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Oral History

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  • Mules and Menby Zora Neale Hurston

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    Mules and Men is a treasury of black America's folklore as collected by a famous storyteller and anthropologist who grew up hearing the songs and sermons, sayings and tall tales that have formed an oral history of the South since the time of slavery. Returning to her hometown of Eatonville, Florida, to gather material, Zora Neale Hurston recalls... more...

  • Voices of a People's History of the United Statesby Howard Zinn; Anthony Arnove

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 22.95

    Here in their own words are Frederick Douglass, George Jackson, Chief Joseph, Martin Luther King Jr., Plough Jogger, Sacco and Vanzetti, Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen, Mark Twain, and Malcolm X, to name just a few of the hundreds of voices that appear in Voices of a People's History of the United States, edited by Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove. Paralleling... more...

  • A People's History of the United Statesby Howard Zinn

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 15.99

    Spartacus and The Immigrants ?[It] should be required reading.? ?Eric Foner, New York Times Book Review Library Journal calls Howard Zinn?s iconic A People's History of the United States ?a brilliant and moving history of the American people from the point of view of those?whose plight has been largely omitted from most histories.? Packed with... more...

  • Our East Endby Piers Dudgeon

    Headline 2012; US$ 23.48

    The first title in our Disappearing Britain series, which records the lives of those in areas which have changed massively. more...

  • Our East Endby Piers Dudgeon

    Headline 2012; Not Available

    The first title in our Disappearing Britain series, which records the lives of those in areas which have changed massively. more...

  • Londonersby Craig Taylor

    Granta Publications 2011; US$ 13.33

    An extraordinary group portrait of London today: a book as rich, dynamic, lively, and diverse as the city itself, to be published on the eve of the 2012 London Olympic Games. more...

  • Oral History Theoryby Lynn Abrams

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 35.95

    Oral history is increasingly acknowledged as a key tool for anyone studying the history of the recent past. This book is the first to provide a comprehensive and systematic overview of oral history theory in an accessible format. The book is structured around key themes, including the peculiarities of oral history, the study of the self, subjectivity... more...

  • Remembered Prisoners of a Forgotten Warby Lewis H. Carlson

    St. Martin's Press 2003; US$ 8.99

    The Korean War POW remains the most maligned victim of all American wars. For nearly half a century, the media, general public, and even scholars have described hundreds of these prisoners as "brainwashed" victims who uncharacteristically caved in to their Communist captors or, even worse, as turncoats who betrayed their fellow soldiers. In either... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Oral Historyby Donald A. Ritchie

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 49.99

    In the past sixty years, oral history has moved from the periphery to the mainstream of academic studies and is now employed as a research tool by historians, anthropologists, sociologists, medical therapists, documentary film makers, and educators at all levels. The Oxford Handbook of Oral History brings together forty authors on five continents to... more...

  • The Real Band of Brothers: First-hand accounts from the last British survivors of the Spanish Civil Warby Max Arthur

    HarperCollins Publishers 2009; Not Available

    Personal stories from the men and women who volunteered to fight for a cause they passionately believed in. more...