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Place, Race, and Story


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List of Figures Acknowledgements Prologue: How Place, Race and Story are Changing Preservation Today Part I: Place, Race and Story: Basic Issues Introduction: Needs and Opportunities 1. Placing Preservation 2. Protecting Storyscape 3. Eliminating the Diversity Deficit Part II: Architecture in and out of Place: Historical Perspectives Introduction: Visiting, Collecting, and Preserving Architecture 4. History, Design, and the Rise of Architectural Travel 5. Collecting Architecture, from Napoleon Through Ford Part III: Winning and Losing in New York City Introduction: "Cultural Landmarks" and the Challenges of Place, Race, and Story in New York City 6. A Plan to Save New York's Places of History and Tradition 7. Heritage and the Cultural Politics of Preservation: The African Burial Ground and the Audubon Ballroom 8. Historical Memory, Social Equity, and the Disappearance of New York's Working-Class Neighborhoods Part IV. Choosing a Different Future Introduction: Yesterday's and Tomorrow's Futures 9. Sustaining the Living Heritage of Places: Some Suggestions for Using and Owning Land 10. Sugar Songs: A Modest Proposal Delivered to the Earl of Harewood 11. Moving Forward: Futures for a Preservation Movement Index

About the Author

Ned Kaufman is a founder of Place Matters and of Pratt Institute's graduate program in Historic Preservation. He is the author of studies ranging from Victorian Gothic to the management of public lands and historic sites.


Ned Kaufman has been at the vanguard of historic preservation thought and activism for two decades. He has challenged preservationists to go beyond a traditional focus on beautiful buildings and become a part of a larger movement for social justice. Place, Race, and Story shows us the way by offering frameworks and case studies that both critique and provide inspiring examples of what a progressive preservation movement looks like. -- Max Page, Professor of Architecture and History at the University of Massachusetts and author of The City's End: Two Centuries of Fantasies, Fears, and Premonitions of New York's Destructiona Preservationists usually focus on the how; Ned Kaufman reminds us to ask why we are preserving. Then he thoughtfully answers, showing us how preservation can better connect us and our places through the shared stories in people's lives. -- Michael Holleran, Associate Professor and Director of the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation at the University of Texas at Austin and author of Boston's "Changeful Times": Origins of Preservation and Planning in Americaa Caught up in the day-to-day struggle to keep America's heritage intact and alive, preservationists don't often think about our movement's origins, milestones and philosophical underpinnings. That's a mistake. Ned Kaufman's thoughtful and enormously useful book reminds us of the importance of knowing how we got here -- and how the journey changed us. -- Richard Moe, President, National Trust for Historic Preservation "Place, Race, and Story is truly absorbing, well-written and consistently thought-provoking!.This is an important work of great relevance to serious interpreters of heritage.--Michael Hamish Glen, from the Association for Heritage Interpretation

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