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Published: Jul 22 2021
Size: 6 x 9
Illustrations: 12 b&w halftones
edited by Leah Worthington, Rachel Clare Donaldson, and John W. White
Leah Worthington is co-director of the Lowcountry Digital History Initiative and associate director of the Lowcountry Digital Library at the College of Charleston.
Rachel Clare Donaldson is an assistant professor of public history at the College of Charleston and author of "I Hear America Singing": Folk Music and National Identity.
John W. White, founding director of the Lowcountry Digital History Initiative and dean of libraries at the College of Charleston, is coeditor of Laying the Foundation: Digital Humanities in Academic Libraries.
"Much of the history we need is hidden in plain sight, but these essays open the research and results of the hard–working stewards of the raw material of history—archivists, archaeologists, architectural historians, and historic site administrators—who are creating the broader, more inclusive history our times need."—Carter L. Hudgins, Director Emeritus, Clemson University / College of Charleston Graduate Program in Historic Preservation
"Challenging History is a refreshing addition to conversations about Black history in the public history sphere. It challenges us to move beyond simply highlighting deficiencies and inspires solutions. It elevates significant stories, illustrates "real-world" improvements, and makes unflinching assessments—marking where we have been, have yet to go, and how we might get there."—Shawn Halifax, Public History Practitioner, McLeod Plantation Historic Site
"Challenging History is a book for our times. Creatively weaving together diverse case studies, it shows how southern public history is enriched by including the African American experience. In demonstrating how "imagined heritages" frequently distort historical understanding, it insightfully shows the challenges and opportunities public historians face reshaping our collective memory of the past."—Bernard Powers, Professor emeritus of history and founding director of the Center for the Study of Slavery at the College of Charleston
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