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Oral History

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  • Namibia's Red Lineby G. Miescher

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2012; US$ 92.76

    Based on archival sources and oral history, this book  reconstructs a border-building process in Namibia that spanned more than sixty years. The process commenced with the establishment of a temporary veterinary defence line against rinderpest by the German colonial authorities in the late nineteenth century and ended with the construction of a continuous... more...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2008; US$ 27.82

    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$ 87.60

    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$ 89.66

    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$ 27.82

    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$ 92.76

    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...

  • All Quiet on the Home Frontby Richard van Emden; Steve Humphries

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 13.84

    The truth about the sacrifice and suffering on the home front during World War I is rarely discussed. In this book, some of the oldest men and women in the country speak about experiences and events that have remained buried for 85 years. Their testimony shows the same candor and courage we have become accustomed to hearing from veterans of the western... more...

  • Forgotten Voices of The Holocaustby Lyn Smith

    Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 14.09

    Following the success of Forgotten Voices of the Great War, Lyn Smith visits the oral accounts preserved in the Imperial War Museum Sound Archive, to reveal the sheer complexity and horror of one of human history's darkest hours. The great majority of Holocaust survivors suffered considerable physical and psychological wounds, yet even in this... 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...