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Berkin, Carol

Overview
Works: 198 works in 522 publications in 2 languages and 17,755 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Anecdotes  Biography‡vAnecdotes  Biographical television programs  Documentary television programs  Historical television programs  Television adaptations  Nonfiction television programs  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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 )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 2,048 WorldCat member 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 )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,967 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 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

But, invariably, as active participants in the creation of their societies. In fascinating biographical portraits and analyses of collective experiences, Carol Berkin conveys the varieties of female lives, separated by class, region, and race but linked by laws and presumptions that defined them by gender
Civil War wives : the lives and times of Angelina Grimké Weld, Varina Howell Davis, and Julia Dent Grant by Carol Berkin( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,170 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 )

10 editions published between 1970 and 1995 in English and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women, war, and revolution by Carol Berkin( Book )

12 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and Spanish and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jonathan Sewall; odyssey of an American loyalist by Carol Berkin( Book )

7 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Founding brothers by History Channel (Television network)( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 817 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 681 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 Bill of Rights : the fight to secure America's liberties by Carol Berkin( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes how the Bill of Rights came into existence, detailing how the Founders argued over the contents of the document, reflecting an ideological divide between the power of the federal versus state governments that still exists to this day
Making America : a history of the United States by Carol Berkin( Book )

55 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 563 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
The American Revolution : changing perspectives( Book )

3 editions published between 1979 and 1985 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of American literature( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member 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 )

8 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
Clio in the classroom : a guide for teaching U.S. women's history( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member 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]
Scott Foresman social studies( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring women's studies : looking forward, looking back( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history handbook by Carol Berkin( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 127 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 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 113 WorldCat member 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
 
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A brilliant solution : inventing the American Constitution
Alternative Names
Berkin, Carol R.

Berkin, Carol R. 1942-

Berkin, Carol Ruth.

Berkin, Carol Ruth 1942-

Languages
English (212)

Spanish (1)

Covers
A brilliant solution : inventing the American ConstitutionFirst generations : women in colonial AmericaCivil War wives : the lives and times of Angelina Grimké Weld, Varina Howell Davis, and Julia Dent GrantMaking America : a history of the United StatesEncyclopedia of American literatureWomen's voices, women's lives : documents in early American historyClio in the classroom : a guide for teaching U.S. women's historyScott Foresman social studies