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Martin, James Kirby 1943-

Overview
Works: 41 works in 226 publications in 2 languages and 10,352 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Personal narratives  Bibliography  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by James Kirby Martin
Benedict Arnold, revolutionary hero : an American warrior reconsidered by James Kirby Martin( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 1,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bendict Arnold stands on one of the most vilified figures in American history. Stories of his treason have so come to define him that his name, like that of Judas, is virtually synonymous with treason. Yet Arnold was one of the most heroic and remarkable individuals of his time, indeed in all of American history. A brilliant military leader of un-common bravery, Arnold poured his all into the Revolutionary cause, sacrificing his family life, health, and financial well-being for a conflict that left him physically crippled, sullied by false accusations, and profoundly alienated from the American cause of liberty. Distinguished historian James Kirby Martin's landmark biography, the result of a decade's labor, stands as an invaluable antidote to this historical distortion. Careful not to endow the Revolutionary generation with mythical proportions of virtue, Martin shows how self-serving, venal behavior was just as common in the Revolutionary era as in our own time. Arnold, a deeply committed patriot, suffered acutely because of his lack of political savvy in dealing with those who attacked his honor and reputation. Tracing Arnold's life from his difficult childhood through his grueling winter trek across the howling Maine wilderness, his valiant defense of Lake Champlain, and his crucial role in the Quebec and Saratoga campaigns, Martin has given us a whole new perspective on this dramatic and exceptional figure, set against the tumultuous background of the American Revolution
Drinking in America : a history by Mark Edward Lender( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 1,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Men in rebellion; higher governmental leaders and the coming of the American Revolution by James Kirby Martin( Book )

13 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in English and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A respectable army : the military origins of the Republic, 1763-1789 by James Kirby Martin( Book )

28 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the first edition of this highly successful volume appeared in 1982, the proponents of the "new" military history were just gaining full momentum. Their objective was to reach beyond the traditional focus of military studies-the flow of guns, combat, and tactics that influenced the immediate outcome of battles and martial conflicts, often with little reference to broader historical contexts. Believing that one cannot fully appreciate the Revolution without reckoning with the War for Independence and its effects in helping to shape the new American republic, Martin and Lender move beyond
Forgotten allies : the Oneida Indians and the American Revolution by Joseph T Glatthaar( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tribal, violent, riven with fierce and competing loyalties, the American Revolution as told through the Oneida Indians, the only Iroquois Nation to side with the rebels, shatters the old story of a contest of ideas punctuated by premodern set-piece warfare pitting patriotic colonists against British Redcoats. With new detail and historical sweep, Joseph T. Glatthaar and James Kirby Martin offer a vivid account of the Revolution's forgotten heroes, the allies who risked their land, their culture, and their lives to join in a war that gave birth to a new nation at the expense of their own. Not only capturing for the first time the full sacrifice of the Oneida in securing American independence, Forgotten Allies also provides details and insights into Oneida culture and how it was shaped, changed, and molded throughout many years of contact with the American colonists. Above all else, it depicts the valor and determination of an Indian nation that fought with all the resolve of the rebels only to be erased from America's collective memory. A long-overdue corrective, Forgotten Allies makes certain that the Oneidas' story is finally told
In the course of human events : an interpretive exploration of the American Revolution by James Kirby Martin( Book )

8 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interpreting colonial America : selected readings by James Kirby Martin( Book )

14 editions published between 1973 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drinking in America : a history by Mark Edward Lender( Book )

13 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Human dimensions of nation making : essays on colonial and revolutionary America by James Kirby Martin( Book )

7 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ordinary courage : the Revolutionary War adventures of Joseph Plumb Martin by Joseph Plumb Martin( Book )

22 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This remarkable memoir is one of the most celebrated documents to emerge from the tumult of America's Revolutionary War. The ordinary and yet exceptional experiences of a young soldier in Washington's army are given a new life in this fourth edition, sensitively edited for a modern readership
Citizen soldier : the Revolutionary War journal of Joseph Bloomfield by Joseph Bloomfield( Book )

4 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America and its people by James Kirby Martin( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American Revolution : whose revolution? by James Kirby Martin( Book )

11 editions published between 1977 and 1981 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the degree to which everyday Americans representing specific social groups participated in and benefited from the American Revolution
America and its peoples by James Kirby Martin( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aftermath of the Civil War - America emerges as an economic power - Rise of an urban society and city people - Imperial America 1870-1900 - Struggle for change 1900-1917 - Roosevelt, Taft and Wilson - Involvment in Wirld War I - The Great Crash - Ku Klux Klan - Emergence of modern American culture - Effects of the Great Depression - New Deal - Diplomacy between the wars - War in the Pacific - World War II and America's involvment - Vietnam - Struggle for racial justice - Women's liberation - The Reagan administration - President Bush - Immigrants and immigration - Progressives - T. Roosevelt - J.D. Rockefeller - Hester Street - Nativism or anti-immigration backlash - Unions; The Cold War including Berlin Airlift - Containment policy - Cuba - Eisenhower - Nixon - Reagan - Vietnam - Origins & end of the Cold War
America and its peoples : a mosaic in the making by James Kirby Martin( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theaters of the American Revolution : Northern, Middle, Southern, Western, Naval( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A concise history of America and its people( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America and its people( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benedict Arnold, revolutionary hero by James Kirby Martin( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracing Arnold's life from childhood on, Martin gives a new perspective on this dramatic and exceptional figure, set against the tumultuous background of the American Revolution
Political elites and the outbreak of the American Revolution: a quantitative profile in continuity, turnover, and change, 1774-1777 by James Kirby Martin( )

11 editions published between 1969 and 1975 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study raises the general question of how the coming of the American Revolution affected patterns of office holding, both in terms of general turnover and in terms of the type of men holding offices"--Page v
 
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Benedict Arnold, revolutionary hero : an American warrior reconsidered
Alternative Names
Kirby Martin, James 1943-

Martin, James Kirby

Languages
English (184)

German (1)

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A respectable army : the military origins of the Republic, 1763-1789Forgotten allies : the Oneida Indians and the American RevolutionDrinking in America : a historyOrdinary courage : the Revolutionary War adventures of Joseph Plumb MartinAmerica and its peoplesAmerica and its peoples : a mosaic in the makingBenedict Arnold, revolutionary hero