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Boles, John B.

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Works: 57 works in 222 publications in 1 language and 15,811 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Biographies  Festschriften  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
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Most widely held works by John B Boles
Black southerners, 1619-1869 by John B Boles( Book )

14 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This interpretation of the African-American experience in the South emphasizes the evolution of slavery over time and the emergence of a rich, hybrid African-American culture
The Great Revival, 1787-1805: the origins of the Southern evangelical mind by John B Boles( Book )

10 editions published between 1972 and 2001 in English and held by 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masters & slaves in the house of the Lord : race and religion in the American South, 1740-1870 by John B Boles( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Much that is commonly accepted about slavery and religion in the Old South is challenged in this significant book. The eight essays included here show that throughout the antebellum period, southern whites and blacks worshipped together, heard the same sermons, took communion and were baptized together, were subject to the same church discipline, and were buried in the same cemeteries. What was the black perception of white-controlled religious ceremonies? How did whites reconcile their faith with their racism? Why did freedmen, as soon as possible after the Civil War, withdraw from the biraci
Jefferson : architect of American liberty by John B Boles( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As Alexander Hamilton's star has risen, Thomas Jefferson's has fallen, largely owing to their divergent views on race. Once seen as the most influential American champion of liberty and democracy, Jefferson is now remembered largely for his relationship with his slave Sally Hemings, and for electing not to free her or most of the other people he owned. In this magisterial biography, the eminent scholar John B. Boles does not ignore the aspects of Jefferson that trouble us today, but strives to see him in full, and to undertstand him amid the sweeping upheaval of his times. We follow Jefferson from his early success as an abnormally precocious student and lawyer in colonial Virginia through his drafting of the Declaration of Independence at age 33, his travels in Europe on the eve of the French Revolution, his acidic personal battles with Hamilton, his triumphant ascent to the presidency in 1801, his prodigious efforts to found the University of Virginia, and beyond. From Jefferson's inspiring defenses of political and religious liberty to his heterodox abridgment of Christian belief, Boles explores Jefferson's expansive intellectual life, and the profound impact of his ideas on the world. Boles overturns conventional wisdom at every turn, arguing, among other things, that Jefferson did not--as later southerners would--deem the states rightfully superior to the federal government. Yet Boles's view is not limited to politics and public life; we also meet Jefferson the architect, scientist, bibliophile, and gourmet--as well as Jefferson the gentle father and widower, doting on his daughters and longing for escape from the rancorous world of politics. As this authoritative, evenhanded portrait shows, Jefferson challenges us more thoroughly than any other founder; he was at once the most idealistic, contradictory, and quintessentially American of them all."--
Religion in the South : essays by Charles Reagan Wilson( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A companion to the American South by John B Boles( Book )

27 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Companion to the American South surveys and evaluates the most important and innovative writing on the entire sweep of the history of the southern United States.:.; Contains 29 original essays by leading experts in American Southern history.; Covers the entire sweep of Southern history, including slavery, politics, the Civil War, race relations, religion, and women's history.; Surveys and evaluates the best scholarship on every important era and topic.; Summarizes current debates and anticipates future concerns
Interpreting southern history : historiographical essays in honor of Sanford W. Higginbotham( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America : the middle period ; essays in honor of Bernard Mayo( Book )

7 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Origins of the new South fifty years later : the continuing influence of a historical classic by Origins of the New South fifty years later: the continuing influence of a historical classic (Symposium)( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In writing Origins, Woodward deliberately set out to subvert much of the historical orthodoxy he had been taught during the 1930s, and he expected to be lambasted. But the revisionist movement was already afoot among white southern historians by 1951 and the book was hailed
Religion in antebellum Kentucky by John B Boles( Book )

6 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Religion permeated the day-to-day life of antebellum Kentucky. This engaging account of Kentucky's various Christian denominations, first published as part of the Kentucky Bicentennial Bookshelf, traces the history of the Great Revival of 1800-1805, the subsequent schism in Protestant ranks, the rise of Catholicism, the development of a distinctive black Christianity, and the growth of a Christian antislavery tradition. Paying special attention to the role of religion in the everyday life of early Kentuckians and their heritage, John B. Boles provides a concise yet enlightening introduction to the faith and the people of the Bluegrass State."--Page 4 of cover
Dixie dateline : a journalistic portrait of the contemporary South( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shapers of Southern history : autobiographical reflections by John Hope Franklin( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume gathers personal recollections by fifteen eminent historians of the American South. Coming from distinctive backgrounds, traveling diverse career paths, and practicing different kinds of history, the contributors exemplify the field's richness on many levels. As they reflect on why they joined the profession and chose their particular research specialties, these historians write eloquently of family and upbringing, teachers and mentors, defining events and serendipitous opportunities. The struggle for civil rights was the defining experience for several contributors. Peter H. Wood remembers how black fans of the St. Louis Cardinals erupted in applause for the Dodgers' Jackie Robinson. "I realized for the first time," writes Wood, "that there must be something even bigger than hometown loyalties dividing Americans." Gender equality is another frequent concern in the essays. Anne Firor Scott tells of her advisor's ridicule when childbirth twice delayed Scott's dissertation: "With great effort I managed to write two chapters, but Professor Handlin was moved to inquire whether I planned to have a baby every chapter." Yet another prominent theme is the reconciliation of the professional and the personal, as when Bill C. Malone traces his scholarly interests back to "the memories of growing up poor on an East Texas cotton farm and finding escape and diversion in the sounds of hillbilly music." Always candid and often witty, each essay is a road map through the intellectual terrain of southern history as practiced during the last half of the twentieth century
The South through time : a history of an American region by John B Boles( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Great Revival : beginnings of the Bible belt by John B Boles( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing upon the religious writings of southern evangelicals, John Boles asserts that the extraordinary crowds and miraculous transformations that distinguished the South's First Great Awakening were not simply instances of emotional excess but the expression of widespread and complex attitudes toward God. Converted southerners were starkly individualistic, interested more in gaining personal salvation in a hopelessly evil world than in improving society. As Boles shows in this landmark study, the effect of the Revival was to throw over the region a conservative cast that remains dominant in c
Autobiographical reflections on southern religious history( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maryland heritage : five Baltimore institutions celebrate the American bicentennial by Maryland Historical Society( Book )

6 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The South through time : a history of an American region by John B Boles( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeing Jefferson anew : in his time and ours by Randal L Hall( Book )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""This is, by far, in my estimation, the most important, most perfectly balanced, most elegantly written, and most potentially useful such collection of historical essays I have seen since Beeman, Botein, and Carter II, Beyond Confederation, back in the 1970's."--John Lauritz Larson, Purdue University, author of The Market Revolution in America" "Although there are many good and important books on Jefferson, this collection serves a real need by gathering some of the best of the current scholarship into a single and relatively brief and readable volume."-Cynthia Kierner, George Mason University, author of Scandal at Bizarre: Rumor and Reputation in Jefferson's America" "Thomas Jefferson's ideas have been so important in shaping the character and aspirations of the United States that it has proven impossible to think about the state of the nation at almost any moment without implicit or explicit reference to his words and actions. In similar fashion, each generation has understood Jefferson in the context of the central issues of its time. Jefferson has, for better or for worse, been a man for all seasons." "The essays in this collection seek to update and reevaluate several key aspects of Jefferson's attitudes and policies in light of the newest research and at the same time take care to consider his ideas about such controversial topics as race, gender, and religion in the context of his own time and place. Simultaneously, the contributing authors analyze the relevance of Jefferson for our own age, conscious of how contemporary judgments about slavery, religion, and Native Americans, for example, shape our coming to terms with the nation's history. Here is no simple search for a usable past, but instead a tough-minded but fair examination of a complex man who in fundamental ways represents both the promise and the problems of the American experience." "John B. Boles is William P. Hobby Professor of History at Rice University and the editor of the Journal of Southern History." "Randal L. Hall is Adjunct Associate Professor of History at Rice University and managing editor of the Journal of Southern History."--Jacket
The irony of southern religion by John B Boles( Book )

2 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

University builder : Edgar Odell Lovett and the founding of the Rice Institute by John B Boles( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rice University, one of America's preeminent institutions of higher education, grew out of the vision, direction, and leadership of one man: Edgar Odell Lovett (1871?1957). University Builder is the fascinating story of this extraordinary educator and the unique school he created. Widely acknowledged, almost from its founding in 1912, as one of America's best universities, Rice is distinguished as both the smallest and the youngest institution in the top tier of American universities. In telling the tale of Lovett and his innovative, enduring vision for Rice, John Boles provides both a compell
 
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Masters & slaves in the house of the Lord : race and religion in the American South, 1740-1870
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Masters & slaves in the house of the Lord : race and religion in the American South, 1740-1870A companion to the American SouthOrigins of the new South fifty years later : the continuing influence of a historical classicShapers of Southern history : autobiographical reflectionsThe South through time : a history of an American regionThe Great Revival : beginnings of the Bible beltAutobiographical reflections on southern religious historyThe South through time : a history of an American region