“How Are We Going to Look Back on This Time?” Oral Historians Record Daily Life During COVID-19.

I almost started this post with the words “Studs Terkel.” And then I wanted to punch myself in the face. Studs Terkel—the irreverent, leftist, legendary oral historian—may be well-known and beloved, but the idea that there’s a “great man” of oral history is totally antithetical to the entire concept of populist history that he supposedly … Continue reading “How Are We Going to Look Back on This Time?” Oral Historians Record Daily Life During COVID-19.