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University of Massachusetts Amherst

History Department

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David Glassberg



Office: Herter 608
Telephone: (413) 545-4252
Fax: (413) 545-6137

Degree: Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University (1982).
Fields of interest: Modern U.S., Public history, Environmental history.

Graduate Courses Offered:
American Environmental History
History and Memory
Modern American Historiography
Museum and Historic Site Interpretation
Public History

Research Interests and Professional Activities
Professor Glassberg's research concerns the history of popular historical consciousness in America as represented in politics, culture, and the environment. Among his publications are American Historical Pageantry: The Uses of Tradition in the Early Twentieth Century (1990), and Sense of History: The Place of the Past in American Life (2001).