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  • Contesting home defenceby Penny Summerfield; Corinna Peniston-Bird

    Manchester University Press 2007; US$ 95.00

    Contesting home defence is a new history of the Home Guard, a novel national defence force of the Second World War composed of civilians who served as part-time soldiers: it questions accounts of the force and the war, which have seen them as symbols of national unity. It scrutinises the Home Guard’s reputation and explores whether this ‘people’s... more...

  • Survival Along the Continental Divideby Jack Loeffler

    University of New Mexico Press 2008; US$ 19.95

    Loeffler has recorded interviews with representatives of the diverse cultures of New Mexico, revealing the cultural mosaic of the people along the Continental Divide. more...

  • Out of the Infernoby Richard C. Lukas

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 30.00

    Richard Lukas's book, encompassing the wartime recollections of sixty "ordinary" Poles under Nazi occupation, constitutes a valuable contribution to a new perspective on World War II. Lukas presents gripping first-person accounts of the years 1939-1945 by Polish Christians from diverse social and economic backgrounds. Their narratives, from both oral... more...

  • Rebel Voicesby Joyce L. Kornbluh; Fred Thompson; Franklin Rosemont; Daniel Gross

    PM Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    Joyce L. Kornbluh is a community activist and a labor historian, who has retired from the Labor Studies Center, University of Michigan. She is the author of A New Deal for Worker's Education and the coauthor of Rocking the Boat . She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Fred Thompson was a publisher with Charles H. Kerr. Franklin Rosemont was a... more...

  • Men of Steamby David Wragg

    Pen and Sword 2011; US$ 12.09

    Few modes of travel have the enduring appeal of steam railways. Today preserved lines, locomotives and rolling stock attract not just expert enthusiasts but more casual visitors who are keen to savor the distinctive atmosphere of a lost era in transport history. Yet these relics are but one aspect of the long story of steam, for they cannot reveal... more...

  • Lost Voicesby Gilda O'Neill

    Random House 2013; US$ 14.38

    In the 1940s, nearly a quarter of a million East Londoners decamped annually for the hopfields of Kent. Most of the pickers were women, who would take their children and other dependent relatives to stay in the hoppers' huts on the farms. This book records the memories of some of them, in their own lively words. Funny, nostalgic and ironic... more...

  • Tales of London's Docklandsby Henry T Bradford

    The History Press 2013; US$ 18.94

    Presents an anthology of true stories, drawn from the author's personal experience as a Registered Docker in the Port of London. This work is an attempt to preserve the memories of day to day life of the docklands in the past. It is of interest to those whose relatives worked as dockers, and to social historians. more...

  • No Room of Her Ownby Desiree Hellegers

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 31.00

    This oral history collection brings together extended interviews with fifteen women who share the common experience of homelessness. While all the interviews were conducted in Seattle, Washington between 1991 and 2008, the women's stories zigzag across the country, from Baltimore and New York City, to Louisiana and Kentucky, to Los Angeles and San... more...

  • The Routledge Guide to Interviewingby Sean McConville; Anna Bryson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 34.95

    The Routledge Guide to Interviewing sets out a well-tested and practical approach and methodology: what works, difficulties and dangers to avoid and key questions which must be answered before you set out. Background methodological issues and arguments are considered and drawn upon but the focus is on what is ethical, legally acceptable and productive:... more...

  • Doing Oral Historyby Donald A. Ritchie

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    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...