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Oral History

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  • Oral Traditions and the Verbal Artsby Ruth Finnegan

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 59.95

    The study of oral traditions and verbal arts leads into an area of human culture to which anthropologists are increasingly turning their attention. Oral Traditions and the Verbal Arts provides up-to-date guidance on how to approach the study of oral form and their performances, treating both the practicalities of fieldwork and the methods by which... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    Oral History, Health and Welfare discusses the significance of oral history to the history of the development of health and welfare provisions. It includes discussion on: * the end of the workhouse * professional education and training of midwives * HIV and Aids * birth control * the role of the community pharmacist * pioneers of geriatric... more...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 42.00

    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 Culpepper

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 49.00

    Never Will We Forget deals with the most enduring and moving side of World War II, the personal side. These are the stories of some 400 men and women, who, though they experienced the war in wildly different ways, were all profoundly affected by it. Gleaned from interviews and oral histories, the book reflects the experiences of male and female... 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 Publishing Group 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...

  • Momby Dave Isay; Dave Isay

    Penguin Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.00

    "What I want to say to you is that sometimes life catches you by surprise and you feel unequipped to handle what it brings you, but every bit of life you've lived before that moment equips you to live through it. That's what I would give to you." -Fanni Victoria Green-Lemons, in conversation with her daughter, Danyealah Green-Lemons In Mom , Dave... more...

  • Forgotten Voices of The Holocaustby Lyn Smith

    Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 14.38

    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... more...