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Olssen, Erik

Overview
Works: 37 works in 106 publications in 3 languages and 1,741 library holdings
Genres: History  Cookbooks  Pictorial works  Classification  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Creator, Editor, Photographer
Classifications: TX945.5.F38, 641.59485
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Most widely held works by Erik Olssen
A history of Otago by Erik Olssen( )

17 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Otago and its people, the province's unique and at times romantic past. The contribution made by men and women of vision, profiteers, adventurers, politicians, businessmen and artists
The red feds : revolutionary industrial unionism and the New Zealand Federation of Labour 1908-14 by Erik Olssen( Book )

7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first full history of the most turbulent period in New Zealand's industrial history: the period of the "Red" Federation of Labour, from its beginnings in the coal mins of the West Coast of New Zealand. The story begins with the Blackball Strike of 1908, and finishes with the great strike of 1913, and its aftermath. The central actors in this story are the "unskilled", as they were coming to be known -- the miners, wharfies, shearers, labourers, flaxies, and seamen, without whom there would have been no Red Federation ... In his penetrating study of the period Erik Olssen focuses on the rank and file workers and their leaders, in their dramatic battle to achieve dignity and power, and the struggle over strategies. Much here is new. The author provides sensitive accounts of the world of work, vivid portraits of the revolutionaries who led the Federation, including Savage, Hickey, Fraser, Holland, Webb, and J.B. King. He explores the Australian dimension to New Zealand's labour history, describes working class life, the role of ideology, the impact of the Wobblies, and examines in detail the upheavals of 1912-1913. The result is a dramatic and thorough account of the decisive events in the making of New Zealand's working class ..."--Inside front cover
Building the new world : work, politics and society in Caversham 1880s-1920s by Erik Olssen( )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this impressive sequence of essays leading New Zealand historian Erik Olssen builds on his earlier work on labour and social and political history. Drawing on the Caversham data base at the University of Otago, he aims to investigate here the ways in which locality, labour process, politics, culture and society shape each other. After an exploration of the theoretical issues and a sketch of the industrial-residential suburb of Caversham in Dunedin at the turn of the century, Olssen analyses the labour process in various skilled trades, the gendering of skill and work, the construction and development of a socialist political movement and an egalitarian society. Topics addressed include masters and journeymen, skilled women workers, carpenters, the skilled men of the metal trades in the Hillside workshops, the construction of a political culture based on class and the shifting meanings of that word
The people and the land = Te tangata me te whenua : an illustrated history of New Zealand, 1820-1920 by Judith Binney( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2018 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From 1820 to 1920 Maori and Pakeha saw their mutual history through very different eyes. For Pakeha by the early twentieth century a recognisable nation had emerged, for Maori the tale is one of loss and exclusion
Class, gender and the vote : historical perspectives from New Zealand( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the rise of the study of social history in the second half of the twentieth century, the focus of many historians shifted from politics, high culture and foreign policy to new areas, including health, demographics, families, crime, women and immigration. But with this new historical work came a problem that threatened coherence in the field: how to deal with the detail of so many different pasts amongst the people of New Zealand? The editors of this book set out to show that a quantitative approach to history can help to rectify this problem
A century of change : New Zealand, 1800-1900 by Erik Olssen( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A revised edition covering the Year 13 history syllabus at Level 3
An accidental utopia? : social mobility & the foundations of an egalitarian society, 1880-1940 by Erik Olssen( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While class is their central focus, the authors also explore how religious and ethnic divisions were rendered more marginal than in similar communities in urban Britain or the United States. The final chapter asks to what extent the remarkably fluid social patterns in southern Dunedin resulted from deliberate choices made by the first settlers and their descendants. Certainly egalitarian tendencies and various forms of mobility came together there to create a special place, both in the character of local society and in its contribution to making New Zealand a laboratory for social reform' in the 1890's and again in the 1930's. By interweaving class and culture, structure and agency, the authors provide new insights into the making of modern New Zealand. --Book Jacket
Class and occupation : the New Zealand reality by Erik Olssen( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six essays based on the work of the Caversham Project at the University of Otago and New Zealand Census data, and analysing the occupational structure in New Zealand from 1893 to 1938 to examine social change and its impetus during the formative years of the nation's early economy
John A. Lee by Erik Olssen( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author traces the career of The Grand Old Man of New Zealand politics and literature, and tries to account for his troubles and triumphs
Working lives c. 1900 : a photographic essay by Erik Olssen( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For the men and women of the skilled trades in the early 20th century, the skills and knowledge of their respective crafts were a source of identity and pride. Together with the so-called unskilled, who built the infrastructure for the new society, these workers laid the cultural and social foundations of a new and fairer society. This book uses photographs to show two processes fundamental to creating a new society: the transformation of swamp into farmland then cityscape, and the transplantation of the knowledge and skill acquired in the Old World that were essential to building a new world."--Publisher's website
Relics of the goldfields : Central Otago by Tom Field( Book )

4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Zealand foreign policy and defence, 12-15 May, 1977 by Foreign Policy School( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The people and the land : an illustrated history of New Zealand, 1820-1920 = Te tangata me te whenua by Judith Binney( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrated with paintings and photographs, it tells the story of two communities, Maori and Pakeha, over the years 1820-1920. While Maori and Pakeha shared many activities and pleasures - from community brass bands to the new trade union movement, from a day at the races to a yarn in the shearing shed - the two stories here show that they saw their mutual history through very different eyes. The People and the Land/Te Tangata me Te Whenua reveals conflicting understandings of the past, but makes possible too the bridging of such differences through knowledge. Together, text and images (many in full colour) create a stunning new presentation of New Zealand history. First published in 1990, The People and the Land/Te Tangata me Te Whenua is now reprinted for both general readers and students of New Zealand history
An accidental experiment? : the social bases of an egalitarian society by Erik Olssen( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fruition : New Zealand Fruitgrowers Federation, 1991-2005 by Erik Olssen( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working lives, 1900s : a photographic essay by Erik Olssen( Book )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For the men and women of the skilled trades in the early 20th century, the skills and knowledge of their respective crafts were a source of identity and pride. Together with the so-called unskilled, who built the infrastructure for the new society, these workers laid the cultural and social foundations of a new and fairer society. This book uses photographs to show two processes fundamental to creating a new society: the transformation of swamp into farmland then cityscape, and the transplantation of the knowledge and skill acquired in the Old World that were essential to building a new world."--Publisher's website
An illustrated history of New Zealand, 1820-1920 : the people and the land, te tangata me te whenua by Judith Binney( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fäviken by Magnus Nilsson( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in German and Swedish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Magnus Nilsson has been refining his profoundly seasonal rektún ('real') food since November 2008 and his 12-seater restaurant is becoming legendary among globe-trotting gourmets. Diners make the trek to its location on a hunting estate 750km north of Stockholm curious about cod served with the first foraged vegetables of the year and diced cow's heart with marrowbone extracted at the table by chefs armed with a saw."--Http://www.theworlds50best.com/awards/1-50-winners/faviken-magasinet
Our school : Anderson's Bay School, 1858-2008 by Erik Olssen( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dissent from normalcy : progressives in Congress, 1918-1925 by Erik Olssen( Book )

3 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Class, gender and the vote : historical perspectives from New Zealand
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