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By the Breath of Their Mouths
By the Breath of Their Mouths (December 2009)
Narratives of Resistance in Italian America
Mary Jo Bona - Author

Examines the liberating power of speech and its influence on generations of Italian American writers.

In By the Breath of Their Mouths, Mary Jo Bona examines the oral uses of language and the liberating power of speech in Italian American writing, as well as its influences on generations of assimilated Italian American writers. Probing and wide-ranging, Bona’s analysis reveals the lasting importance...(Read More)
 
 
Speaking Lives, Authoring Texts
Speaking Lives, Authoring Texts (November 2009)
Three African American Women's Oral Slave Narratives
DoVeanna S. Fulton Minor - Editor
Reginald H. Pitts - Editor

Critical edition of three women’s oral slave narratives.

Speaking Lives, Authoring Texts is a critical collection of three women’s oral slave narratives, Louisa Picquet, the Octoroon: A Tale of Southern Slave Life (1861), The Story of Mattie J. Jackson (1866), and Sylvia Dubois, A Biography of The Slave Who Whipped Her Mistress and Gained Her Freedom (1883), that have received littl...(Read More)
 
 
It Happened in Brooklyn
It Happened in Brooklyn (March 2009)
An Oral History of Growing Up in the Borough in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s
Myrna Katz Frommer - Author
Harvey Frommer - Author

Over one hundred voices recall, chronicle, and celebrate the Brooklyn of legend.

It Happened in Brooklyn tells the story of mid-century Brooklyn, home of the famed Brooklyn Dodgers, Nathan’s franks, stoop-ball, stickball, and some of the best high schools in America. In this spirited recollection, more than one hundred voices chronicle and celebrate, in tones both humorous and poignant, the borough as i...(Read More)
 
 
It Happened in the Catskills
It Happened in the Catskills (March 2009)
An Oral History in the Words of Busboys, Bellhops, Guests, Proprietors, Comedians, Agents, and Others Who Lived It
Myrna Katz Frommer - Author
Harvey Frommer - Author

A collective memoir of the “Borscht Belt.”

A collective memoir of the famed “Borscht Belt,” that fabled summer resort area “just ninety minutes from Broadway,” It Happened in the Catskills melds side-splitting humor and tender nostalgia into an evocative look at the Americanization of New York’s Eastern European Jewish population and the impact of Jewish culture ...(Read More)
 
 
The Italian American Experience in New Haven
The Italian American Experience in New Haven (July 2006)
Images and Oral Histories
Anthony V. Riccio - Author
Mary Ann McDonald Carolan - Foreword by
Philip Langdon - Afterword

A compelling social history of a vibrant immigrant community, told through interviews and photographs.

“This volume describes, both in words and in images, the physical, emotional, and spiritual sensibilities of the Italian immigrant. These stories, like the photographs that accompany them, are a fundamental part of our individual and collective experience as a nation.” — from the Foreword by Mary ...(Read More)
 
 
Israeli Planners and Designers
Israeli Planners and Designers (August 2001)
Profiles of Community Builders
John Forester - Editor
Raphael Fischler - Editor
Deborah Shmueli - Editor

In their own words, the stories of the men and women who are the planners, architects, community organizers--the hidden builders--of the modern state of Israel.

This book documents the goals, lives, experiences, and practice of planners, architects, and community organizers who have contributed to the physical and social development of the modern state of Israel. In their own words, these "community builders" share their professional e...(Read More)
 
 
The Girls
The Girls (November 1999)
Jewish Women of Brownsville, Brooklyn, 1940-1995
Carole Bell Ford - Author

Tells the stories of the Jewish women who came of age in Brownsville, Brooklyn, in the 1940s and 1950s--the choices they made, and the boundaries within which they made them.

This book tells the stories of the Jewish women who came of age in Brownsville, Brooklyn, in the 1940s and 1950s. Through in-depth interviews with more than forty women, Carole Bell Ford explores the choices these women made and the boundaries with...(Read More)
 
 
Prison of Women
Prison of Women (July 1998)
Testimonies of War and Resistance in Spain, 1939-1975
Tomasa Cuevas - Author
Mary E. Giles - Editor/translator

A translation of women's testimonies about their experiences in the prisons of Spain following the end of the Spanish Civil War in 1939 collected by Tomasa Cuevas, herself a surviving victim of the Francoist prison system.

Prison of Women presents oral testimonies of women incarcerated following the Spanish Civil War. The primary voice in the collection, Tomasa Cuevas, spent many years in prisons throughout Spain ...(Read More)
 
 
Voices of Resistance
Voices of Resistance (January 1998)
Oral Histories of Moroccan Women
Alison Baker - Author

Providing new information on women's participation in the Moroccan independence movement, Voices of Resistance 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. These women are storyt...(Read More)
 
 
Workers of the Donbass Speak
Workers of the Donbass Speak (July 1995)
Survival and Identity in the New Ukraine, 1989-1992
Lewis H. Siegelbaum - Author
Daniel J. Walkowitz - Author

This is an oral and local history of the coal mining town of Donetsk in the Ukraine. The workers describe their changing political and economic goals and their reaction to Western culture, the rising tides of nationalism and religion.
"This book is a valuable contribution to the field of post-Soviet studies; it addresses a number of crucial issues in an engaging and informative way. Most importantly, it allows Western readers to hear Russ...(Read More)
 
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