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McWilliams, Carey 1905-1980

Overview
Works: 264 works in 702 publications in 5 languages and 18,433 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Speaker, Composer, Editor, Correspondent
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Most widely held works by Carey McWilliams
North from Mexico : the Spanish-speaking people of the United States by Carey McWilliams( Book )

69 editions published between 1948 and 2016 in English and held by 2,903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hispanic culture in the United States from the Spanish conquerors to the explosion at Almogordo in 1945
Brothers under the skin by Carey McWilliams( Book )

39 editions published between 1942 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 2,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mask for privilege: anti-Semitism in America by Carey McWilliams( Book )

29 editions published between 1948 and 2017 in English and German and held by 1,724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why in America should the most sinister of European social diseases have taken root? Why should that disease have spread from its seemingly anachronistic beginning in the Gilded Age until it infected many of our great magazines and newspapers? Until it determined not only where a man might stay the night, but where he got his education and how he earned his living? This book answers such questions by exposing the myths with which the anti-Semite surrounds his position. By taking away the "mask of privilege" it reveals the source of such prejudice for what it is--the determination of the forces of special privilege, with their hangers-on, to maintain their select and exclusive status regardless of the consequences to other human beings. Like Carey McWilliams's other books on minorities in America, 'A Mask for Privilege' reveals the facts of discrimination so that the fogs of prejudice may be dispersed by the truth. It traces the growth of discrimination and persecution in America from 1877 to 1947, shows why Jews are such good scapegoats, and contrasts the Jewish stereotype--"too pushing, too cunning" with that of other minority groups. Then it looks at the anti-Semitic personality and concludes, with Sartre, that here is "a man who is afraid"--Of himself. In his stirring new introduction, Wilson Carey McWilliams calls this a work of recovery "evoking names and moods and incidents now either half-forgotten or lost to memory." This brilliant analysis of anti-Semitism is a documented and forceful attempt to inform Americans about the danger of the undemocratic, antisocial practices in their midst, and to suggest a positive program to arrest a course too similar to that which led to the Holocaust. It transcends majority-minority relations and becomes an analysis of antidemocratic practices, which affect the whole fabric of American life."--Provided by publisher
Factories in the field; the story of migratory farm labor in California by Carey McWilliams( Book )

40 editions published between 1939 and 2000 in English and held by 1,528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book was the first broad exposé of the social and environmental damage inflicted by the growth of corporate agriculture in California. Factories in the Field-together with the work of Dorothea Lange, Paul Taylor, and John Steinbeck-dramatizes the misery of the dust bowl migrants hoping to find work in California agriculture. McWilliams starts with the scandals of the Spanish land grant purchases, and continues on to examine the experience of the various ethnic groups that have provided labor for California's agricultural industry-Chinese, Japanese, Mexicans, Filipinos, Armenians-the strikes, and the efforts to organize labor unions
Prejudice : Japanese-Americans : symbol of racial intolerance by Carey McWilliams( Book )

21 editions published between 1944 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the sequence of events after Pearl Harbor in which 100,000 men, women and children of Japanese ancestry--two thirds of whom were American citizens--were placed in "protective custody." A mass evacuation followed amid near hysteria. At the time, the author was the California state Commissioner of Immigration and Housing, and fought the evacuation; this book was one product of that struggle
California: the great exception by Carey McWilliams( Book )

23 editions published between 1949 and 2002 in English and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1949, lawyer, historian, and journalist Carey McWilliams stepped back to assess the state of California at the end of its first one hundred years--its history, population, politics, agriculture, and social concerns. As he examined the reasons for the prodigious growth and productivity that have characterized California since the Gold Rush, he praised the vitality of the new citizens who had come from all over the world to populate the state in a very short time. But he also made clear how brutally the new Californians dealt with "the Indian problem," the water problem, and the need for migrant labor to facilitate California's massive and highly profitable agricultural industry. As we look back now on 150 years of statehood, it is particularly useful to place the events of the past fifty years in the context of McWilliams's assessment in California: The Great Exception. Lewis Lapham has written a new foreword for this edition.--Publisher description
Ill fares the land; migrants and migratory labor in the United States by Carey McWilliams( Book )

25 editions published between 1941 and 1976 in English and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ambrose Bierce; a biography by Carey McWilliams( Book )

16 editions published between 1929 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Southern California country : an island on the land by Carey McWilliams( Book )

15 editions published between 1946 and 1989 in English and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The California revolution by Carey McWilliams( Book )

5 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of articles that attempts to capture the mood of the "California revolution"--To cast a light on how ever-changing California has developed and what it has developed into. Subjects of the articles include politics, automobiles, amusement parks, water, instant cities, and farms
Witch hunt : the revival of heresy by Carey McWilliams( Book )

20 editions published between 1930 and 2014 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mexicans in America; a students' guide to localized history by Carey McWilliams( Book )

7 editions published between 1968 and 1971 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A view of the Nation : an anthology, 1955-1959 by Henry M Christman( Book )

1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Southern California: an island on the land by Carey McWilliams( Book )

15 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Southern California: An Island on the Land is packed with fascinating material on the region and its galaxy of personalities--from Helen Hunt Jackson to Aimee Semple McPherson, from Huntington the financier to Hatfield the rainmaker. Carey McWilliams provides insights into many subjects, ranging from the origins of Hollywood to the flowering of International Style architecture in Los Angeles
The new regionalism in American literature by Carey McWilliams( Book )

15 editions published between 1930 and 1978 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What about our Japanese-Americans? by Carey McWilliams( Book )

7 editions published in 1944 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louis Adamic & shadow-America by Carey McWilliams( Book )

4 editions published in 1935 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fool's paradise : a Carey McWilliams reader by Carey McWilliams( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Al norte de México : el conflicto entre "anglos" e "hispanos" by Carey McWilliams( Book )

23 editions published between 1968 and 1979 in Spanish and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Small farm and big farm by Carey McWilliams( Book )

4 editions published in 1945 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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North from Mexico : the Spanish-speaking people of the United States
Alternative Names
Carey McWilliams American journalist

Carey McWilliams Amerikaans advocaat (1905-1980)

Carey McWilliams amerikansk advokat

Carey McWilliams periodista estadounidense

Carey McWilliams US-amerikanischer Journalist, Herausgeber und Rechtsanwalt

Mac Williams, Carey

Mac Williams Carey 1905-1980

MacWilliams, Carey

MacWilliams Carey 1905-1980

Mc Williams, Carey

Mc Williams Carey 1905-1980

McWilliams, Carey

McWilliams, Carey 1905-1980

マックウィリアムス, カレイ

マックウィリアムス, ケアリー

Languages
English (381)

Spanish (23)

Swedish (3)

German (1)

French (1)

Covers
A mask for privilege: anti-Semitism in AmericaFactories in the field; the story of migratory farm labor in CaliforniaCalifornia: the great exceptionSouthern California country : an island on the landSouthern California: an island on the landFool's paradise : a Carey McWilliams reader