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Berkhofer, Robert F.

Works: 9 works in 100 publications in 2 languages and 6,177 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Robert F Berkhofer
The white man's Indian : images of the American Indian from Columbus to the present by Robert F Berkhofer( Book )

24 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in English and held by 2,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While the term "Indians" stems from the faulty geography of Columbus, that name and the images it has come to suggest have endured for five centuries, not only obscuring the true identity of the original Americans but serving as an ideological weapon in their subjugation. This text documents the self-serving stereotypes--ranging from Noble savage to bloodthirsty redskin--that Europeans and white Americans have concocted about the "Indian."
Salvation and the savage : an analysis of Protestant missions and American Indian response, 1787-1862 by Robert F Berkhofer( Book )

5 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in English and held by 1,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great, pre-Civil War attempt of Protestant missionaries to Christianize Native Americans is found by Robert F. Berkofer, Jr. to be a significant point of contact with enduring lessons for American thought. The irony displayed by this relationship, he says, did not really lie in the disparity between Anglo-Saxon ideals and the actual treatment of first peoples but in the failure of all, including the missions, to see that both sides had ultimately behaved according to their cultural values. Using the records of missions to sixteen tribes in various regions of the United States, Berkofer has
A behavioral approach to historical analysis by Robert F Berkhofer( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond the great story : history as text and discourse by Robert F Berkhofer( Book )

37 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and Spanish and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What legitimate form can history take when faced by the severe challenges issued in recent years by literary, rhetorical, multiculturalist, and feminist theories? That is the question considered in this long-awaited and pathbreaking book. Robert F. Berkhofer, Jr., addresses the essential practical concern of contemporary historians; he offers a way actually to go about reading and writing histories in light of the many contesting theories. Berkhofer ranges through a vast archive of recent writings by a broad range of authors. He explicates the opposing paradigms and their corresponding dilemmas by presenting in dialogue form the positions of modernists and postmodernists, formalists and deconstructionists, textualists and contextualists. Poststructuralism, the New Historicism, the New Anthropology, the New Philosophy of History - these and many other approaches are illuminated in new ways in these comprehensive, interdisciplinary explorations. From them, Berkhofer arrives at a clear vision of the forms historical discourse might take, advocates a new approach to historical criticism, and proposes new forms of historical representation that encompass multiculturalism, poetics, and reflexive (con)textualization. He elegantly blends traditional and new methodology; assesses what the "revival of the narrative" actually entails; considers the politics of disciplinary frameworks; and derives coherent new approaches to writing, teaching, reviewing, and reading histories.--Front flap of dustjacket
The American Revolution; the critical issues by Robert F Berkhofer( Book )

9 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fashioning history : current practices and principles by Robert F Berkhofer( Book )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Historians in the early twenty-first century must reconcile long-standing approaches to evidence and narrative with the challenges posed by postmodern criticism, the explosion of historical sources and interpretations on the Internet, and the popularity of histories provided in movies and on television. Fashioning History is the first book to develop and apply the same methods of source analysis and principles of synthesis to the chief forms historical representations take in the early twenty-first century: to moving images and Web sites as well as books and articles, to museum exhibitions and historical sites as well as classrooms and archives, to memory and heritage as well as conventional histories. The result is an illuminating assessment of the discipline, indispensable to those who wish to understand the ever-changing landscape of the historical profession."--Jacket
Industrial history of Oneida County, New York, to 1850 by Robert F Berkhofer( Book )

1 edition published in 1955 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Model Zions for the American Indian by Robert F Berkhofer( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Audience level: 0.35 (from 0.28 for The white ... to 0.87 for Model Zion ...)

The white man's Indian : images of the American Indian from Columbus to the present
Alternative Names
Berkhofer, Robert F. 1931

Berkhofer, Robert F. jr

Berkhofer, Robert F. Jr. 1931-

Berkhofer, Robert F. ml

Berkhofer, Robert Frederick 1931-

Fashioning history : current practices and principles