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Recommended Books

Here is a selected--but by no means exhaustive--list of books on memory studies and oral history.

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Baum, Willa K. 1991. Transcribing and Editing Oral History. Nashville, TN: American Association for State and Local History.

Benmayor,Rina and Andor Skotnes, eds. 1994. Migration and Identity: International Yearbook of Oral History and Life Stories, Volume III. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Bennett, Tony. 1995. The Birth of the Museum: History, Theory, and Politics. New York: Routledge.

Bertaux, Daniel and Paul Thompson, eds. 1993. Between Generations: Family Models, Myths and Memories: International Yearbook of Oral History and Life Stories, Volume II. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Bodnar, John. 1996. Bonds of Affection: Americans Define their Patriotism. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Bodnar, John. 1992. Remaking America: Public Memory, Commemoration, and Patriotism in the Twentieth Century. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Climo, Jacob J. and Maria G. Cattell, eds. 2002. Social Memory and History: Anthropological Perspectives. Walnut Creek: AltaMira Press.

Confino, Alon. "Collective Memory and Cultural History: Problems of Method," American Historical Review 102, No. 5 (Dec. 1997), 1386-1403.

Connerton, Paul. 1989. How Societies Remember. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Cullen, Jim. 1995. The Civil War in Popular Culture. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press.

Dunaway, David K. and Willa K. Baum, eds. 1996. Oral History: An Interdisciplinary Anthology. 2nd edition. Nashville, TN: American Association for State and Local History.

Foster, Gaines M. 1987. Ghosts of the Confederacy: Defeat, the Lost Cause and the Emergence of the New South. New York: Oxford University Press.

Glassberg, David. 2001. Sense of History: The Place of the Past in American Life. Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press.

Gluck, Sherna, and Daphne Patai, eds. 1991. Women's Words: The Feminist Practice of Oral History. New York: Routledge.

Halbwachs, Maurice. 1992. On Collective Memory. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Hayden, Dolores. 1995. The Power of Place: Urban Landscapes as Public History. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Hickey, M. G. 2006. Bringing History Home: Local and Family History Projects for Grades K-6. Needham, MA: Allyn and Bacon.

Hogan, Michael J., ed. 1996. Hiroshima in History and Memory. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Hutton, Patrick H. 1993. History as an Art of Memory. Hanover, NH: University Press of New England.

Ives, Edward. 1980. The Tape-Recorded Interview: A Manual for Field Workers in Folklore and Oral History. Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Press.

Jeffrey, Jaclyn, and Glenace Edwall, eds. 1994. Memory and History: Essays on Remembering and Interpreting Human Experience. Lanham, MD: University Press of America.

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Kammen, Carol and Norma Prendergast, eds. 2000. Encyclopedia of Local History. Walnut Creek: AltaMira Press.

Kammen, Carol, ed. 1996. The Pursuit of Local History: Readings on Theory and Practice. Walnut Creek,: AltaMira Press (in association with the American Association for State and Local History).

Kammen, Michael. 1993. Mystic Chords of Memory: The Transformation of Tradition in American Culture. New York: Vintage Books.

Karamanski, Thomas J, ed. 1990.Ethics and Public History. Malabar: Robert E. Krieger Publishing Co.

Kavanagh, Gaynor. 1997. Making Histories in Museums. University of Leicester Press.

Klein, Norman M. 1997. The History of Forgetting: Los Angeles and the Erasure of Memory. New York: Verso Books.

Lanman, B. A. and L. M. Wendling, eds. 2006. Preparing the Next Generation of Oral Historians: An Anthology of Oral History Education. Lanham, MD: Altamira Press.

Langer, Lawrence. 1991. Holocaust Testimonies: The Ruins of Memory. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

LeGoff, Jacques. 1996. History and Memory. New York: Columbia University Press.

LeGoff, Jacques and Pierre Nora, eds. 1984. Constructing the Past: Essays in Historical Methodology. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Leydesdorff, Selma, Luisa Passerini and Paul Thompson, eds. 1996. Gender and Memory: International Yearbook of Oral History and Life Stories, Volume IV. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Linenthal, Edward. 2001. Preserving Memory: The Struggle to Create the American Holocaust MuseumNew York: Columbia University Press.

Linenthal, Edward and Tom Englehardt, eds. 1996. History Wars: The Enola Gay and the Battle for the American Past. New York: Metropolitan Books.

Lipsitz, George. 1990. Time Passages: Collective Memory and American Popular Culture. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.

Lowenthal, David. 1996. Possessed by the Past. New York: Free Press.

Lowenthal, David. 1985. The Past is a Foreign Country. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Marling, Karal Ann and John Wetenhall. 1991. Iwo Jima: Monuments, Memories and the American Hero. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Mercier, Laurie and Madeline Buckendorf. 1992. Using Oral History in Community History Projects. Los Angeles, CA: Oral History Association, Pamphlet No. 4.

McMahan, Eva. 1989. Elite Oral History Discourse: A Study of Cooperation and Coherence. Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press.

Mosse, George. 1990. Fallen Soldiers. New York: Oxford University Press.

Nora, Pierre. 1996. Realms of Memory: Rethinking the French Past, Vol. I: Conflicts and Divisions; Vol. II: Traditions (1996 translation of Les Lieux de Memoire). New York: Columbia University Press.

Norkunas, Martha. 2003. Monuments and Memory, History and Representation in Lowell, Massachusetts. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press.

Norkunas, Martha. 1994. The Politics of Public Memory: Tourism, History and Ethnicity in Monterey, California. Albany: SUNY Press.

Oral History Association. 1992. Evaluation Guidelines. Los Angeles, CA: Oral History Association.

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Passerini, Luisa, ed. 1992. Memory and Totalitarianism: International Yearbook of Oral History and Life Stories, Volume I. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Passerini, Luisa. 1987. Fascism in Popular Memory: The Cultural Experience of the Turin Working Class. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Passerini, Luisa. 1996. Autobiography of a Generation: Italy, 1968. Hanover, NH: Wesleyan University Press.

Perks, Robert and Alistair Thomson, eds. 1998. The Oral History Reader. Routledge.

Piehler, G. Kurt. 1995. Remembering War the American Way. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press.

Portelli, Alessandro. 1997. The Battle of Valle Giulia: Oral History and the Art of Dialogue. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press.

Portelli, Alessandro. 1991. The Death of Luigi Trastulli and Other Stories: Form and Meaning in Oral History. Albany, NY: SUNY Press.

Powers, Willow Roberts. 2005. Transcription Techniques for the Spoken Word. AltaMira Press.

Ransel, David. 2000. Village Mothers: Three Generations of Change in Russia and Tataria. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.

Rogers, Kim Lacy, Selma Leydesdorff, and Graham Dawson, eds. 1999. Trauma and Life Stories: International Perspectives. Routledge Studies in Memory and Narrative, Routledge Press.

Rousso, Henry. 1991. The Vichy Syndrome: History and Memory in France since 1944. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Ritchie, Donald A. 1995. Doing Oral History. New York: Twayne Publishers.

Rosenzweig, Roy and David Thelen. 2000. Presence of the Past. New York: Columbia University Press.

Samuel, Raphael. 1994. Theatres of Memory: Past and Present in Contemporary Culture. New York: Verso Books.

Schudson, Michael. 1992. Watergate in American Memory. New York: Basic Books.

Slotkin, Richard. 1998. Gunfighter Nation: The Myth of the Frontier in Twentieth Century America. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press.

Steinlauf, Michael. 1997. Bondage to the Dead: Poland and the Memory of the Holocaust. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press.

Sturken, Marita. 1997. Tangled Memories: The Vietnam War, The Aids Epidemic, and the Politics of Remembering. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

Terkel, Studs. 1995. Coming of Age: The Story of Our Century By Those Who've Lived It. New York: The New Press.

Thelen, David, ed. 1989. "Special Issue: Memory and American History," Journal of American History 75, no. 4.

Trouillot, Michel-Rolph. 1995. Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History. Boston, MA: Beacon Press.

Tumarkin, Nina. 1994. The Living and the Dead: The Rise and Fall of the Cult of World War II in Russia. New York: Basic Books.

Watson, Rubie. 1994. Memory, History, and Opposition Under State Socialism. Santa Fe, NM: School of American Research Press.

White, Richard and Patricia Limerick. 1994. The Frontier in American Culture. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

Winter, Jay. 1995. Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourning: The Great War in European Cultural History. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Yow, Valerie Raleigh. 1994. Recording Oral History: A Practical Guide for Social Scientists. Walnut Grove, London, New Delhi: AltaMira Press (in association with the American Association for State and Local History).

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