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Shi, David E.

Overview
Works: 84 works in 373 publications in 3 languages and 7,599 library holdings
Genres: History  Textbooks  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Biography  Sources  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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 )

130 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,330 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 1,468 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 )

21 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Realism, he observes, was in part an effort to revive masculine virtues in the face of effeminate sentimentality and decorous gentility. By the end of the nineteenth century, realism had displaced idealism as the dominant approach in thought and the arts. During the next two decades, however, a new modernist sensibility challenged the fact-devouring emphasis of realism: "Is it not time," one critic asked, "that we renounce the heresy that it is the function of art to record a fact?" Shi examines why so many Americans answered yes to this question, under influences ranging from psychoanalysis to the First World War. Nuanced, detailed, and comprehensive, Facing Facts provides the definitive account of the realist phenomenon, revealing its essential causes, explaining why it played so great a role in American cultural history, and suggesting why it retains its perennial fascination
Matthew Josephson, bourgeois bohemian by David E Shi( Book )

9 editions published in 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 548 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 528 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 )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 378 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 147 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 )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 42 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 : a narrative history by George Brown Tindall( Book )

20 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 33 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

The essential America by George Brown Tindall( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America : the essential learning edition by David E Shi( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An essential narrative of American history, with a focus on core learning objectives in the text and online
America : the essential learning edition by David E Shi( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An essential narrative of American history, with a focus on core learning objectives in the text and online
Historia de los Estados Unidos by George Brown Tindall( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in Spanish and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the record. a documentary history of America by David E Shi( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in English and held by 11 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

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

 
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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

Languages
English (276)

Spanish (3)

Chinese (1)

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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 historyThe essential America