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Oral History

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  • Oral History and Public Memoriesby Paula Hamilton; Linda Shopes

    Temple University Press 2009; US$ 33.95

    Oral history is inherently about memory, and when oral history interviews are used "in public," they invariably both reflect and shape public memories of the past.  Oral History and Public Memories is the only book that explores this relationship, in fourteen case studies of oral history's use in a variety of venues and media around... more...

  • Slave Songs and the Birth of African American Poetryby Lauri Ramey

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 31.00

    This book restores the slaves? songs to their rightful place in American literature for their intrinsic value as lyric poetry, and as a touchstone of the American imagination. more...

  • Mass Culture and Italian Society from Fascism to the Cold Warby David Forgacs; Stephen Gundle

    Indiana University Press 2008; US$ 21.20

    The 1930s to the 1950s in Italy witnessed large increases in film-going, radio-listening, and the sale of music and weekly magazines. The industries that made and sold commercial, cultural products were transformed by the new technologies of reproduction and new approaches to marketing and ... more...

  • London Voices, London Livesby Peter Hall

    Policy Press 2007; US$ 34.95

    London Voices, London Lives addresses a question of great current importance for urban policy: what kind of a place is London in the early 21st century, and how does it differ significantly - economically, socially, culturally, in quality of life - from other parts of urban Britain? It addresses these questions in a unique way: over one hundred ordinary... more...

  • Doing Oral Historyby Donald A. Ritchie

    Oxford University Press, USA 2003; US$ 18.99

    Oral history is vital to our understanding of the cultures and experiences of the past. Unlike written history, oral history forever captures people's feelings, expressions, and nuances of language. But what exactly is oral history? How reliable is the information gathered by oral history? And what does it take to become an oral historian? Donald... more...

  • Life Storiesby Charlotte Linde

    Oxford University Press, USA 1993; US$ 48.99

    All adult speakers in Western cultures have life stories argues Charlotte Linde, and the ways in which these life stories are formed and exchanged with others have a powerful effect on all of us. Life stories express our sense of self, who we are and how we got that way. According to Linde, we also use these stories to show that our lives can be understood... more...

  • Inconstant Companionsby Ronald J. Mason

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    One of the most significant theoretical issues in contemporary American archaeology—the role of oral tradition in scientific research.   Ronald J. Mason explores the tension between aboriginal oral traditions and the practice of archaeology in North America. That exploration is necessarily interdisciplinary and set in a global context.... more...

  • Soldiers and Citizensby Carl Mirra; Christian Appy

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 35.00

    This book is the first comprehensive oral history of the Iraq War. It presents the raw and vivid testimonies and recollections from combat veterans, family members, conscientious objectors, Bush administration officials, Iraqi leaders, and many others, forming a gripping and moving portrait of the war. more...

  • The Fate of Holocaust Memoriesby Chaya H. Roth

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 100.00

    An innovative mix of history and psychological research, this book tells the story of one family of Holocaust survivors and reveals how each generation has passed on memories of the War and the Shoah to the next. more...

  • The Greatest War - Volume IIby Gerald Astor

    Grand Central Publishing 2009; US$ 12.99

    Told by soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines, this series is an oral history of World War II from those who were there. This second volume examines the storming of Omaha Beach on D-Day, and the advance of allied forces across Europe to the liberation of Paris. more...