BackStory: Saving American History
EDSITEment (and BackStory) has a lot of material about history, but less about how the historical narratives that appear on the site were created—and challenged, and recreated. In this episode entitled Saving American History, you'll learn about some of the people who have created records, archives, and collections that future generations use to study and understand the past.
A full transcript of this episode can be found on the BackStory website.
William Plumer and the Young Government (00:40-7:35)
The Age of Antiquarians (7:35-20:15)
You Can Save History (20:15-29:25)
Cat Memories Forever? (29:30-40:07)
Related on EDSITEment
Oral History as an Educational Experience
What is History? Timelines and Oral Histories
In the Field: National Digital Newspaper Program
W.E.B. Du Bois Papers
Ask an NEH Expert: Validating Sources