A Shared Authority: Essays on the Craft and Meaning of Oral and Public History / Edition 1

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A collection of 13 previously published essays by Frisch (American studies, SUNY). Among them are general reflections on oral history, collective memory, and American culture and history; detailed studies of specific issues in documentary work; and considerations of public history and programming. Examples used include the unemployed, Chinese students, and the television history of the Vietnam War. No index. Paper edition (unseen), $17.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791401330
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/1989
  • Series: SUNY Series in Oral and Public History
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 300
  • Sales rank: 858,089
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

I. Memory, History, and Cultural Authority

Headnotes

1. Oral History and Hard Times: A Review Essay
2. The Memory of History
3. American History and the Structures of Collective Memory: A Modest Exercise in Empirical Iconography

II. Interpretive Authority in Oral History

Headnotes

4. Oral History and the Presentation of Class Consciousness: The New York Times v. The Buffalo Unemployed
5. Preparing Interview Transcripts for Documentary Publication: A Line-by-Line Illustration of the Editing Process
6. Presenting and Receiving Oral History across Cultural Space: A Note on Responses of Chinese Students to the Documentary Trilogy One Village in China
7. Oral History, Documentary, and the Mystification of Power: A Critique of Vietnam: A Television History

III. A Shared Authority: Scholarship, Audience, and Public Presentation

Headnotes

8. Quality in History Programs: From Celebration to Exploration of Values
9. Town Into City: A Reconsideration on the Occasion of Springfield's 350th Anniversary, 1636-1986
10. "Get the Picutre?": A Review Essay
11. Audience Expectations as Resource and Challenge: Ellis Island as a Case Study
12. Urban Public History in Celebratory Contexts: The Example of the "Philadelphia's Moving Past" Project
13. The Presentation of Urban History in Big City Museums

Notes

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