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According to Baba

A Collaborative Oral History of Sudbury’s Ukrainian Community

Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

According to Baba

A Collaborative Oral History of Sudbury’s Ukrainian Community

As a child, Stacey Zembrzycki listened to her baba’s stories about Sudbury’s small but polarized Ukrainian community and about what it was like growing up ethnic during the Depression. According to Baba discloses with honesty and respect what happened when Stacey tried to capture the community’s experiences through oral history research. Baba looms large in the narrative, wrestling authority in the interview process away from her granddaughter and then eventually coming to share it. Together, the two women lay the groundwork not only for an insightful and deeply personal social history of Sudbury’s Ukrainian community but also for truly collaborative oral history research and writing.

224 pages


Table of Contents

Introduction

1 Building: Recreating Home and Community

2 Solidifying: Organized Ukrainian Life

3 Contesting: Confrontational Identities

4 Cultivating: Depression-Era Households

5 Remembering: Baba’s Sudbury

Conclusion

Appendix; Notes; Bibliography; Index

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