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Oral History

  • The End of Outrageby Breandán Mac Suibhne

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 29.99

    Tells the absorbing story of post-famine Donegal, the Molly Maguires — a secret society who had set themselves up against the exploitation of the rural poor — and Patrick McGlynn — an avaricious schoolmaster who turned informer on them, availing of hunger, disease, debt, hardship, and death to expand his holding at the expense of his neighbours. more...

  • The Unwomanly Face of Warby Svetlana Alexievich; Richard Pevear; Larissa Volokhonsky

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 18.32

    The long-awaited translation of the classic oral history of Soviet women's experiences in the Second World War - from the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature Bringing together dozens of voices in her distinctive style, The Unwomanly Face of War is Svetlana Alexievich's collection of stories from Soviet women who lived through the Second... more...

  • All Quiet on the Home Frontby Richard van Emden; Steve Humphries

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 13.93

    The truth about the sacrifice and suffering on the home front during World War I is rarely discussed. In this book, some of the oldest men and women in the country speak about experiences and events that have remained buried for 85 years. Their testimony shows the same candor and courage we have become accustomed to hearing from veterans of the western... more...

  • Shaping the Archive in Late Medieval Englandby Sarah Elliott Novacich

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 80.00

    Sarah Elliott Novacich explores the ways in which the plots of sacred history were preserved and repurposed in Medieval English literature. more...

  • Oral History in Latin Americaby David Carey Jr

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    This field guide to oral history in Latin America addresses methodological, ethical, and interpretive issues arising from the region’s unique milieu. With careful consideration of the challenges of working in Latin America – including those of language, culture, performance, translation, and political instability – David Carey Jr. provides guidance... more...

  • Maori Oral Traditionby Jane McRae

    Auckland University Press 2017; US$ 35.99

    Māori oral tradition is the rich, poetic record of the past handed down by voice over generations through whakapapa, whakataukī, kōrero and waiata. In genealogies and sayings, histories, stories and songs, Māori tell of ‘te ao tawhito’ or the old world: the gods, the migration of the Polynesian ancestors from Hawaiki and life here in Aotearoa. A voice... more...

  • Making Slow Food Fast in California Cuisineby Victor W. Geraci

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 95.65

    This book follows the development of industrial agriculture in California and its influence on both regional and national eating habits. Early California politicians and entrepreneurs envisioned agriculture as a solution to the food needs of the expanding industrial nation. The state’s climate, geography, vast expanses of land, water, and immigrant... more...

  • Rememberingby Jacquelyn Dowd Hall; D. Pollock

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2017; US$ 31.88

    Drawing on the work of scholars and practitioners such as Augusto Boal, Gloria Anzaldua, and Trinh Minh-ha, these essays advocate oral history and oral history-based performance as means to challenge and expand upon traditional ways of transmitting historical knowledge. The contributors' central concerns are performative aspects of oral history itself... more...

  • The Voice of the Pastby Paul Thompson; Joanna Bornat

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 26.99

    Oral history and life stories, through recording the experiences of people of all kinds, invigorate both past and present, broadening life's base with unique testimony from hidden spheres of experience such as family relationships, the informal culture of work or the lives of migrants. This fully revised fourth edition of Paul Thompson's classic The... more...

  • An Oral History of the Portuguese Colonial Warby Ângela Campos

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 102.82

    This book explores the lived memory of the Portuguese colonial war (1961-1974) through the analysis of thirty-six oral history interviews with ex-combatants of this conflict. The meanings that the combatants attributed to their war experiences then and now are the book’s analytical focus. This project seeks to answer the following questions:... more...