In Time and Place: Master Plan 2005 for the Protection, Preservation, and the Presentation of Alberta's Past

Description

166 pages
Contains Photos, Index
$0.00
ISBN 0-7785-4337-4
DDC 363.6'9'097123

Year

2005

Contributor

Reviewed by Frits Pannekoek

Frits Pannokoek is president of Athabasca University in Alberta.

Review

Bill Tracy and his team, which included historians, an archaeologist,
and an audiovisual archivist, set out to provide Alberta’s heritage
managers with a tool that would help them determine what they need to
preserve and how they should allocate their increasingly scarce
resources. The resulting volume is divided into 18 themes, beginning
with prehistoric Alberta and moving on to such topics as the fur trade,
resource development, urban development, spiritual life, education, and
intellectual life.

Each theme is divided into subthemes, which are themselves divided. The
fur trade, for example, is divided into trade before 1870 and trade
after 1870. Trade to 1870 is divided into seven subthemes, including the
labour force, which is itself divided into officers, servants, and
family, among other elements.

Each theme includes a short introduction and a bibliography.
Unfortunately, few of the references are recent, and virtually all are
to work created or commissioned by public servants. Caveat aside, In
Time and Place offers Alberta’s communities a comprehensive road map
to preserving their heritage.

Citation

Tracy, William, et al., “In Time and Place: Master Plan 2005 for the Protection, Preservation, and the Presentation of Alberta's Past,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed July 24, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/16020.