Together on Tape?


By Stephen Hussey, published 1st December 2001

Within British universities oral historians have had to fight hard to seek acceptance for what they do. But within the wider historical community they have found a far more welcoming reception, with local history acting as a particularly warm recipient of their work. There is little mystery as to why this should be so, for at its best oral history appears to offer the local historian a means through which to record hidden histories, those overlooked, dismissed from and even suppressed by the official record.

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