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Young, Alfred F. 1925-2012

Overview
Works: 36 works in 139 publications in 1 language and 10,284 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Short films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: E208, 973.3
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Most widely held works about Alfred F Young
 
Most widely held works by Alfred F Young
The American Revolution by Alfred F Young( Book )

19 editions published between 1976 and 1993 in English and held by 1,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dissent by Alfred F Young( Book )

25 editions published between 1968 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masquerade : the life and times of Deborah Sampson, Continental soldier by Alfred F Young( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the woman who fought in the American Revolution passing as a man. Serving for seventeen months, she accomplished her deception by becoming an outstanding soldier. Young shows us why and how she carried it off. He reconstructs her early life as an indentured servant; her young adulthood as a weaver, teacher, and religious rebel; and her military career in the light infantry--consisting of dangerous duty that demanded constant vigilance--followed by service as an orderly to a general at West Point. Young also examines her postwar life as a wife and mother on a hardscrabble farm in Massachusetts, her collaboration on the book that made her a celebrity and sent her on a yearlong lecture tour through New England and New York in 1802-03, and her relentless and partially successful quest for veterans' benefits.--From publisher description
The shoemaker and the tea party : memory and the American Revolution by Alfred F Young( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young pieces together this extraordinary tale and adds to it poignant reflections on the historical value of oral testimony and memory, and explores key questions about a time crucial in the shaping of national identity: What did it mean for the Tea Party to be claimed as an American symbol by both Boston Brahmins and the first trade unions? How do the memories of ordinary people pass into history? How should their stories be recognized by keepers of the past? Young's search leads us on an exciting journey and offers a provocative reading of American history
Revolutionary founders : rebels, radicals, and reformers in the making of the nation( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume consisting of twenty-two original essays, leading historians reveal the radical impulses at the founding of the American Republic. This is a new reading of the American Revolution that gives voice and recognition to a generation of radical thinkers and doers whose revolutionary ideals outstripped those of the founding fathers. It explores the founding fathers' more radical contemporaries, who advocated for true liberty for all at the United States' inception, including the abolition of slavery and equality despite race, class, or gender. While the founding fathers advocated a break from Britain and espoused ideals of republican government, none proposed significant changes to the fabric of colonial society. Yet during this revolutionary period some people did believe that "liberty" meant llibery for all and that equality should be applied to political, economic, and religious spheres. These essays are the stories of individuals and groups who exemplified the radical ideals of the American Revolution more in keeping with values of today. This volume helps us to understand the social conflicts unleashed by the struggle for independence, the Revolution's achievements, and the unfinished agenda it left to future generations to confront
The Democratic Republicans of New York; the origins, 1763-1797 by Alfred F Young( Book )

10 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liberty tree : ordinary people and the American Revolution by Alfred F Young( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With the publication of Liberty Tree, acclaimed historian Alfred F. Young presents a selection of his seminal writing as well as two provocative, never-before-published essays. Together, they take the reader on a journey through the American Revolution, exploring the role played by ordinary women and men (called, at the time, people out of doors) in shaping events during and after the Revolution, their impact on the Founding generation of the new American nation, and finally how this populist side of the Revolution has fared in public memory. Drawing on a wide range of sources, which include not only written documents but also material items like powder horns, and public rituals like parades and tarring and featherings, Young places ordinary Americans at the center of the Revolution. For example, in one essay he views the Constitution of 1787 as the result of an intentional accommodation by elites with non-elites, while another piece explores the process of ongoing negotiations would-be rulers conducted with the middling sort; women, enslaved African Americans, and Native Americans. Moreover, questions of history and modern memory are engaged by a compelling examination of icons of the Revolution, such as the pamphleteer Thomas Paine and Boston's Freedom Trail. For over forty years, history lovers, students, and scholars alike have been able to hear the voices and see the actions of ordinary people during the Revolutionary Era, thanks to Young's path-breaking work, which seamlessly blends sophisticated analysis with compelling and accessible prose. From his award-winning work on mechanics, or artisans, in the seaboard cities of the Northeast to the all but forgotten liberty tree, a major popular icon of the Revolution explored in depth for the first time, Young continues to astound readers as he forges new directions in the history of the American Revolution."--Publisher's website
Beyond the American Revolution : explorations in the history of American radicalism( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The debate over the Constitution, 1787-1789 by Alfred F Young( Book )

6 editions published between 1965 and 1967 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We the people : voices and images of the new nation by Alfred F Young( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using such original sources as articles of clothing and tools, the authors present the ordinary men and women who helped to shape the new nation. They expand the time period by including a full generation beyond the Revolution, and they extend their examination geographically into the Old Northwest
Whose American Revolution was it? : historians interpret the founding by Alfred F Young( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meaning of the American Revolution has always been a much contested question, and asking it is particularly important today: the standard, easily digested narrative puts the Founding Fathers at the head of a unified movement, failing to acknowledge the deep divisions in Revolutionary-era society and the many different historical interpretations that have followed. Whose American Revolution Was It? speaks both to the ways diverse groups of Americans who lived through the Revolution might have answered that question and to the different ways historians through the decades have interpreted th
Past imperfect : essays on history, libraries, and the humanities by Lawrence W Towner( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While at the Newberry Library he built and focused its prestigious collections, in his words "an uncommon collection of uncommon collections." He pioneered in the preservation of books and manuscripts, and created major research centers, establishing the library as a community of scholars with a broad outreach to a variety of publics. He established research centers for cartography, Renaissance Studies, the history of the American Indian, and family and community history; the last two reflected his longstanding interest in utilizing underused library resources to develop neglected aspects of history
The Democratic-Republican movement in New York State, 1788-1797 by Alfred F Young( )

2 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whose revolution was it? : historians interpret the founding by Alfred F Young( Book )

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

The meaning of the American Revolution has always been a much contested question, and asking it is particularly important today: the standard, easily digested narrative puts the Founding Fathers at the head of a unified movement, failing to acknowledge the deep divisions in Revolutionary-era society and the many different historical interpretations that have followed. Whose American Revolution Was It? speaks both to the ways diverse groups of Americans who lived through the Revolution might have answered that question and to the different ways historians through the decades have interpreted the Revolution for our own time. As the only volume to offer an accessible and sweeping discussion of the period's historiography and its historians, Whose American Revolution Was It? is an essential reference for anyone studying early American history. The first section, by Alfred F. Young, begins in 1925 with historian J. Franklin Jameson and takes the reader through the successive schools of interpretation up to the 1990s. The second section, by Gregory H. Nobles, focuses primarily on the ways present-day historians have expanded our understanding of the broader social history of the Revolution, bringing onto the stage farmers and artisans, who made up the majority of white men, as well as African Americans, Native Americans, and women of all social classes
Dissest ; expolrations in the history of American radicalism by Alfred F Young( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American heritage series( )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tea party etiquette( Visual )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts the Revolutionary War Period of American history which included the Boston Tea Party
The democratic republicans of New York : [Vol. 1- by Alfred F Young( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Carl Becker : the mechanics and New York City politics, 1774-1801 by Staughton Lynd( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mechanics and the Jeffersonians : New York, 1789-1801 by Alfred F Young( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The American Revolution
Alternative Names
Young, A. F.

Young, Alfred F.

Young, Alfred F. 1925-

Young, Alfred F. (Alfred Fabian), 1925-

Young, Alfred Fabian 1925-

Languages
English (121)

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Masquerade : the life and times of Deborah Sampson, Continental soldierThe shoemaker and the tea party : memory and the American RevolutionRevolutionary founders : rebels, radicals, and reformers in the making of the nationLiberty tree : ordinary people and the American RevolutionBeyond the American Revolution : explorations in the history of American radicalismWhose American Revolution was it? : historians interpret the foundingPast imperfect : essays on history, libraries, and the humanitiesWhose revolution was it? : historians interpret the founding