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The New History in an Old Museum

Creating the Past at Colonial Williamsburg

The New History in an Old Museum( )
Author: Handler, Richard
Gable, Eric
ISBN:978-0-8223-1978-8
Publication Date:Jul 1997
Publisher:Duke University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $99.95
Book Description:

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...
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Book Details
Pages:272
Detailed Subjects: Travel / Museums, Tours, Points Of Interest
History / United States / Colonial Period (1600-1775)
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 Inches
Book Weight:1.397 Pounds



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