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Billington, Ray Allen 1903-1981

Overview
Works: 234 works in 995 publications in 5 languages and 27,522 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Biography  Textbooks  Records and correspondence  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Composer, Contributor, Other, Creator, Publishing director
Classifications: E179.5, 973
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Most widely held works by Ray Allen Billington
Westward expansion : a history of the American frontier by Ray Allen Billington( Book )

93 editions published between 1949 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bibliographical note": p. 759-854
The Far Western frontier, 1830-1860 by Ray Allen Billington( Book )

59 editions published between 1956 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 2,741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This history presents a pageant of westward exploration, military conquest, commercial penetration, exploitation and settlement. It also considers the various types of frontiersmen, fur trappers, missionaries, Mormons, forty-niners, etc., and their types of adjustment to the new environment
America's frontier heritage by Ray Allen Billington( Book )

63 editions published between 1966 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 2,654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analysis of the attitudes and behavioral traits judged to be most distinctively "American" by European travelers during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Weighs the pros and cons of Frederick Jackson Turner's "frontier thesis."
The Protestant Crusade, 1800-1860 : a study of the origins of American nativism by Ray Allen Billington( Book )

46 editions published between 1938 and 1970 in English and German and held by 1,737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frederick Jackson Turner: historian, scholar, teacher by Ray Allen Billington( Book )

22 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Land of savagery/land of promise : the European image of the American frontier in the nineteenth century by Ray Allen Billington( Book )

32 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a view of the American frontier, as it was seen by literate Europeans during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries
The reinterpretation of early American history; essays in honor of John Edwin Pomfret by Ray Allen Billington( Book )

24 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in English and held by 1,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten historians' contribution of articles reviewing past accomplishments in the field, define current problems, and suggest guidelines for future research
The frontier thesis: valid interpretation of American history? by Ray Allen Billington( Book )

22 editions published between 1966 and 1977 in English and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Guide for further reading": pages 119-122
The making of American democracy; readings and documents by Ray Allen Billington( Book )

30 editions published between 1950 and 1966 in English and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The purpose of this book is to present a continuous documentary account of American history ..."--Pref
America's frontier story; a documentary history of westward expansion by Martin Ridge( Book )

18 editions published between 1963 and 1980 in English and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The journal of Charlotte Forten : a free Negro in the slave era by Charlotte L Forten( Book )

13 editions published between 1953 and 1981 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young black woman's reactions to the white world of the Civil War era
The genesis of the frontier thesis : a study in historical creativity by Ray Allen Billington( Book )

11 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The historian's contribution to Anglo-American misunderstanding; report of a Committee on National Bias in Anglo-American History Textbooks by Committee on National Bias in Anglo-American History Textbooks( Book )

24 editions published between 1966 and 2018 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Original Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- PREFACE -- I. THE FORMS OF NATIONAL BIAS -- 1. The Nature of Modern Nationalistic Bias -- 2. The Forms of Nationalistic Bias -- II. ENGLISH AND AMERICAN SECONDARY EDUCATION -- 1. The Secondary Schools of England and Wales -- 2. The Secondary Schools of the United States -- 3. The Teacher in British and American Secondary Education -- 4. The Teaching of History in British Secondary Schools -- 5. The Teaching of History in American Secondary Schools
The westward movement in the United States by Ray Allen Billington( Book )

10 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American frontier by Ray Allen Billington( Book )

17 editions published between 1958 and 1965 in English and Spanish and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America's frontier culture ; three essays by Ray Allen Billington( Book )

12 editions published between 1977 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ray A. Billington has often been called the "dean" of Western historians. In America's Frontier Culture: Three Essays, he studies the three-century-long process of westering that forged the American characteristics of resourcefulness, individualism and democracy, and upward social mobility." ""The American Frontiersman" looks at the mountain men of the fur trade who succumbed to the wilderness world in which they found themselves and were forced to begin the climb upward to civilization once more. In "The Frontier and American Culture" the author suggests that although many backwoodsmen seceded from civilization, others made a heroic effort to perpetuate their culture. And in "Cowboys, Indians, and the Land of Promise" Billington reviews the world-wide myths of the American West - its violence and lawlessness on the one hand and its ripe abundance on the other."--BOOK JACKET
People of the plains and mountains; essays in the history of the West. Dedicated to Everett Dick by Ray Allen Billington( Book )

9 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dear Lady": the letters of Frederick Jackson Turner and Alice Forbes Perkins Hooper, 1910-1932 by Frederick Jackson Turner( Book )

7 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States; American democracy in world perspective by Ray Allen Billington( Book )

12 editions published between 1947 and 1974 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American history after 1865 by Ray Allen Billington( Book )

38 editions published between 1900 and 1983 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on educational theory written in the 1800s record the beliefs of many influential figures on the topics of public education and democracy
 
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People of the plains and mountains; essays in the history of the West. Dedicated to Everett Dick
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Land of savagery/land of promise : the European image of the American frontier in the nineteenth centuryThe journal of Charlotte Forten : a free Negro in the slave eraAmerica's frontier culture ; three essaysPeople of the plains and mountains; essays in the history of the West. Dedicated to Everett DickAmerican history after 1865
Alternative Names
Billington, R. A.

Billington, Ray A.

Billington, Ray A. 1903-

Billington, Ray A. 1903-1981

Billington, Ray A. (Ray Allen), 1903-1981

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Ray Allen Billington American historian

Ray Allen Billington Amerikaans historicus (1903-1981)

Ray Allen Billington historiador estadounidense

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Ray Allen Billington historiador estauxunidense (1903–1981)

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ビリントン, R. A

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