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Pessen, Edward 1920-1992

Overview
Works: 47 works in 159 publications in 1 language and 7,226 library holdings
Genres: History  Chronologies  Maps  Examinations 
Roles: Author, Creator, Editor
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Most widely held works by Edward Pessen
Jacksonian America; society, personality, and politics by Edward Pessen( Book )

28 editions published between 1969 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The log cabin myth : the social backgrounds of the presidents by Edward Pessen( Book )

8 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 1,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the backgrounds and social standings of the families of the presidents to test the myth that most fit the rags-to-riches theme with surprising results
Most uncommon Jacksonians; the radical leaders of the early labor movement by Edward Pessen( Book )

12 editions published between 1967 and 1970 in English and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Riches, class, and power before the Civil War by Edward Pessen( Book )

9 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New perspectives on Jacksonian parties and politics by Edward Pessen( Book )

7 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three centuries of social mobility in America by Edward Pessen( Book )

10 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Losing our souls : the American experience in the cold war by Edward Pessen( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The building of our nuclear arsenal; the tactics used to combat "communist subversion" throughout the world and within the United States; the transformation of the American economy in response to security demands. Carefully reviewing the evidence, and writing with the authority of a distinguished historian, Mr. Pessen charges that American cold war policy has been disastrous for many of our cherished values and institutions. In a powerful indictment of American
The Many-faceted Jacksonian era : new interpretations( Book )

7 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacksonian panorama( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Riches, class, and power : America before the Civil War by Edward Pessen( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2017 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The social philosophies of early American leaders of labor by Edward Pessen( Book )

5 editions published between 1954 and 1984 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The workingmen's movement of the Jacksonian era by Edward Pessen( Book )

2 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moses Beach revisited; a critical examination of his Wealthy citizens pamphlets by Edward Pessen( Book )

3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Did fortunes rise and fall mercurially in antebellum America? : the tale of two cities : Boston and New York by Edward Pessen( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the United States of America( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This chart includes 4 maps and 6 timebands which give an over-view of America's history from the Spanish settlements to 1988
A social and economic portrait of Jacksonian Brooklyn : inequality, social mobility, and class distinction in the nation's seventh city by Edward Pessen( Book )

3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The social configuration of the antebellum city : an historical and theoretical inquiry by Edward Pessen( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philip Hone's set : the social world of the New York City elite in the "age of egalitarianism" by Edward Pessen( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Should labor have supported Jackson? : or questions the quantitative studies do not answer by Edward Pessen( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Riches, Class, and Power : United States Before the Civil War by Edward Pessen( )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Until publication of Riches, Classes, and Power, Alexis de Tocquerville's vision of the United States as a generally egalitarian nation predominated. While historians might quarrel about the social sources of egalitarianism, they did not dispute the soundness of the basic model; and Tocqueville's vision clearly dominated American's sense of itself as well. A self-acknowledged congenital skeptic, Pessen decided to find out whether the facts of American life sustained Tocqueville's conclusions. Riches, Class, and Power, represents more than five years' intensive research on the wealth, family backgrounds, careers, marriages, residential patterns, uses of leisure, life-styles, social standing, and influence and power of the wealthy in four of the five largest cities in the United States before the Civil War. Pessen examines New York City, Philadelphia, Boston and the then-separate city of Brooklyn in the 1820s and 1840s. His claim is that the massive evidence on urban life of the time sharply refutes Tocqueville's thesis. A National Book Award finalist for history, Riches, Class, and Power undoubtedly helped reshape America before the Civil War. In his reintroduction to this paperback edition, Pessen reviews the critical reaction, and reconsiders the extent to which its findings are applicable to the social structure of small or frontier towns of the period. He discusses whether unequal distribution of wealth in America results more from changes in historical circumstance or to shifts in demographic or age structure."--Provided by publisher
 
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Losing our souls : the American experience in the cold war
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