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Life in the Oil Fields

Roger M & Diana Davids Olien

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ISBN 10: 0877190291 / ISBN 13: 9780877190295
Published by Texas Monthly Press, Austin, TX, 1986
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Life in the Oil Fields by Roger M & Diana Davids Olien. Published by Texas Monthly Press, Austin, TX, 1986. 1st Edition. Hardbound, no DJ. Oblong. Condition: Nr Fine. Orig owners name stamped on outside edges of content. 263 Pgs. ISBN 0877190291. LCCN 85-28828. An oral history of ordinary people and everyday life in the Texas oilfields. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Description text copyright 2002 BooksForComfort. Item ID 5849. Bookseller Inventory # 5849

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Title: Life in the Oil Fields

Publisher: Texas Monthly Press, Austin, TX

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hardback

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: 1st edition.

Book Type: book

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Book by Olien, Roger M., Olien, Diana Davids

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The oil industry has had a major impact on Texas, and life in the oil fields has greatly influenced the social life and customs of the state. In an attempt "to reconstruct the regular and common parts of a bygone way of life," the Oliens have talked to hundreds of people who lived and worked in the Texas oil fields, 1901-50. These reminiscences were then edited and divided by subject into separate chapters, with numerous recollections a few paragraphs in length, on such topics as food, housing, education, sex, and alcohol. This fragmented approach gives a good idea of how people lived in oil towns, but it lacks the sustained oral histories of individuals that make Studs Terkel's books so interesting and lively. The Oliens' presentation is more anecdotal than historical. This will be of interest to regional libraries and social history collections. Kevin M. Rosswurm, Mount Vernon P.L., N.Y.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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