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Oral History

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  • Doing Oral Historyby Donald A. Ritchie

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 31.95

    Doing Oral History is considered the premier guidebook to oral history, used by professional oral historians, public historians, archivists, and genealogists as a core text in college courses and throughout the public history community. Over the past decades, the development of digital audio and video recording technology has continued to alter the... more...

  • Dublin Voicesby Kevin C. Kearns

    Gill Books 1998; US$ 9.99

    From gravediggers to sailors and IRA veterans; from factories to tenements and local butchers: explore the street life of old Dublin as it lives on in these extraordinary stories, preserved and collected by acclaimed historian of the city Kevin C. Kearns. more...

  • Envelopes of Sound: The Art of Oral History, 2nd Editionby Ronald Grele

    ABC-CLIO 1991; US$ 36.95

    What is it that oral historians do? Prior to the publication of Envelopes of Sound oral history was regarded as an archival practice and interviews were considered the repositories of data. Envelopes shows that the interview is a series of dialectical relationships embedded in language, social practice, and historical imagination. It merges theory... 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...

  • Flares of Memory: Stories of Childhood During the Holocaustby Anita Brostoff; Sheila Chamovitz

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 18.99

    In a series of writing workshops at the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh, survivors who were children or teens during World War II assembled to remember the pivotal moments in which their lives were irreparably changed by the Nazis. These flares of memory preserve the voices of over forty Jews from throughout Europe who experienced a history that cannot... more...

  • For Comrade and Countryby Robert G. Thobaben

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2002; US$ 39.95

    Ray Hill was a cook and machine gunner who survived the sinking of a PT boat by a kamikaze. German forces in the middle of the Siegfried defensive line captured Robert Corbin, a forward artillery observer officer who later escaped after 140 days of captivity. Arthur Ensley, a B-25 pilot, was shot down on his 79th mission into the Brenner Pass. He was... more...

  • Forgotten Voices Of The Great Warby Max Arthur

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 12.78

    In 1960, the Imperial War Museum began a momentous and important task. A team of academics, archivists and volunteers set about tracing WWI veterans and interviewing them at length in order to record the experiences of ordinary individuals in war. The IWM aural archive has become the most important archive of its kind in the world. Authors have occasionally... more...

  • Forgotten Voices of The Holocaustby Lyn Smith

    Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 15.98

    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...

  • Ireland and the End of the British Empireby Helen O'Shea

    I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 14.95

    In 1949, Ireland left the Commonwealth and the British Empire began its long fragmentation. The relationship between the new Republic of Ireland and Britain was a complex one however, and the traditional assumption that the Republic would universally support self-determination overseas and object to 'imperialism' does not hold up to historical scrutiny.... more...

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

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 21.99

    From the headlines of local newspapers to the coverage of major media outlets, scenes of war, natural disaster, political revolution and ethnic repression greet readers and viewers at every turn. What we often fail to grasp, however, despite numerous treatments of events is the deep meaning and broader significance of crisis and disaster. The complexity... more...