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Author Amato, Joseph Anthony.

Title Rethinking home [electronic resource] : a case for writing local history / Joseph A. Amato.

Published Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2002.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xvi, 245 pages) : maps
Series Books at JSTOR All Purchased
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-219) and index.
Contents Introduction : the concept and the practitioners of local history -- 1. A place called home -- 2. Grasses, waters, and muskrats : a region's compasses -- 3. The rule of market and the law of the land -- 4. Writing history through the senses : sounds -- 5. Anger : mapping the emotional landscape -- 6. The clandestine -- 7. Madness -- 8. Madame Bovary and a lilac shirt : literature and local history -- 9. The red rock : inventing peoples and towns -- 10. Business first and always -- Conclusion : the plight of the local historian.
Summary Joseph A. Amato proposes a bold and innovative approach to writing local history in this imaginative, wide-ranging, and deeply engaging exploration of the meaning of place and home. Arguing that people of every place and time deserve a history, Amato draws on his background as a European cultural historian and a prolific writer of local history to explore such topics as the history of cleanliness, sound, anger, madness, the clandestine, and the environment in southwestern Minnesota.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Land settlement -- Minnesota -- Historiography.
Local history -- Philosophy.
Minnesota -- Civilization -- Historiography.
Minnesota -- History, Local -- Philosophy.
Marshall (Minn.) -- Historiography.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Local history
ISBN 9780520936331