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Berkhofer, Robert F.

Overview
Works: 19 works in 206 publications in 3 languages and 8,159 library holdings
Genres: History  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: E98.P99, 301.15439700497
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert F Berkhofer
Salvation and the savage : an analysis of Protestant missions and American Indian response, 1787-1862 by Robert F Berkhofer( )

51 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,357 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
The white man's Indian : images of the American Indian from Columbus to the present by Robert F Berkhofer( Book )

33 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in English and held by 2,174 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."
A behavioral approach to historical analysis by Robert F Berkhofer( Book )

21 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

43 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and Spanish and held by 992 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 Indian : essays from the Pacific historical review by Norris Hundley( Book )

8 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American Revolution; the critical issues by Robert F Berkhofer( Book )

10 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 374 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
The white man's Indian : the history of an idea from Columbus to the present by Robert F Berkhofer( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salvation and the savage by Robert F Berkhofer( Book )

6 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the American Indians : particularly those nations adjoining to the Mississippi, East and West Florida, Georgia, South and North Carolina, and Virginia by James Adair( Book )

3 editions published between 1968 and 1976 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A trader who lived and worked for four decades among Native Americans and became a keen observer of their languages, customs and politics, James Adair (fl.1735-75) studied the Catawba, Cherokee, Muscogee, Chickasaw and Choctaw, compiling extensive ethnographic information. Upon publication in 1775, this work was unique in its treatment of these peoples as well as their interaction with white traders and colonists. The book also propounds a theory, popular at the time, that the ancestors of Native Americans were the lost tribes of Israel; as such it remains a valuable source for the history of this idea. In part autobiographical, the work reflects Adair's involvement in trading, local politics and warfare with the British and French. His observations remain of great interest to scholars of American history and ethnography
Chao yue wei da gu shi : zuo wei wen ben he hua yu de li shi = Beyond the great story : history as text and discourse by Robert F Berkhofer( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Chinese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American Indian ... : essays( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The american indian : essays from the pacific historical review by robert F. Berkhofer, jr (et al.) foreword by vine deloria, jr( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chao yue wei da gu shi : Zuo wei wen ben he hua yu de li shi = Beyond the great story by Robert F Berkhofer( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Chinese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu zhen dui zai hou xian dai zhu yi de tiao zhan mian qian, Li shi xue ke ying dang zuo chu he zhong diao zheng, Cong er ji neng bi mian hou xian dai zhu yi li shi guan de xiang dui zhu yi qing xiang, You neng chong fen fa jue dui zhei zhong tiao zhan dui yu jin tian de li shi yan jiu de jian she xing yi yi deng fang mian wen ti zuo le shen ru fen xi
Abehavioral approach to historical analysis by Robert F Berkhofer( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

Salvation and the savage : an analysis of Protestant missions and American Indian response, 1787-1862 by Robert F Berkhofer( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The white man's Indian : images of the American Indian from Columbus to the present
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The white man's Indian : images of the American Indian from Columbus to the presentFashioning history : current practices and principlesSalvation and the savage
Alternative Names
Berkhofer, Robert F. 1931

Berkhofer, Robert F. jr

Berkhofer, Robert F. Jr. 1931-

Berkhofer, Robert F., Jr., 1931-2012

Berkhofer, Robert F. ml

Berkhofer, Robert Frederick 1931-

Languages
English (200)

Chinese (2)

Spanish (1)