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Pencak, William 1951-2013

Overview
Works: 63 works in 203 publications in 1 language and 12,217 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Encyclopedias  Reference works  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Other
Classifications: F204.W5, 975.3
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Most widely held works by William Pencak
The White House : the first two hundred years( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written by historians and journalists, this collection of essays is an outgrowth of the two-hundredth anniversary symposium sponsored by the White House Historical Association
Pennsylvania : a history of the Commonwealth by Randall M Miller( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jews and gentiles in early America, 1654-1800 by William Pencak( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jews and Gentiles in Early America offers a uniquely detailed picture of Jewish life from the mid-seventeenth century through the opening decades of the new republic. Though the first national census in 1790 counted barely three thousand Jews, the Jewish community was nevertheless far more important in the history of early America than their numbers suggest, author William Pencak reveals in this fascinating chronicle of an often-overlooked facet of American Jewish history. Pencak approaches his topic from the perspective of early American, rather than strictly Jewish, history. Rich in colorful narrative and animated with scenes of early American life, Jews and Gentiles in Early America tells the story of the five communities -- New York, Newport, Charleston, Savannah, and Philadelphia -- where most of colonial America's small Jewish population lived. How did these communities rise and fall? How did they interact with the larger gentile population? Pencak's exploration of popular anti-semitism in the pre-Revolutionary era describes the persistence of prejudices derived from traditional European society, and his abundantly detailed community studies explore the forms these prejudices took in colonial America, some of which continue to this day. - Publisher
War, politics & revolution in provincial Massachusetts by William Pencak( Book )

7 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond Philadelphia : the American Revolution in the Pennsylvania Hinterland( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For God & country : the American Legion, 1919-1941 by William Pencak( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Riot and revelry in early America by William Pencak( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Immigration to New York by Immigration to New York( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays include topics such as politics, religion, and the sociology of major ethnic groups in New York State
Friends and enemies in Penn's Woods : Indians, colonists, and the racial construction of Pennsylvania( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America's Burke : the mind of Thomas Hutchinson by William Pencak( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making and remaking Pennsylvania's Civil War by William Alan Blair( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Robeson : essays on his life and legacy( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Robeson was born April 9, 1898, in Princeton, New Jersey, the son of an escaped slave. He rose to unparalleled heights as an athlete, actor, singer, and activist, and was arguably the most prominent African American from the 1920s through the 1950s. This work is a compilation of 18 essays written by scholars and activists that were presented at a one-day conference held at Long Island University's Brooklyn campus on February 28, 1998, to honor Robeson's life and legacy. The essays discuss his significance as a singer, his political activism, his efforts to achieve solidarity between Afric
Encyclopedia of the veteran in America( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 2-volume set serves as a reference for anyone seeking to understand the struggle of veterans both historically and in the present day. The work begins with a list of entries as well as a categorized guide to related topics (repeated in both volumes), followed by a brief introduction and time line. Part 1, the core of the work, comprises more than 100 A-Z signed entries covering various subjects such as Afghan War veterans, Agent Orange, Daughters of the American Revolution, Hispanic American veterans. Oliver Stone, and Veterans' hospitals. Entries include see also references as well as resources for further reading. Part 2 consists of 39 primary documents ranging from poems to personal accounts. Each document is prefaced with a succinct introduction and is followed by a source note for printed texts and a URL to the online document, where available. Two appendixes - one for monuments, memorials, and museums in each state and another that lists contact information for active veterans organizations in the U.S. including the American Legion, Fleet Reserve Association, and Vietnam Veterans of America, and a categorically arranged bibliography round out the set. Although only a handful of black-and-white photos are scattered throughout the clear, bold text, excellent organization, broad coverage, and even scholarship make this a first-rate work. These volumes serve as a great reference for veterans and those looking for more information on the topic and are recommended for larger public and academic libraries
The films of Derek Jarman by William Pencak( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book provides background information on each of Jarman's fifteen scripts and films. The chapters are "program notes" to his films from a historical perspective. An interpretation of Jarman's intentions, gleaned from the director's writings and writings about him, is also provided. This work reveals Jarman's importance as a keen student of the limits of historical knowledge, and delineates the role of history in inspiring change or preserving inertia in the present struggle against homophobia."--Jacket
New York in the age of the Constitution, 1775-1800 by 1775-1800 New York in the age of the Constitution( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical dictionary of colonial America by William Pencak( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The years between 1450 and 1550 marked the end of one era in world history and the beginning of another. Most importantly, the focus of global commerce and power shifted from the Mediterranean Sea to the Atlantic Ocean, largely because of the discovery of a new continent. The New World was more than a geographic novelty. It opened the way for human endeavors, first fulfilled by the British colonies of North America nearly 100 years after Columbus landed in the Bahamas. This Historical Dictionary of Colonial America covers America's history from its first settlements to the immediate aftermath of the French and Indian War. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, an extensive bibliography, and more than 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on the various colonies--how and by whom they were founded, as well as when and how they declared independence. Religious, political, economic, and family life; important people; warfare; and relations between British, French, Spanish, and Dutch colonies are also among the topics covered."--Page 4 of cover
The law in America, 1607-1861( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pennsylvania's revolution( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A collection of essays on the American Revolution in Pennsylvania. Topics include the politicization of the English- and German-language press and the population they served; the Revolution in remote areas of the state; and new historical perspectives on the American and British armies during the Valley Forge winter"--Provided by publisher
Images in law by Anne Wagner( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deep structures of empire : notes on imperial machines and bodies -- Intervention and the new imagery of world order -- Key words in Chinese law -- Visual semiotics of court dress in England and Wales : failed or successful vector of professional identity? -- The drama of the courtroom -- Digital visual and multimedia software and the reshaping of legal knowledge -- A Las Menimas for the law -- Legal language in action : raising basic awareness about and understanding of competing legal system in the legal classroom -- Discourses of the ideal and the actual in the courtroom : the conflict for jurors in 'making sense' of general instructions -- Jurors' recorded deliberations : an analysis -- "Let me see your hands" : the grammar of physical control in police directives -- Images of the Irish family : a 'slightly' constitutional arrangement -- Images of racial discrimination France -- Law's trouble with images : fetishism and seduction from Athens and Jerusalem to Madison Avenue
New approaches to semiotics and the human sciences : essays in honor of Roberta Kevelson( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The White House : the first two hundred years
Alternative Names
Pencak, Bill 1951-

Pencak, Bill 1951-2013

Pencak, William

Pencak, William A. 1951-2013

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Pennsylvania : a history of the CommonwealthJews and gentiles in early America, 1654-1800Beyond Philadelphia : the American Revolution in the Pennsylvania HinterlandRiot and revelry in early AmericaImmigration to New YorkFriends and enemies in Penn's Woods : Indians, colonists, and the racial construction of PennsylvaniaMaking and remaking Pennsylvania's Civil WarPaul Robeson : essays on his life and legacy