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Oral History

  • Social Memory and War Narrativesby Christina D. Weber

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    The Vietnam War has had many long-reaching, traumatic effects, not just on the veterans of the war, but on their children as well. In this book, Weber examines the concept of the war as a social monad, a confusing array of personal stories and public histories that disrupt traditional ways of knowing the social world for the second generation. more...

  • Between East and Westby Anne Applebaum

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 20.78

    A vivid and human glimpse into Europe's borderlands as they emerged from Soviet rule - back in print after nearly 20 years 'In this superb book, in which one senses the spirit of Franz Kafka and Bruno Schulz, the dramatic world of the Eastern borderlands comes to life' Ryszard Kapuscinski As Europe's borderlands emerged from Soviet rule,... more...

  • Oral History and Digital Humanitiesby Douglas A. Boyd; Mary A. Larson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 30.00

    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...

  • Letter To An Unknown Soldier: A New Kind of War Memorialby Kate Pullinger; Neil Bartlett

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    On Platform One of Paddington Station in London, there is a statue of an unknown soldier; he?s reading a letter. On the hundredth anniversary of the declaration of war everyone in the country was invited to take a moment and write that letter. A selection of those letters are published here, in a new kind of war memorial ? one made only of words. more...

  • Letter To An Unknown Soldier: A New Kind of War Memorialby Kate Pullinger; Neil Bartlett

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    On Platform One of Paddington Station in London, there is a statue of an unknown soldier; he?s reading a letter. On the hundredth anniversary of the declaration of war everyone in the country was invited to take a moment and write that letter. A selection of those letters are published here, in a new kind of war memorial ? one made only of words. 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...

  • State, Society and Memories of the Uprising of 17 June 1953 in the GDRby Richard Millington

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Condemned as a fascist putsch in the East and praised as a 'people's uprising' in the West, the uprising of 17 June 1953 shook East Germany. Drawing on interviews and archive research, this book examines East German citizens' memories of the unrest and reflects on the nature of state power in the GDR. 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...

  • A Guide to Oral History and the Lawby John A. Neuenschwander

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    According to the Oral History Association, the term oral history refers to "a method of recording and preserving oral testimony" which results in a verbal document that is "made available in different forms to other users, researchers, and the public." Ordinarily such an academic process would seem to be far removed from legal challenges.... more...

  • Queer Domesticitiesby Matt Cook

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    Sissy home boys or domestic outlaws? Through a series of vivid case studies taken from across the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Matt Cook explores the emergence of these trenchant stereotypes and looks at how they play out in the home and family lives of queer men. more...