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Hamilton, Richard F.

Overview
Works: 40 works in 266 publications in 2 languages and 11,848 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Textbooks  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 )

20 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and held by 2,070 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 technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
The origins of World War I by Richard F Hamilton( )

26 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 1,849 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
Affluence and the French worker in the Fourth Republic by Richard F Hamilton( )

24 editions published between 1967 and 2017 in English and held by 1,381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The basic concern of the author is to find the reason for the persistent leftist character of French working-class politics in a period of rapid industrialization and improving living standards. Reanalyzing material from surveys made by two French organizations, he finds that increased affluence is correlated with changes in social structure that increase radicalism. As rural and small-town workers come into big cities and large plants, they are influenced by political activists who provide them with a Communist frame of reference for interpreting the meaning of new affluence.Originally published in 1967.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Decisions for war, 1914-1917 by Richard F Hamilton( )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,375 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
The social misconstruction of reality : validity and verification in the scholarly community by Richard F Hamilton( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 846 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
Class and politics in the United States by Richard F Hamilton( Book )

11 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is the consciousness of Americans in the midst of dramatic transformation? Or do people think and feel much the same as they have always thought and felt? Do most people enjoy their work, or hate it? Is the American family being replaced by new institutional forms, or is it much the same as it was in the 1950's? Have material values been replaced by a "postmaterial consciousness" in a postindustrial society? Are Americans becoming more conservative, less conservative, or staying about the same? State of the Masses asks the important questions.Originally published in 1986, this prescient study evaluate the views of social critics, neo-conservatives, neo-Marxists, post-industrialists, and the theorists of the little man, who puport to describe the nature, social conditions, outlooks, and motivations of the American populace. The claims of one group are often diametrically opposed to those of another. The authors make the case for which claims can be considered true and which false. Hamilton and Wright analyze the contradictory claims and compares their implications with the best social science research and data available at that time. They also explore the implications for theories in light of the conflicting portrait the evidence provides. The authors conclude with a new perspective for understanding continuities and changes in the United States. This is a prescient view of American society during turmoil, and a model for how social science research can be used predictively
War planning 1914 by Richard F Hamilton( )

23 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 556 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
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 )

9 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

President McKinley, war and empire by Richard F Hamilton( Book )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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." Underlying those narratives are two very different theoretical frameworks: a class-dominance view and that of the mass society. Volume 1 of President McKinley, War and Empire assesses the adequacy of those readings. In the 1896 election the Republicans, led by William McKinley, were challenged by William Jennings Bryan, a radical and an inflationist, who had defeated the conservative leaders of the Democratic Party. The Bryanites portrayed the 1896 election as a struggle between "Wall Street" and "the people." McKinley was portrayed as a docile, pliable figure whose campaign was directed by an adept Ohio business magnate, Mark Hanna. The McKinley victory meant that "big business" was now "in control."The Cuban insurgency, begun in 1895, gained attention and support from the American newspapers. This began with a circulation war in New York City, with Hearst and Pulitzer publishing "sensational" reports about the struggle in Cuba. The resulting public clamor, it is said, overwhelmed the members of the legislative and executive branches. McKinley and his advisors fended off those demands as best they could but, following the sinking of the Maine, he conceded and asked Congress to authorize intervention. This work provides an original assessment of those long-standing claims, the basic elements of the progressive history. It reviews McKinley's biography, principally the events leading up to his election victory, including discussion of Hanna's role. It then examines the events leading up to the war. Studies of press content are reviewed and new material is introduced. The work also argues that two other factors were decisive: the efforts of an adept Cuban pressure group and partisa"--Provided by publisher
Mass society, pluralism, and bureaucracy : explication, assessment, and commentary by Richard F Hamilton( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 234 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
America's new empire : the 1890s and beyond by Richard F Hamilton( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this volume, Hamilton deals with some of the antecedents and the outcome of the Spanish-American War, specifically, the acquisition of an American empire. It critiques the "progressive" view of those events, questioning the notion that businessmen (and compliant politicians) aggressively sought new markets, particularly those of Asia. Hamilton shows that United States' exports continued to go, predominantly, to the major European nations. The progressive tradition has focused on empire, specifically on the Philippines depicted as a stepping stone to the China market. Hamilton shows that the Asian market remained minuscule in the following decades, and that other historical works have neglected the most important change in the nation's trade pattern, the growth of the Canada market, which two decades after the 1898 war, became the United States' largest foreign market." "The book begins with a review and criticism of the basic assumptions of the progressive framework. These are, first, that the nation is ruled by big business (political leaders being compliant coworkers). Second, that those businessmen are zealous profit seekers. And third, that they are well-informed rational decision-makers. A further underlying assumption is that the economy was not functioning well in the 1890's and that a need for new markets was recognized as an urgent necessity, so that big business, accordingly, demanded world power and empire. Each of these assumptions, pivotal elements in the dominant progressive tradition in historical writing, is challenged, with an alternative viewpoint presented." "Hamilton presents a different, more complex view of the events following the Spanish-American War. The class-dominance theory is not supported. The alternative argued here, elitism, proves appropriate and more useful. This review and assessment of arguments about American expansion in the 1890's adds much to the literature of the period."--BOOK JACKET
Marxism, revisionism, and Leninism : explication, assessment, and commentary by Richard F Hamilton( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 227 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 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World War I : a photographic history by Richard F Hamilton( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 40 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
President McKinley, War and Empire : President McKinley and America's New Empire by Richard F Hamilton( )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This second volume of President McKinley, War and Empire assesses five theories that have dominated analysis of modern societies in the last century--liberalism, Marxism, mass society, pluralism, and elitism--in accounting for an aberrant event in American history: the Spanish-American War. President McKinley and the Coming of the War 1898, volume 1 of this definitive history, considered the origins of that war. This second volume is concerned with the war's outcome; the settlement in which the U.S. gained an "empire." The book begins by reviewing various expansionist episodes in U.S. history--some successes, some failures--and by analyzing the complexities, support, and opposition involved in expansionism. It then examines the work of expansionist writers, men said to have "driven" the 1898-99 movement, finding these claims to be questionable. Hamilton assesses McKinley's decision-making in regard to the settlement of the Spanish-American War, including the influences that might have moved him, as well as his own justifications. He then reviews the subsequent achievements: the size and character of the new American "empire;" trade flows the Philippine experience and U.S. efforts in China--supposedly the prime goal of the new imperialism. Many contemporary writers anticipated great possibilities in China, but that "fabled" market remained minuscule throughout the following century. Much American trade continued to be with Western Europe, while the biggest change in U.S. exports went largely unnoticed--Canada became the nation's number one trading partner. In much historical writing, McKinley is portrayed as little more than a "front man" for Mark Hanna, the adept businessman-politician who organized and led his presidential campaign, aided by generous financial contributions from business leaders across the nation. Hanna certainly was a leading figure in McKinley's career, but the assumption that his influence was controlling is not justified, as has been shown in recent research. McKinley was far more than a figurehead easily manipulated by representatives of "the interests.""--Provided by publisher
Max Weber's The Protestant ethic : a commentary on the thesis and on its reception in the academic community by Richard F Hamilton( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and Spanish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 9 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 ... Cf.: http://webapp.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/ICPSR-STUDY/09004.xml
 
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The origins of World War I
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Decisions for war, 1914-1917The social misconstruction of reality : validity and verification in the scholarly communityThe state of the massesWar planning 1914The bourgeois epoch : Marx and Engels on Britain, France, and GermanyPresident McKinley, war and empireMass society, pluralism, and bureaucracy : explication, assessment, and commentaryAmerica's new empire : the 1890s and beyondMarxism, revisionism, and Leninism : explication, assessment, and commentary
Alternative Names
Hamilton, R.

Hamilton, R. 1930-

Hamilton, R. (Richard)

Hamilton, R. (Richard), 1930-

Hamilton, Richard F.

Hamilton, Richard Frederick 1930-

Languages
English (241)

Spanish (1)