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The Importance of Oral Histories to the Master Narrative, Part I

During my initial research this summer on the intricacies of El Salvador’s Civil War, I stumbled upon historian Dr. Erik  Ching’s book,  Stories of Civil War in El Salvador: A Battle Over Memory. Within its 262 pages, Ching exposes a few significant patterns within published oral histories of the El Salvadoran Civil War. This post is an evaluation of his argument as well as critical background knowledge needed to understand Part II […]

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