Studs Terkel Reader

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/1/2007
  • Publisher: New Pr

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A beautiful paperback edition of Terkel's greatest hits. For this volume, Studs himself selected the best interviews from eight of his classic books: American Dreams, Coming of Age, Division Street, The Good War, The Great Divide, Hard Times, Race and Working - together with his original introductions to each book. Published in the year of teh great man's 95th birthday, it's a keeper from the United States' foremost oral historian and the bestselling author of 12 legendary books of oral history.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Forewordp. xiii
Introductionp. 3
Notep. 19
The Dream
American Dreams: Lost and Found (1980)
Introductionp. 23
Vine Deloria, Native American author and teacherp. 34
Andy Johnson, hardscrabble Finnish immigrantp. 38
Wallace Rasmussen, Horatio Alger Award winnerp. 42
Vernon Jarrett, African-American newspapermanp. 49
C. P. Ellis, former Klansmanp. 62
Leonel I. Castillo, former director of the Immigration and Naturalization Servicep. 77
Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression (1970)
Introduction: A Personal Memoir (and Parenthetical Comment)p. 83
Ed Paulsen, freight-train riderp. 91
Arthur A. Robertson, mogulp. 99
Clifford Burke, hustlerp. 105
Doc Graham, gangsterp. 107
Oscar Heline, farmerp. 120
Jane Yoder, daughter of a WPA workerp. 126
Tom Yoder, Jane's sonp. 130
Jerome Zerbe, society's photographerp. 130
Peggy Tevry and her mother, Mary Owsley, mountain peoplep. 137
We Still See Their Faces: Introduction to the 50th anniversary edition of The Grapes of Wrathp. 147
"The Good War": An Oral History of World War II (1984)
Introductionp. 161
Bob Rasmus, riflemanp. 177
Peggy Terry, "hillbilly"p. 189
E. B. (Sledgehammer) Sledge, Marinep. 196
Peter Ota, Niseip. 205
Betty Basye Hutchinson, nursep. 211
The City
Division Street: America (1967)
Introductionp. 221
Florence Scala, neighborhood crusaderp. 226
Dennis Hart, cabbiep. 236
Lucy Jefferson, migrant from Mississippip. 244
Kid Pharaoh, con manp. 252
Tom Kearney, copp. 262
Chester Kolar, next-door neighborp. 272
George Malley (a.k.a. Henry Lorenz), blue-collar workerp. 273
Eva Barnes, landladyp. 282
Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do (1972)
Introductionp. 301
Mike Lefevre, steelworkerp. 319
Dolores Dante, waitressp. 329
Roberto Acuna, farm workerp. 336
Eric Nesterenko, pro hockey playerp. 346
Phil Stallings, auto workerp. 354
Tom Patrick, firemanp. 360
The Divide
The Great Divide: Second Thoughts on the American Dream (1988)
Introductionp. 381
Caroll Nearmyer, family farmerp. 393
Rex Winship, traderp. 400
Sam Talbert, teamsterp. 410
Larry Heinemann, Vietnam War veteranp. 416
Jean Gump, suburban grandmotherp. 421
Race: How Blacks and Whites Think and Feel About the American Obsession (1992)
Introductionp. 429
Joseph Lattimore, African-Americanp. 450
Diane Romano, white mother of sixp. 459
Lloyd King, mixed racep. 467
Coming of Age: The Story of Our Century By Those Who Have Lived It (1995)
Introductionp. 477
Bessie Doenges, writerp. 495
Jack Culberg, CEOp. 504
Genora Johnson Dollinger, remembering the 1937 sit-down strikep. 511
Jacob Lawrence, artistp. 521
David Brewer, environmentalistp. 526
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