Keeping Time: Memory, Nostalgia, and the Art of History by Peter CarrollKeeping Time: Memory, Nostalgia, and the Art of History by Peter Carroll

Keeping Time: Memory, Nostalgia, and the Art of History

byPeter Carroll

Paperback | November 1, 2010

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At once memoir and meditation, Keeping Time records one professional historian's struggle to live in history even as he studies it, writes about it, and teaches it. Exploring the omnipresence of the past in American life today, Peter N. Carroll weaves into his autobiographical narrative a wealth of provocative observations on the practice of history, the connections between "small" lives and large forces, and the relationship of personal choice to public activity.

Carroll feels compelled to view the past in a different way-not as something remote from the present, but as a vital current in everyone's life. He strives to popularize history, reminding us that the particulars of ordinary life are indeed historical, that all human beings, however "obscure" or "important," exist in time, and that each must live in history.

Peter N. Carroll is the author, coauthor, or editor of seventeen books, including The Odyssey of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade: Americans in the Spanish Civil War; They Still Draw Pictures: Children's Art in Wartime (with Anthony L. Geist); and a volume of poetry, Riverborne: A Mississippi Requiem. He teaches at Stanford University.
Title:Keeping Time: Memory, Nostalgia, and the Art of HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8 × 5 × 12 inPublished:November 1, 2010Publisher:University Of Georgia PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0820337927

ISBN - 13:9780820337920


Editorial Reviews

Keeping Time deserves to be read widely, both by teachers of history and graduate faculty. It will throw a helpful light on present social studies and history education.

- Educational Forum