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Oral History

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • We Were All Like Migrant Workers Hereby William J. Bauer Jr.

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 24.99

    We Were All Like Migrant Workers Here: Work, Community, and Memory on California's Round Valley Reservation, 1850-1941 more...

  • Nations Rememberedby Theda Perdue

    ABC-CLIO 1980; US$ 82.95

    The five largest southeastern Indian groups - the Cherokees, Chickasaws, Choctaws, Creeks, and Seminoles - were forced to emigrate west to the Indian territory (now Oklahoma) in the 1830s. Here, from WPA interviews, are those Indians' own stories of the troubled years between the Civil War and Oklahoma statehood - a period of extraordinary turmoil.... more...

  • Shantytown Protest in Pinochet's Chileby Cathy Schneider

    Temple University Press 2010; US$ 34.95

    "Shantytown Protest is one of the richest and most interesting accounts of popular mobilizations in urban Latin America that I have ever seen. The description of popular resistance under conditions of extreme material scarcity and ruthless military repression is fascinating. The book is a major contribution to the research literatures on Third World... more...

  • They Say in Harlan Countyby Alessandro Portelli

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 18.99

    Made famous in the 1976 documentary Harlan County USA, this pocket of Appalachian coal country has been home to generations of miners--and to some of the most bitter labor battles of the 20th century. It has also produced a rich tradition of protest songs and a wealth of fascinating culture and custom that has remained largely undiscovered by outsiders,... more...

  • Punk Rockby John Robb

    Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 21.95

    'To see The Clash on the White Riot tour was like discovering how to be a rock star: you just did it yourself. You didn't wait for someone to come and discover you. That was the most important thing that came out of punk... We came home and we cut our hair and bought skinny trousers. It was year zero. That was the moment for me' Billy Bragg ... more...