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  • 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...

  • Revealing New Truths about Spain's Violent Pastby Paloma Aguilar; Leigh A. Payne

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2016; US$ 50.78

    The foundation of a stable democracy in Spain was built on a settled account: an agreement that both sides were equally guilty of violence, a consensus to avoid contention, and a pact of oblivion as the pathway to peace and democracy. That foundation is beginning to crack as perpetrators’ confessions upset the silence and exhumations of mass graves... more...

  • Gulag Voicesby J. Gheith; K. Jolluck

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2011; US$ 37.16

    In this volume, the powerful voices of Gulag survivors become accessible to English-speaking audiences for the first time through oral histories, rather than written memoirs. It brings together interviews with men and women, members of the working class and intelligentsia, people who live in the major cities and those from the "provinces," and from... more...

  • An Oral History of the Portuguese Colonial Warby Ângela Campos

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 102.75

    This oral history of ex-combatants of the Portuguese colonial war places the reader face-to-face with the men who were conscripted to fight the last and bloodiest of the West’s colonial wars in Africa, namely in Angola, Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau (then Portuguese Guinea), between 1961 and 1974. At the forefront of this work are the lived experiences... more...

  • The International Almanac of Electoral Historyby Thomas T. Mackie; Richard Rose

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2016; US$ 221.97

    The International Almanac is the only up to date source for the history of election results in the Western world from their origins to the present. It provides clear and authoritative information for 25 different countries, ranging alphabetically from Australia to the USA, and geographically across four continents, including Japan and new Mediterranean... more...

  • Every Tongue Got to Confessby Zora Neale Hurston

    HarperCollins US 2004; US$ 10.99

    E-Book Extra: Oral Tradition: A Reading Group Guide An extensive volume of nearly 500 folktales celebrating African American oral tradition, community, and faith, collected by Zora Neale Hurston on her travels through the Gulf States in the late 1920s. The New York Times calls these bitter and often hilarious tales “splendidly vivid and true”. Every... more...

  • Oral Traditions and the Verbal Artsby Ruth Finnegan

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 59.95

    The study of oral traditions and verbal arts leads into an area of human culture to which anthropologists are increasingly turning their attention. Oral Traditions and the Verbal Arts provides up-to-date guidance on how to approach the study of oral form and their performances, treating both the practicalities of fieldwork and the methods by which... more...

  • Oral History, Health and Welfareby Joanna Bornat; Robert Perks; Paul Thompson; Jan Walmsley

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    Oral History, Health and Welfare discusses the significance of oral history to the history of the development of health and welfare provisions. It includes discussion on: * the end of the workhouse * professional education and training of midwives * HIV and Aids * birth control * the role of the community pharmacist * pioneers of geriatric... more...

  • Never Will We Forget: Oral Histories of World War IIby Marilyn Culpepper

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 49.00

    Never Will We Forget deals with the most enduring and moving side of World War II, the personal side. These are the stories of some 400 men and women, who, though they experienced the war in wildly different ways, were all profoundly affected by it. Gleaned from interviews and oral histories, the book reflects the experiences of male and female... more...

  • Mules and Menby Zora Neale Hurston

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 8.49

    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...