"The Saga of Coe Ridge" - An Analysis Analytical Essay by Nicky

A discussion about "The Saga of Coe Ridge" by William Montell.
# 145808 | 805 words | 1 source | MLA | 2010 | US
Published on Nov 28, 2010 in History (General) , African-American Studies (General)

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This paper gives a critical analysis of William Montell's "The Saga of Coe Ridge," which highlights the history of an African - American community in the Southern hills of Kentucky. Additionally the review examines how the book presents the role of oral history, bringing it in line with other forms of history and seeing it as an instrument of discovering remote communities, with their own traditions, crafts and beliefs. The paper praises Montell for his approach to oral history and his citing the bias toward written history. A philosophical discussion of oral history is included in this paper, with the reviewer stating personal opinions about the importance of this approach to history.

From the Paper:

"While this seems to be working as a truism, there is certainly more to it than just that. As receivers of historical material, we need to ask ourselves to what is the respective worthiness reported. When could make a local group or the story of the local group worthy of being recorded? First of all, it could be the interactions between the people forming that respective group. Such an interaction could make their historical recording worthy because it brings a light as to how things were done at that point in the past, as a precondition of how we should learn to interact in the future."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Montell, William. The Saga of Coe Ridge. Univ of Tennessee Pr; 1st edition. June 1970

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