creating the Past at Colonial Williamsburg (ISBN10: 0822319748; ISBN13: 9780822319740)
ISBN13: 978-0822319740
ISBN10: 0822319748

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ISBN13: 978-0822319788
ISBN10: 0822319780

Summary: The New History in an Old Museum is an exploration of "historical truth" as presented at Colonial Williamsburg. More than a detailed history of a museum and tourist attraction, it examines the packaging of American history, and consumerism and the manufacturing of cultural beliefs. Through extensive fieldwork--including numerous site visits, interviews with employees and visitors, and archival research--Richard Handler and Eric Gable illustrate how corporat
e sensibility blends with pedagogical principle in Colonial Williamsburg to blur the lines between education and entertainment, patriotism and revisionism.
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Summary: The New History in an Old Museum is an exploration of "historical truth" as presented at Colonial Williamsburg. More than a detailed history of a museum and tourist attraction, it examines the packaging of American history, and consumerism and the manufacturing of cultural beliefs. Through extensive fieldwork--including numerous site visits, interviews with employees and visitors, and archival research--Richard Handler and Eric Gable illustrate how corporate sensibility blends with pedagogical principle in Colonial Williamsburg to blur the lines between education and entertainment, patriotism and revisionism. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 97
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Duke University Press
Published: 07/28/1997
International: No

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