Andrew Hurley’s Beyond Preservation is about how historians have a role to play in engaging urban communities in efforts to rebuild sense of place, civic engagement, and resilient neighborhoods. I would like you to write about how you think Hurley’s book advances the public historian’s craft. In other words, this is an opportunity to reflect more broadly on what it means to be a public historian today. Your paper, due in class, Nov. 22, must:
1. be 1,000 words (about 3.5 typed pages),
2. connect to specific points in the book (applying these beyond the book itself as you see fit), and
3. have a title that captures your main idea.