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Oral Histories of Ethnicity and Race

by Richard Griner

According to History Matters, oral history is “used to refer to formal, rehearsed accounts of the past presented by culturally sanctioned tradition-bearers; to informal conversations about ‘the old days’ among family members, neighbors, or coworkers; to printed compilations of stories told about past times and present experiences; and to recorded interviews with individuals deemed to have an important story to tell.” With all the technological advances we have seen in the last 10 years, new tools have emerged to record oral history to allow quiet voices be heard. 850 more words

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The Economy, Oral Histories, and the People

by Monique Watson

The United States has created a stigma that plagues us with a fear or phobia to ask men and women about their money. 858 more words

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Who Owns the Past?

Or more specifically, who should write about it? Can someone not from the country under review sufficiently understand the customs, culture and identity in order to untangle and make sense of that country’s past? 934 more words

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Gender and Oral History

by Ben Mitrani

Gender influences almost every aspect of our lives, from what clothes your parents dressed you in as a baby, to what sports you were expected to play or not play while growing up. 935 more words

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Oral Histories: Recording Meaningful Memories

by Kara McClure

Oral histories such as myths and traditions are very prevalent in human history as they record memories of everyday people and memories of their ancestors. 495 more words

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Manto ~ A Personal Take

Arbitrarily drawn borders and boundaries might define a country on paper but what really coheres a people is their journey towards a mutually agreed upon destination. 1,283 more words

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People’s history and Sanders' presidential run

As the 2016 U.S. presidential election approaches, debates, gaffes and email debacles loom larger in the media. With more voters actively supporting non-establishment candidates and relative outsiders, the tone of U.S. 2,309 more words