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Welky, David

Overview
Works: 18 works in 84 publications in 1 language and 5,715 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Pictorial works  Biographies  Illustrated works  Biography‡vPictorial works  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
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Most widely held works by David Welky
Everything was better in America : print culture in the Great Depression by David Welky( )

14 editions published between 1900 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a counterpart to research on the 1930s that has focused on liberal and radical writers calling for social revolution, Welky offers this study of how mainstream culture shaped and disseminated a message affirming conservative middle-class values and assuring its readers that holding to these values would get them through hard times. Through analysis of the era's most popular newspaper stories, magazines, and books, Welky examines how voices both outside and within the media debated the purposes of literature and the meaning of cultural literacy in a mass democracy
One for the thumb : the new Steelers reader by Randy Roberts( )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On February 5, 2006, the Pittsburgh Steelers joined the ranks of the elite teams in National Football League history, celebrating their fifth Super Bowl victory. From an unspectacular 7-5 start, to completing the greatest playoff run ever, to the fairy tale ending of Jerome Bettis's Hall of Fame career and the vindication of Bill Cowher's coaching tenure, the 2005 season was not only one for the thumb, but "truly one for the ages." One for the Thumb is a collection of the best writing about the fabled franchise by local and national sportswriters, and former players. It covers the team's his
A wretched and precarious situation : in search of the last Arctic frontier by David Welky( Book )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A remarkable true story of adventure, betrayal, and survival set in one of the worlds most inhospitable places
The thousand-year flood : the Ohio-Mississippi disaster of 1937 by David Welky( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Timed to coincide with the flood's 75th anniversary, "The Thousand-Year Flood" is the first comprehensive history of one of the most destructive disasters in American history. Welky first shows how decades of settlement put Ohio Valley farms and towns at risk and how politicians and planners repeatedly ignored the dangers. Then he tells the gripping story of the river's inexorable rise
Hollywood's America : understanding history through film by Steven Mintz( )

15 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In our increasingly visual culture, a growing amount of what we learn about history comes from the movies, Popular films both represent and misrepresent the historical past. Hollywood's America offers a succinct, readable history of American film and an engaging exploration of how particular films and stars illuminate particular historical eras. Carefully selected primary sources provide additional insights into the ways that Hollywood films have shaped the public imagination and provide examples of how to interpret classic American films as artifacts of a shifting American culture."--Provided by publisher
The moguls and the dictators : Hollywood and the coming of World War II by David Welky( Book )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This author's analytical approach will be appreciated by historians as well as film buffs. He examines Hollywood's response to the rise of fascism and the beginning of the Second World War. Welky traces the shifting motivations and arguments of the film industry, politicians, and the public as they negotiated how or whether the silver screen would portray certain wartime attributes
Marching across the color line : A. Philip Randolph and Civil Rights in the World War II era by David Welky( Book )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Once labeled the most dangerous black man in America, A. Philip Randolph was a tireless crusader for civil rights and economic justice. In Marching Across the Color Line: A. Philip Randolph and Civil Rights in the World War II Era, author David Welky examines Randolph's central role in the African American struggle for equality during the World War II era. Frustrated by unequal treatment in the military and civilian life, Randolph threatened to march 100,000 African Americans to Washington, DC, unless President Franklin Roosevelt expanded employment opportunities for blacks. Roosevelt backed down following a tense standoff, issuing an executive order guaranteeing equal opportunities for all Americans to get jobs in the growing defense industry. Armed with this victory, Randolph led wartime charges to integrate the military, further expand job opportunities, and end discrimination against minorities. He staged massive rallies, badgered political leaders, and pricked the conscience of a nation fighting for democracy overseas while reluctant to create it at home. A lively, engaging narrative set against a turbulent backdrop of political maneuvering, race riots, and the largest war in human history, Marching Across the Color Line exposes students to an array of fascinating characters who wrote the dramatic opening chapters in America's civil rights saga."--Back cover
The Steelers reader( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America between the wars, 1919-1941 : a documentary reader( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With the Great Depression, the growth of a consumerist mass culture, the reshaping of government under Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal, and intense debates over race and the role of women, the 22 years of peace that spanned America's involvement in two world conflicts was a period of exceptional social, political, economic, and cultural upheaval in the United States. This compact, yet authoritative, collection places over seventy of the most important documents from 1919-1941 in their historical context and offers insights into the American experience during the interwar era and the many developments that were crucial to the creation of present-day United States. Taking in such familiar names as Warren Harding, Charles Lindbergh, and Franklin Roosevelt as well as writings by the ordinary people who had little individual control over the sweeping changes and developments of a tumultuous age, this collection provides coverage of the themes, struggles, and events that characterized the 1920s and 1930s. With photographs and illustrations, end-of-chapter questions, and coverage of topics from new trends in literature to isolationism and the debate over American involvement in World War II, this book invites readers to engage actively in historical interpretation and to gain a thorough understanding of the interplay between social and political forces in the historical developments of the period"--
Ronald Reagan treasures : the life of the great communicator in photos & memorabilia by Randy Roberts( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"...[C]hronicles the life story of one of America's most memorable figures. Reagan's life and work--from his humble Midwestern beginnings to his Hollywood movie career, from the California governor's mansion to the White House--is documented through in-depth commentary, historic photos, and removable memorabilia..."--Page 4 of cover
Charles A. Lindbergh : the power and peril of celebrity, 1927-1941 by Randy Roberts( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty years in the Arctic regions by John Franklin( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an age when polar exploration was akin to space exploration today, Sir John Franklin?s journeys of discovery captured the popular imagination. Originally published in 1859, Thirty Years in the Arctic Regions is Franklin?s own record of his two overland expeditions, begun in 1816 and 1825, which took him to what is now the Northwest Territory of Canada. But it was Franklin?s final expedition, to discover the sea route connecting the northern Atlantic and Pacific oceans, that cemented his place in the history of Arctic exploration. Franklin and his crew set out in two ships, the Erebus and the Terror. Their search for the Northwest Passage was doomed, and the fate of Franklin and his 129-man crew remained a mystery for many years, despite the fact that more than thirty missions were sent to look for survivors or remains. The bodies of several of its members were eventually found. By 2016, both ships had been discovered, bringing an end to a 168-year-old Arctic mystery. This book includes Franklin?s record of the hardship and suffering his men endured from his earlier expeditions, during which he and his crew charted 1,700 miles of Artic coastline. Also, it includes Franklin?s detailed descriptions of a region that in the 19th century must have seemed as alien as a lunar landscape. The book?s final entries include a letter from Franklin dated July 12, 1845?the last communication from the expedition received in England?and letters sent by the leaders of subsequent search expeditions. Thirty Years in the Arctic Regions describes an era when British exploration of the Far North was at its peak, in the words of one its most prominent and ill-fated explorers
John Wayne : treasures by Randy Roberts( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Wayne is the quintessential American icon. He embodied the definition of the American cowboy, soldier, and rugged individualist. Duke's extraordinary rise to fame-from hauling furniture around studio lots to becoming one of the most famous actors in the world-is chronicled in this handsome volume, complete with on-set and behind the scenes photographs" -- back cover
JOHN WAYNE TREASURES : featuring a collection of memorabilia from the life of the duke by David Welky( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America Between the Wars, 1919-1941. ; A Documentary Reader by David Welky( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hollywood's America: Twentieth-Century America Through Film, 5th Edition by David Welky( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Making sense of hard times : newspapers, magazines, and books in America, 1929-1941 by David Welky( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Faculty author presentation : [The thousand-year flood : the Ohio-Mississippi disaster of 1937] by David Welky( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The thousand-year flood : the Ohio-Mississippi disaster of 1937
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One for the thumb : the new Steelers readerThe thousand-year flood : the Ohio-Mississippi disaster of 1937The moguls and the dictators : Hollywood and the coming of World War IIThe Steelers readerCharles A. Lindbergh : the power and peril of celebrity, 1927-1941
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English (83)