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Oral History

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  • Suffering in the Land of Sunshineby Emily Abel

    Rutgers University Press 2006; US$ 24.95

    The history of medicine is much more than the story of doctors, nurses, and hospitals. Seeking to understand the patient's perspective, historians scour the archives, searching for rare personal accounts. Bringing together a trove of more than 400 family letters by Charles Dwight Willard, Suffering in the Land of Sunshine provides a unique window... more...

  • French War Brides in Americaby Hilary Kaiser

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 45.00

    The thrill of love in the heady days following liberation soon turned to a lesson in reality as GI's and their French brides navigated paperwork, bigotry, and culture shock on both sides, some finding true love, and some finding the American Dream. more...

  • Overheard in New York UPDATEDby S. Morgan Friedman; Michael Malice

    Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 12.95

    Updated with sixteen new pages of quips, remarks and exchanges from the creators of overheardinnewyork.com. The streets of New York are full of characters who don't mince words-or care who hears them. This collection presents some of the most outlandish real life conversations overheard on the sidewalk, in the subway, and at the next table. It's... more...

  • Song of Brooklynby Marc Eliot

    Crown/Archetype 2008; US$ 26.95

    The voices of Brooklyn: ?I?m a Brooklyn guy, it?s in my bones and it?s there in Brooklyn. There?s a certain rhythm you get growing up there. Every Brooklyn kid has it. Always on the right beat. The Bronx, no; Queens, you were out of it; but Brooklyn, that was it .? ? Mel Brooks , Williamsburg ?Everyone got along because we had one major thing... more...

  • Surviving Through the Daysby Herbert W. Luthin

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95

    This anthology of treasures from the oral literature of Native California, assembled by an editor admirably sensitive to language, culture, and history, will delight scholars and general readers alike. Herbert Luthin's generous selection of stories, anecdotes, myths, reminiscences, and songs is drawn from a wide sampling of California's many Native... more...

  • 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 the world. ... 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...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 33.00

    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...

  • 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...