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Oral History

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  • The Cook's Taleby Tom Quinn; Nancy Jackman

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 12.99

    Nancy Jackman was born in 1907 in a remote Norfolk village. Her father was a ploughman, her mother a former servant who struggled to make ends meet in a cottage so small that access to the single upstairs room was via a ladder. The pace of life in that long-vanished world was dictated by the slow, heavy tread of the farm horse and though Nancy's... more...

  • Our East Endby Piers Dudgeon

    Headline 2012; US$ 10.99

    This ebook edition contains the full text version as per the book. Doesn't include original photographic and illustrated material. This oral history of London's East End spans the period after the First World War to the upsurge of prosperity at the beginning of the 60s - a time which saw fresh waves of immigrants in the area, the Fascist marches of... more...

  • Londonersby Craig Taylor

    Granta Publications 2011; US$ 13.32

    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 2016; US$ 44.95

    Oral history is increasingly acknowledged as a key tool for anyone studying the history of the recent past, and Oral History Theory provides a comprehensive, systematic and accessible overview of this important field. Combining the study of theories drawn from disciplines ranging from linguistics to psychoanalysis with the observations of practitioners... more...

  • Outlaw Ballplayersby R. G. Utley; Tim Peeler; Aaron Peeler

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2006; US$ 29.95

    The players of the independent Carolina League were outlaws. A diverse lot that included preachers and ex-cons, with many former and future Major Leaguers, they played ball during the desperate years of the Great Depression, when half of organized professional baseball's minor leagues went broke and ceased operations. Despite the number of defaulting... more...

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

    HarperCollins Publishers 2009; US$ 8.24

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

  • The Oral History Readerby Robert Perks; Alistair Thomson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The Oral History Reader, now in its third edition, is a comprehensive, international anthology combining major, ‘classic’ articles with cutting-edge pieces on the theory, method and use of oral history. Twenty-seven new chapters introduce the most significant developments in oral history in the last decade to bring this invaluable text up to date,... more...

  • The Wonder of Their Voicesby Alan Rosen

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 29.99

    Arguing that early postwar Holocaust testimony was plentiful and significant in its own right, Rosen highlights the Russian-born American psychologist David Boder, who in 1946 was among the earliest to interview Holocaust survivors in DP camps and, as far as we know, the first to audio record their testimony. Examining the origins and implications... more...

  • Practicing Oral History in Historical Organizationsby Barbara W Sommer

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 29.95

    It has been half a century since the last book that addressed how historical societies can utilize oral history. In this brief, practical guide, internationally known oral historian Barbara W. Sommer applies the best practices of contemporary oral historians to the projects that historical organizations of all sizes and sorts might develop. The book... more...

  • Curating Oral Histories, Second Editionby Nancy MacKay

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 32.95

    For the past ten years, Nancy MacKay’s Curating Oral Histories (2006) has been the one-stop shop for librarians, curators, program administrators, and project managers who are involved in turning an oral history interview into a primary research document, available for use in a repository. In this new and greatly expanded edition, MacKay uses the life... more...