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Oral History

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  • Slave Songs and the Birth of African American Poetryby L. Ramey

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2008; US$ 27.16

    In this insightful and provocative volume, Rameyreveals spirituals and slave songs to be a crucial element in American literature. This book shows slave songs'intrinsic value as lyric poetry, sheds light on their roots and originality, anddraws new conclusions on anart form long considereda touchstone of cultural imagination. more...

  • Soviet Communal Livingby P. Messana

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2011; US$ 85.53

    This book brings together fascinating testimonies from thirty inhabitants of the 'Kommunalka,' the communal apartments that were the norm in housing in the cities of Russia during the whole history of the Soviet Union. more...

  • Oral History, Community, and Displacementby S. Field

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2012; US$ 87.54

    This book uses oral history methodology to record stories of people who experienced the brunt of racist forced removals in the city of Cape Town, South Africa. Through life stories and community case studies, it traces the human impact of this disruptive, often violent feature of apartheid's social engineering. more...

  • Oral History and Digital Humanitiesby Douglas A. Boyd; M. Larson

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2014; US$ 27.16

    Exploring the developments that have occurred in the practice of oral history since digital audio and video became viable, this book explores various groundbreaking projects in the history of digital oral history, distilling the insights of pioneers in the field and applying them to the constantly changing electronic landscape of today. more...

  • The End of the Cold War?by Alexander von Plato

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2016; US$ 90.57

    This carefully researched history draws on archival sources as well as a wealth of new interviews with on-the-ground activists, political actors, international figures, and others to move beyond the narratives both the German and American varieties that have dominated the historical memory of German reunification. more...

  • Listening on the Edgeby Mark Cave; Stephen M. Sloan

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    The emergent inclination for oral historians to respond to document crisis calls for a shared conversation among scholars. This dialog, at the heart of this anthology, addresses both the ways in which we think about oral history and the manner in which we use it. more...

  • A Guide to Oral History and the Lawby John A. Neuenschwander

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 17.99

    A Guide to Oral History and the Law is the definitive resource for all practitioners of oral history. In clear, accessible language it thoroughly explains the major legal issues that oral historians should be concerned about and offers helpful suggestions on how to put sound legal procedures in place. The author utilizes relevant court cases and... more...

  • Voices from the Great Houses of Ireland: Life in the Big Houseby Jane O'Keeffe

    Mercier Press 2013; US$ 17.50

    A rare glimpse of life in Ireland's big houses, including Blarney Castle and Bantry House in Cork and the Denny Estates in Kerry. more...

  • Long Time, Olden Timeby Peter Read; Jay Read

    IAD Press 1991; US$ 10.45

    The year is 1977, and Dinny Japaljarri remembers a time when the Northern Territory was a very different place. Twenty five years on, many of the events in this book now survive only in the memories of a generation that has passed, or is passing, away. Their stories, however, live on told here in the vibrant tradition of Aboriginal oral history,... more...

  • Memory and Memorials, 1789-1914by Matthew Campbell; Jaqueline M. Labbe; Sally Shuttleworth

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    Ranging historically from the French Revolution to the beginnings of Modernism, this book examines the significance of memory in an era of furious social change. Through an examination of literature, history and science the authors explore the theme of memory as a tool of social progression. This book offers a fresh theoretical understanding of the... more...