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Fischer, David Hackett 1935-

Overview
Works: 58 works in 303 publications in 2 languages and 21,649 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Pictorial works  Art  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Case studies  Television mini-series  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: E169.1, 973.332
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Most widely held works by David Hackett Fischer
Washington's Crossing by David Hackett Fischer( Book )

23 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 3,369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Six months after the Declaration of Independence, the American Revolution was all but lost. A powerful British force had routed the Americans at New York, occupied three colonies, and advanced within sight of Philadelphia. Yet George Washington, and many other Americans, refused to let the Revolution die. On Christmas night, as a howling nor'easter struck the Delaware Valley, he led his men across the river and attacked the exhausted Hessian garrison at Trenton, killing or capturing nearly a thousand men. A second battle of Trenton followed within days. The Americans held off a counterattack by Lord Cornwallis's best troops, then were almost trapped by the British force. Under cover of night, Washington's men stole behind the enemy and struck them again, defeating a brigade at Princeton. The British were badly shaken. In twelve weeks of winter fighting, their army suffered severe damage, their hold on New Jersey was broken, and their strategy was ruined. Fischer's richly textured narrative reveals the crucial role of contingency in these events. We see how the campaign unfolded in a sequence of difficult choices by many, from generals to civilians, on both sides. While British and German forces remained rigid and hierarchical, Americans evolved an open and flexible system that was fundamental to their success. The startling success of Washington and his compatriots not only saved the faltering American Revolution, but helped to give it new meaning."--Publisher's description
Paul Revere's ride by David Hackett Fischer( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 2,620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The narrative is constructed around two thematic lines. One story centers on the American patriot Paul Revere; the other, on British General Thomas Gage."
Albion's seed : four British folkways in America by David Hackett Fischer( Book )

17 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and held by 2,478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the transplanting of British folkways to America during four waves of immigration between 1629 and 1775
Historians' fallacies; toward a logic of historical thought by David Hackett Fischer( Book )

42 editions published between 1970 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[This] book must be read three times: the first in anger, the second in laughter, the third in respect....The wisdom is expressed with a certin ruthlessness. Scarcly a major historian escapes unscathed.... This is an important book, perhaps the most import to have appeared in recent years, in terms of helping an entire generation of scholars who profess to have lost confidence in being historians. A dose of the book is salutary, and its ultimate message is one of optimism, for it demonstrates that historians do have honest, important, and even pleasurable, tasks to do. -Back cover
Growing old in America by David Hackett Fischer( Book )

21 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of aging in America surveys and compares actualities and attitudes in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries and suggests practical improvements on the current inadequate system of pensions, social security, medicare, and other programs
Champlain's dream by David Hackett Fischer( Book )

22 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and French and held by 1,762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the story of Quebec's founder while explaining his influential perspectives about peaceful colonialism, in a profile that also evaluates his contributions as a soldier, mariner, and cultural diplomat
The great wave : price revolutions and the rhythm of history by David Hackett Fischer( Book )

31 editions published between 1966 and 1999 in English and held by 1,522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who is seriously concerned about the state of the world today
Liberty and freedom by David Hackett Fischer( Book )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A distinguished history and author of Washington's Crossing analyzes the concepts of liberty and freedom through visions, images, and symbols throughout the folk history of those ideas, showing how they are popular beliefs deeply embedded in American culture rather than political abstractions. Liberty and freedom: Americans agree that these values are fundamental to our nation, but what do they mean? How have their meanings changed through time? In this new volume of cultural history, David Hackett Fischer shows how these varying ideas form an intertwined strand that runs through the core of American life. Fischer examines liberty and freedom not as philosophical or political abstractions, but as folkways and popular beliefs deeply embedded in American culture. Tocqueville called them "habits of the heart." From the earliest colonies, Americans have shared ideals of liberty and freedom, but with very different meanings. Like DNA these ideas have transformed and recombined in each generation. The book arose from Fischer's discovery that the words themselves had differing origins: the Latinate "liberty" implied separation and independence. The root meaning of "freedom" (akin to "friend") connoted attachment: the rights of belonging in a community of freepeople. The tension between the two senses has been a source of conflict and creativity throughout American history. Liberty & Freedom studies the folk history of those ideas through more than 400 visions, images, and symbols. It begins with the American Revolution, and explores the meaning of New England's Liberty Tree, Pennsylvania's Liberty Bells, Carolina's Liberty Crescent, and "Don't Tread on Me" rattlesnakes. In the new republic, the search for a common American symbol gave new meaning to Yankee Doodle, Uncle Sam, Miss Liberty, and many other icons. In the Civil War, Americans divided over liberty and freedom. Afterward, new universal visions were invented by people who had formerly been excluded from a free society--African Americans, American Indians, and immigrants. The twentieth century saw liberty and freedom tested by enemies and contested at home, yet it brought the greatest outpouring of new visions, from Franklin Roosevelt's Four Freedoms to Martin Luther King's "dream" to Janis Joplin's "nothin' left to lose. Illustrated in full color with a rich variety of images, Liberty and Freedom is, literally, an eye-opening work of history--stimulating, large-spirited, and ultimately, inspiring
The revolution of American conservatism : the Federalist Party in the era of Jeffersonian democracy by David Hackett Fischer( Book )

22 editions published between 1965 and 1975 in English and held by 1,346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fairness and freedom : a history of two open societies, New Zealand and the United States by David Hackett Fischer( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fairness and Freedom compares the history of two open societies--New Zealand and the United States--with much in common. Both have democratic polities, mixed-enterprise economies, individuated societies, pluralist cultures, and a deep concern for human rights and the rule of law. But all of these elements take different forms, because constellations of value are far apart. The dream of living free is America's Polaris; fairness and natural justice are New Zealand's Southern Cross. Fischer asks why these similar countries went different ways. Both were founded by English-speaking colonists, but
Bound away : Virginia and the westward movement by David Hackett Fischer( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Whereas Turner studied the westward movement in terms of its destination, Fischer and Kelly approach it in terms of its origins. Virginia's long history enables them to provide a rich portrait of migration and expansion as a dynamic process that preserved strong cultural continuities." "The wealth of anecdotes and illustrations in this volume offers a new way of looking at John Smith and William Byrd, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, Daniel Boone, Dred Scott, and scores of lesser-known gentry, yeomen, servants, and slaves who were all "bound away" to an old new world."--Jacket
Champlain's dream by David Hackett Fischer( Recording )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life story of Champlain, "soldier, spy, master mariner, explorer, cartographer, artist, and Father of New France"--Container
America, a cultural history by David Hackett Fischer( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Streamlines and breadlines by Robert Hughes( Visual )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eight part series presenting American history through its visual art, painting, sculpture, architecture and monuments. This sixth segment examines the mythic images of the 1920's and 30's as skyscrapers rise in New York and the rural heartland is idealized by Regionalists like Thomas Hart. Artists of the WPA celebrate the worker as hero, while Jacob Lawrence tells stories of black America, and ambitious New Deal projects like Hoover Dam project self-confidence in hard times. Also examines the work of Raymond Hood, Edward Hopper, Stuart Davis, and Grant Wood
Away, I'm bound away : Virginia and the westward movement by David Hackett Fischer( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From old England to New England : changing patterns of mortality by Mary J Dobson( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mars Hill audio journal 72 : January/February 2005( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Revere's ride by David Hackett Fischer( Recording )

2 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Revere, an influential politician, organized more than sixty people to carry the alarm with him. At sunrise, Revere was at Lexington when the first shots were fired
Concord : the social history of a New England town, 1750-1850( Book )

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

 
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David Hackett Fischer Amerikaans cultureel historicus

David Hackett Fischer US-amerikanischer Historiker

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English (241)

French (5)

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Paul Revere's rideAlbion's seed : four British folkways in AmericaHistorians' fallacies; toward a logic of historical thoughtGrowing old in AmericaChamplain's dreamThe great wave : price revolutions and the rhythm of historyLiberty and freedomFairness and freedom : a history of two open societies, New Zealand and the United States