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Kyvig, David E.

Overview
Works: 30 works in 136 publications in 2 languages and 12,721 library holdings
Genres: Local history  History  Trials, litigation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography  Handbooks and manuals  Sources  Archives 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Compiler, Other
Classifications: E169, 973.91
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Most widely held works by David E Kyvig
Nearby history : exploring the past around you by David E Kyvig( Book )

27 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 2,432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: A Comprehensive handbook for those interested in investigating the history of communities, families, local institutions, and cultural artifacts, Nearby History helps its readers research the world near at hand. In this fully updated third edition, the authors discuss a variety of research approaches involving published literature, unpublished documents, oral histories, visual and material sources, and landscapes; offer guidance in the uses of technology, particularly digital photography and digital voice recording; and suggest methods of historical presentation. Richly illustrated with photos and documents, Nearby History is an excellent resource for both professionally trained and self-taught historians
Daily life in the United States, 1920-1940 : how Americans lived through the "Roaring Twenties" and the Great Depression by David E Kyvig( Book )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: The twenties and thirties witnessed dramatic changes in American life: increasing urbanization, technological innovation, cultural upheaval, and economic disaster. In this book, the prize-winning historian David Kyvig describes everyday life in these decades, when automobiles and home electricity became commonplace, when radio and the movies became broadly popular. The details of work life, domestic life, and leisure activities make engrossing reading and bring the era clearly into focus
The age of impeachment : American constitutional culture since 1960 by David E Kyvig( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this magisterial new work, Bancroft Prize--winning historian David Kyvig chronicles the rise of a culture of impeachment since 1960--one that extends far beyond the infamous scandals surrounding Presidents Richard Nixon (Watergate) and Bill Clinton (Monica Lewinsky) and has dramatically altered the face of American politics. A buzz word in today's public life, "impeachment" was anything but that before 1960. Since then it has been transformed from a historically little-known and little-used tool of last resort into a political weapen of choice. By examining the details and consequences of impeachment episodes involving three Supreme Court justices, a vice president, five federal judges, and four presidents, Kyvig explores this seismic shift in our constitutional culture and gauges its ongoing implications for American political life. Beginning with the John Birch Society's campaign against Chief Justice Earl Warren, impeachment efforts became far more frequent after 1960, with eight actually ending in resignation or removal. In describing these efforts, Kyvig recounts stories and subplots about key political actors and the controversies they inspired. He argues that judicial cases are as important as the better-known presidential ones and shows why those cases that did not proceed--against not only Warren, but also Abe Fortas, William O. Douglas, Spiro Agnew, Ronald Reagan, and George W. Bush--are as illuminating as those that did. Kyvig demonstrates that impeachment has been the bellwether of a changing--and increasingly toxic--political climate. Perhaps most important and ominous, the increasing threat of impeachment has encouraged presidents to hide potentially impeachable actionsbehind a thick veil of executive secrecy, while dramatically expanding executive power beyond the reach of either Congress or the courts. Combining political and legal history at their best, Kvyig also explores the cultural impact of journalist David Frost, editorial cartoonist Herblock, and filmmakers Alan Pakula, Robert Altman, and Oliver Stone. A gifted storyteller, he presents a cautionary tale that should be read by all who care about our national government and its ability to survive and thrive in perilous times
Explicit and authentic acts : amending the U.S. Constitution, 1776-1995 by David E Kyvig( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the course of the past two centuries, more than 10,000 amendments have been proposed by the method stipulated in Article V of the Constitution. Amazingly, only 33 have garnered the required two-thirds approval from houses of Congress, and only 27 were ultimately ratified into law by the states. Despite their small number, those amendments have revolutionized American government while simultaneously legitimizing and preserving its continued existence. Indeed, they have dramatically altered the relationship between state and federal authority, as well as between government and private citizens. Kyvig reexamines the creation and operation of Article V, illuminating the process and substance of each major successful and failed effort to change the formal structure, duties, and limits of the federal government. He analyzes in detail the Founders' intentions; the periods of amendment activity during the 1790s, 1860s, 1910s, and 1960s; and the considerable consequences of amendment failure involving slavery, alcohol prohibition, child labor, New Deal programs, school prayer, equal rights for women, abortion, balanced budgets, term limits, and flag desecration. Ultimately, Kyvig demonstrates that so-called "constitutional revolutions" can only endure through formal amendment; without it such sea changes as the New Deal are likely to be temporary amidst the shifting winds of political fortune. That truth underscores the centrality of the amendment process to American constitutionalism, sheds light on the "amendment fever" that swept through the 104th Congress, and better prepares us to deal with such initiatives in the future
Repealing national prohibition by David E Kyvig( Book )

11 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Employing previously unexamined archival evidence, Kyvig calls attention to a little-known but broad-based bipartisan movement led by the Association Against the Prohibition Amendment and the Women's Organization for National Prohibition Reform. These organizations and their allies amassed political power, particularly within the Democratic party. In the midst of the Great Depression they engineered a complicated, yet very democratic process of formal constitutional change, in the end achieving the only amendment reversal in U.S. constitutional history."--Jacket
Daily life in the United States, 1920-1939 : decades of promise and pain by David E Kyvig( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of course people were not all alike even way back then, admits Kyvig (history, Northern Illinois U.), and there was too much distinction in location, occupation, economic circumstances, race, gender, and other factors than he can accommodate. Still, he wants to avoid the emphasis historians usually give to dramatic events, and focus instead on what daily life was like for a sampling of Americans in what we now know, but they did not, was a mere lull between world wars. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com) Annotation. During the 1920s and 1930s, changes in the American population, increasing urbanization, and innovations in technology exerted major influences on the daily lives of ordinary people. Explore how everyday living changed during these years when use of automobiles and home electrification first became commonplace, when radio emerged, and when cinema, with the addition of sound, became broadly popular. This enjoyable read brings the period clearly into focus. Annotation. Discover what everyday life was like for ordinary Americans during the decades of development and depression in the 1920s and 1930s. Annotation. During the 1920s and 1930s, changes in the American population, increasing urbanization, and innovations in technology exerted major influences on the daily lives of ordinary people. Explore how everyday living changed during these years when use of automobiles and home electrification first became commonplace, when radio emerged, and when cinema, with the addition of sound, became broadly popular. This enjoyable read brings the period clearly into focus
Unintended consequences of constitutional amendment( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Law, alcohol, and order : perspectives on national prohibition( Book )

9 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Your family history : a handbook for research and writing by David E Kyvig( Book )

5 editions published between 1978 and 1986 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New day/New Deal : a bibliography of the Great American Depression, 1929-1941 by David E Kyvig( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reagan and the world by David E Kyvig( Book )

12 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reagan and the World represents the first substantive attempt by historians to evaluate the foreign relations of the Reagan administration. The contributors place U.S. interaction with the Soviet Union, Western Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, Africa, and the Far East into historical context. The book contains not only an overview of Reagan's foreign policy by the editor and a thoughtful analysis of each region by a distinguished scholar, but a lively and wide-ranging roundtable discussion involving all the contributors
FDR's America( Book )

4 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explicit and authentic acts : amending the U.S. constitution 1776-2015 ; with a new afterword by David E Kyvig( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bancroft Prize, Henry Adams Prize, Ohio History Association Book Prize, In time for the 225th anniversary of the Bill of Rights, David Kyvig completed an Afterword to his landmark study of the process of amending the US Constitution. The Afterword discusses the many amendments, such those requiring a balanced federal budget or limiting the terms of members of Congress, that have been proposed since the book was originally published and why they failed of passage. At a time when prominent scholars and other public figures have called for a constitutional convention to write a new constitution, arguing that our current system of governance is unsustainable Kyvig reminds us of the high hurdles the founders created to amending the constitution and how they have served the country well, preventing the amendment process from being used by one faction to serve the passions of the moment. In his farewell address, President Washington reminded his audience that the Constitution, "till changed by an explicit and authentic act of the whole people, is sacredly obligatory upon all." He regarded the Constitution as a binding document worthy of devout allegiance, but also believed that it contains a clear and appropriate procedure for its own reform. David Kyvig's illuminating study provides the most complete and insightful history of that amendment process and its fundamental importance for American political life Over the course of the past two centuries, more than 10,000 amendments have been proposed by the method stipulated in Article V of the Constitution. Amazingly, only 33 have garnered the required two-thirds approval from both houses of Congress, and only 27 were ultimately ratified into law by the states. Despite their small number, those amendments have revolutionized American government while simultaneously legitimizing and preserving its continued existence. Indeed, they have dramatically altered the relationship between state and federal authority, as well as between government and private citizens. Kyvig reexamines the creation and operation of Article V, illuminating the process and substance of each major successful and failed effort to change the formal structure, duties, and limits of the federal government. He analyzes in detail the Founders' intentions; the periods of great amendment activity during the 1790s, 1860s, 1910s, and 1960s; and the considerable consequences of amendment failure involving slavery, alcohol prohibition, child labor, New Deal programs, school prayer, equal rights for women, abortion, balanced budgets, term limits, and flag desecration"--
Foundations of freedom : constitutional history for high school classrooms( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In revolt against prohibition : the Association Against the Prohibition Amendment and the movement for repeal, 1919-1933 by David E Kyvig( )

3 editions published between 1971 and 1984 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yanıbaşımızdaki tarih by David E Kyvig( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in Turkish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reagan and the world : Symposium : Papers by Reagan and the world( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers of the Association against the Prohibition Amendment and the Women's Organization for National Prohibition Reform( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Association against the Prohibition Amendment (AAPA) and the Women's Organization for National Prohibition Reform (WONPR) were in the forefront of the movement to repeal Prohibition. The AAPA was founded in 1918 and by 1926 claimed a membership of 750,000. In 1928 the association began a sophisticated publicity campaign against Prohibition. It was joined by the WONPR, founded in 1929 by Pauline Morton Sabin, who railed over one million women to the cause. After the anti-Prohibition organizations celebrated repeal in 1933, they disbanded, and their records were scattered. The papers of the AAPA published here were gleaned from the personal files of Pierre S. du Pont, his brother Irénée, and John Raskob. The WONPR papers come from the files of Alice Belin du Pont, who was active in that group. The entire collection includes the following: correspondence, minutes, financial reports, membership lists, records of lobbying activities, and publications and press releases issued by the AAPA and WONPR"--Publisher's description
Explicit and authentic acts : amending the U.S. Constitution 1776-2015 by David E Kyvig( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Daily life in the United States, 1920-1940 : how Americans lived through the "Roaring Twenties" and the Great Depression
Alternative Names
David E. Kyvig American historian

David E. Kyvig Amerikaans historicus (-2015)

Kyvig, David

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English (121)

Turkish (2)

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Daily life in the United States, 1920-1940 : how Americans lived through the "Roaring Twenties" and the Great DepressionThe age of impeachment : American constitutional culture since 1960Explicit and authentic acts : amending the U.S. Constitution, 1776-1995Repealing national prohibitionDaily life in the United States, 1920-1939 : decades of promise and painUnintended consequences of constitutional amendmentLaw, alcohol, and order : perspectives on national prohibitionNew day/New Deal : a bibliography of the Great American Depression, 1929-1941