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Steimel 1 Robert Steimel December 14, 2007 Social Forces That Shaped America HIST-215.01 Fall 2007 Take Home Final Exam – Question 3 3. Prior to the written language, the only way that new generations could learn about past events was through voice. This allowed for storytellers to exaggerate details and to add in their own unique parts into the stories being told. The ability to change details of stories has historically been overstated when people discredit oral history. When someone writes around an event, they describe everything as how they remember the event happening while it is still fresh in their mind. But the event most likely did not happen exactly as it was written, just like an event did not happen exactly as the story told it happening. No true story will ever be told exactly how it happened because everyone who was in attendance saw something slightly different because of his or her personal perception. While everything someone hears through oral history should not be automatically be accepted, as the complete truth, oral history, and all
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