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Book Sources: Oral History - World
- A selection of books/e-books available in Trible Library.
- Click the title for location and availability information.
China Reporting: An Oral History of American Journalism in the 1930's and 1940's by
Call Number: DS777.533.P825 U65 1987
"In 1982, a group of reporters and diplomats who had been in China between 1930 and 1950 met in Scottsdale, Ariz., to discuss press coverage of events in those years. Among them were John Hersey, John Fairbank and Annalee Jacoby Fadiman. These excerpts from the conference transcript suggest that those attending generally praised what they perceived to be their objectivity and ability to overcome censorship. "
Chinese Lives: An Oral History of Contemporary China by
Call Number: DS559.5 .W55 1987
"This book consists of 70-odd short interviews with Chinese people in every walk of life. The pieces, which created a sensation when serialized in China in 1985, present their life stories and attitudes much more realistically than most Chinese reportage or fiction. " Library Journal
Echoes of Chongqing: Women in Wartime China by
Call Number: DS777.533.W65 L5 2010
"This collection of annotated oral histories records the personal stories of twenty Chinese women who lived in the wartime capital of Chongqing during China's War of Resistance against Japan during World War II."
Fascism in Popular Memory by
Call Number: DG975.T97 P3713 1987
"This book is based on the oral life histories of about 70 men and women workers, born between the end of the last century and 1920, which are combined with sources such as police reports, documentary films and judicial documents. The interviewees recount their visions of life, of history, and of themselves; they call to memory the fascist period, and the ambivalent relationship between the Duce and the masses."
Call Number: DS119.7 .H67 1994
oral histories of Palestine and Palestinians
Inside the Cold War: An Oral History by
Call Number: D1053 .S448 1987
"Examines the key personalities, issues, and events of the East-West confrontation that has overshadowed lives for over forty years"
Iraq's Last Jews by
Call Number: DS135.I713 A15 2008
Stories of Daily Life, Upheaval, and Escape from Modern Babylon
"... a collection of first-person accounts of Iraqi Jews about their lives in Iraq’s once-vibrant, 2,500 year-old Jewish community. "
Jewish Memories by
Call Number: Online - EBSCO
"The authors of Jewish Memories saw in the large numbers of Jews who migrated to France during the twentieth century the chance to retrieve a past that might otherwise be lost forever. Through dozens of interviews, they listened to men and women talking of their lives and the places they came from, and found an almost uncanny resonance of individual voices with one another."
Shoah (DVD) by
Call Number: Media D804.3 .S563
The Nazi extermination of Jews is examined through interviews of survivors, witnesses and perpetrators and through footage of the sites of the death camps and environs as they appear today. Those interviewed include Jewish survivors of the death camps and the Warsaw ghetto uprising, Polish farmers and villagers who lived near the camps and Nazis who worked in the camps and the ghettos.
Voices from the Holocaust by
Call Number: D810.J4 V63 1981
Transcripts of tape recordings in the William E. Wiener Oral History Library of the American Jewish Committee.
Voices of Resistance: Oral Histories of Moroccan Women by
Call Number: Online - EBSCO
... offers a rare opportunity to hear Moroccan women speak freely about their personal lives. Each woman is introduced in terms of her family background and personal style, and the interviews are given texture and context by references to Moroccan history and popular culture, including contemporary songs and poems.
The Way it Was: An Oral History of Finance, 1967-1987 by
Call Number: HG171 .W33 1988
"More than one hundred men and women in finance and government discuss major changes in finance over the past twenty years, revealing the real stories behind the headlines with deft perceptions of those on the inside."
When We Began there were Witchmen: An Oral History From Mount Kenya by
Call Number: Online - EBSCO
"This is the history of the Meru people of Mount Kenya, based on their own traditions, from the earliest times through the colonial period. Many of these tales have been ritually passed down through no fewer than nineteen generations; others were remembered by those personally involved. "
A Woman's Place: An Oral History of Working-Class Women 1890-1940 by
Call Number: HD6135 .R62 1985
"... is based upon Elizabeth Roberts's interviews with 160 elderly people from the towns of Barrow, Lancaster and Preston. They recall their memories of family life as children, youths and adults in the period between the last decade of the nineteenth century and the outbreak of the Second World War."
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