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Oral History

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  • The Oxford Handbook of Oral Historyby Donald A. Ritchie

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 49.99

    In the past sixty years, oral history has moved from the periphery to the mainstream of academic studies and is now employed as a research tool by historians, anthropologists, sociologists, medical therapists, documentary film makers, and educators at all levels. The Oxford Handbook of Oral History brings together forty authors on five continents to... more...

  • Every Tongue Got to Confessby Zora Neale Hurston

    HarperCollins US 2004; US$ 10.99

    E-Book Extra: Oral Tradition: A Reading Group Guide An extensive volume of nearly 500 folktales celebrating African American oral tradition, community, and faith, collected by Zora Neale Hurston on her travels through the Gulf States in the late 1920s. The New York Times calls these bitter and often hilarious tales ?splendidly vivid and true?. Every... more...

  • Oral Traditions and the Verbal Artsby Ruth Finnegan

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 59.95

    Provides up-to-date guidance on how to approach the study of oral forms and their performances, examining both the practicalities of fieldwork and the methods by which oral texts and performances can be observed, collected and analysed. more...

  • Oral History, Health and Welfareby Joanna Bornat; Robert Perks; Paul Thompson; Jan Walmsley

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 155.00

    This book discusses the significance of oral history to the development of health and welfare provisions. By focusing on individual experiences, the human dimensions of the history of medicine are explored. more...

  • To Wear the Dust of Warby Samuel Iwry; Leslie J.H. Kelley

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 41.00

    Like many European Jews, Sam Iwry began his life in Poland, but at the age of ten fled with his family to Russia before World War I. At age 29, Iwry was forced to flee again - this time from the Soviets - and ended up in Shanghai, China, joining 20,000 Jewish refugees who were there. The story of the Diaspora caused by the Holocaust is well-known,... more...

  • Never Will We Forget: Oral Histories of World War IIby Marilyn Mayer Culpepper

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2008; US$ 45.00

    The personal stories of the men and women who fought and lived the Second World War-in battle, and on the home front. more...

  • Mules and Menby Zora Neale Hurston

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    Mules and Men is a treasury of black America's folklore as collected by a famous storyteller and anthropologist who grew up hearing the songs and sermons, sayings and tall tales that have formed an oral history of the South since the time of slavery. Returning to her hometown of Eatonville, Florida, to gather material, Zora Neale Hurston recalls... more...

  • China Witnessby Xinran

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95

    China Witness is a remarkable work of oral history that lets us see the cultural upheavals of the past century through the eyes of the Chinese who lived through them.  Xinran, acclaimed author of The Good Women of China , traveled across China seeking out the nation?s grandparents and great-grandparents, the men and women who experienced firsthand... more...

  • Our Land Before We Dieby Jeff Guinn

    Penguin Group US 2005; US$ 16.95

    In Our Land Before We Die , Jeff Guinn traces the little-known history of the runaway slaves who fled to the Florida Everglades to live alongside the Seminole Indians. Deeply rooted in tribal oral history, and based on extensive interviews with descendants, this book describes the incredible circumstances of a people who sought shelter in the shadow... more...

  • Our Stories, Our Livesby Wahida Shaffi

    Policy Press 2009; US$ 15.00

    This book presents the stories of 20 women from Bradford between the ages of 14 and 80, from their own perspectives. It offers an intricate mosaic of the experiences, views and hopes of these women and in so doing emphasises the power of people's lives to aid deeper debate and understanding and gives voice to an important and often marginalised... more...