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Carroll, Peter N.

Works: 59 works in 279 publications in 3 languages and 9,813 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Art  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Miscellanea  Records and correspondence  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: E169.12, 973
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Most widely held works about Peter N Carroll
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Most widely held works by Peter N Carroll
It seemed like nothing happened : the tragedy and promise of America in the 1970s by Peter N Carroll( Book )

20 editions published between 1982 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The free and the unfree : a new history of the United States by Peter N Carroll( Book )

51 editions published between 1977 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A counterculture interpretation of American history, covering events from before the arrival of Columbus through the Reagan presidency; focusing on the experiences of Native Americans, African-Americans, women, and other ethnic groups, who have had to fight to win the freedoms promised by the Constitution
Puritanism and the wilderness : the intellectual significance of the New England frontier, 1629-1700 by Peter N Carroll( Book )

18 editions published between 1968 and 1992 in English and held by 1,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The odyssey of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade : Americans in the Spanish Civil War by Peter N Carroll( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For over half a century, the history of the Abraham Lincoln brigade - the 2,800 young Americans who volunteered to fight for the Spanish Republic against General Francisco Franco's rebellion in 1936 - has been shrouded in myth, legend, and controversy. Now, for the first time, we have a comprehensive, objective, and deeply researched account of the brigade's experience in Spain and what happened to the survivors when they returned to the United States. (About one-third of the volunteers died in Spain.) The book is largely based on previously unused sources, including the newly opened Russian archives, and more than 100 oral histories. The author charts the volunteers' motivations for enlisting in the fight against Spanish fascism and places their actions in the context of the Depression era. The battleground experiences of the brigade have never before been depicted in such vivid detail, and such battles as Jarama, Belchite, and the Ebro come alive in the participants' words. The author uses the military aspects of the war to illuminate such related issues as the influence of political ideology on military events and the psychology of a volunteer army. He also closely examines the role of the Communist party in the conduct of the war, including the "Orwell question"--Allegations of a Communist reign of terror in Spain - and investigates the alleged racial problems within the brigade, the first fully integrated military unit in American history. The book continues the saga of the brigade by relating the problems of the surviving volunteers with the U.S. army during World War II; their opposition to the Cold War, the Vietnam war, and U.S. intervention in Central America; their persecution during the Red Scare of the 1950's; and their involvement with the civil rights movement
Famous in America : the passion to succeed : Jane Fonda, George Wallace, Phyllis Schlafly, John Glenn by Peter N Carroll( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates the private lives and public careers of four controversial and much publicized famous people
War is beautiful : an American ambulance driver in the Spanish Civil War by James Neugass( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A memoir based on the recently discovered journals of an award-winning poet on the front lines as a member of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in Spain recounts his efforts to counter European fascism and service as an ambulance driver
Facing fascism : New York and the Spanish Civil War( Book )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When the Spanish Civil War began in 1936, loosely affiliated groups of writers, artists, and other politically aware individuals emerged in New York City to give voice to anti-fascist sentiment by supporting the Spanish Republic. Facing Fascism: New York and the Spanish Civil War examines the participation of New Yorkers in the political struggles and armed conflict that many historians consider a critical precursor to World War II. Nearly half of the 2,800 Americans who volunteered to fight in the Abraham Lincoln Brigade against Generalissimo Francisco Franco came from the New York area. Fundraising, propaganda, and deployment for anti-fascists everywhere in America were orchestrated through New York City. At the same time, powerful voices in New York expressed sympathy for the pro-fascist side. The fighting in Spain brought to the surface the complex ideological and ethnic identities always present in New York politics. Facing Fascism examines the full range of this experience, including that of the New Yorkers who supported Franco. It addresses the role of doctors, nurses, and social workers who left New York hospitals to provide assistance to the defenders of the Spanish Republic, as well as those who remained active on the home front. The book also describes the involvement of students in the war, the key role of writers and the media, and the contributions made by members of New York's art and theater communities. Facing Fascism also serves as the catalog to an exhibition of the same name appearing at the Museum of the City of New York in the spring of 2007. The book and exhibition both make use of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives' extensive holdings, which range from historical documents to video recordings of oral histories. Numerous other libraries, archives, museums, and private collectors have also been consulted to make this the most complete exhibition of its kind ever mounted. The exhibition will also appear in Spain"--Publisher description
The other Samuel Johnson : a psychohistory of early New England by Peter N Carroll( Book )

9 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion and the coming of the American Revolution by Peter N Carroll( Book )

5 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of readings is designed to shed light on both the religious framework of eighteenth-century American society and the role of ideology in fomenting the Revolution. Two strands of religious thought--the evangelical and the Liberal--conditioned the colonists to be sensitive to any infringement upon their civil as well as spiritual liberties... The sermons and discourses included in this book trace clerical views from the Great Awakening of 1740 to the outbreak of the Revolutionary War in 1776"--Back cover
Keeping time : memory, nostalgia, and the art of history by Peter N Carroll( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They still draw pictures : children's art in wartime from the Spanish Civil War to Kosovo by Anthony L Geist( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A heart-wrenching, yet enlightening collection of children's drawings forged in the fires of war. Of the 600,000 refugees who sought shelter from Franco's tyranny in the relative security of Republican-controlled eastern Spain, more than 200,000 were children. The Republic responded to this crisis by establishing colonias infantiles (children's colonies), often in country estates and mansions that had been abandoned by fascist sympathizers. In these colonies, the young refugees -- many of them orphaned or sent by their parents to safety -- received schooling and medical care, kept each other company, and produced thousands of drawings that serve as a moving, collective testimony of the experience of being a child in wartime. Companion to a major traveling exhibition, They Still Draw Pictures collects and comments on a cross-section of the children's art produced in the colonias infantiles. Born of the trauma of exile and separation, the drawings are invaluable historical documents, giving physical form to the children's experiences of air raids, brutality, destruction, and homelessness. These pictures also represent daily life in the colonies and preserve the children's clear memories of life before the war and hope for life after it. They are supplemented by a smaller selection of drawings from later wars. "Once I drew like Rafael, " Picasso said, "but it has taken me a lifetime to draw like a child." Deceptively transparent, these drawings speak with a poignant immediacy of war's consequences for its youngest victims
The restless centuries; a history of the American people by Peter N Carroll( Book )

10 editions published between 1973 and 1979 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Guernica to human rights : essays on the Spanish Civil War by Peter N Carroll( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Spanish Civil War, a military rebellion supported by Hitler and Mussolini, attracted the greatest writers of the age. Among them were Ernest Hemingway, George Orwell, André Malraux, Arthur Koestler, Langston Hughes, and Martha Gellhorn. They returned to their homelands to warn the world about a war of fascist aggression looming on the horizon. Spain's cause drew 35,000 volunteers from 52 countries, including 2,800 Americans who formed the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. Eight hundred Americans lost their lives. Of them, Hemingway wrote, no men entered earth more honorably than those who died in Spain. Writers and soldiers alike saw Spain as the first battlefield of World War II. In the title essay of this book, historian Peter N. Carroll traces the war s legacy, from the shocking bombing of the Basque town of Guernica by German and Italian air forces to the attacks on civilians and displacement of refugees in later wars. Carroll's work focuses on both the personal and political motives that led seemingly ordinary Americans to risk their lives in a foreign war. Based on extensive oral histories of surviving veterans and original archival work including material in the once secret Moscow archives the essays, some never before published, resent forty years of scholarship. A portrait of three American women illustrates the growing awareness of a fascist threat to our home front. Other pieces examine the role of ethnicity, race, and religion in prompting Americans to set off for war. Carroll also examines the lives of war survivors. Novelist Alvah Bessie became a screenwriter and emerged as one of the blacklisted Hollywood Ten. Ralph Fasanella went from union organizing to becoming one of the country s significant outsider painters. Hank Rubin won fame as a food connoisseur and wine columnist. And one volunteer, the African American Sgt. Edward Carter, earned a Congressional Medal of Honor for his heroism in World War II. Most famously, Ernest Hemingway wrote For Whom the Bell Tolls. His sharp criticism of the film version of the novel, in a series of private letters published here for the first time in book form, reveals his deep commitment to the antifascist cause. For those who witnessed the war in Spain, the defeat of democracy remained, in the words of Albert Camus, a wound in the heart. From Guernica to Human Rights is essential reading for anyone interested in the Spanish Civil War and its aftermath. --Provided by publisher
Twentieth century limited : a history of recent America by David W Noble( Book )

7 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters from the Spanish Civil War : a U.S. volunteer writes home by Carl Geiser( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters from the Spanish Civil War provides a unique perspective into the motivations that led a young man from the American heartland to defy U.S. neutrality and travel to Spain to fight in defense of democracy against Nazi-and Fascist-backed aggression. Born in a small town in rural Ohio, Carl Geiser came from a deeply religious German-speaking family that had recently emigrated from Switzerland. The onset of the Great Depression exposed Geiser to the reality of hard times and discrimination, challenging his belief that hard work would bring self-reliance and just rewards. This awakening led him to question the logic and values of capitalism and to become active in a range of youth and student organizations linked to the Communist Party. Following the 1936 military uprising that was supported by Hitler and Mussolini against Spain's legally elected Republican government, Geiser decided that more needed to be done than simply delivering speeches and raising money to fight fascism. Joining with over 35,000 volunteers from fifty countries to cross the Pyrenees and help defend the beleaguered and isolated government, Geiser acted on his personal political ideology, which was based on American small-town communal values and internationalist ideals of class-based solidarity. In Letters from the Spanish Civil War, possibly the largest surviving collection of letters written by a U.S. volunteer during this conflict, Geiser eloquently describes to family and friends the deep personal motivations that led him to risk his life to defend democracy in a faraway country. His detailed descriptions of the daily reality of warfare in one of the first battlefields of World War II sought to inspire those back home to awaken the U.S. public opinion and policy makers to the global threat of Fascist expansionism
On the edge : the U.S. since 1945 by David A Horowitz( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the edge by David A Horowitz( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An interview with Tillie Olsen( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historian Peter Carroll interviews Tillie Olsen about her well-known short story "I stand here ironing", and about the catalyst that transformed her back into a professional writer after 20 years of motherhood. Tillie also reads from her work
On the edge : the U.S. in the 20th-century by David A Horowitz( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the United States in the twentieth century - President Wilson and reform - Roosevelt and the New Deal - Truman - The Cold War - Women and suffrage - Eisenhower - President Kennedy - Nixon, Ford and Carter - Immigrants
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The odyssey of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade : Americans in the Spanish Civil War
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Carroll, P. N. 1943-

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The free and the unfree : a new history of the United StatesThe odyssey of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade : Americans in the Spanish Civil WarWar is beautiful : an American ambulance driver in the Spanish Civil WarFacing fascism : New York and the Spanish Civil WarThey still draw pictures : children's art in wartime from the Spanish Civil War to KosovoOn the edge : the U.S. since 1945On the edge : the U.S. in the 20th-century