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Community Historians and Their Work Around the Millennium

  • John H. McKay

Abstract

It is relatively well-known that many people are engaged in family and/or community history outside the universities (see Drake, this book). Less is known however about who they are, how they work, what motivates them and the outcomes of their research. This chapter fills out the picture a little through a study of some 200 projects in community history being carried on in Britain around the turn of the millennium.

Keywords

Individual Researcher Oral History Local History History Society Community History 
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© John H. McKay 2005

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