The Voice of the Past: Oral History
In this new edition of a standard text on the subject, Paul Thompson argues that oral history, though largely neglected by conventional historians, can help to create a truer, more democratic picture of the past, documenting the lives and feelings of all types of people. In addition to tracing the development, theory, and practical methods of oral history, this edition inc...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published June 30th 1988 by Oxford University Press, USA
(first published 1978)
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absolutely a joyful read. openly Socialist (writing in the late 1970's), the book champions a field of historical/qualitative enquiry which can allow the researcher to give voice to those who have traditionally been silenced or muffled by the dominant sectors of society.