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Boyer, Paul S.

Works: 168 works in 839 publications in 3 languages and 28,615 library holdings
Genres: History  Reference works  Biography‡vDictionaries  Encyclopedias  Biographies  Prophecies  Forecasts  Sources  Documentary television programs  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Commentator, Other, Author of introduction, Creator, Publishing director
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The Oxford companion to United States history by P. S Boyer( Book )

34 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 2,886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford Companion to United States History covers everything from Jamestown and the Puritans to the Human Genome Project and the Internet. Written in clear, graceful prose for researchers, browsers, and general readers alike, this is the volume that addresses the totality of the American experience, its triumphs and heroes as well as its tragedies and darker moments
Salem possessed : the social origins of witchcraft by Paul S Boyer( Book )

50 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The stark immediacy of what happened in 1692 has obscured the complex web of human passion which had been growing for more than a generation before building toward the climactic witch trials. Salem Possessed explores the lives of the men and women who helped spin that web and who in the end found themselves entangled in it."--Back cover
Notable American women, 1607-1950; a biographical dictionary by Edward T. Editor James( Book )

30 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains biographical sketches of women whose achievements have contributed to the nation's history
When time shall be no more : prophecy belief in modern American culture by Paul Samuel Boyer( )

27 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 2,489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Millions of Americans take the Bible at its word and turn to like-minded local ministers and TV preachers, periodicals and paperbacks for help in finding their place in God's prophetic plan for mankind. And yet, influential as this phenomenon is in the worldview of so many, the belief in biblical prophecy remains a popular mystery, largely unstudied and little understood. When Time Shall Be No More offers for the first time an in-depth look at the subtle, pervasive ways in which prophecy belief shapes contemporary American thought and culture." "Belief in prophecy dates back to antiquity, and there Paul Boyer begins, seeking out the origins of this particular brand of faith in early Jewish and Christian apocalyptic writings, then tracing its development over time. Against this broad historical overview, the effect of prophecy belief on the events and themes of recent decades emerges in clear and striking detail. Nuclear war, the Soviet Union, Israel and the Middle East, the destiny of the United States, the rise of a computerized global economic order--Boyer shows how impressive feats of exegesis have incorporated all of these in the popular imagination in terms of the Bible's apocalyptic works. Reflecting finally on the tenacity of prophecy belief in our supposedly secular age, Boyer considers the direction such popular conviction might take--and the forms it might assume--in the post-Cold War era." "The product of a four-year immersion in the literature and culture of prophecy belief, When Time Shall Be No More serves as a pathbreaking guide to this vast terra incognita of contemporary American popular thought--a thorough and thoroughly fascinating index to its sources, its implications, and its enduring appeal."--Jacket
By the bomb's early light : American thought and culture at the dawn of the atomic age by MERLE CURTI PROFESSOR EMERITUS OF HISTORY PAUL BOYER( Book )

44 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and held by 2,436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally published in 1985, By the Bomb's Early Light is the first book to explore the cultural "fallout" in America during the early years of the atomic age. The book is based on a wide range of sources, including cartoons, opinion polls, radio programs, movies, literature, song lyrics, slang, and interviews with leading opinion-makers of the time. Through these materials, Boyer shows the surprising and profoundly disturbing ways in which the bomb quickly and totally penetrated the fabric of American life, from the chillingly prophetic forecasts of observers like Lewis Mumford to the Hollywood starlet who launched her career as the "anatomic bomb." In a new preface, Boyer discusses recent changes in nuclear politics and attitudes toward the nuclear age
Urban masses and moral order in America, 1820-1920 by Paul S Boyer( )

30 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and held by 2,368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes chapters on moral reform, the YMCA, Sunday Schools, and parks and playgrounds
The Enduring vision : a history of the American people by Paul S Boyer( Book )

201 editions published between 1990 and 2018 in English and held by 1,695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of America and of the visions that Americans have shared
Religion and the culture of print in modern America by Charles L Cohen( )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Religion and the Culture of Print in Modern America explores how a variety of print media - religious tracts, newsletters, cartoons, pamphlets, self-help books, mass-market paperbacks, and editions of the Bible from the King James Version to contemporary "Biblezines"--Have shaped and been shaped by experiences of faith since the Civil War."--Jacket
Purity in print : book censorship in America from the Gilded Age to the Computer Age by Paul S Boyer( )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boyer's (history, U. of Wisconsin, Madison) first edition of this work, published in 1968, chronicling censorship from the 19th century through the 1930s, is presented here essentially unchanged. New to this edition are chapters extending the book's scope to the present, with topics that include the continuing attacks on the First Amendment, the actions of the religious right as it mobilized politically, developments generated by feminism in attitudes towards obscenity, and the new issues generated by the Internet. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Women in American religion( Book )

7 editions published between 1980 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American history : a very short introduction by Paul S Boyer( )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a miracle of concision, Paul S. Boyer provides a wide-ranging and authoritative history of America, capturing in a compact space the full story of our nation. Ranging from the earliest Native American settlers to the presidency of Barack Obama, this Very Short Introduction offers an illuminating account of politics, diplomacy, and war as well as the full spectrum of social, cultural, and scientific developments that shaped our country. Here is a masterful picture of America's achievements and failures, large-scale socio-historical forces, and pivotal events. Boyer sheds light on the colonial era, the Revolution and the birth of the new nation; slavery and the Civil War; Reconstruction and the Gilded Age; the Progressive era, the Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression; the two world wars and the Cold War that followed; right up to the tragedy of 9/11, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the epoch-making election of Barack Obama. Certain broad trends shape much of the narrative--immigration, urbanization, slavery, continental expansion, the global projection of U.S. power, the centrality of religion, the progression from an agrarian to an industrial to a post-industrial economic order. Yet in underscoring such large themes, Boyer also highlights the diversity of the American experience, the importance of individual actors, and the crucial role of race, ethnicity, gender, and social class in shaping the contours of specific groups within the nation's larger tapestry. And along the way, he touches upon the cultural milestones of American history, from Tom Paine's The Crisis to Allen Ginsberg's Howl. American History: A Very Short Introduction is a panoramic history of the United States, one that covers virtually every topic of importance--and yet can be read in a single day
Purity in print; the vice-society movement and book censorship in America by Paul Samuel Boyer( Book )

10 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salem-village witchcraft : a documentary record of local conflict in colonial New England by Paul S Boyer( Book )

13 editions published between 1971 and 2001 in English and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on extensive primary documents, this book allows the reader to participate in historical analysis of this explosive period in history
America's communal utopias by Donald E Pitzer( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Shakers to the Branch Davidians, America's communal utopians have captured the popular imagination. Seventeen original essays here demonstrate the relevance of such groups to the mainstream of American social, religious, and economic life. The contributors examine the beliefs and practices of the most prominent utopian communities founded before 1965, including the long-overlooked Catholic monastic communities and Jewish agricultural colonies. Also featured are the Ephrata Baptists, Moravians, Shakers, Harmonists, Hutterites, Inspirationists of Amana, Mormons, Owenites, Fourierists, I
Fallout : a historian reflects on America's half-century encounter with nuclear weapons by Paul S Boyer( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fallout offers the reflections and observations of historian Paul Boyer on the fascinating and complex impact of the bomb in American life from the special perspective of a person who experienced and participated in the events and movements about which he writes. Boyer provides us with a rich understanding of nuclear reality in American thought and culture after 1945." "The essays range widely, from a discussion of the shattering impact of the news of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on a war-weary nation in 1945 to ruminations on the 1995 Enola Gay controversy, when a proposed fiftieth-anniversary commemorative exhibit on the atomic bombing of Japan at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History generated bitter controversy."--Jacket
The Salem witchcraft papers : verbatim transcripts of the legal documents of the Salem witchcraft outbreak of 1692 by Stati Uniti d'America( Book )

13 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Works Progress Administration created in 1935; name changed in 1939 to Work Projects Administration
Reagan as president : contemporary views of the man, his politics, and his policies( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Promises to keep : the United States since World War II by Paul S Boyer( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Witch hunt( Visual )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Return to Colonial New England for a fresh look at the infamous events of Puritan Salem
Monkey trial( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1925, a biology teacher named John Scopes was arrested for teaching evolution in defiance of Tennessee state law. His trial became an epic event of the 20th century, a debate over free speech that spiraled into an all-out duel between science and religion. Featuring two of the century's greatest orators, attorneys Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan, the Scopes trial was America's first major media event, with hundreds of reporters and live nationwide radio coverage dispersing the sensational news. Outside the courthouse, a circus atmosphere prevailed as a chimpanzee in a suit and hat vied with fire-and-brimstone preachers for the crowd's attention. This film explores the dramatic moment when a new fault line opened in society as scientific discoveries began to challenge the literal truth of the Bible. Often humorous and at times frightening, the story of two value systems colliding resonates today
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The Oxford companion to United States history
Salem possessed : the social origins of witchcraftNotable American women, 1607-1950; a biographical dictionaryWhen time shall be no more : prophecy belief in modern American cultureBy the bomb's early light : American thought and culture at the dawn of the atomic ageUrban masses and moral order in America, 1820-1920The Enduring vision : a history of the American peopleReligion and the culture of print in modern AmericaPurity in print : book censorship in America from the Gilded Age to the Computer Age
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Boyer, Paul Samuel 1935-2012

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Paul Boyer historiador estauxunidense (1935–2012)

Paul Boyer (historian) Amerikaans historicus (1935-2012)

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