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White, Richard 1947-

Overview
Works: 72 works in 301 publications in 2 languages and 19,355 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Juvenile works  Literature  Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Biographies  Excerpts 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Thesis advisor, Interviewee, Composer, Commentator
Classifications: E77, 970.00497
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Richard White
The frontier in American culture : an exhibition at the Newberry Library, August 26, 1994 - January 7, 1995 by Richard White( )

26 editions published in 1994 in English and French and held by 2,650 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 middle ground : Indians, empires, and republics in the Great Lakes region, 1650-1815 by Richard White( Book )

59 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and French and held by 2,522 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 roots of dependency : subsistence, environment, and social change among the Choctaws, Pawnees, and Navajos by Richard White( )

21 editions published between 1983 and 2000 in English and held by 2,521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard White's study of the collapse into `dependency' of three Native American subsistence economies represents the best kind of interdisciplinary effort. Here ideas and approaches from several fields-mainly anthropology, history, and ecology-are fruitfully combined in one inquiring mind closely focused on a related set of large, salient problems. ... A very sophisticated study, a `best read' in Indian history.-American Historical Review
"It's your misfortune and none of my own" : a history of the American West by Richard White( Book )

25 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the American West that focuses on its creation rather than the vanishing of the frontier
The Native Americans : an illustrated history by Judith Simpson( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 2,154 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
Railroaded : the transcontinentals and the making of modern America by Richard White( Book )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,799 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 Republic for which it stands : the United States during Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896 by Richard White( Book )

14 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and held by 1,531 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 homogeneous 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. Freed people 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
Power and place in the North American West by Kevin Allen Leonard( )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 1,164 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
Land use, environment, and social change : the shaping of Island County, Washington by Richard White( )

17 editions published between 1980 and 1992 in English and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whidbey and Camano, two of the largest of the numerous beautiful islands dotting Puget Sound, together form the major part of Island County. Taking this county as a case study and following its history from Indian times to the present, Richard White explores the complex relationship between human induced environmental change and social change. This new edition of his classic study includes a new preface by the author and a foreword by William Cronon
The organic machine by Richard White( Book )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 733 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 )

7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 353 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
Walt Disney Pictures presents Beauty and the beast : original motion picture soundtrack by Alan Menken( Recording )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remembering Ahanagran : a history of stories by Richard White( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Western history by Richard White( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Railroaded : the transcontinentals and the making of modern America by Richard White( )

6 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
American Heritage Great minds of American history : Roger Mudd interviews Stephen Ambrose, Gordon Wood, David McCullough, Richard White, James McPherson by Roger Mudd( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a series of fascinating interviews, today's best and brightest historians weigh in on the crucial moments in American history. American Heritage Great Minds of American History takes you there, imbuing the past with an immediacy that goes well beyond the scope of formal histories. Roger Mudd's highly knowledgable questions illuminate five truly first-rate minds:World War II and the Post-War EraStephen Ambrose, biographer of Eisenhower and Nixon, bestselling author of Citizen Soldiers and Undaunted Courage, and adviser to Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan offers his expert insight into war and its aftermath.The American RevolutionGordon Wood, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Radicalism of the American Revolution, and renowned expert on the colonial era brings to life the birth of the first modern democracy.America's Forgotten Era: 1865-1914David McCullough acclaimed historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Truman, offers his stunning perspective on the dawn of The American Century.The American WestRichard White, MacArthur Genius Award winner and author of groundbreaking books on the American West, offers his challenging views on the winning and the losing of the West.The Civil WarJames McPherson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Battle Cry Of Freedom, and one of the foremost experts on the Civil War offers his compelling insight into our nation's darkest and bloodiest hour
European register of marine species : a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification by M. J Costello( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A register of marine species in Europe which, when completed, will be linked with a bibliography of identification guides, registers of taxonomic experts and locations of collections of reference specimens, and an information pack on European marine biodiversity
The Comanche empire by Pekka Hämäläinen( Book )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in French and held by 17 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
The frontier in American culture : essays by Richard White( )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Log cabins and wagon trains, cowboys and Indians, Buffalo Bill and General Custer. These and other frontier images pervade our lives, from fiction to films to advertising, where they attach themselves to products from pancake s
American West( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in English and held by 13 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
 
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The frontier in American culture : an exhibition at the Newberry Library, August 26, 1994 - January 7, 1995 The frontier in American culture : essays
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The middle ground : Indians, empires, and republics in the Great Lakes region, 1650-1815The roots of dependency : subsistence, environment, and social change among the Choctaws, Pawnees, and Navajos"It's your misfortune and none of my own" : a history of the American WestThe Native Americans : an illustrated historyRailroaded : the transcontinentals and the making of modern AmericaPower and place in the North American WestLand use, environment, and social change : the shaping of Island County, WashingtonThe organic machine
Alternative Names
Richard White American historian

Richard White Amerikaans historicus

Richard White historiador estadounidense

Richard White historiador estatunidenc

Richard White historien américain

Richard White US-amerikanischer Historiker

Richard White usona historiisto

ريتشارد وايت مؤرخ أمريكي

화이트, 리처드 1947-

Languages
English (236)

French (8)