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Shi, David E.

Overview
Works: 83 works in 392 publications in 4 languages and 7,634 library holdings
Genres: History  Textbooks  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Biography  Sources  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor
Classifications: E178.1, 973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David E Shi
America : a narrative history by George Brown Tindall( Book )

139 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Used by over one million students, "America: A Narrative History" is one of the most successful American history textbooks ever published. Maintaining the features that have always distinguished this classic text--lively and accessible narrative style, a keen balance of political with social and cultural history, and exceptional value--the Seventh Edition introduces a completely redesigned, full-color layout complemented by eye-catching maps and enhanced pedagogy. The Seventh Edition also introduces the new theme of environmental history. Carefully integrated throughout, this theme adds illuminating perspectives on how Americans have shaped--and been shaped by--the natural world
The simple life : plain living and high thinking in American culture by David E Shi( Book )

13 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 1,461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Thomas Jefferson to Lewis Mumford, from Henry David Thoreau to the hippies of the 1960s, advocates of the simple life have formed a diverse tradition in America's cultural history. Here, for the first time, David Shi presents an intriguing and comprehensive study of the many different ways in which Americans have pursued the elusive ideal of plain living and high thinking. Beginning with the colonial period and the Puritan and Quaker ethic of hard work, temperate living and spiritual devotion, Shi ends with a discussion of Jimmy Carter's and Ronald Reagan's contrasting views of what constitutes the good life. In between we encounter a compelling cast of characters, including Jonathan Edwards, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Scott and Helen Nearing. In treating the simple life both as a sentimental ideal and as a guide for individual conduct, Shi reveals the intellectual and cultural life of this country and illuminates the persistent desire of select individuals and groups to elevate American life above the material and the mundane
Facing facts : realism in American thought and culture, 1850-1920 by David E Shi( Book )

22 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The public developed an ever-expanding appetite for concrete facts and for art that accurately depicted them. As Shi proceeds through the nineteenth century, he traces the realist impulse in each major area of arts and letters, combining an astute analysis of the movement's essential themes with incisive portraits of its leading practitioners. Here we see Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., shaken to stern realism by the horrors of the Civil War; the influence of Walt Whitman on painter Thomas Eakins and architect Louis Sullivan, a leader of the Chicago school; the local-color verisimilitude of Louisa May Alcott and Sarah Orne Jewett; and the impact of urban squalor on intrepid young writers such as Stephen Crane. In the process of surveying nineteenth-century cultural history, Shi provides fascinating insights into the specific concerns of the realist movement - in particular, the nation's growing obsession with gender roles
Matthew Josephson, bourgeois bohemian by David E Shi( Book )

11 editions published between 1977 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In search of the simple life : American voices, past and present by David E Shi( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since colonial days Americans have greatly admired, variously defined, and occasionally practiced the simple life. In doing so they have provided a significant shaping force in the history of American values. Though quickly displaced by the cult of more and more, the simple life has remained an elevated ideal for a resolute few. For some it has meant a life of pious austerity; for others it has entailed conscientious consumption and aesthetic creation; for a few it has resulted in withdrawal from the larger society. Yet whatever form of simplicity has been adopted, those promoting the ideal have been animated by the same common purpose: to subordinate material desires to 'higher' activities. This richly illustrated anthology presents a fascinating and compelling array of original writings, woven together with Shi's illuminating commentary. -- publisher
Affluenza( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A fascinating look at one of the greatest social maladies of our time: overconsumption and materialism. Hosted by National Public Radio's Scott Simon, the program explores both the comical and sobering aspects of our consumerism and its enormous impact on families, communities and the environment. With the help of historians and archival film, Affluenza reveals the forces that have dramatically transformed us from a nation that prizes thriftiness - with strong beliefs in 'plain living and high thinking' - into the ultimate consumer society"--Container
For the record : a documentary history of America by David E Shi( Book )

28 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For the Record : A Documentary History of America, sixth edition, by David E. Shi and Holly A. Mayer is an American history reader. The reader's contents are made up of primary source documents which include dairies, journals, newspaper articles, speeches, government documents and novels"--Provided by publisher
Simpler living, compassionate life : a Christian perspective by Michael Schut( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On its ten-year anniversary of publication, we are pleased to re-issue this popular title. Editor Michael Schut presents a rare collection of voices {u2014} Henri Nouwen, Cecile Andrews, Richard Foster and others {u2014} as they explore our use of money, the practice of simplicity, listening to our lives, widening our circle of community, and other topics at the core of how we live out our faith in our homes and workplaces. A study guide is included." -- Publisher's description
The essential America by George Brown Tindall( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aim of [this text] is to furnish students with the fundamental elements of American history. [The entire text] identif[ies] and outline[s] the five basic themes: political, economic, social, cultural, and global.-Pref
America : the essential learning edition by David E Shi( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An essential narrative of American history, with a focus on core learning objectives in the text and online
America : a narrative history by George Brown Tindall( Book )

18 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America : a narrative history by George Brown Tindall( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historia de los Estados Unidos by George Brown Tindall( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in Spanish and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Facing Facts by David E Shi( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A true poem, " Walt Whitman proclaimed in 1852, "is the daily newspaper"--And American culture was never the same again. Like a blast of cold air in a stuffy drawing room, Whitman's campaign to give artistic representation to gritty reality shocked the genteel artistic elite of the 1850s; but the brassy poet's efforts helped generate a revolution in American life and thought. Four decades later, Willa Cather could declare that the "public demands realism, and they will have it." In Facing Facts, David Shi provides the most comprehensive history to date of the rise of realism in American culture. He vividly captures the character and sweep of this all-encompassing movement-ranging from Winslow Homer to the rise of the Ash Can school, from Whitman to Henry James to Theodore Dreiser. He begins with a look at the idealist atmosphere of the antebellum years, when otherwordly themes were considered the only fit subject for art (Hawthorne wrote that "the grosser life is a dream, and the spiritual life is a reality").; Whitman's assault on these standards coincided with sweeping changes in American society: the bloody Civil War, the aggressive advance of a modern scientific spirit, the popularity of photography, the expansion of cities, capitalism, and the middle class-all worked to shake the foundations of genteel idealism and sentimental romanticism. Both artists and the public developed an ever-expanding appetite for hard facts, and for art that accurately depicted them. As Shi proceeds through the nineteenth century, he traces the realist revolution in each major area of arts and letters, combining an astute analysis of the movement's essential themes with incisive portraits of its leading practitioners. Here we see Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., shaken to stern realism by the horrors of the Civil War; the influence of Walt Whitman on painter Thomas
America : a narrative history Tindall and Shi : study guide by Charles W Eagles( Book )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America a narrative history by George Brown Tindall( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America : a narrative history, Tindall and Shi, brief seventh edition. Study guide by Charles W Eagles( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America. a narrative history by George Brown Tindall( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La grande storia dell'America by George Brown Tindall( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in Italian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America : a narrative history : study guide by Charles W Eagles( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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America : a narrative history
Alternative Names
Emory, David Shi

Emory Shi, David 1951-

Shi, David Emory.

Shi, David Emory 1951-

シャイ, デイヴィッド・E

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The simple life : plain living and high thinking in American cultureFacing facts : realism in American thought and culture, 1850-1920For the record : a documentary history of AmericaSimpler living, compassionate life : a Christian perspectiveThe essential AmericaAmerica : a narrative historyAmerica : a narrative historyFacing Facts