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Nissenbaum, Stephen

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Works: 29 works in 180 publications in 4 languages and 7,124 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Biography  Documentary television programs  Psychological fiction  Fiction  Church history 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Stephen Nissenbaum
Salem possessed : the social origins of witchcraft by Paul S Boyer( )

79 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 2,925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing upon a range of unpublished local sources, the authors provide a challenging new intrepretation of the outbreak of witchcraft in Salem Village. The stark immedidiacy of what happened in 1692 has obscured the complex web of human passion which had been growing for more than a generation before building toward the climatic witch trials
The battle for Christmas by Stephen Nissenbaum( Book )

23 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 1,570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Americans who complain about the modern-day commercialization of Christmas may be surprised to discover that dissatisfaction with the way the holiday has been observed is by no means a new phenomenon. In 1659 the Massachusetts General Court declared the celebration of Christmas to be a criminal offense. What the Puritans were trying to suppress was a season of excess rooted in the ancient agricultural cycle - rowdy public displays of eating and drinking, mockery of established authority, aggressive begging, and boisterous invasions of the homes of the wealthy. In The Battle for Christmas, Stephen Nissenbaum shows how in the early nineteenth century, with the growth of cities, these Christmas-season carnival revels became even more threatening as they turned into gang violence and even riots. Attempting to get Christmas out of the streets, a group of New Yorkers - Washington Irving among them - led a movement to transform it into a new style of celebration that would take place within the secure confines of the family circle, and be concerned especially with the happiness of children. We learn how two classic texts helped refashion the holiday: Clement Clarke Moore's "A Visit from St. Nicholas" and Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol. And we are shown the child-centered Christmas epitomized by the family gatherings and gift-exchanges of the Sedgwick family in nineteenth-century Massachusetts and New York. The Battle for Christmas also explores the not-always-proud history of Christmas charity, and the story of Christmas among the slave community in the antebellum South - a celebration reminiscent of the carnival tradition. Throughout Nissenbaum looks at what America's way of celebrating Christmas over the years reveals about the broad forces transforming our culture. And he shows us as well how it has been both an instrument and a mirror of social change in America
Salem-village witchcraft : a documentary record of local conflict in colonial New England by Paul S Boyer( Book )

13 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in English and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on extensive primary documents, this book allows the reader to participate in historical analysis of this explosive period in history
Sex, diet, and debility in Jacksonian America : Sylvester Graham and health reform by Stephen Nissenbaum( Book )

15 editions published between 1980 and 2002 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ernährungslehre / Geschichte (19. Jh.) / USA
The Salem witchcraft papers : verbatim transcripts of the legal documents of the Salem witchcraft outbreak of 1692 by Stati Uniti d'America( Book )

9 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Works Progress Administration created in 1935; name changed in 1939 to Work Projects Administration
The Great Awakening at Yale College by Stephen Nissenbaum( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Witch hunt( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Return to Colonial New England for a fresh look at the infamous events of Puritan Salem
A history of the book in America by Joan Shelley Rubin( Book )

in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V. 1. The colonial book in the Atlantic world: This book carries the interrelated stories of publishing, writing, and reading from the beginning of the colonial period in America up to 1790. v. 2 An Extensive Republic: This volume documents the development of a distinctive culture of print in the new American republic. v. 3. The industrial book 1840-1880: This volume covers the creation, distribution, and uses of print and books in the mid-nineteenth century, when a truly national book trade emerged. v. 4. Print in Motion: In a period characterized by expanding markets, national consolidation, and social upheaval, print culture picked up momentum as the nineteenth century turned into the twentieth. v. 5. The Enduring Book: This volume addresses the economic, social, and cultural shifts affecting print culture from Word War II to the present
The scarlet letter, and selected writings by Nathaniel Hawthorne( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Careful love: Sylvester Graham and the emergence of Victorian sexual theory in America, 1830-1840 by Stephen Nissenbaum( Book )

8 editions published between 1968 and 1977 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christmas - Philosophy for Everyone : better than a lump of coal by Fritz Allhoff( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Santa, elves and Ebenezer Scrooge, to the culture wars and virgin birth, Christmas - Philosophy for Everyone explores a host of philosophical issues raised by the practices and beliefs surrounding Christmas.: Offers thoughtful and humorous philosophical insights into the most widely celebrated holiday in the Western world; Contributions come from a wide range of disciplines, including philosophy, theology, religious studies, English literature, cognitive science and moral psychology; The essays cover a wide range of Christmas themes
Behind the Christmas tree : the surprising story of a German abolitionist radical and America's favorite evergreen by Stephen Nissenbaum( )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eBook short. From the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Battle for Christmas, here is the story of America's first reported Christmas tree: a tale of antislavery and radical German philosophy, a popular British travel writer and Boston Brahmin elites, the education of nineteenth-century children and candles blowing in the wind. Now-forgotten chronicler Harriet Martineau immortalized what became known as the first American Christmas tree, set up in the house of her friend Charles Follen. But she neglected to explain what brought the two of them together in the first place: a passion for abolition. Martineau also failed to mention Follen's convoluted path to America, from banished German radical to Harvard professor and U.S. citizen. Stephen Nissenbaum explains all in this amusing and somewhat astonishing expose of the Christmas tree, taken from his definitive and award-winning history of Christmas in America
The Witch hunt( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Return to Colonial New England for a fresh look at the infamous events of Puritan Salem
Careful love; Sylvester Graham and the emergence of Victorian sexual theory in America, 1830-1840 by Stephen Nissenbaum( )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puritan village in crisis: a documentary record of Salem village in the time of the witchcraft trials by Paul S Boyer( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The firing of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Stephen Nissenbaum( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How Handel's "Messiah" became a Christmas tradition by Stephen Nissenbaum( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boszorkányok Salemben : a boszorkányság társadalmi gyökerei by Paul S Boyer( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in Hungarian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cosmos and social order : the sermons of Jonathan Edwards by Stephen Nissenbaum( Book )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Salem witchcraft papers : verbatim transcripts of the legal documents of the Salem witchcraft outbreak of 1692( )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Salem possessed : the social origins of witchcraft
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The battle for ChristmasSalem-village witchcraft : a documentary record of local conflict in colonial New EnglandSex, diet, and debility in Jacksonian America : Sylvester Graham and health reformA history of the book in AmericaChristmas - Philosophy for Everyone : better than a lump of coal