Martin Blatt
Dr. Martin Blatt is the Chief of Cultural Resources/Historian at Boston National Historical Park Previously he worked at Lowell National Historical Park. Blatt's books include: Hope and Glory: Essays on the Legacy of the Massachusetts 54th Regiment (University of Massachusetts Press); The Meaning of Slavery in the North, co-edited with David Roediger (Garland); Work, Recreation, and Culture: Essays in American Labor History, co-edited with Martha Norkunas (Garland); Free Love and Anarchism: The Biography of Ezra Heywood (Illinois). His articles, essays, and reviews have appeared in American National Biography, The Encyclopedia of Social History, The Encyclopedia of the American Left, New England Quarterly, Cultural Resource Management, Gender & History, The Nation, The Public Historian, The Journal of American History. Blatt has been a leader in the field of public history for several years, developing museum exhibits, popular publications, slide shows, audiovisual productions, and special programs in a wide variety of venues. In concert with Louis Hutchins of the Northeast Museum Services Center, National Park Service, he developed the traveling exhibit, "GULAG: Soviet Forced Labor Camps and the Struggle for Freedom." He has played a leading role in other exhibit projects, including Lowell National Historical Park's Boott Cotton Mills Museum; "Voices of Protest" at Old South Meeting House; the Battle of Bunker Hill Museum; and the Visitor Center in the Charlestown Navy Yard. Blatt has served in elected positions in the Organization of American Historians and the National Council on Public History. Presently he is Vice President of the National Council on Public History and President of the Board of the Central Square Theater in Cambridge, MA.
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