From the Southern Oral History Program, this is Press Record: a podcast about the joys and challenges of learning history by talking to those who lived it.
Episode 12: Revisiting Backways in Conversation
Welcome back listeners! This month, we revisit questions about silence, rural segregation, and research. The structure of this podcast is a little different from previous episodes of Press Record: the following half hour represents the highlights of two conversations I had with Rachel Cotterman, a field scholar here at the SOHP. Rachel is a geography PhD student currently working on Backways and in this episode offers her reflections on the evolution of her research, what silences in the archives and in interviews mean to her, and her own personal connection to this project. We hope this episode gives you an inside look at some of the research going on here at the SOHP and the questions our field scholars are navigating in the process of doing oral history.
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