Oral History Interview with Michael Flight, 2009-2010

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Interview with Michael Flight, Argentinian-born immigrant to Roanoke, Texas, as part of the DFW Metroplex Immigrants Oral History Project. The interview includes Flight's personal experiences of childhood and education in Buenos Aires and Sao Paulo, Brazil, being a university student, and the September 11, 2001 attacks and aftermath. Additionally, Flight discusses his parents' backgrounds, life under military dictatorship, perspectives on the Cold War, the Argentinian government's inability to manage the economy, the Falkland Islands War, Argentinian politics, effects of hyperinflation, his work in import-export and manufacturing fields, his wife's work in the information technology field, the 2001 economic collapse and ... continued below

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245 p. ; 28 cm.

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Park, David & Flight, Michael November 2, 2009.

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  • Main Title: Oral History Interview with Michael Flight, 2009-2010
  • Added Title: Oral History Interview with Michael Flight, November 2, 2009
  • Added Title: Oral History Interview with Michael Flight, January 25, 2010
  • Added Title: Oral History Interview with Michael Flight, May 2, 2010
  • Added Title: Oral History Interview with Michael Flight, July 9, 2010

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Interview with Michael Flight, Argentinian-born immigrant to Roanoke, Texas, as part of the DFW Metroplex Immigrants Oral History Project. The interview includes Flight's personal experiences of childhood and education in Buenos Aires and Sao Paulo, Brazil, being a university student, and the September 11, 2001 attacks and aftermath. Additionally, Flight discusses his parents' backgrounds, life under military dictatorship, perspectives on the Cold War, the Argentinian government's inability to manage the economy, the Falkland Islands War, Argentinian politics, effects of hyperinflation, his work in import-export and manufacturing fields, his wife's work in the information technology field, the 2001 economic collapse and ensuing constitutional crisis, the "cacerolazo" and "choripan and a coka" protests, his decision to emigrate, acculturation struggles, the difficulty finding work in the midst of recession, his perspectives on various aspects of American culture and politics, and his participation in the North Texas Caledonian Pipes and Drums Band.

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245 p. ; 28 cm.

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UNT Oral Histories

The UNT Oral History Collection in the UNT Digital Library contains a selection of oral history transcripts covering World War II, politics, community activism, desegregation, recollections of life in Texas, and more. Access to these items is restricted to the UNT community.

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  • November 2, 2009

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  • 1972 - July 2010

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Park, David & Flight, Michael. Oral History Interview with Michael Flight, 2009-2010, book, November 2, 2009; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc306708/: accessed November 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Oral History Program.