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Nash, Gary B.

Overview
Works: 186 works in 648 publications in 2 languages and 30,277 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference proceedings  Encyclopedias  Local history  Textbooks 
Roles: Editor, Compiler, Creator, Honoree
Classifications: E188, 973.3
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Most widely held works by Gary B Nash
Red, white, and black : the peoples of early America by Gary B Nash ( Book )
26 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A history text of America's colonial period, emphasizing the interaction of three cultures--colonialists, Indians, and Blacks
The unknown American Revolution : the unruly birth of democracy and the struggle to create America by Gary B Nash ( Book )
14 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 2,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An exploration of the ideas and radical sentiments that prompted the American Revolution argues that the war was a people's revolution and civil war, as well as an insurrection against colonial control
The forgotten fifth : African Americans in the age of revolution by Gary B Nash ( Book )
7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A narrative of African-Americans during the American Revolutionary period and their struggles for freedom as many fled slavery to fight for the British
The American people : creating a nation and a society by Gary B Nash ( Book )
88 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 1,639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seven years War - Abolitionism & women's rights - The West - Civil war - Suffrage for women - Slavery - Exploring the west - Quakers - Early settlements and exploration - American people before Columbus
History on trial : culture wars and the teaching of the past by Gary B Nash ( Book )
16 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 1,269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What, the authors ask, is the purpose of teaching history to children? Do we revise and reinterpret the past to tell previously ignored stories because they reflect present-day democratic values and speak to the issues of our own time? Or do we believe that the primary role of schools, textbooks, and museums is to preserve traditional versions of the past, to teach the basic facts, and to instill patriotism in our students? How has this country grappled with these questions and developed its standards in contrast to other nations? As head of the National Endowment for the Humanities from 1986 through 1992, Lynne Cheney funded the creation of national standards in various disciplines. History was assigned to an office at the University of California, Los Angeles - designated the National Center for History in the Schools - where Nash and his colleagues began to gather ideas and opinions from all sectors of the educational community. After the standards were written and published in 1994, Cheney attacked them in the Wall Street Journal for being too politically correct, for not adequately recognizing some of the great figures of the past, and for giving too much attention to women and minority groups. Rush Limbaugh, Pat Buchanan, and other conservative voices denounced the standards and their writers in a media war that continued for more than a year and culminated in action by the U.S. Senate. History on Trial tells the story of this rancorous debate, how changes in the standards were made, and how the resulting documents are now being widely used in our schools to further the accessibility and relevance of history
Encyclopedia of American history ( Book )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 1,265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Offering 11 volumes and about 3,500 entries, this comprehensive set follows the congressional-mandated National Standards for United States History -- a project coedited by the editor of this encyclopedia. Each of the first 10 volumes covers a different period in American history with an alphabetical list of entries. A chronology of important events for that period, reprints of important documents, and an index specific to each volume are included. The last volume includes a comprehensive index."--"The Top 20 Reference Titles of the Year," American Libraries, May 2004
Freedom by degrees : emancipation in Pennsylvania and its aftermath by Gary B Nash ( Book )
6 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 1,261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Publisher description: During the revolutionary era, in the midst of the struggle for liberty from Great Britain, Americans up and down the Atlantic seaboard confronted the injustice of holding slaves. Lawmakers debated abolition, masters considered freeing their slaves, and slaves emancipated themselves by running away. But by 1800, of states south of New England, only Pennsylvania had extricated itself from slavery, the triumph, historians have argued, of Quaker moralism and the philosophy of natural rights. With exhaustive research of individual acts of freedom, slave escapes, legislative action, and anti-slavery appeals, Nash and Soderlund penetrate beneath such broad generalizations and find a more complicated process at work. Defiant runaway slaves joined Quaker abolitionists like Anthony Benezet and members of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society to end slavery and slave owners shrewdly calculated how to remove themselves from a morally bankrupt institution without suffering financial loss by freeing slaves as indentured servants, laborers, and cottagers
Race and revolution by Gary B Nash ( Book )
10 editions published between 1986 and 2001 in English and held by 1,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Race and Revolution is a trenchant study of the revolutionary generation's early efforts to right the apparent contradiction of slavery and of their ultimate compromises that not only left the institution intact, but provided it with the protection of a vastly strengthened government after 1788. Race and Revolution describes the free black community's response to this failure of the revolution's promise, its vigorous and articulate pleas for justice, and the community's successes in building its own African-American institutions within the hostile environment of early nineteenth-century Americ
The urban crucible : social change, political consciousness, and the origins of the American Revolution by Gary B Nash ( Book )
10 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Forging freedom : the formation of Philadelphia's Black community, 1720-1840 by Gary B Nash ( Book )
19 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Quakers and politics; Pennsylvania, 1681-1726 by Gary B Nash ( Book )
12 editions published between 1968 and 1994 in English and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Struggle and survival in colonial America by David G Sweet ( Book )
13 editions published between 1981 and 1987 in Spanish and English and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Private side of American history : readings in everyday life by Gary B Nash ( Book )
19 editions published between 1975 and 1987 in English and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The great fear: race in the mind of America by Gary B Nash ( Book )
7 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Landmarks of the American Revolution by Gary B Nash ( )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1775, on the green of Lexington, Massachusetts, 2,200 British minutemen fired upon the local militia -- seventy colonial farmers and village artisans in total. The British suffered staggering losses: half of their troops died. And so began the American Revolution. In Landmarks of the American Revolution, fourteen key sites and numerous secondary locales show with rich detail and fascinating anecdotes where the War of Independence took place. In addition to the Lexington-Concord Battle Site, historian Gary Nash features Independence Hall in Philadelphia where the Declaration of Independence was signed; John Paul Jones House in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where the out-of-work, 28-year-old immigrant who went on to become one of the new nation's naval heroes lived; Peyton Randolph House in Williamsburg, Virginia, a place emblematic of African Americans' role in the war; and many other significant places of the American Revolution. A dynamic journey through history that reveals all sides in the war -- loyalists, patriots, African American, Native American, women, British -- Landmarks of the American Revolution brings to life how a new nation came to be
Friends of liberty : Thomas Jefferson, Tadeusz Kościuszko, and Agrippa Hull : a tale of three patriots, two revolutions, and a tragic betrayal of freedom in the new nation by Gary B Nash ( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Friends of Liberty tells the remarkable story of three men whose lives were braided together by issues of liberty and race that fueled revolutions across two continents. Thomas Jefferson wrote the founding documents of the United States. Thaddeus Kosciuszko was a hero of the American Revolution and later led a spectacular but failed uprising in Poland, his homeland. Agrippa Hull, a freeborn black New Englander, volunteered at eighteen to join the Continental Army.--From publisher description
Class and society in early America by Gary B Nash ( Book )
9 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Revolutionary founders : rebels, radicals, and reformers in the making of the nation ( Book )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this volume consisting of twenty-two original essays, leading historians reveal the radical impulses at the founding of the American Republic. This is a new reading of the American Revolution that gives voice and recognition to a generation of radical thinkers and doers whose revolutionary ideals outstripped those of the founding fathers. It explores the founding fathers' more radical contemporaries, who advocated for true liberty for all at the United States' inception, including the abolition of slavery and equality despite race, class, or gender. While the founding fathers advocated a break from Britain and espoused ideals of republican government , none proposed significant changes to the fabric of colonial society. Yet during this revolutionary period some people did believe that "liberty" meant llibery for all and that equality should be applied to political, economic, and religious spheres. These essays are the stories of individuals and groups who exemplified the radical ideals of the American Revolution more in keeping with values of today. This volume helps us to understand the social conflicts unleashed by the struggle for independence, the Revolution's achievements, and the unfinished agenda it left to future generations to confront
The Liberty Bell by Gary B Nash ( Book )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A serious cultural history rooted in detailed research, Nash's book explores the impetus behind the bell's creation, as well as its evolutions in meaning through successive generations. With attention to Pennsylvania's Quaker roots, he analyzes the biblical passage from Leviticus that provided the bell's inscription and the valiant efforts of Philadelphia's unheralded brass founders who attempted to recast the bell after it cracked upon delivery from London's venerable Whitechapel Foundry. --from publisher description
Race, class, and politics : essays on American colonial and revolutionary society by Gary B Nash ( Book )
5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Nash, Gary Baring 1933-
جاري ب. ناش
Languages
English (283)
Spanish (7)
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