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Catherine O'Byrne

The Piper Alpha disaster remains the most significant event in the history of the British North Sea oil industry, yet despite a large range of scholarship on the topic women's experiences of the disaster have not been heard publicly. This article uses oral history testimony to add the private experiences of women who were affected by the disaster to the public experiences of men. The focus of the analysis is on the gendered and political nature of remembrance and the impact that women had on the way that Piper Alpha was commemorated and remembered.

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Between Resistance and the State

Caribbean Activism and the Invention of a National Memory of Slavery in France

Itay Lotem

In June 2014, the newly appointed president of the Comité national pour la mémoire et l’histoire de l’esclavage (CNMHE), Myriam Cottias, spoke about the organization’s history and future plans in an oral history interview. For her, one of the most

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Amanda H. Littauer

distance. Stories of girls developing “crushes” on adult women are ubiquitous in oral histories, autobiographies, and fiction. Gym teachers, school teachers, scout leaders, camp counselors, and nuns appear over and over again as the objects of girls

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Sara Lennox

Gender Relations in German History: Power, Agency and Experience from the Sixteenth to the Twentieth Century edited by Lynn Abrams and Elizabeth Harvey

Frank Biess

Divided Memory. The Nazi Past in the Two Germanies by Jeffrey Herf

Erik Willenz

Embattled Selves: An Investigation into the Nature of Identity through Oral Histories of Holocaust Survivors by Kenneth Jacobson

Wade Jacoby

The Grand Experiment: Debating Shock Therapy, Transition Theory, and the East German Experience by Andreas Pickel and Helmut Wiesenthal

Henry Krisch

Creating German Communism, 1890-1990: From Popular Protests to Socialist State by Eric D. Weitz

Jan Plamper

Stalinism and Nazism: Dictatorships in Comparison edited by Ian Kershaw and Moshe Lewin

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Catherine Plum

This essay explores the history of young historians clubs in East Germany as they pursued antifascist projects from the early 1950s through the final years of communist rule. Using antifascism as an analytical tool, the author investigates students who not only accepted socialist values and prescribed historical interpretations in total or in part, but advanced them in their own right during their leisure time. Voluntary young historians clubs provided a previously unexplored window into the prevalence and relative depth of youth interest in the regime's favored heroes-communist resistance fighters. Youth interest in this theme dispels the pervading theory in some contemporary political circles that young people overwhelming rejected state-supported antifascism. The primary source base for this essay includes individual club reports, regional statistics, conference documents, and oral history interviews.

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and localities, for example, and new methods, including quantitative and oral history. Keywords : Algeria, colonization, labor, migration, social hierarchies, social history Annick Lacroix , Au contact: Postiers non-citoyens dans l’Algérie colonisée

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Catherine Plum, Klaus Berghahn, Gregory Smulewicz-Zucker, David Freis, and Matthew Eckel

1950s. Dennis’s case study of Asian and African contract workers is especially noteworthy for its focus on the experiences of minorities as individuals and the use of oral history interviews. The author focuses, in particular, on laborers from

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Alessandro Pelizzon and Jade Kennedy

's Country are well documented both by early ethnographic literature and within Aboriginal oral history. Derek Mulvaney (1989) , for example, describes different, geographically specific, protocols regulating the behavior of either single individuals or

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Patrick Young, David Looseley, Elayne Oliphant, and Kolja Lindner

, provocative, and unusual book. Stimulating and provocative because the reader is at times surprised by its arguments and drawn to challenge them. Unusual because of its rather idiosyncratic style and its mix of historiography, biography, oral history, and

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Seumas Bates

more broadly began long before Hurricane Katrina or the BP oil spill. Smaller disasters had formed a regular part of everyday life and catastrophes, though far less common, often featured in local oral histories and other conversations. On one occasion