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Division Street : America by Studs Terkel
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Division Street : America (original 1967; edition 1973)

by Studs Terkel

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Division Street: America is the book that first made Studs Terkel's reputation as the country's foremost oral historian, as "more than a writer. . . a national resource," in the words of John Kenneth Galbraith. Indeed, the people in Division Street were so compelling that Terkel revisited many of them for his recent bestseller, Race, showing how their opinions had changed and their prejudices had grown in the intervening decades.… (more)
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Title:Division Street : America
Authors:Studs Terkel
Info:New York : Avon Books, 1968. 1973 printing.
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Division Street: America by Studs Terkel (1967)

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Stemming from a set of radio interviews we get a Chicago centric view of working class life in America. Mr. Terkel, a working class liberal, is a more than competent intviewer and had quite an interesting life. ( )
  DinadansFriend | May 29, 2018 |
I didn't think much of Studs Terkel's writing in the introduction, but as a listener--damn. His ear was his biggest strength as a journalist (as far as I can tell), and what makes this collection of horse's mouth stories so compelling. ( )
1 vote amelish | Sep 12, 2013 |
This book records interviews with over 70 Chicago residents, during the 1960's. It relates views on War, Religion, Cultural issues, education, work and family.

As a non-American reading this book 50 years later it is obvious how much things have changed. It also is evident how much has stayed the same.

An enjoyable, although sometimes worrying read. ( )
1 vote TheWasp | May 5, 2012 |
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Division Street: America is the book that first made Studs Terkel's reputation as the country's foremost oral historian, as "more than a writer. . . a national resource," in the words of John Kenneth Galbraith. Indeed, the people in Division Street were so compelling that Terkel revisited many of them for his recent bestseller, Race, showing how their opinions had changed and their prejudices had grown in the intervening decades.

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