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The past is consumed on a grand scale: popularised by television programs, enjoyed by reading groups, walking groups, historical societies and heritage tours, and supported by unprecedented digital access to archival records. Yet our history has also become the subject of heated political debate.
In Private Lives, Public History, historian Anna Clark explores how our personal pasts intersect with broader historical questions. Drawing on interviews with Australians from five communities around the country, she uncovers how we think about the past in the context of our local and intimate stories, and the role that history plays in our lives.
'Anna Clark is the Alain de Botton of Australianhitoriography.' - Claire Wright
ISBN: 9780522868951 ISBN-10: 0522868959 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 192 Published: 1st February 2016 Publisher: Melbourne University Press Country of Publication: AU Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.8
Weight (kg): 0.19