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A new oral history project uncovers the hidden history of the Bristol Crisis Service for Women, set up as a feminist collective in the 1980s and still going strong.
Coventry is more known for cars than coal but in Binley the colliery was the focal point of the local community. A recent oral history project has reconnected residents with their mining past and revealed a strong ongoing sense of community.
Eleanor Herz Swent, with a foreword by Eric C. Nystrom Reno & Las Vegas: University of Nevada Press, 2021, pp 228, $45.00 In the late 1970s, the discovery of gold deposits in Napa County triggered
Rebecca Dirksen New York: Oxford University Press, 2020. 488 PP, paperback: $36.95, hardcover: $135.00, Kindle: $14.74. Under the presidency of Michel Martelly (aka Sweet Micky) from May 2011 to February 2016, the intersection of music
Responding to the Pandemic: Paul Thompson interviews Karen Worcman of the Museu da Pessoa, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Paul Thompson interviews Karen Worcman of the Museum da Pessoa about oral history during the pandemic