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Dunn, Richard S.

Works: 35 works in 240 publications in 2 languages and 14,088 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Biographies  Sources  Biography  Records and correspondence  Personal correspondence  Diaries  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Composer, Other
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Most widely held works about Richard S Dunn
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Most widely held works by Richard S Dunn
Benjamin Franklin : in search of a better world by Page Talbott( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 2,644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the many facets of America's most extraordinary founding father. Politician, diplomat, scientist, printer, and civic improver, Franklin influenced every aspect of American life, from his own time to the present. This book, designed to accompany the traveling Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary exhibition celebrating Franklin's 300th birthday, includes essays by ten prominent scholars that offer an overview of Franklin's life and cover the full range of his interests and achievements, illustrated by more than 265 color images--portraits, manuscripts, drawings, maps, paintings, engravings, and a plethora of Franklin's possessions, from teacups to printing equipment.--From publisher description
Sugar and slaves: the rise of the planter class in the English West Indies, 1624-1713 by Richard S Dunn( Book )

61 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 2,499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sugar and Slaves presents a vivid portrait of English life in the Caribbean more than three centuries ago. Using a host of contemporary primary sources, Richard Dunn traces the development of plantation slave society in the region. He examines sugar production techniques, the vicious character of the slave trade, the problems adapting English ways to the tropics, and the appalling mortality rates for both blacks and whites that made these colonies the richest, but in human terms the least successful, in English America
A tale of two plantations : slave life and labor in Jamaica and Virginia by Richard S Dunn( )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book reconstructs the individual lives and collective experiences of some 2,000 slaves on two plantations--Mesopotamia sugar estate in western Jamaica and Mount Airy Plantation in tidewater Virginia--during the final three generations of slavery in Jamaica and the USA. It also compares Mesopotamia with Mount Airy to demonstrate the differences between slave life in the British West Indies and slave life in the Antebellum US South. The chief difference was demographic. Mesopotamia had a continually shrinking slave population, with many more deaths than births, which was standard throughout the British Caribbean. Mount Airy had a continually expanding slave population, with many more births than deaths, which was standard throughout the Old South. At Mesopotamia the slaveholders imported their laborers from Africa, worked them to death and replaced them with new Africans, so that family life was perpetually stunted. At Mount Airy, where the slaves were all American-born, the slaveholders sold their surplus people or moved them to distant work sites, so that families were routinely broken up. On both plantations numerous individual slaves are observed in action, a mix of leaders and followers, rebels and conformists. A principal theme is slave motherhood and intergenerational family formation; another is the impact of field labor upon health and longevity. The Mesopotamia people engaged with Moravian missionaries and responded to two major Jamaican slave rebellions, while 218 of the Mount Airy people migrated to Alabama as cotton hands. The book concludes with emancipation in Jamaica and the USA. Never before have two slave communities from differing regions in America been portrayed over a long time period in such full detail"--
Puritans and Yankees; the Winthrop dynasty of New England, 1630-1717 by Richard S Dunn( Book )

23 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in English and held by 1,419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bibliographical note": p. 359-361. Bibliographical footnotes
The age of religious wars, 1559-1689 by Richard S Dunn( Book )

19 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the years covered in this volume, Europe experienced a tumultuous period of civil wars and rebellions. Although each upheaval had its distinct character, a common thread running through the age was strife between adherents of the Catholic and Protestant churches. From the day in 1517 that Martin Luther had posted his ninety-five theses, religion became embroiled in politics. But the period of greatest militancy on both sides--of crusaders and martyrs, of plots and assassinations, of mobs and armies--began some forty years after Luther ignited the fuse of religious controversy. There was more to this age than warfare. A new centralization of political and economic power arose within the states of Europe, fostered by the rise of absolutist political theory and the spread of the mercantilist doctrine. Among the great rulers of the age were Phillip II of Spain; Queen Elizabeth I in England; and toward the end of the period, the Sun King, Louis XIV of France. During their reigns, Europe experienced a golden age of intellectual achievement: a great scientific revolution generated by the work of Galileo, Descartes, and Newton; a burst of creativity in painting, sculpture, and architecture known to us as the Baroque; and an era of the drama that has never been excelled--the era of Shakespeare, Molière, Lope de Vega, and their contemporaries. Richard S. Dunn has fashioned a fascinating historical panorama out of this rich and complex period of modern European history."--Jacket
The journal of John Winthrop, 1630-1649 by John Winthrop( Book )

22 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This abridged edition of Winthrop's journal, which incorporates about 40 percent of the governor's text, with his spelling and punctuation modernized, includes a lively Introduction and complete annotation. It also includes Winthrop's famous lay sermon, "A Model of Christian Charity," written in 1630. As in the fuller journal, this abridged edition contains the drama of Winthrop's life - his defeat at the hands of the freemen for governor, the banishment and flight of Roger Williams to Rhode Island, the Pequot War that exterminated his Indian opponents, and the Antinomian controversy. Here is the earliest American document on the perpetual contest between the forces of good and evil in the wilderness - Winthrop's recounting of how God's Chosen People escaped from captivity into the promised land. While he recorded all the sexual scandal - rape, fornication, adultery, sodomy, and buggery - it was only to show that even in Godly New England the Devil was continually at work, and man must be forever militant
The World of William Penn( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 20 essays, by a distinguished panel of specialists in British and American history, that explores the complex political, economic, intellectual, religious, and social environment in which William Penn lived and worked
The age of religious wars, 1559-1715 by Richard S Dunn( Book )

11 editions published between 1970 and 1980 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The papers of William Penn by William Penn( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive, annotated, illustrated bibliography, with essays placing the work in perspective and describing the underground press of the day
The papers of William Penn by William Penn( )

8 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume III covers Penn's return to England, his appeal to James II to support religious toleration, his struggle to reestablish his position in England and to manage his colony in America, and his return to Pennsylvania in 1699
Worldly goods : the arts of early Pennsylvania, 1680-1758 by Jack L Lindsey( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The more than five hundred objects featured in this catalogue - including furniture, silver and other metalwork, glass, ceramics, textiles, Native American artifacts, paintings, works on paper, and manuscripts - bear ample witness to the styles and aesthetics of early Pennsylvania and illustrate the rapid advances that took place in the colony during the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, not only in the arts but also in commerce, technology, scientific inquiry, and philosophy."--Jacket
The papers of William Penn. 1680-1684 by William Penn( )

11 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume, covering the years 1680 to 1684, documents the founding of Pennsylvania
The papers of William Penn by William Penn( )

9 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This first volume, spanning the first thirty-five years of William Penn's life, from 1644 to 1679, documents his activities as a young Quaker activist
A Pennsylvania album : undergraduate essays on the 250th anniversary of the University of Pennsylvania( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The papers of William Penn by William Penn( )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume documents the final eighteen years of William Penn's life, from 1701 to 1718. It opens with his last months as resident proprietor of Pennsylvania—a moment of great importance in the political history of the colony. It ends with his death on 30 July 1718, after a lingering illness
The Papers of William Penn, Volume 4 : 1701-1718 by Richard S Dunn( )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Penn and the founding of Pennsylvania, 1680-1684 : a documentary history by Jean R Soderlund( )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An invaluable collection of primary source materials on the founding and constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, from the King's Charter for ""Penn's Woods"" onwards. A great research tool and scholarly reference for students and historians of the early American colonies
Between slavery and freedom : special magistrate John Anderson's journal of St. Vincent during the Apprenticeship by John Anderson( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On August 1, 1834, more than 600,000 African slaves were emancipated in the British Caribbean. As in other areas of the British Empire, however, only slave children under six years of age were freed immediately. The rest were apprenticed to their former owners for a stipulated term of four to six years. It was during this time that more than one hundred men were appointed as special magistrates to oversee and arbitrate between the ex-slaves and their former owners. Among them was John Anderson, a Scottish lawyer, who arrived on the island of St. Vincent in 1836. An uninhibited racist, he ironically became a central player in Caribbean emancipation." "For the next two and a half years Anderson compiled a journal describing in extraordinary detail the relationship between the remaining enslaved population, free blacks, and their former owners. His journal documents the lives of different castes of slaves, and also those of whites who lived on the island. While he found all residents - white and black - of St. Vincent uncultured, his writings shed light on the island's institutions, the activities of the free colored population, and the character of the towns and rural life, as well as fascinating glimpses of the island's topography, flora, and fauna." "Between Slavery and Freedom contains the complete text of John Anderson's journal, with Roderick McDonald's extensive annotation. It is a significant addition to the scholarship on this important era of British West Indian history. A highly informative introduction provides a rich context in which to understand this major account of Caribbean society during the period of emancipation."--Jacket
The men who lost America : British leadership, the American Revolution, and the fate of the empire by Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The loss of America was a stunning and unexpected defeat for the powerful British Empire. Common wisdom has held that incompetent military commanders and political leaders in Britain must have been to blame, but were they? This intriguing book makes a different argument. Weaving together the personal stories of ten prominent men who directed the British dimension of the war, historian Andrew O'Shaughnessy dispels the incompetence myth and uncovers the real reasons that rebellious colonials were able to achieve their surprising victory. In interlinked biographical chapters, the author follows the course of the war from the perspectives of King George III, Prime Minister Lord North, military leaders including General Burgoyne, the Earl of Sandwich, and others who, for the most part, led ably and even brilliantly. Victories were frequent, and in fact the British conquered every American city at some stage of the Revolutionary War. Yet roiling political complexities at home, combined with the fervency of the fighting Americans, proved fatal to the British war effort. The book concludes with a penetrating assessment of the years after Yorktown, when the British achieved victories against the French and Spanish, thereby keeping intact what remained of the British Empire"--
John Winthrop, John Winthrop, Jr., and the problem of colonial dependency in New England, 1630-1676 : a study in contrasts by Richard S Dunn( )

5 editions published between 1955 and 1969 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Benjamin Franklin : in search of a better world
Sugar and slaves: the rise of the planter class in the English West Indies, 1624-1713The journal of John Winthrop, 1630-1649The age of religious wars, 1559-1715Worldly goods : the arts of early Pennsylvania, 1680-1758
Alternative Names
Dunn, Richard Slater 1928-

Dunn, Richard Slator 1928-

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Spanish (1)