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Oral History

  • (Dis) Forming the American Canonby Ronald A.T. Judy; Wahneema Lubiano

    University of Minnesota Press 1993; US$ 72.00

    Judy offers an alternative interpretation of literacy that challenges traditional Enlightenment discourse’s claim that literacy and reason are the privileged properties of Western culture. Judy argues, on the basis of his readings of autobiographical African-American Arabic slave narratives, that through the production of the Arabic text, the African... more...

  • The 9th Engineer Battalion, First Marine Division, in Vietnamby Jean Shellenbarger

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2007; US$ 45.00

    The combat engineers of the First Marine Division, 9th Engineer Battalion, risked their lives daily in Vietnam as they cleared the roads of mines, repaired and paved the famous "Highway 1," disarmed booby traps, built bridges and culverts, and destroyed enemy bunkers and tunnels. Despite their sacrifices and pain, the combat engineers in... more...

  • African Dominionby Michael A. Gomez

    Princeton University Press 2018; US$ 45.00 US$ 40.95

    A groundbreaking history that puts early and medieval West Africa in a global context Pick up almost any book on early and medieval world history and empire, and where do you find West Africa? On the periphery. This pioneering book, the first on this period of the region’s history in a generation, tells a different story. Interweaving political... more...

  • African Voices on Slavery and the Slave Trade: Volume 2, Essays on Sources and Methodsby Alice Bellagamba; Sandra E. Greene; Martin A. Klein

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00

    Explores how to use different types of sources to write the history of slavery and the slave trade in Africa. more...

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

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 13.91

    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...

  • America's Home Front Heroes: An Oral History of World War IIby Stacy Enyeart

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 64.00

    America's Home Front Heroes: An Oral History of World War II brings together in one rich resource the voices of those whom history often leaves out—the ordinary men, women, and children caught up in an extraordinary time. America's Home Front Heroes is divided into four sections: A Time for Heightened Passion, A Time for Caution and Prejudice,... more...

  • American Veterans on Warby Elise Forbes Tripp

    Interlink Publishing 2012; US$ 14.99

    The United States is embroiled in conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistanwars that seem as far from Americans’ understanding as they are distant from our shores. With American Veterans on War, Elise Forbes Tripp brings our current wars and their predecessors home in the words of 55 veterans aged 20 to 90. The veterans raise questions about when wars are... more...

  • Archaeology and Language Iby Roger Blench; Matthew Spriggs

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    Archaeology and Language I represents groundbreaking work in synthesizing two disciplines that are now seen as interlinked: linguistics and archaeology. This volume is the first of a three-part survey of innovative results emerging from their combination. Archaeology and historical linguistics have largely pursued separate tracks until recently,... more...

  • Auld Handsby Tom Thompson

    Blackstaff Press Ltd 2013; US$ 6.99

    The story of the men who worked in Belfast’s shipyards – where the Titanic was built; the Auld Hands were the men who made the shipyards great more...

  • Balancing Written History with Oral Traditionby Hassimi Oumarou Maiga

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    By balancing written history with the African oral tradition, this book conceptualizes the integrations among diverse peoples of Africa and specifically among the Songhoy people. Drawing from a number of academic disciplines and original research that documents the oral and literate traditions of the Songhoy people, Hassimi Oumarou Maiga offers a... more...