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White, Richard 1947-

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Most widely held works by Richard White
The Native Americans : an illustrated history by Judith Simpson( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 2,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The archaeological history of the native peoples of the Americas goes back more than 30,000 years. By the time Columbus landed in this "New" World, it was a very old world that already had seen entire civilizations rise and fall through the centuries. These linked continents were by then populated by some 75,000,000 people who spoke 2,000 distinct languages and had developed a rich diversity of separate cultures, all joined in trade by a venerable network that covered the entire northern continent. Here, in a fresh look at the Americas, is a view of this "new" world's magnificent sweep of history through the eyes of its original inhabitants. It is an inspiring story of their amazing adaptability to a challenging land, especially in the past five hundred years when native Americans were forced to cope with the introduction into their environment of the most rapacious predator they had ever faced: white European invaders
"It's your misfortune and none of my own" : a history of the American West by Richard White( Book )

23 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the American West that focuses on its creation rather than the vanishing of the frontier
Railroaded : the transcontinentals and the making of modern America by Richard White( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is a history of the transcontinental railroads and how they transformed America in the decades after the Civil War. The transcontinental railroads of the late nineteenth century were the first corporate behemoths. Their attempts to generate profits from proliferating debt sparked devastating panics in the U.S. economy. Their dependence on public largess drew them into the corridors of power, initiating new forms of corruption. Their operations rearranged space and time, and remade the landscape of the West. As wheel and rail, car and coal, they opened new worlds of work and ways of life. Their discriminatory rates sparked broad opposition and a new antimonopoly politics. With characteristic originality, range, and authority, Richard White shows the transcontinentals to be pivotal actors in the making of modern America. But the triumphal myths of the golden spike, robber barons larger than life, and an innovative capitalism all die here. Instead we have a new vision of the Gilded Age, often darkly funny, that shows history to be rooted in failure as well as success
The middle ground : Indians, empires, and republics in the Great Lakes region, 1650-1815 by Richard White( Book )

55 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and French and held by 1,666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book seeks to step outside the simple stories of Indian/white relations--stories of conquest and assimilation and stories of cultural persistence. It is, instead, about a search for accommodation and common meaning. It tells how Europeans and Indians met, regarding each other as alien, as virtually nonhuman, and how between 1650 and 1815 they constructed a common, mutually comprehensible world in the region around the Great Lakes that the French called the "Pays d'en haut". Here the older worlds of the Algonquins and various Europeans overlapped, and their mixture created new systems of meaning and of exchange. Finally, the book tells of the breakdown of accommodation and common meanings and the recreation of the Indians as alien and exotic. The process of accommodation described in this book takes place in a middle ground, a place in between cultures and peoples, and in between empires and non-state villages. On the middle ground people try to persuade others who are different than themselves by appealing to what they perceive to be the values and practices of those others. From the creative misunderstandings that result, there arise shared meanings and new practices
The Republic for which it stands : the United States during Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896 by Richard White( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During Reconstruction Northerners attempted to remake the United States in their own image. They would make incarnate the new world Republicans imagined at the end of the Civil War. That new world seemed possible because the Republican Party controlled the Union in 1865 as fully as any political party would ever control the country. Reconstruction would produce a nation built around free labor with a homogenous citizenry whose rights would be guaranteed by a newly empowered federal government. Black as well as white citizens would inhabit a largely Protestant country of independent producers. They never realized that dream. The government's attempts to implement this vision confronted significant obstacles. Southern whites successfully resisted, and Indians resisted with far less success. Freedpeople both grasped the opportunities that the Republican vision offered them and attempted to articulate their own version of republican America. The United States became a nation of immigrants, Catholic and Jewish as well as Protestant. New technologies transformed the economy, as Americans significantly shifted into wage workers instead of independent producers. Capitalism produced the very rich and the very poor. The Gilded Age thrived where Reconstruction failed, the template of American modernity. The era was full of paradoxes. Notoriously corrupt, it also formed a seedbed of reform. It spawned racial, religious, and social conflicts as deep as the country had seen to date, but a newly diverse nation emerged. The newest volume in the acclaimed Oxford History of the United States series, The Republic for Which It Stands offers a magisterial account of the Gilded Age's real legacy that lies buried beneath its capitalists of legend and its corrupt politicians."...Provided by publisher
The frontier in American culture : an exhibition at the Newberry Library, August 26, 1994 - January 7, 1995 by Richard White( Book )

25 editions published in 1994 in 3 languages and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays and illustrations explore the image of the frontier, examining Frederick Jackson Turner and Buffalo Bill's accounts of westward expansion and how these stories evolved in the 20th century
The roots of dependency : subsistence, environment, and social change among the Choctaws, Pawnees, and Navajos by Richard White( Book )

20 editions published between 1983 and 2000 in English and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The organic machine by Richard White( Book )

20 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Organic Machine, Richard White, a distinguished historian and leading scholar of the American West, explores the intimate relationship between nature and mankind along the Columbia River. Working on the cutting edge of environmental and social history, White demonstrates how, over the centuries, both native peoples and settlers have continually remade the river, treating it as a machine designed to churn out energy and sustenance. He assesses the impact on the Northwest ecology of enterprises that have marked the river's history, from salmon fishing to the Hanford Energy Works nuclear plant, and eloquently reveals the insights and illusions of those who work with the river
Remembering Ahanagran : storytelling in a family's past by Richard White( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sarah Walsh was born in the land of storytellers in 1919, in Ahanagran, in the west of Ireland. She has made her life out of the stories that she told to her children, stories of her early years in Ireland, her migration to the United States when she was sixteen, her life in Chicago as she struggled to become American, and her marriage during WWII to Harry White, the son of Russian Jewish immigrants, a graduate of Harvard, and an officer in the United States Army. Sara's memories, as recaptured in this unusual book by her son, Richard White, are personal recollections that paint a fascinating tale of one woman and her family in a story that expresses the dignity and excitement of ordinary lives. -- Publisher description
Power and place in the North American West by Richard White( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Western historians continue to seek new ways of understanding the particular mixture of physical territory, human actions, outside influences, and unique expectations that has made the North American West what it is today. This collection of twelve essays tackles the subject of power and place from several angles - Indians and non-Indians, race and gender, environment and economy - to gain insight into major forces at work during two centuries of western history."--Jacket
Remembering Ahanagran : a history of stories by Richard White( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Comanche empire by Pekka Hämäläinen( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in French and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the power wielded by the Comanches in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in the southern Great Plains, the Southwest, and northern Mexico, covering their military ability, political dominance, and commercial and cultural influence as they resisted European colonization until their defeat in 1875
Western history by Richard White( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American West( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features a discussion with Richard White about the significance of the American West in American history. Discusses the popular version of the history of the American West, particularly as interpreted by Buffalo Bill, Frederick Jackson Turner, Western films, and popular art
Land occupation and environmental change in Island County, Washington, 1780-1940; a case study by Richard White( )

3 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The treaty at Medicine Creek; Indian-white relations on upper Puget Sound 1830-1880 by Richard White( )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Indiens d'Amérique by David Hurst Thomas( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synthèse sur les Amérindiens, des origines à nos jours. Prix de souscription : 496 F jusqu'au 14/12/94
The middle ground : Indians, empires, and republics in the Great Lakes region, 1650-1815 by Richard White( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Book review of] The twentieth-century West: historical interpretations, edited by Gerald D. Nash and Richard W. Etulain by Richard White( )

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

 
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The Native Americans : an illustrated history
Alternative Names
Richard White American historian

Richard White Amerikaans historicus

Richard White historiador estadounidense

리처드, 화이트

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French (10)

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"It's your misfortune and none of my own" : a history of the American WestRailroaded : the transcontinentals and the making of modern AmericaThe middle ground : Indians, empires, and republics in the Great Lakes region, 1650-1815The frontier in American culture : an exhibition at the Newberry Library, August 26, 1994 - January 7, 1995The roots of dependency : subsistence, environment, and social change among the Choctaws, Pawnees, and NavajosThe organic machineRemembering Ahanagran : storytelling in a family's pastPower and place in the North American West