Using Photographs to Study Western History
This was the 2019 Presidential Address at the Western History Association’s annual meeting.
Outgoing Western History Association President Martha Sandweiss gave an illustrated talk about how historians can use photographs, and the stories behind the photographs, to study and understand the American West. Professor Sandweiss has been studying and writing about photographs for 40 years and argued that more historians should use photographic archives in their work.
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Ann Fabian Professor Emeritus Rutgers University->History and American Studies
Martha A. Sandweiss Professor Princeton University->History Department
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