Welcome to the online review section of the Oral History journal. Here we share reviews of new work from around the world that uses oral history methods or approaches.
For the print version of the OHJ, we also publish more substantial review essays that put at least three books (or films, exhibitions, etc) in conversation with each other.
Publishers, artists, producers, and would-be reviewers should contact the reviews editors, Isabel Machado and Fearghus Roulston at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Lynn M. Thomas Durham, NC, Duke University Press, 2020, 368 pp., $28.95 (paperback). Whilst working on Beneath the Surface, Lynn Thomas wrote a piece on ‘Historicising Agency’ as she grappled with how agency had slipped
By Eve Worth London; New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2021, 248 pages, hardback £85.00, e-book £76.50 The Welfare State Generation is a methodologically and thematically-sophisticated exploration of the life histories of thirty-six women from birth in the
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
Review by June Freeman of book by Gill Hague: History and Memories of The Domestic Violence Movement
Giving a Voice to the Oppressed: the International Oral History Association, between political movements and academic networks
Agnés Arp, Annette Leo, Franka Maubach (eds) Berlin/Boston: Walter de Gruyter, 2019, 356pp, £68.00, hardback. This book is not actually a history of the International Oral History Association (IOHA). It is a study of the
by Cisco Bradley Durham, NC, Duke University Press, 2021, 416 pp, $29.95, paperback The Free Jazz communities of the 1960s and 1970s that provided the impetus for bassist and composer William Parker were marked by
Book review: The Oxford Group and the Emergence of Animal Rights, by Robert Garner and Yewande Okuleye