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Billington, Ray Allen 1903-1981

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Works: 244 works in 1,075 publications in 4 languages and 28,812 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Music  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Textbooks  Personal correspondence  Festschriften  Conference papers and proceedings  Music‡vTexts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Composer, Other, Contributor, Creator, Publishing director, 070
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 )

105 editions published between 1949 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

62 editions published between 1956 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,717 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 )

69 editions published between 1966 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 2,661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hypothesis advanced in Frederick Jackson Turners' famous 1893 essay, "The significance of the Frontier in American History," has been debated by three generations of scholars. The pioneering characteristics of the American people; during three centuries of expansion their attitudes toward democracy, nationalism, and individualism were altered, and they developed distinctively American traits, such as wastefulness, inventiveness, mobility, and a dozen more. This thought-provoking book by the leading authority on Turner presents the results of modern research in history and the behavioral sciences, concluding that in may ways the Turner hypothesis is a valid one. After opening with a summary of the appearance, acceptance, and subsequent dismissal of the theory, the author carefully defines the "frontier" and reviews recent evidence on its political, social, and economic characteristics. He discusses the compulsion to migrate and examines other behavioral patterns and traits in his explanation of how and why pioneers moved west. His extensive bibliographic notes constitute a remarkable guide to the literature of many discipline dealing with the frontier concept -- Back cover
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 1,745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Protestant Crusade, 1800-1860 : a study of the origins of American nativism by Ray Allen Billington( Book )

53 editions published between 1938 and 1970 in English and German and held by 1,744 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 )

33 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,533 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 )

27 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in English and held by 1,145 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 )

25 editions published between 1966 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

28 editions published between 1950 and 1966 in English and held by 867 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 )

19 editions published between 1963 and 1980 in English and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 1953 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young black woman's reactions to the white world of the Civil War era
The immigrant upraised : Italian adventurers and colonists in an expanding America by Andrew F Rolle( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the social and political experiences of the Italian immigrants who ventured west of the Mississippi, rather than remaining in the urban centers of the East
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 )

25 editions published between 1966 and 2018 in English and held by 694 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 genesis of the frontier thesis : a study in historical creativity by Ray Allen Billington( Book )

13 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The westward movement in the United States by Ray Allen Billington( Book )

19 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American frontier by Ray Allen Billington( Book )

18 editions published between 1958 and 1965 in English and Spanish and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1977 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 573 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
Negro slave songs in the United States by Miles Mark Fisher( Book )

7 editions published between 1953 and 2000 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This early work by Miles Mark Fisher is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It details the importance and meaning of slave songs in America. This fascinating work is thoroughly recommended for inclusion on the bookshelf of all with an interest in slave music and the political history of the United States. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork
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 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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America's frontier heritage
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