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Fiske, John 1842-1901

Overview
Works: 504 works in 2,556 publications in 4 languages and 42,376 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Reference works  Biography‡vDictionaries  Handbooks and manuals  Genealogy 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Other, Secretary, Correspondent, Author of introduction
Classifications: E175.5, 973.2
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The critical period of American history, 1783-1789 by John Fiske( Book )

106 editions published between 1888 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beginnings of New England : or, The Puritan theocracy in its relations to civil and religious liberty by John Fiske( Book )

84 editions published between 1880 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old Virginia and her neighbours by John Fiske( Book )

45 editions published between 1897 and 1997 in English and held by 1,614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dutch and Quaker colonies in America by John Fiske( Book )

32 editions published between 1899 and 2004 in English and held by 1,392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The discovery of America : with some account of ancient America and the Spanish conquest by John Fiske( Book )

74 editions published between 1892 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New France and New England by John Fiske( Book )

52 editions published between 1902 and 2012 in English and French and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American Revolution by John Fiske( Book )

40 editions published between 1891 and 1970 in English and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mississippi Valley in the Civil War by John Fiske( Book )

25 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in English and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although often over-shadowed in Civil War literature by accounts of the Army of the Potomac's struggles against Robert E. Lee in Virginia and the bold Confederate invasion of the Maryland and Pennsylvania, the Western theatre of the Civil War was the scene of some of the most desperate, hard-fought and strategically important battles of the five year conflict. John Fiske's eloquent narrative begins with the seizure of the secessionist arsenal at Camp Jackson in St. Louis, MO, and follows the Union Army through its campaign to control the Mississippi River and its subsequent actions in Georgia and Tennessee. The text draws heavily on remembrances and personal journals of Generals Ulysses S. Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman and examines in painstaking detail not just events on the field of battle but the logistical considerations and political maneuvering that helped shape these campaigns. The result is a fascinating, informative and engrossing account of the turning of the Confederacy's left flank and the resulting defeat of the Army of the Rebellion
Essays, historical, and literary by John Fiske( Book )

25 editions published between 1902 and 1971 in English and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civil government in the United States : considered with some reference to its origins by John Fiske( Book )

68 editions published between 1890 and 2012 in English and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The destiny of man viewed in the light of his origin by John Fiske( Book )

91 editions published between 1884 and 2011 in English and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1884, American historian and philosopher John Fiske published The Destiny of Man, which discussed humanity's origin, destiny and place in the universe. A leading populariser of Darwin's theory in the United States and influenced by Herbert Spencer, Fiske considers views of human progress via evolutionary social change and the harmony between science and religion. The Destiny of Man is composed of sixteen chapters that anticipate philosophical questions from a typical non-scientific audience: the origins of atheism, the shifting hierarchal positions of humanity through history as proposed by Copernicus and later by Darwin, human brain size, and the 'dawning of consciousness' as a result of the growth and development of moral sentiment and inventiveness through natural selection. Interestingly, at the end of the book, Fiske discusses the historical power relationships of ruling governments and predicts that as humans evolve and become more civilised, war will eventually end
Through nature to God by John Fiske( Book )

40 editions published between 1899 and 2013 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part 1: The mystery of evil, 36 p. (MA 145). Part 2: The Cosmic roots of love and self-sacrifice, 38 p. (MA 141); Part 3: The Everlasting reality of religion, 39 p. (MA 146)
Myths and myth-makers: old tales and superstitions interpreted by comparative mythology by John Fiske( Book )

103 editions published between 1872 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Web site is an online version of the work, Myths and myth-makers, by John Fiske. It explores the origins of folklore and looks at the history of old tales and superstitions. Visitors can select a particular chapter or choose to read the work in direct order
The idea of God as affected by modern knowledge by John Fiske( Book )

59 editions published between 1885 and 2012 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1885 work examines the theory of evolution's impact on religion. The author believes there is no conflict between science and religion, and that social conditions trump natural selection. Influenced by the ideas of Herbert Spencer, Fiske's writings were praised by Darwin
Excursions of an evolutionist by John Fiske( Book )

68 editions published between 1883 and 2013 in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historian and philosopher John Fiske tried to reconcile orthodox religious beliefs with Darwin's science, both on the lecture platform and in his collections of essays. Excursions of an Evolutionist is one such collection, eloquently written and containing such chapters as, Europe Before the Arrival of Man," The Origins of Protestantism," and Evolution and Religion," as well as a brief memoir of Charles Darwin
Darwinism : and other essays by John Fiske( Book )

79 editions published between 1879 and 2012 in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I. Darwinism verified -- II. Mr. Mivart on Darwinism -- III. Dr. Bateman on Darwinism -- IV. Dr. Büchner on Darwinism -- V. A crumb for the "modern symposium" -- VI. Chauncey Wright -- VII. What is inspiration? -- VIII. Dr. Hammond on the table-tippers -- IX. Mr. Buckle's fallacies -- X. Postscript on Mr. Buckle -- XI. The races of the Danube -- XII. A librarian's work
American political ideas viewed from the standpoint of universal history : three lectures delivered at the Royal Institution of Great Britain in May, 1880 by John Fiske( Book )

49 editions published between 1884 and 2010 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unseen world, and other essays by John Fiske( Book )

70 editions published between 1876 and 2013 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A collection of essays by John Fiske. This collection includes:, 'The Unseen World', 'The To-Morrow of Death', 'The Jesus of History', 'The Christ of Dogma', 'A Word About Miracles', 'Draper on Science and Religion', 'Nathan the Wise', 'Historical Difficulties', 'The Famine of 1770 in Bengal', 'Spain and the Netherlands', 'Longfellow's Dante', 'Paine's 'St. Peter'', 'A Phillosophy of Art', 'Athenian and American Life.'"--Provided by publisher
Appletons' cyclopaedia of American biography by James Grant Wilson( Book )

11 editions published in 1888 in English and German and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A century of science and other essays by John Fiske( Book )

35 editions published between 1899 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The current book is a collection of essays, speech transcripts, and reprints that were written and compiled by John Fiske. This text, published in 1899, includes discussions on science, evolution, philosophy, and liberal thought." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
 
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Alternative Names
Fisk, John.

Fisk, John 1842-1901

Fisk, ohn 1842-1901

Fiske, John

Fiske, John pseud

Green, Edmund Fisk.

Green, Edmund Fisk 1842-1901

Green Edmund Fiske

John Fiske Amerikaans historicus (1842-1901)

John Fiske filozof i historyk amerykański

John Fiske US-amerikanischer Philosoph und Historiker

Джон Фиске

フイスク, ジヨン

Languages
English (1,227)

Dutch (2)

German (1)

French (1)

Covers
The beginnings of New England : or, The Puritan theocracy in its relations to civil and religious libertyThe Dutch and Quaker colonies in AmericaNew France and New EnglandCivil government in the United States : considered with some reference to its originsThe destiny of man viewed in the light of his originThrough nature to GodMyths and myth-makers: old tales and superstitions interpreted by comparative mythologyThe idea of God as affected by modern knowledge