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Hamilton, Richard F.

Overview
Works: 38 works in 211 publications in 2 languages and 9,158 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HN90.S6, 324.943085
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Richard F Hamilton
Who voted for Hitler? by Richard F Hamilton( Book )

18 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Challenging the traditional belief that Hitler's supporters were largely from the lower middle class, Richard F. Hamilton analyzes Nazi electoral successes by turning to previously untapped sources--urban voting records. This examination of data from a series of elections in fourteen of the largest German cities shows that in most of them the vote for the Nazis varied directly with the class level of the district, with the wealthiest districts giving it the strongest support. Originally published in 1982. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand techno
The origins of World War I( Book )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This work poses an easy but perplexing question about World War I: Why did it happen? Several of the oft-cited causes are reviewed and discussed. The argument of the alliance systems is inadequate, lacking relevance or compelling force. The argument of an accident (or "slide") is also inadequate, given the clear and unambiguous evidence of intentions. The arguments of mass demands, those focusing on nationalism, militarism, and social Darwinism, it is argued, are insufficient, lacking indications of frequency, intensity, and process (how they influenced the various decisions)." "The work focuses on decision making, on the choices made by small coteries, in Austria-Hungary, Germany, Russia, France, Britain, and elsewhere. The decisions made later by leaders in Japan, the Ottoman Empire, Italy, the Balkans, and the United States are also explored."--Jacket
Class and politics in the United States by Richard F Hamilton( Book )

12 editions published between 1972 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Affluence and the French worker in the Fourth Republic by Richard F Hamilton( Book )

16 editions published between 1967 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The state of the masses by Richard F Hamilton( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The social misconstruction of reality : validity and verification in the scholarly community by Richard F Hamilton( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this provocative book Richard F. Hamilton examines the social determinants of knowledge, focusing on three well-accepted but erroneous social theories and looking closely at the ways social misconstructions originate and thrive. Hamilton finds that despite critiques by historians, some scholars continue to believe Max Weber's claim that a strong linkage between Protestantism and worldly success led to the rise of the capitalist West. Similarly, many academics still argue the discredited view that the German lower middle class voted overwhelmingly for the Nazis. Foucalt's flawed interpretation of the "birth of prison" and other disciplinary concepts in modern society finds wide acceptance in many academic circles, despite a lack of serious empirical support. In each of these three cases, the author assesses the logic and empirical accuracy of the accepted theory and alternative theories, and he investigates the social processes giving rise to misconstructions
Restraining myths : critical studies of U.S. social structure and politics by Richard F Hamilton( Book )

14 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bourgeois epoch : Marx and Engels on Britain, France, and Germany by Richard F Hamilton( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Decisions for war, 1914-1917 by Richard F Hamilton( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This work poses an easy but perplexing question about World War I - Why did it happen? Several of the oft-cited causes are reviewed and discussed. The argument of the alliance systems is inadequate, most agreements lacking compelling force. The argument of an accident (or "slide") is also inadequate, given the clear and unambiguous evidence of intentions. The arguments of mass demands - those focusing on nationalism, militarism, and social Darwinism - it is argued, are insufficient, lacking indications of frequency, intensity, and process (how they influenced the various decisions). Decisions for War focuses on the choices made by small coteries, in Austria-Hungary, Germany, Russia, France, Britain, and elsewhere."--Jacket
President McKinley, war and empire by Richard F Hamilton( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 1 of this definitive history considers the origins of the Spanish-American War. The ""progressive"" reading of history focuses on two major antecedents for the origins of the United States' 1898 war with Spain: the 1896 presidential election and the Hearst-Pulitzer press war that, reportedly, generated an irresistible clamor from an ""aroused public."" Volume 2 assesses five theories that have dominated analysis of modern societies in the last century-liberalism, Marxism, mass society, pluralism, and elitism-in accounting for the war. It is also concerned with the war's outcome; the set
Mass society, pluralism, and bureaucracy : explication, assessment, and commentary by Richard F Hamilton( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War planning 1914 by Richard F Hamilton( Book )

22 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Major European powers drafted war plans before 1914 and executed them in August 1914; none brought the expected victory by Christmas. This collection of essays by international experts in military history reassesses war plans of 1914 in a broad diplomatic, military, and political setting for the first time in three decades. The book analyzes war plans of Austria-Hungary, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, and Russia on basis of the latest research and explores their demise in opening months of World War I. Collectively and comparatively, these essays place contingency war planning before 1914 in different contexts and challenges each state faced as well as into a broad European paradigm. This is first such undertaking since Paul Kennedy's groundbreaking War Plans of the Great Powers (1979), and the end result is breathtaking in scope and depth of analysis--Publisher's description
Marxism, revisionism, and Leninism : explication, assessment, and commentary by Richard F Hamilton( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America's new empire : the 1890s and beyond by Richard F Hamilton( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New directions in political sociology by Richard F Hamilton( Book )

7 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miseducating Americans : distortions of historical understanding by Richard F Hamilton( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Miseducating Americans, Richard F. Hamilton examines accounts of American history appearing in textbooks and popular accounts and compares these with the reports contained in scholarly monographs. The task: to determine how certain myths and misconstructions became accepted as recorded history. Hamilton provides much needed correction of those misleading accounts. Was America historically the 'land of the free?' Not if you take into account slavery, discrimination, and post-Civil War segregation policies. Was America in the late nineteenth century truly expansionist, as American textbooks imply, or did it actually capitalize on unexpected political and economic opportunities, like Russia's desire to rid itself of Alaska? Was the acquisition of the Philippines a zealous profit-seeking effort aiming for 'the China market, ' or the fortuitous consequences of a move against Spain during the Spanish-American War? Miseducating Americans debunks many commonly accepted explanations of historical facts. It contends that many accounts are oversimplifications, and some are one-sided depictions of virtue. Hamilton traces the sources of these misconstructions, which mostly come from history textbooks written by authors aiming for 'popular audiences.' He then offers explanations as to how and why the inaccuracies have been repeated and passed on"--Publisher's website
World War I : a photographic history by Richard F Hamilton( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book charts the course of this epic struggle, from the assassin's bullet in Sarajevo which sparked the conflict to the flawed Treaty of Versailles which ended it. Superbly illustrated with photographs from the Daily Mail archives, many reproduced for the first time, these pages capture a defining moment in world history"--Publisher's description
Max Weber's The Protestant ethic : a commentary on the thesis and on its reception in the academic community by Richard F Hamilton( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and Spanish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quebec provincial election study, 1973 by Richard F Hamilton( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quebec Provincial Election Study, 1973 by Richard F Hamilton( )

in Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This telephone survey was conducted a few weeks after the October 29, 1973, provincial election in Quebec, Canada. Respondents were asked for their opinions on the actions of principal labor unions, whether they supported the separation of Quebec, and, if so, how long they had supported separation. Variables document respondents' choice of vote in the 1973 provincial election and the reasons for their choice. Respondents were also asked if they would have voted for Parti Quebecois if it had not been in favor of Quebec independence. Other variables probed respondents' attitudes toward the federal government and whether power should be concentrated in the provincial government or the federal government in Ottawa. Demographic information includes sex, age, education, marital status, occupation, labor union membership, language of interview, and respondent's origin -- French Canadian, English Canadian, Italian Canadian, or other. Data collected on respondent households includes number of persons over 18 years old in the household, family employment status over the last two years, occupation of head of household, labor union membership of head of household, and total family income
 
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Alternative Names
Hamilton, R.

Hamilton, R. 1930-

Hamilton, R. (Richard)

Hamilton, R. (Richard), 1930-

Hamilton, Richard F.

Hamilton, Richard Frederick 1930-

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English (185)

Spanish (1)

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The state of the massesThe social misconstruction of reality : validity and verification in the scholarly communityThe bourgeois epoch : Marx and Engels on Britain, France, and GermanyDecisions for war, 1914-1917President McKinley, war and empireMass society, pluralism, and bureaucracy : explication, assessment, and commentaryWar planning 1914Marxism, revisionism, and Leninism : explication, assessment, and commentaryAmerica's new empire : the 1890s and beyond