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Johannsen, Robert Walter 1925-

Overview
Works: 71 works in 241 publications in 1 language and 14,166 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Art  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Biography  Personal narratives  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Robert Walter Johannsen
Stephen A. Douglas by Robert Walter Johannsen( Book )

12 editions published between 1908 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To the halls of the Montezumas : the Mexican War in the American imagination by Robert Walter Johannsen( Book )

27 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and held by 1,438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Our country has entered on a new epoch of its history," wrote a Whig Party journal in 1849, just after America's triumph in the Mexican War. Indeed, for that romantic generation of Americans in the mid-nineteenth century, the Mexican War was a grand exercise in self-identity: it legitimized the young republic's convictions of mission and destiny to a doubting world. It was easily one of the most popular wars the United States has ever fought. This rich cultural history examines the war's place in the popular imagination of the era. As Robert Johannsen notes, the Mexican War was the first American conflict to be widely reported in the press, as well as the first to be waged against an alien foe in a distant, strange, and exotic land. For mid-century Americans, Johannsen shows, the war provided a window onto the outside world, promoting an awareness--if not an understanding--of a people and a land unlike any they had known before. The war helped to dispel some of the mystery of Mexico, as it generated a huge flood of popular literature, poetry, songs, art, and stage plays. Would-be historians began chronicling the war almost as soon as the first shots were fired, and the war provoked myriad questions about the true nature and purposes of the republic. Drawing on military and travel accounts, newspaper dispatches, and a host of other sources, Johannsen vividly recreates the mood and feeling of the period--its unbounded optimism and patriotic pride. The book's unique perspective not only adds a new dimension to our understanding of the Mexican War; it offers new insights into American itself.--Publisher description
The Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858 by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

26 editions published between 1965 and 2008 in English and held by 1,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides the texts of the debates from John Nicolay and John Hay, editors of Lincoln's writings, as well as debate transcriptions from both Democratic and Republican newspapers around the state. In addition to the texts of the debates, there are newspaper commentaries on the events, video of historians discussing the significance of the Lincoln-Douglas debates, images, maps, and lesson plans
Letters by Stephen A Douglas( Book )

5 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lincoln, the South, and slavery : the political dimension by Robert Walter Johannsen( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Union in crisis, 1850-1877 by Robert Walter Johannsen( Book )

15 editions published between 1965 and 2003 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frontier politics on the eve of the Civil War by Robert Walter Johannsen( Book )

9 editions published between 1955 and 1966 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democracy on trial, 1845-1877 by Robert Walter Johannsen( Book )

13 editions published between 1966 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Frontier, the Union, and Stephen A. Douglas by Robert Walter Johannsen( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the name of the people; speeches and writings of Lincoln and Douglas in the Ohio campaign of 1859 by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

7 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconstruction, 1865-1877 by Robert Walter Johannsen( Book )

6 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frontier politics and the sectional conflict; the Pacific Northwest on the eve of the Civil War by Robert Walter Johannsen( Book )

8 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manifest destiny and empire : American antebellum expansionism by Robert Walter Johannsen( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S.-Mexican War 1846-1848( Visual )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the dramatic story of a war in which Mexico lost almost half of its national territory to the United States. This critically-acclaimed documentary series explores the events surrounding the conflict between two neighboring nations struggling for land, power and identity
Democracy on trial : a documentary history of American life, 1845-1877( Book )

5 editions published between 1966 and 1988 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics and culture of the Civil War era : essays in honor of Robert W. Johannsen( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lincoln and the South in 1860 by Robert Walter Johannsen( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters of Stephen A. Douglas by Stephen A Douglas( Book )

7 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected from scattered sources throughout the United States, these letters cover the years of Douglas' mature life, from 1833, when the twenty-year-old Douglas, newly arrived in Illinois, recorded the first impressions of his new home, to 1861, three weeks before his death, when as a national leader he sought to rally his section and his party to the cause of the Union. They extol the virtues of Illinois as an agricultural state ; discuss the Mormons' expulsion from Nauvoo, the Mexican War, railroad matters, political developments, appointments, slavery, and secession ; include autobiographical sketches ; and accept Lincoln's challenge and set up the arrangements for the now famous Lincoln-Douglas debates in the U.S. senatorial campaign of 1858. -- from inside jacket flap
The "Wicked Rebellion" and the Republic : Henry Tuckerman's civil war by Robert Walter Johannsen( Book )

10 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Bingham Downs, 1903-1991 : in remembrance( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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To the halls of the Montezumas : the Mexican War in the American imagination
Alternative Names
Johannsen, Robert W.

Johannsen, Robert W. 1925-

Johannsen, Robert W. 1925-2011

Johannsen, Robert W. (Robert Walter), 1925-

Johannsen, Robert W. (Robert Walter), 1925-2011

Languages
English (180)

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The Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858Lincoln, the South, and slavery : the political dimensionManifest destiny and empire : American antebellum expansionismPolitics and culture of the Civil War era : essays in honor of Robert W. Johannsen