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Berkin, Carol

Works: 190 works in 508 publications in 2 languages and 16,778 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Anecdotes  Biography‡vAnecdotes  Encyclopedias  Sources  Textbooks  Film adaptations  Conference proceedings  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: E276, 973.3082
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Most widely held works by Carol Berkin
Revolutionary mothers : women in the struggle for America's independence by Carol Berkin( Book )
18 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 2,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The American Revolution was a home-front war that brought scarcity, bloodshed, and danger into the life of every American colonist. 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 )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,998 WorldCat member 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 )
15 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,553 WorldCat member 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
Clio in the classroom a guide for teaching U.S. women's history by Carol Berkin( )
8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Over the last thirty years, women's history has developed from a newfangled, marginal area of the study of history to an established method of analysis, a staple in all history departments. This volume will serve as a serve as an introduction to how to teach US women's history for secondary and post-secondary teachers. While there are books on women's history suitable for undergraduate course adoption, such as Major Problems in Women's History, and readers and synthetic books about US women's history, there exists no book that addresses how to teach women's history. This book will fill that niche and will be written by many top professors in the field. The book will be divided into three parts, with 20 contributors. The first will offer overviews of US women's history in the 17th/18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. Part II will look at contemporary themes in conceptualizing women's history, including sexuality, citizenship, consumerism, domesticity, regionalism, and religion. Part III will focus on teaching strategies suitable for secondary school, community college, and university teachers, including public history, primary sources, diaries, digital resources, visual resources, and oral history
Civil War wives : the lives and times of Angelina Grimké Weld, Varina Howell Davis, and Julia Dent Grant by Carol Berkin( Book )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 1,217 WorldCat member 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 by Carol Berkin( Book )
8 editions published between 1970 and 1995 in English and held by 1,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Women, war, and revolution by Carol Berkin( Book )
10 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and Spanish and held by 980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jonathan Sewall; odyssey of an American loyalist by Carol Berkin( Book )
5 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Founding brothers by History Channel (Television network)( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Volume 1 begins with a look at two of the many crises faced by George Washington during his term as America's first president. At a time when any conflict had the potential to dissolve the fragile union, Washington surrounded himself with brilliant men who were bound by their undying devotion to America, but who were often bitterly divided about how best to serve their common cause. Volume 2 explores the ideological conflict that existed between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton and highlights Washington's farewell address. Volume 3 portrays the bitterly contested presidential election of 1796 and the difficult administration of John Adams. Volume 4 concludes with the poignant tale of the reconciliation between Adams and Jefferson, and the story of the famous duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr
Wondrous beauty : the life and adventures of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte by Carol Berkin( Book )
7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The remarkable life of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, renowned as the most beautiful woman of nineteenth-century Baltimore, whose marriage in 1803 to Jérôme Bonaparte, the youngest brother of Napoleon Bonaparte, became inextricably bound to the diplomatic and political histories of the United States, France, and England
The American Revolution : changing perspectives ( Book )
3 editions published between 1979 and 1985 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Encyclopedia of American literature ( Book )
14 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three volumes present a comprehensive reference guide to American literature, from the colonial period through the 20th century
Making America : a history of the United States by Carol Berkin( Book )
54 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tells the story of the United States in a way that makes sense. The authors' clear and coherent writing style creates a rich portrait of human experience that you will enjoy reading
Women's voices, women's lives : documents in early American history ( Book )
6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member 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
Scott Foresman social studies by Joan E Schreiber( Book )
19 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Land of promise : a history of the United States by Carol Berkin( Book )
9 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A textbook of our country's history through the Reagan administration. Includes an atlas and reference section, numerous photos, and copies of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution
Exploring women's studies : looking forward, looking back ( Book )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The history handbook by Carol Berkin( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American voices : a history of the United States by Carol Berkin( Book )
9 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
History CUNY panel : rethinking the disciplines ( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Berkin, Carol R.
Berkin, Carol R. 1942-
Berkin, Carol Ruth.
Berkin, Carol Ruth 1942-
English (215)
Spanish (3)