Most widely held works by Carol Berkin
Revolutionary mothers : women in the struggle for America's independence by Carol Berkin ( Book )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,858 libraries worldwide
The American Revolution was a home-front war that brought scarcity, bloodshed, and danger into the life of every American. The author shows that women played a vital role throughout the struggle: we see women boycotting British goods in the years before independence, writing propaganda that radicalized their neighbors, raising funds for the army, and helping finance the fledgling government. We see how they managed farms, plantations, and businesses while their men went into battle, and how they served as nurses and cooks in the army camps; risked their lives carrying intelligence, participating in reconnaissance missions, or seeking personal freedom from slavery; served as spies, saboteurs, and warriors; and lived with the daily knowledge that their husbands could be hanged as traitors if the revolution did not succeed.
A brilliant solution : inventing the American Constitution by Carol Berkin ( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,828 libraries worldwide
We know and love the story of the American Revolution, from the Declaration of Independence to Cornwallis's defeat. We forget, though, that the Articles of Confederation and our first attempts at self-government were disasters; the post-revolutionary Confederation slipped quickly into factional bickering and economic crisis. In 1787, a group of lawyers and politicians, some famous and others just ordinary men, journeyed to Philadelphia, determined to create a more stable framework of government, hoping that it would last long enough to bring an end to the crisis. Revealing that the story of that amazing summer in Philadelphia is more complicated and much more interesting than we have imagined, Carol Berkin makes you feel as if you were there, listening to the arguments, getting to know the framers, and appreciating the difficult and critical decisions being made. Using history as a kind of time travel, Berkin takes the reader into the hearts and minds of the founders, explaining their mind-sets, their fears, and their very limited expectations. By telling a story that is more hallowed than understood, Berkin brings us into the world of eighteenth-century America and shows us the human side of a great accomplishment.
First generations : women in colonial America by Carol Berkin ( Book )
11 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,534 libraries worldwide
The Indian, European, and African women of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century America were defenders of their native land, pioneers on the frontier, willing immigrants, and courageous slaves. They were also - as earlier scholars tended to overlook - as important as men in shaping American culture and history. First Generations is one of the first books to examine these women's experiences, to look at them not only as wives, mothers, household managers, laborers, rebels,
Civil War wives : the lives and times of Angelina Grimké Weld, Varina Howell Davis, and Julia Dent Grant by Carol Berkin ( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,132 libraries worldwide
In the life stories of three "accidental heroes"--women whose marriages provided them with position and perspective they would not otherwise have had--one of the nation's premier historians offers a unique understanding of the tumultuous social and political landscape of their time.
Women of America : a history ( Book )
8 editions published between 1979 and 1995 in English and held by 1,117 libraries worldwide
Women, war, and revolution ( Book )
9 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 998 libraries worldwide
Jonathan Sewall; odyssey of an American loyalist by Carol Berkin ( Book )
4 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 975 libraries worldwide
Clio in the classroom : a guide for teaching U.S. women's history ( Book )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 690 libraries worldwide
This book makes accessible the content, key themes and concepts, and pedagogical techniques of U.S. women's history. The essays in this volume provide concise, up-to-date overviews of American women's history from colonial times to the present that include its ethnic, racial, and regional changes.--[book cover]
The American Revolution : changing perspectives ( Book )
2 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 562 libraries worldwide
Encyclopedia of American literature ( Book )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 528 libraries worldwide
Three volumes present a comprehensive reference guide to American literature, from the colonial period through the 20th century.
Women's voices, women's lives : documents in early American history ( Book )
5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 500 libraries worldwide
A collection of writings that discuss how women have dealt with specific issues that have influenced their lives throughout history, including sex, marriage, women's work, religion, politics, and the legal system.
Making America : a history of the United States ( Book )
28 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 287 libraries worldwide
[Cont. from TofC] 1974-86 -- Making new choices, 1986-94. [The book] follows the course of American history form the earliest human settlements to the present day ... In keeping with the goal to create a clear and straightforward narrative chronology, a central theme in this text is the political development of the nation.-Pref.
Scott Foresman social studies ( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 167 libraries worldwide
Exploring women's studies : looking forward, looking back ( Book )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 126 libraries worldwide
[This book] is an important addition to Women's Studies literature. [It] explore[s] the multiple connections of gender, race, class, and sexualities. [In the book], the authors rethink and reshape ideas about women's studies and feminism in the context of twenty-first century realities. -Back cover.
Land of promise : a history of the United States by Carol Berkin ( Book )
6 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and held by 125 libraries worldwide
A textbook of our country's history through the Reagan administration. Includes an atlas and reference section, numerous photos, and excerpts of archival writings from various historical periods.
The history handbook by Carol Berkin ( Book )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 102 libraries worldwide
American voices : a history of the United States by Carol Berkin ( Book )
8 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 93 libraries worldwide
History CUNY panel : rethinking the disciplines ( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
Women in the American Revolution ( Book )
6 editions published between 1975 and 1999 in English and held by 80 libraries worldwide
A collection of classroom study materials which interpret the roles of women during the Revolution. Includes broadsheets and facsimiles of contemporary documents.
History of the American nation by John J Patrick ( Book )
8 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
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