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

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

by Michael Frisch

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ISBN-10: 0791401332

ISBN-13: 9780791401330

Pub. Date: 05/08/1990

Publisher: State University of New York Press

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State University of New York Press
Publication date:
SUNY series in Oral and Public History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents



I. Memory, History, and Cultural Authority


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


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


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


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