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Watkins, T. H. (Tom H.) 1936-

Overview
Works: 69 works in 169 publications in 1 language and 16,339 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Personal narratives  Biography  Art 
Roles: Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Editor
Classifications: E806, 973.917
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by T. H Watkins
The Great Depression : America in the 1930s by T. H Watkins ( Book )
11 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 2,506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Great Depression of the 1930s turned the lives of ordinary Americans upside down, leaving an indelible mark on the nation's psyche. The Great Depression: America in the 1930s is award-winning historian T. H. Watkins's lively political, economic, and cultural account of this age of hardship and hope." "This companion volume to the public television series The Great Depression tells the story of a decade of disaster, challenge, and change. It begins with the most devastating economic crash in modern history and recounts an epic narrative of human suffering, social turmoil, and a political revolution that transformed the outline of American life and government - from unprecedented federal programs such as Social Security, the Civilian Conservation Corps, and massive public works projects to local grass-roots movements whose energies helped forge a new relationship between citizens and their government, citizens and their presidents. During this great era a new kind of hope was born, one that would not only help lead the way out of the despair of the depression but would live on to inspire postwar crusades for civil rights, women's rights, environmentalism, and other social movements." "Illustrated with more than 150 photographs, documents, and posters - many of them published here for the first time - The Great Depression stands as the essential chronicle of a decade that shaped America's consciousness and character forever in an age not unlike our own."--BOOK JACKET
The hungry years : a narrative history of the Great Depression in America by T. H Watkins ( Book )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 1,859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It was the worst of times and the best of times. It was an era of unprecedented crisis and a time of unprecedented courage. Now, in a single, comprehensive volume, The Hungry Years tells the story of the Great Depression through the eyes of the people who lived through it. Less concerned with the power brokers in Washington than with the daily struggles of ordinary people at the grassroots level across America, it draws on little-known oral histories, memoirs, local press, and scholarly monographs to capture the voices of men and women in a time of extreme crisis. The result is a richly detailed narrative that traces the stages of the disaster chronologically without losing touch with the personal wounds it inflicted or the ways in which people responded. Book jacket. Also includes information on bank failures, blacks, California, Civil Works Administration (CWA), Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), relief measures, drought, Dust Bowl, dust storms, farm foreclosures, farmers, Great Plains, the land, lynching, Mexican Americans (Chicanos), migrant life in California, migrations, National Industrial Recovery Act, National Recovery Administration, New Deal, plantation system, poverty, relief, Resettlement Administration, sharecroppers, the South, strikes, tenant farmers, unemployment, unionism, violence, wages, women, Works Progress Administration (WPA), etc
Gold and silver in the West; the illustrated history of an American dream by T. H Watkins ( Book )
6 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 1,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Grand Colorado; the story of a river and its canyons by T. H Watkins ( Book )
5 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Over two hundred photos and illustrations accompany a history of the Colorado River, from ancient times to the present
Mark Twain's Mississippi : a pictorial history of America's greatest river by T. H Watkins ( Book )
5 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Righteous pilgrim : the life and times of Harold L. Ickes, 1874-1952 by T. H Watkins ( Book )
6 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Taken by the wind : vanishing architecture of the West by Ronald Woodall ( Book )
13 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The water hustlers by Robert H Boyle ( Book )
7 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The lands no one knows : America and the public domain by T. H Watkins ( Book )
3 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
California; an illustrated history by T. H Watkins ( Book )
6 editions published between 1973 and 1983 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Muir's America by Dewitt Jones ( Book )
3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Natural America by T. H Watkins ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Celebrates our national lands in all their extraordinary diversity. Watkins recounts the origins and the evolution of our system of national parks, forests, and wildlife preserves
These American lands : parks, wilderness, and the public lands by Dyan Zaslowsky ( Book )
4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This authoritative and stirring assessment of our public lands - the first book ever published to give the history and propose the future of each unit of a federal trust that today accounts for approximately one-third of America's landmass - begins with the establishment of Yellowstone National Park in 1872. The national park concept, which the historian Lord Bryce called the best idea to come out of the New World, was the first attempt by a national government to preserve land for future generations. Since then, hundreds of additional parks, monuments, historic sites, wilderness areas, and wildlife refuges have been added to a vast system of public lands that also includes national forest and Bureau of Land Management holdings. The preservation of our nation's natural heritage has become a model throughout the world, but the fight to keep public land unspoiled - from the Everglades to Alaskan mountain ranges - is never-ending, as this lively and dramatic history of America reveals. This preservationist idea did not come naturally: the myth of the land's superabundance dominated the thinking of Americans even after the frontier was officially closed one hundred years ago. Frontier greed and carelessness, combined with business and political pressures for local control, continue to threaten our parks, forests, and wilderness lands today. The battles over these lands, especially as their outcomes determine present and future patterns of land use, will continue to define our civilization. These American Lands assesses management policy within each unit and demonstrates why the citizen's vigilance is necessary today if future Americans are to look upon our natural legacy as the crowning achievement of the twentieth century
Here today; San Francisco's architectural heritage by Roger R Olmsted ( Book )
9 editions published between 1968 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mirror of the dream : an illustrated history of San Francisco by T. H Watkins ( Book )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Western art masterpieces by T. H Watkins ( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The West : a treasury of art and literature ( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The West provides a panoramic overview and a glorious celebration of the american region that most reflects our hopes, inspires our vision and stirs our imagination
Vanishing Arctic : Alaskaʼs national wildlife refuge by T. H Watkins ( Book )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Numerous photographs
The Redrock chronicles : saving wild Utah by T. H Watkins ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
California : an illustrated history updated by T. H Watkins ( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Watkins, T. H.
Watkins, Tom H.
Watkins, Tom H. 1936-
Languages
English (101)
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