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Winks, Robin W.

Overview
Works: 146 works in 734 publications in 2 languages and 28,796 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Bibliography  Dictionaries  Reference works  Essays  Fiction  Bio-bibliography‚Ä°vDictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor
Classifications: DA16, B
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The Oxford History of the British Empire by William Roger Louis( Book )

85 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 1,664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

520 8 The volumes that comprise this set are an assessment of the Empire in the light of recent scholarship and the progressive opening of historical records. From the founding of colonies in North America and the West Indies in the 17th century to the reversion of Hong Kong to China at the end of the 20th, British imperialism was a catalyst for far-reaching change. These texts as a comprehensive study, help us to understand the end of Empire in relation to its beginning, the meaning of British imperialism for the ruled as well as for the rulers, and the significance of the British Empire as a theme in world history. This fifth and final volume shows how opinions have changed dramatically over the generations about the nature, role, and value of imperialism generally, and the British Empire more specifically. The distinguished team of contributors discuss the many and diverse elements which have influenced writings on the Empire: the pressure of current events, access to primary sources, the creation of relevant university chairs, the rise of nationalism in former colonies, decolonization, and the Cold War
The historian as detective : essays on evidence by Robin W Winks( Book )

19 editions published between 1968 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays by noted historians of the past and present, on the problems of investigation, offer a series of intriguing case studies in the relationship between historical research and detective fiction
The Blacks in Canada : a history by Robin W Winks( Book )

32 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cloak & gown : scholars in the secret war, 1939-1961 by Robin W Winks( Book )

23 editions published between 1964 and 1996 in English and held by 1,354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pastmasters; some essays on American historians by Marcus Cunliffe( Book )

14 editions published between 1969 and 1979 in English and held by 1,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mystery and suspense writers : the literature of crime, detection, and espionage( Book )

16 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents biographical and critical essays covering influential writers of mystery, detective, police, and spy novels
Canada and the United States: the Civil War years by Robin W Winks( Book )

24 editions published between 1960 and 1988 in English and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Index included. Reprint. Originally published in Baltimore by Johns Hopkins Press, 1960
British imperialism: gold, God, glory by Robin W Winks( Book )

25 editions published between 1963 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective fiction : a collection of critical essays( Book )

19 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and held by 960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The historiography of the British Empire-Commonwealth; trends, interpretations and resources by Robin W Winks( Book )

28 editions published between 1966 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The age of imperialism by Robin W Winks( Book )

10 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asia in western fiction( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slavery: a comparative perspective; readings on slavery from ancient times to the present by Robin W Winks( Book )

7 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modus operandi : an excursion into detective fiction by Robin W Winks( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frederick Billings : a life by Robin W Winks( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nineteenth century was the golden age of enterprise in the United States. A small group of rich and powerful men changed the way we do business, and forever altered the American landscape by criss-crossing the country with railway lines. Although less well known than the great "robber barons", Frederick Billings was one of the extraordinary men of his era, combining a shrewd business sense with a love of nature. Born in Vermont in 1823, Billings was one of the early "forty-niners," making his fortune during the gold rush, becoming the first person to practice law in California, and the state's first Attorney General. He was also a leading conservationist- he helped establish Yosemite National Park, and initiated the reforestation of Vermont. As a wealthy railroad entrepreneur, he invested in the first northern transcontinental line, the Northern Pacific, of which he was later president. In this definitive biography of Frederick Billings, Robin Winks provides the first full-length study of this nineteenth-century giant. -- from Book Jacket
Malaysia; selected historical readings by John Sturgus Bastin( Book )

19 editions published between 1966 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent trends and new literature in Canadian history by Robin W Winks( Book )

15 editions published between 1959 and 1967 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laurance S. Rockefeller : catalyst for conservation by Robin W Winks( Book )

12 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite his status as a scion of one of the wealthiest and most famous families in the United States and an enormously successful businessman in his own right, Laurance S. Rockefeller is unknown to all but a few Americans. Yet while he has been neither Vice President nor Governor nor chairman of the world's largest bank, his contribution to society has been at least as great as that of his more famous brothers. In Laurance S. Rockefeller: Catalyst for Conservation, noted historian Robin W. Winks brings Laurance to the forefront, offering an intimate look at his life and accomplishments. While Rockefeller has played a vital role in the business world as one of the most astute venture capitalists of our time--providing seed money for, among other endeavors, Eastern Airlines, Intel Corporation, and Apple Computers--his driving passion throughout his life has been the environment In addition to donating millions of dollars and the helping to found numerous conservation organizations, he served under five consecutive presidents in environmental advisory capacities. As chairman of the Outdoor Recreation Resources Review Commission (ORRRC) under Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy, Rockefeller orchestrated an assessment of the recreation and conservation needs of the American people and the policies and programs required to meet those needs. The reports issued by the Commission are a groundbreaking achievement that laid the framework for nearly all significant environmental legislation of the following three decades. Winks uses a combination of historical insight and extensive research to present the first in-depth examination of Laurance Rockefeller's life and work. His book explores Rockefeller's role in the transition from traditional land conservation to a more inclusive environmentalism. It compels broader interpretation of the history of environmental protection, and is essential reading for anyone concerned with the past or future of conservation in America
The Civil War years : Canada and the United States by Robin W Winks( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While the Yankees and the Confederates fought a ruthless civil war in the United States, Britain and the northern states waged a "war in anticipation" as British North America waited and wondered whether the federal army of the United States would invade. Robin Winks's classic study is a dramatic examination of the impact of the American Civil War on Canada, especially on the movement toward Confederation." "From the Chesapeake incident off the coast of Nova Scotia, through the St. Albans Raid from Quebec into Vermont, to the reinforcing of garrisons across British North America in response to the Trent Affair, the Civil War Years ranges across the early Canadian landscape. It offers an in-depth survey of Canadian public opinion on the war, the role of Confederate sympathizers in Canada, and the number of Canadians enlisted in the armies of the North and South."--Jacket
Historiography by Robin W Winks( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these pages, a distinguished team of scholarly contributors discuss the many and diverse elements that have influenced writings on the Empire. Topics in this vein include the pressure of current events, access to primary sources, the creation of relevant university chairs, the rise of nationalism in former colonies, decolonization, and the Cold War. The chapters aim to demonstrate how the study of empire has evolved from a narrow focus on constitutional issues to a wide-ranging, multi-faceted analysis of international relations, the uses of power, and the influences and counter-influences between settler groups and indigenous peoples. The result is a thought-provoking cultural and intellectual inquiry into our understanding of the past
 
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The Oxford History of the British EmpireHistoriography
Alternative Names
Robin Winks American historian

Robin Winks Amerikaans historicus (1930-2003)

Robin Winks historiador estadounidense

Townsend, Randolph W. 1930-2003

Winks, R.W.

Winks, Robin 1930-2003

Winks, Robin W.

Winks, Robin W., 1930-

Winks, Robin W. (Robin William)

Winks, Robin William

Winks, Robin William 1930-2003

Winks, Robin William Evert

Languages
English (397)

French (1)

Covers
The Blacks in Canada : a historyCloak & gown : scholars in the secret war, 1939-1961Mystery and suspense writers : the literature of crime, detection, and espionageAsia in western fictionFrederick Billings : a lifeLaurance S. Rockefeller : catalyst for conservationThe Civil War years : Canada and the United StatesHistoriography