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The Coastal History Blog 3: “What Makes Coastal History Distinct?” (part 2 of 2)

In my last posting, I stated that coastal history already has some characteristic themes, concerns, and subject matter, and promised to offer examples.  This may seem an odd claim for a subfield that is so new. The overall thesis behind this blog, though, is that plenty of people are doing coastal history already and don’t […]

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The Coastal History Blog 2: “What Makes Coastal History Distinct?” (part 1 of 2)

  I’ve been asked for my thoughts on this one: Is coastal history an offshoot of maritime approaches, or a distinct approach in its own right?  I’m a little reluctant to answer.  It’s early days yet for coastal history, so I’m not sure we know whether it passes muster as “a distinct approach.”  A popular […]

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