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Elkins, Stanley M.

Overview
Works: 28 works in 89 publications in 1 language and 6,287 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Biography 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: E443, 973.4
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Most widely held works by Stanley M Elkins
The age of federalism by Stanley M Elkins( Book )

32 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Thomas Jefferson took the oath of office for the presidency in 1801, the United States had just passed through twelve critical years, years dominated by some of the towering figures of our history and by the challenge of having to do everything for the first time. Washington, Hamilton, Madison, Adams, and Jefferson himself each had a share in setting the nation's important precedents, in organizing the public finances, and in attempting - though with minimal success - to compel respect for the American republic from the powers of Europe. The historical era bounded by those first years is brilliantly represented in The Age of Federalism. Written by esteemed historians Stanley Elkins and Eric McKitrick, The Age of Federalism gives us a reflective, deeply informed analytical survey of this extraordinary period. Ranging over the widest variety of concerns - political, cultural, economic, diplomatic, military - the authors keep in view not only the problems the new nation faced but also the particular individuals who tried, with mixed results, to solve them. They intersperse their account with subtly perceptive (and sometimes delightful) character sketches, not only of the great central figures - Washington and Jefferson, Talleyrand and Napoleon Bonaparte - but also of various lesser ones, such as George Hammond, Britain's frustrated minister to the United States, James McHenry, Adams's hapless Secretary of War, a pre-Chief Justice version of John Marshall, and others. They weave these lively profiles into an analysis of the major controversies of the time in an effort to recover something that is now two centuries out of reach, the psychology of a generation of nation-builders, not all of it attractive. The moral urgency of these issues, and the bitterness of the disagreements over them, reflected a fearful sense that the entire future hung on the particular way any one of them was settled. We thus see, for example, how the fight over Hamilton's Treasury system widened an ideological gulf between Hamilton and the Virginians, Madison and Jefferson, that became unbridgeable; how their divisions came to involve questions of foreign relations as well as domestic policy; and how the passions thus generated led to what everyone professed to deplore, the formation of political parties. The most complex issues and episodes are presented with a clarity and a connectedness that they have seldom had in previous treatments. We get a fresh reading of the Whiskey Rebellion of 1794, the Adams presidency, the XYZ Affair, the naval Quasi-War with France, and the desperate Federalist maneuvers in 1800, first to prevent the reelection of Adams and then to nullify the election of Jefferson. The statesmen of the founding generation, the authors concede, did "a surprising number of things right." Some things, however, went resoundingly wrong: the hopelessly underfinanced effort to construct a capital city on the Potomac (it would have made far more sense, the authors argue, to leave it in New York); the drive in 1798 to form a mighty army that virtually nobody wanted; and prosecutions under the Alien and Sedition Acts which turned into a comic nightmare. The Age of Federalism is the fruit of many years of study and discussion. It combines breadth of scholarship with those touches already familiar in the authors' previous handling of historical subjects: analogies, fascinating side-excursions, counterfactual projections, and understated irony, all couched in a prose that is graceful and lucid. With it, Stanley Elkins and Eric McKitrick have produced a comprehensive synthesis, long awaited by historians, of our early national era
Slavery : a problem in American institutional and intellectual life by Stanley M Elkins( Book )

12 editions published between 1959 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains chapters on transcendentalism, capitalism and slavery
The founding fathers : young men of the Revolution by Stanley M Elkins( Book )

12 editions published between 1961 and 1988 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Men of little faith : selected writings of Cecelia Kenyon by Cecelia M Kenyon( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The debate over slavery; Stanley Elkins and his critics by Ann J Lane( Book )

3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A meaning for Turner's frontier by Stanley M Elkins( Book )

2 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hofstadter aegis, a memorial( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in Undetermined and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slavery : a problem in american institutionaland intellectual life.2d ed by Stanley M Elkins( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slavery by Stanley M Elkins( Book )

3 editions published between 1961 and 1975 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slavery: a problem in American institutional and intellectual life. 2nd ed by Stanley M Elkins( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The founding fathers: young men of the Revolution, by Stanley Elkins and Eric McKitrick by Stanley M Elkins( )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Constitutional history--United States
Stanley Elkin's the magic kingdom by Stanley Elkin( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Magic Kingdom tells the story of Eddy Bale, who, determined to learn from the ghastly experience of his son's long, drawn-out death, decides to raise enough money to take seven terminally ill children to Disney World in order to give them a dream vacation before they die
The changing treatment of business and labor by high school history textbooks 1911-1947 by Stanley M Elkins( )

1 edition published in 1951 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Stanley Elkins, September 15, 1982( Recording )

1 edition published in 1982 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Papers by Gwendolyn Midlo Hall( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Lectures for a course in Afro-American Studies at the University of Michigan(level 201). Lectures were titled, "Black Studies and the Academic Tradition," Some Thoughts on the Origin and Role of Race Prejudice," "The Myth of the Protectiveness of Spanish Slave Law," and "Evolution in Attitudes Towards Religious Education of Slaves." Authors cited include C.L.R. James (The black Jacobins), Frank Tannenbaum (Slave and citizen), Stanley Elkins, Elsa Goveia, Louis Hartz, Herbert Klein, Fernando Ortiz, Rafael Maria de Sabra, David Turnbull, and Jose Francis Hosier, and Moreau de St. Mery. Subjects include the slave trade, slavery in the Caribbean, Islamic, Iberian and French slave codes, colonial Cuba, Pan-Africanism, free blacks and mulattoes in Cuba and other slave territories, and the academic and non-academic tradition of Black Studies
Whatever happened to George Washington?( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Historians Daniel Boorstin, Stanley Elkins, Edwin Yoder, and James Rees explore the life and legend of George Washington. Also discussed is the lack of knowledge about George Washington among American adults and students
"The mentality of federalism in 1800" by Stanley M Elkins( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Slavert, a problem in American institutional and intellectual life by Stanley M Elkins( )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A meaning for Turner's frontier. Part 1:Democracy in the old northwest by Stanley M Elkins( Book )

1 edition published in 1954 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A meaning for Turner's frontier : part I: Democracy in the old Northwest by Stanley M Elkins( )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The age of federalism
Alternative Names
Elkins Stanley

Elkins, Stanley 1925-

Elkins, Stanley M.

Stanley Elkins American historian

Stanley Elkins Amerikaans historicus (1925-2013)

Stanley Elkins US-amerikanischer Historiker

Languages
English (83)

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Slavery : a problem in American institutional and intellectual lifeMen of little faith : selected writings of Cecelia Kenyon