© 2006

Voices from This Long Brown Land

Oral Recollections of Owens Valley Lives and Manzanar Pasts

  • Authors

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Oral History book series (PSOH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Jane Wehrey
    Pages 1-26
  3. Jane Wehrey
    Pages 29-35
  4. Jane Wehrey
    Pages 37-42
  5. Jane Wehrey
    Pages 43-57
  6. Jane Wehrey
    Pages 59-77
  7. Jane Wehrey
    Pages 79-93
  8. Jane Wehrey
    Pages 95-107
  9. Jane Wehrey
    Pages 109-121
  10. Jane Wehrey
    Pages 123-136
  11. Jane Wehrey
    Pages 149-167
  12. Jane Wehrey
    Pages 169-185
  13. Jane Wehrey
    Pages 187-204
  14. Jane Wehrey
    Pages 205-206
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 207-238

About this book


In this engaging oral history, residents of California's scenic, sparsely-populated Owens Valley reflect on their varied experiences with the region's turbulent past. Contested themes of Native American removal, water transfers, and wartime internment are interwoven with remembrances of the valley's multicultural communities, its cattle ranching and agriculture, and its Western filmmaking, railroad, and mining enterprises. Together, author and narrators create an accessible and richly textured work of history, memory, and place.


collections history modern history North America social science social structure sociology United States of America

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Voices from This Long Brown Land
  • Book Subtitle Oral Recollections of Owens Valley Lives and Manzanar Pasts
  • Authors NA NA
  • Series Title Palgrave Studies in Oral History
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2006
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-312-29539-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-312-29541-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-63573-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 238
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics US History
    Modern History
    Social Structure, Social Inequality
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