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Nugent, Walter T. K.

Works: 43 works in 210 publications in 1 language and 11,488 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: F591, 332.4973
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Most widely held works about Walter T. K Nugent
Most widely held works by Walter T. K Nugent
Progressivism : a very short introduction by Walter T. K Nugent( )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 2,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Very Short Introduction offers an engaging overview of progressivism in America - its origins, guiding principles, major leaders and major accomplishments. A many-sided reform movement that lasted from the late 1890s until the early 1920s, progressivism emerged as a response to the excesses of the Gilded Age, an era that plunged working Americans into poverty while a new class of ostentatious millionaires built huge mansions and flaunted their wealth. As capitalism ran unchecked and more and more economic power was concentrated in fewer and fewer hands, a sense of social crisis was pervasive. Progressive national leaders like William Jennings Bryan, Theodore Roosevelt, Robert M. La Follette, and Woodrow Wilson, as well as muckraking journalists like Lincoln Steffens and Ida Tarbell, and social workers like Jane Addams and Lillian Wald answered the growing call for change. They fought for worker's compensation, child labor laws, minimum wage and maximum hours legislation; they enacted anti-trust laws, improved living conditions in urban slums, instituted the graduated income tax, won women the right to vote, and laid the groundwork for Roosevelt's New Deal." "Nugent shows that the progressives - with the glaring exception of race relations - shared a common conviction that society should be fair to all its members and that governments had a responsibility to see that fairness prevailed. Offering a succinct history of the broad reform movement that upset a stagnant conservative orthodoxy, this Very Short Introduction reveals many parallels, even lessons, highly appropriate to our own time."--Jacket
Into the West : the story of its people by Walter T. K Nugent( Book )

26 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 1,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Finally, Nugent examines the West of today: why the coastal and Sunbelt West and the interior West are experiencing such a radical cultural divergence. And he tells us what he projects, on the basis of recent trends, is likely to happen to the people of the West in the next half century."--Jacket
Crossings : the great transatlantic migrations, 1870-1914 by Walter T. K Nugent( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 1,162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the period 1870-1914, the Atlantic was a broad highway for migration. Unchecked by government restrictions, wars, or economic depressions, and aided by the new technologies of steamships and railroads, millions of people uprooted their lives and set off for new lands. Americans understand this story as a great saga of immigrants and assimilation of people drawn to the United States as to the promised land of opportunity. But what lay behind this great migration? And how unique was the American experience? To answer these questions, Walter Nugent looks at this massive movement of people from both sides of the Atlantic. Tracing the migrations of more than a dozen national groups from Europe to the four major New World receiving countries - Argentina, Brazil, Canada, and the United States - Nugent discovers a complex story of crossings and recrossings, of tens of millions of human experiences and decisions. Nugent follows the migrants who left rural Europe for American mines and factories, but he also compares the experiences of Europeans on the very different frontiers of settlement at the far reaches of the four receiving countries. And he discusses the migration of women, not only wives and mothers within migrating families but also individuals seeking a new life on their own. Nugent asks important questions about American uniqueness in the context of transatlantic migration history and about the validity of widely held theories of development. He finds that the history of the great migrations is more complex and subtle than these theories. His superb synthesis broadens the scope and clarifies the details of a fascinating story of enormous social and demographic change
The tolerant Populists : Kansas, populism and nativism by Walter T. K Nugent( Book )

22 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Habits of empire : a history of American expansion by Walter T. K Nugent( Book )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of American expansionism chronicles the country's accumulation of territory and global intervention from the Revolutionary War to the present day, examining the tension between the U.S. acting as both a republic and an empire
The money question during Reconstruction by Walter T. K Nugent( Book )

7 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A bibliographical review": pages 107-121
Money and American society, 1865-1880 by Walter T. K Nugent( Book )

13 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creative history : an introduction to historical study by Walter T. K Nugent( Book )

15 editions published between 1967 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Structures of American social history by Walter T. K Nugent( Book )

13 editions published between 1981 and 1985 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American West : the reader by Walter T. K Nugent( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From centennial to world war : American society, 1876-1917 by Walter T. K Nugent( Book )

8 editions published between 1977 and 1985 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern America by Walter T. K Nugent( Book )

6 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Color coded : party politics in the American West, 1950-2016 by Walter T. K Nugent( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The now-staunchly red state of Texas was deep blue in 1950 and had virtually no functioning Republican Party. California, on the other hand, was reliably red. Today, both states have jumped to the opposite end of the political spectrum. Texas is one of the most conservative states, while California has become one of today's most liberal bastions. These are the most dramatic cases, but notable shifts in voting patterns have occurred throughout the western states in recent decades--shifts so varied and complex that they have, until now, eluded the attention focused on the drastic examples of the South and Northeast. Bringing clarity to the remarkably mixed yet poorly understood map of America's red, blue, and purple western half, Color Coded presents the first comprehensive history of political change and stability in the region between 1950 and 2016."--Publisher's description
1876, the centennial year by Lillian B Miller( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American West chronicle( Book )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frontier in comparative perspectives : the United States and Brazil by Janaína Amado( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making our way : a family history of Nugents, Kings, and others by Walter T. K Nugent( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Nugent married Agnes Bell in Ireland in about 1824. They had six known children. They emigrated and settled in Ontario. Descendants and relatives lived mainly in New York, Ontario and Quebec
Habits of empire by Walter T. K Nugent( )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since its founding, the United States' declared principles of liberty and democracy have often clashed with aggressive policies of imperial expansion. In this sweeping narrative history, acclaimed scholar Walter Nugent explores this fundamental American contradiction by recounting the story of American land acquisition since 1782 and shows how this steady addition of territory instilled in the American people a habit of empire-building. From America's early expansions into Transappalachia and the Louisiana Purchase through later additions of Alaska and island protectorates in the Caribbean and Pacific, Nugent demonstrates that the history of American empire is a tale of shifting motives, as the early desire to annex land for a growing population gave way to securing strategic outposts for America's global economic and military interests. Thorough, enlightening, and well-sourced, this book explains the deep roots of American imperialism as no other has done. From the Trade Paperback edition
40th anniversary retrospective : overseas study at Indiana University by Kathleen Sideli( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This 40th Anniversary Retrospective presents the reminisces of the directors of Indiana University's Office of Overseas Study, from its creation in 1972 until the present day."--Back cover
Money question during the reconstruction by Walter T. K Nugent( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Into the West : the story of its people
Into the West : the story of its peopleCrossings : the great transatlantic migrations, 1870-1914Habits of empire : a history of American expansionThe American West : the readerAmerican West chronicle
Alternative Names
Hugent, Walter T.

King Nugent, Walter Terry 1935-

Nugent Walter

Nugent Walter 1935-....

Nugent, Walter T.

Nugent, Walter T.K.

Nugent, Walter T.K. 1935-

Nugent, Walter Terry King 1935-

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