Public History: Interpreting the Past, Engaging Audiences is a brief foundational textbook for public history. It is organized around the questions and ethical dilemmas that drive public history in a variety of settings, from local community-based projects to international case studies. This book is designed for use in undergraduate and graduate classrooms with future public historians, teachers, and consumers of history in mind.
According to Truman there are two ways of life. The first way of life is based on the freedom of the majority of people. This type of living is distinguished by free institutions, organizations, republican government, universal adult franchise, freedom of expressions, freedom of speech, rights of the citizens and all kinds of freedom from political oppression (Savage 2015). Truman then defines the second way of life as the power and will of the minority group used to suppress the majority. This way of life is distinguished by terror, atrocity towards the powerless, giving no freedom to the media, curbing the rights of the citizens and fixed elections. Truman wanted the United States to be one of those countries in the world that believed in the freedom and well being of its citizens (White 2014). He wanted to lead by the example of a country that focuses on economic and political stability.
Savage, S.J., 2015. Truman and the Democratic Party. University Press of Kentucky.
White, P., 2014. Whistle Stop: How 31,000 Miles of Train Travel, 352 Speeches, and a Little Midwest Gumption Saved the Presidency of Harry Truman. ForeEdge from University Press of New England.