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They say in Harlan County

Alessandro Portelli

They say in Harlan County

an oral history

by Alessandro Portelli

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Published by Oxford University Press in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementAlessandro Portelli
Classifications
LC ClassificationsF457.H3 P67 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24538142M
ISBN 109780199735686
LC Control Number2010010364
OCLC/WorldCa574940425


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Portelli is one of the leaders of the oral history movement; This book represents 25 years of oral history interviewing, allowing the author unprecedented access to primary sources. They Say in Harlan County is an experiment in oral history, splicing many voices and stories taken from nearly thirty years of oral performances into a single, roughly chronological history.

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They Say in Harlan County is not a book about coal miners so much as a dialogue in which more than Harlan County women and men tell the story of their region, from pioneer times through the dramatic strikes of the s and '70s, up to the present.

They Say in Harlan County: An Oral History, the much-anticipated new book by prominent oral historian Alessandro Portelli, was well worth the twenty-year new book is more than a history of this fabled area of Kentucky; it is a labor of love. Portelli spent those twenty years collecting oral history interviews with Harlan County inhabitants.

The average lifespan of a Harlan County resident has actually gotten shorter between the s and now, and they live on average ten years less than the average American. Unemployment in Harlan is double the national average. A similar story can be told across Appalachian coal country.

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His forthcoming book, They Say in Harlan County: An Oral History, is based on more than 30 years of interviews with Harlan County men and women who tell the story of their region, from pioneer.

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