NCPH 2023

We look forward to connecting at the National Council on Public History’s 2023 meeting in Atlanta and would like to invite attendees to save 40% on the titles featured here! Just enter promo code MAS077 at checkout to save (exp. May 31, 2023).

If you have projects in process that seem like a good match for our Public History in Historical Perspective series, we’d encourage you to reach out to the series editor, Marla R. Miller, or our editor in chief, Matt Becker ([email protected]), to arrange a meeting.


The Spirit of Colonial Williamsburg

Ghosts and Interpreting the Recreated Past

Alena Pirok

Our Kind of Historian

The Work and Activism of Lerone Bennett Jr.

E. James West

Exhibiting Evangelicalism

Commemoration and Religion’s Presence of the Past

Devin C Manzullo-Thomas

A Cultural Arsenal for Democracy

The World War II Work of US Museums

Clarissa J. Ceglio

Lost on the Freedom Trail

The National Park Service and Urban Renewal in Postwar Boston

Seth C. Bruggeman

The Mass Production of Memory

Travel and Personal Archiving in the Age of the Kodak

Tammy S. Gordon

Engaging Diverse Communities

A Guide to Museum Public Relations

Melissa A. Johnson

Shaker Fever

America's Twentieth-Century Fascination with a Communitarian Sect

William D. Moore

Museum Diplomacy

Transnational Public History and the U.S. Department of State

Richard J. W. Harker

Rescued from Oblivion

Historical Cultures in the Early United States

Alea Henle

Collecting the Globe

The Salem East India Marine Society Museum

George H. Schwartz

Preserving Maritime America

A Cultural History of the Nation's Great Maritime Museums

James M. Lindgren

Clio's Foot Soldiers

Twentieth-Century U.S. Social Movements and Collective Memory

Lara Leigh Kelland

The Stages of Memory

Reflections on Memorial Art, Loss, and the Spaces Between

James E. Young

Bending the Future

Fifty Ideas for the Next Fifty Years of Historic Preservation in the United States

Max Page, Marla R. Miller

"History Is Bunk"

Assembling the Past at Henry Ford's Greenfield Village

Jessie Swigger

From Storefront to Monument

Tracing the Public History of the Black Museum Movement

Andrea A. Burns

Museums, Monuments, and National Parks

Toward a New Genealogy of Public History

Denise D. Meringolo