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Polenberg, Richard

Overview
Works: 41 works in 222 publications in 1 language and 9,602 library holdings
Genres: History  Trials, litigation, etc  Sources  Biography  Bibliography  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: E806, 309.1730917
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Most widely held works about Richard Polenberg
 
Most widely held works by Richard Polenberg
One nation divisible : class, race, and ethnicity in the United States since 1938 by Richard Polenberg( Book )

30 editions published between 1979 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War and society; the United States, 1941-1945 by Richard Polenberg( Book )

16 editions published between 1972 and 1980 in English and held by 1,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fighting faiths : the Abrams case, the Supreme Court, and free speech by Richard Polenberg( Book )

18 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and held by 1,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Index and selected bibliography included
The American century : a history of the United States since the 1890s by Walter LaFeber( Book )

45 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in English and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revised and updated, this classic text provides a vivid rendering of the United States in the twentieth and century and into the twenty-first. The sixth edition includes an all-new Online Learning Center that provides students with illustrations and photos, maps, quizzes, an elaboration of key themes in the book, as well as PowerPoint resentations and a special lecture launcher called "The American Century Revisited."
Reorganizing Roosevelt's government; the controversy over executive reorganization, 1936-1939 by Richard Polenberg( Book )

14 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical note: PolenbergRichard: Richard Polenberg is Goldwin Smith Professor of American History at Cornell University
America at war: the home front, 1941-1945 by Richard Polenberg( Book )

8 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of Benjamin Cardozo : personal values and the judicial process by Richard Polenberg( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The sordid controversies of litigants," Benjamin Cardozo once said, are "the stuff from which great and shining truths will ultimately be shaped." As one of America's most influential judges, first on New York State's Court of Appeals and then on the United States Supreme Court, Cardozo (1870-1938) oversaw this transformation daily. How he arrived at his rulings, with their far-reaching consequences, becomes clear in this book, the first to explore the connections between Benjamin Cardozo's life and his jurisprudence. An intensely private man whose friends destroyed much of his correspondence, Cardozo has long eluded scrutiny. But through extraordinary effort Richard Polenberg has uncovered letters, briefs, transcripts, and biographical details to give us a complex living picture of this man whose judicial opinions continue to affect us. Polenberg describes the shaping experiences of Cardozo's youth, among them the death of his mother when he was nine years old; religious training in the Spanish-Portuguese Synagogue; two years of private tutoring by Horatio Alger, Jr.; and his reaction to the scandal that prompted his father to resign from the New York Supreme Court. Then, in light of certain cases that were brought before the Court of Appeals, we see how Cardozo's rulings reflected a system of beliefs rooted in these early experiences; how, despite his famous detachment, Cardozo read evidence and precedents selectively and based his decisions regarding issues from rape and divorce to the insanity plea on his own views about morality, scholarship, and sexuality. Here too is the truth behind Cardozo's renowned liberalism, explored through his rulings on New Deal measures such as the Social Security Act and his more conservative decisions in cases involving conscientious objectors and the rights of criminal defendants. The Benjamin Cardozo who emerges from these pages, a complicated and intriguing figure, points to a new understanding of the shaping of American law. - Publisher
Hear my sad story : the true tales that inspired "Stagolee," "John Henry," and other traditional American folk songs by Richard Polenberg( Book )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Hear My Sad Story, Richard Polenberg describes the historical events that led to the writing of many famous American folk songs that served as touchstones for generations of American musicians, lyricists, and folklorists. Those events, which took place from the early nineteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries, often involved tragic occurrences: murders, sometimes resulting from love affairs gone wrong; desperate acts borne out of poverty and unbearable working conditions; and calamities such as railroad crashes, shipwrecks, and natural disasters. All of Polenberg's accounts of the songs in the book are grounded in historical fact and illuminate the social history of the times. Reading these tales of sorrow, misfortune, and regret puts us in touch with the dark but terribly familiar side of American history."
The era of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1933-1945 : a brief history with documents by Richard Polenberg( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attempts to recapture the turbulence of an era when modern America emerged from the Great Depression and World War II, and includes selected documents which offer a way to understand the changes which occurred in America during that era
In the matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer : the security clearance hearing( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Radicalism and reform in the New Deal by Richard Polenberg( Book )

7 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters of Sacco and Vanzetti by Nicola Sacco( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Electrocuted in 1927 for the murder of two guards in Massachusetts, the Italian-American anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti defied the verdict against them, maintaining their innocence to the end. Whether they were guilty continues to be the subject of debate today. First published in 1928, Sacco and Vanzetti's letters represent one of the great personal documents of the twentieth century: a volume of primary source material as famous for the splendor of its impassioned prose as for the brilliant light it sheds on the characters of the two dedicated anarchists who became the focus of worldwide attention
The American century : a history of the United States since the 1890s by Walter LaFeber( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The era of Franklin D. Roosevelt 1932-1945 : a brief history with documents by Richard Polenberg( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A people at war : Americans in World War II by Charles W Johnson( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank E. Gannett : a progressive publisher in politics by Richard Polenberg( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American century by Walter LaFeber( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Franklin D. Roosevelt and the reorganization controversy : 1936-1939 by Richard Polenberg( Book )

4 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American Century A History of the United States Since 1941: Volume 2 by Walter LaFeber( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new edition of this classic text for courses on recent U.S. history covers the story of contemporary America from World War II into the second decade of the twenty-first century with new coverage of the Obama presidency and the 2012 elections. Written by three highly respected scholars, the book seamlessly blends political, social, cultural, intellectual, and economic themes into an authoritative and readable account of our increasingly complex national story. The seventh edition retains its affordability and conciseness while continuing to add the most recent scholarship. Each chapter con
Reorganizing Roosevelt's government by Richard Polenberg( Book )

3 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The world of Benjamin Cardozo : personal values and the judicial process
Alternative Names
Richard Polenberg American historian

Richard Polenberg Amerikaans historicus

Languages
English (196)

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War and society; the United States, 1941-1945Fighting faiths : the Abrams case, the Supreme Court, and free speechThe American century : a history of the United States since the 1890sThe world of Benjamin Cardozo : personal values and the judicial processThe era of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1933-1945 : a brief history with documentsIn the matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer : the security clearance hearingThe letters of Sacco and VanzettiThe era of Franklin D. Roosevelt 1932-1945 : a brief history with documents