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Faragher, John Mack 1945-

Overview
Works: 80 works in 343 publications in 2 languages and 16,986 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Biography  Dictionaries  Textbooks  Sources  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Other, Composer
Classifications: F591, 978
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Most widely held works about John Mack Faragher
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Most widely held works by John Mack Faragher
Daniel Boone : the life and legend of an American pioneer by John Mack Faragher( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 2,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He was a devoted family man, but his lengthy hunting and trapping expeditions encouraged the popular depiction of him as a misanthropic man of the woods. And although he served as a frontier leader of the American Revolution, his fellow officers suspected him of loyalty to the crown and treasonous sympathy for the Indians. Absorbed in the details of history and folklore, Faragher's work is a study of both the hero himself and of a uniquely American heromaking process
The Encyclopedia of colonial and revolutionary America( Book )

17 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and held by 1,691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A quick reference to the history of Colonial and Revolutionary America with cross-references and bibliographies
The American West : a new interpretive history by Robert V Hine( Book )

14 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This survey of frontier history traces the story from the first Columbian contacts between Indians and Europeans to the multicultural encounters of the modern world
Women and men on the overland trail by John Mack Faragher( Book )

23 editions published between 1979 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the marital relationship in the rural American West, and the status of pioneer women
The American Heritage encyclopedia of American history by John Mack Faragher( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 1,443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nearly 3000 alphabetically arranged entries and essays
Out of many : a history of the American people by John Mack Faragher( Book )

101 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out of Many is a coherent narrative of American history that offers insight into how diverse communities and different regions have shaped America's past. The text reveals the ethnic, geographical and economic diversity of the United States by examining the individual, the community and the state and placing a special focus on the country's regions, particularly the West
A great and noble scheme : the tragic story of the expulsion of the French Acadians from their American Homeland by John Mack Faragher( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On September 4, 1755, The Pennsylvania Gazette printed a dispatch from the maritime province of Nova Scotia: "We are now upon a great and noble Scheme of sending the neutral French out of this Province, who have always been secret Enemies, and have encouraged our Savages to cut our Throats. If we effect their Expulsion, it will be one of the greatest Things that ever the English did in America; for by all Accounts, that Part of the Country they possess, is as good Land as any in the World: In case therefore we could get some good English Farmers in their Room, this Province would abound with all Kinds of Provisions."" "At the time these words were published, New England troops acting under the authority of the colonial governors of Nova Scotia and Massachusetts were systematically rounding up more than seven thousand Acadians, the French-speaking, Catholic inhabitants who lived in communities along the shores of the Bay of Fundy. Men, women, and children alike were crowded into transport vessels and deported in small groups to other British colonies across the continent of North America." "Piecing together the scattered remnants of Acadian civilization in documents and sources buried deep in archives, historian John Mack Faragher provides the first comprehensive, thoroughly researched, and historically accurate account of the expulsion from both British and Acadian points of view."--Jacket
Sugar Creek : life on the Illinois Prairie by John Mack Faragher( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a pleasantly written study of rural life in Sangamon County, Abraham Lincoln's neck of the woods. Concentrating on the first half of the 19th century, Faragher skillfully interweaves social, economic, and cultural history into a whole that is local history at its best, but, because of multiple implications, is much more than the history of a locality. Using many sources, he covers Indian-white relations, the establishment of towns, childbearing patterns, changing family life, the move from a barter to a cash economy, the alteration of the landscape, and the vicissitudes of agriculture for farm owners, tenants, and employees
Rereading Frederick Jackson Turner : the significance of the frontier in American history, and other essays by Frederick Jackson Turner( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1893 a young Frederick Jackson Turner stood before the American Historical Association and delivered his famous frontier thesis. To a less than enthusiastic audience, he argued that "the existence of an area of free land, its continuous recession, and the advance of American settlement westward explain American development"; that this frontier accounted for American democracy and character; and that the frontier had closed forever with uncertain consequences for the American future. Despite the indifference of Turner's first audience, his essay would soon prove to be the single most influential piece of writing on American history, with extraordinary impact both in intellectual circles and in popular literature. Within a few years his views had become the dominant interpretation of the American past. A collection of his essays won the Pulitzer Prize, and for almost half a century, Turner's thesis was the most familiar model taught in schools, extolled by politicians, and screened in fictional form at local movie theaters each Saturday afternoon. Now, a hundred years after Turner's famous address, award-winning biographer John Mack Faragher collects and introduces the pioneer historian's ten most significant essays. Remarkable for their truly modern sense that a debate about the past is simultaneously a debate about the present, these essays remain stimulating reading, both as a road map to the early-twentieth-century American mind and as a model of committed scholarship. Faragher introduces us to Turner's work with a look at his role as a public intellectual and his effect on Americans' understanding of their national character. In the afterword, Faragher turns to the recent heated debate over Turner's legacy. Western history has reemerged in the news as historians argue over Turner's place in our current mind-set. In a world of dizzying intellectual change, it may come as something of a surprise that historians have taken so long to overturn the interpretation of a century-old conference paper. But while some claim that Turner's vision of the American West as a great egalitarian land of opportunity was long ago dismissed, others, in the words of historian Donald Worster, maintain that Turner still "presides over western history like a Holy Ghost.". Against this backdrop, Faragher looks at what the concept of the West means to us today and provides a reader's guide to the provocative new literature of the American frontier. Rereading these essays in the fresh light of Faragher's analysis brings new appreciation for the richness of Turner's work and an understanding of contemporary historians' admiration for Turner's commitment to the study of what it has meant to be American
Women and higher education in American history : essays from the Mount Holyoke College Sesquicentennial Symposia by Women and higher education in American history( Book )

8 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frontiers : a short history of the American West by Robert V Hine( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the history of the American West from the first contacts between Native Americans and Europeans to the present day
The encyclopedic dictionary of American history( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eternity Street : violence and justice in frontier Los Angeles by John Mack Faragher( Book )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A riveting popular history of Los Angeles's bloody beginnings. 'Los Angeles is a terrible place for murders, ' declared the Daily Alta California in 1850. The county suffered more than two hundred killings between 1850 and 1859, with many bodies borne down Eternity Street on the way to Cavalry Cemetery. Yale historian John Mack Faragher delves into the birth of the City of Angels to deliver a rich portrait of its rise. From its modest origins as a small Mexican pueblo to a sprawling modern metropolis, Los Angeles would remain a city founded on blood, where justice was elusive. Saloons and gambling houses teemed with crowds of Indians, Californios, Mexicans, and Americans, all quick to draw their Bowie knives or Colt revolvers. Faragher reveals the city's long tradition as a lawless outpost rife with ethnic conflict and ruled by vigilantism, resisting an official legal system. Eternity Street delivers a piercing look at the birth of this quintessentially American city"--Provided by publisher
Daniel Boone by John Mack Faragher( Recording )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recreates the early life of the frontier hero who blazed a trail through the Cumberland Gap and led the first white settlers into Kentucky
Manifest destiny and mission in American history : a reinterpretation by Frederick Merk( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manifest Destiny is regarded as an expression of American nationalism. The author marshals impressive evidence to show that the overwhelming majority of Americans had no acquisitive urge for a continent but cherished the mission of setting an example of freedom to the world
Out of many. a history of the American people( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Midwestern families in motion : women and men on the overland trail to Oregon and California, 1843-1870 by John Mack Faragher( Book )

6 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daniel Boone : vie et légende d'un pionnier américain by John Mack Faragher( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Au-delà de la légende, une biographie qui retrace l'aventure de ce pionnier et la vie des pionniers et des colons en cette période de l'histoire des Etats-Unis
Out of many : a history of the American people( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out of many. a history of the American people by John Mack Faragher( Recording )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[This book] highlight[s] the experiences of diverse communities of Americans in the unfolding story of our country. The stories of these communities offer a way of examining the complex historical forces shaping people's lives at various moments in our past ... In [this book, the authors] seek to integrate the narrative of national history with the story of the nation's many diverse communities.-Pref
 
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The American West : a new interpretive history
Alternative Names
Faragher, J.M.

Faragher, John

Faragher, John M.

John Mack Faragher Amerikaans historicus

John Mack Faragher historien américain

Mack Faragher, John 1945-

ジョン・マック・ファラガー

Languages
English (263)

French (1)

Covers
The American West : a new interpretive historyWomen and men on the overland trailThe American Heritage encyclopedia of American historyOut of many : a history of the American peopleA great and noble scheme : the tragic story of the expulsion of the French Acadians from their American HomelandSugar Creek : life on the Illinois PrairieRereading Frederick Jackson Turner : the significance of the frontier in American history, and other essaysFrontiers : a short history of the American West