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Review of Talking Hawai'i's Story accepted in Hawaiian Journal of History

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Laura J. Ruby, (808) 956-5250
Lecturer, Art & Art History
Posted: Nov 29, 2010

UH Mānoa lecturer Laura Ruby's review of Talking Hawai'i's Story: Oral Histories of an Island People by  Michi Kodama-Nishimoto, Warren S. Nishimoto and Cynthia A. Oshiro of UH Mānoa's Center for Oral History, was recently accepted for the 2011 issue of the Hawaiian Journal of History.

Talking Hawai'i’s Story  is a biography monograph, published for UH Mānoa's Biographical Research Center. According to UH Press, Talking Hawaiʻi's Story is the first major book in over a generation to present a rich sampling of the landmark work of Hawaiʻi’s Center for Oral History. Twenty-nine extensive oral histories introduce readers to the sights and sounds of territorial Waikīkī, to the feeling of community in Palama, in Kona, or on the island of Lanai, and even to the experience of a German [Austrian] national interned by the military government after Pearl Harbor. The result is a collection that preserves Hawaiʻi’s social and cultural history through the narratives of the people who lived it—co-workers, neighbors, family members, and friends.
The Hawaiian Journal of History, first published in 1967, is an annual scholarly journal devoted to original articles on the history of Hawai‘i, Polynesia, and the Pacific area. Each issue includes articles on a variety of subjects; illustrations; book reviews; notes and queries; and a bibliography of Hawaiiana titles of historical interest.