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Conkin, Paul Keith

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Works: 53 works in 322 publications in 1 language and 22,706 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Church history  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Trials, litigation, etc  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works about Paul Keith Conkin
 
Most widely held works by Paul Keith Conkin
The New Deal by Paul Keith Conkin( Book )

60 editions published between 1967 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paperback ed., 1967, published under title: The New Deal."A note on New Deal historiography": p. 107-112
The state of the Earth : environmental challenges on the road to 2100 by Paul Keith Conkin( )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pace of human progress accelerated profoundly in the twentieth century, spawning revolutionary advances in medicine, agriculture, and industry. Between 1900 and 2000, the world's population quadrupled, and production and consumption of goods increased by a factor of twelve. In The State of the Earth, award-winning historian Paul K. Conkin offers a balanced, nuanced, and ultimately hopeful assessment of the major environmental challenges that must be met after a century of torrid growth and development. Unlike many recent polemics that reduce serious environmental debates to partisan political arguments, The State of the Earth provides a thorough and scientifically informed introduction to current environmental concerns. Conkin demonstrates how the explosion in population, production, and consumption has begun to deplete critical resources such as soil nutrients and fresh water, leading to potentially widespread shortages in the world's poorest regions. Fossil fuel emissions have assured a rapid increase in greenhouse gases and contributed to rising surface and ocean temperatures, a warming that is almost certain to continue throughout the twenty-first century. Conkin explains how the complex interactions between pollution, warming, and resource depletion may threaten the planet's biodiversity and endanger innumerable species. The State of the Earth, however, is much more than a summary statement of potential catastrophes. Conkin details the long history of global conservation and environmental protection movements and places their efforts in accessible historical, theoretical, and scientific contexts. He anchors his analysis with the awareness that environmental concerns are simultaneously hotly debated political issues, variables in economic decision making, and matters of extraordinary social and cultural significance. Conkin's mission is neither to proclaim certain doom nor to suggest blithely that technological innovation and other free-market solutions will soon repair the damage already done. Rather, The State of the Earth explains the realities and consequences of ecological disruption, unsustainable growth, and environmental degradation. Conkin provides a sober and comprehensive introduction to the science and history of the environmental challenges facing humans in the new century, highlighting the need to act now on a global scale to reverse these troubling trends
A revolution down on the farm : the transformation of American agriculture since 1929 by Paul Keith Conkin( )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book assesses the skills, new technologies, and government policies that transformed farming in America and suggests how new legislation could affect it in the coming decades
American originals : homemade varieties of Christianity by Paul Keith Conkin( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a work of striking breadth and clarity, Paul Conkin offers an even-handed and in-depth look at the major American-made forms of Christianity-a diverse group of religious traditions, each of which reflects a significant break from western Christian orthodoxy. Identifying six distinctive types, Conkin examines the major denominations representative of each original variety of American Christianity: restoration (Churches of Christ, Disciples of Christ); humanistic (Unitarians, Universalists); apocalyptic (Adventists, Jehovah's Witnesses); Mormon (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); spiritual (Christian Science, Unity); and ecstatic (Holiness and Pentecostal denominations). Focusing on the early years and maturation of these groups, he discusses their founders and leaders, origins and Old World roots, and essential doctrines and practices. Conkin closes each chapter with a guide to further reading. The first comprehensive survey of these American originals, this book will serve as a valuable resource on a number of religious traditions whose members not only comprise a significant percentage of the American population but also make up an increasing proportion of Christian converts worldwide
The uneasy center : reformed Christianity in antebellum America by Paul Keith Conkin( )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Uneasy Center, distinguished intellectual historian Paul Conkin offers the first comprehensive examination of mainline Protestantism in America, from its emergence in the colonial era to its rise to predominance in the early nineteenth century and the beginnings of its gradual decline in the years preceding the Civil War. He clarifies theological traditions and doctrinal arguments and includes substantive discussions of institutional development and of the order and content of worship."--BOOK JACKET. "Conkin defines Reformed Christianity broadly, to encompass all denominations originating in the work of reformers other than Luther, including Calvin, Zwingli, Cranmer, and Knox. During the colonial period and the first century after independence, these Reformed denominations - most notably Presbyterians, Episcopalians, Congregationalists, Methodists, and Calvinist Baptists - made up by far the largest and most influential segment of Christianity in America."--BOOK JACKET. "Conkin portrays growing unease and conflict within this center of American Protestantism before the Civil War. Scholarly and scientific challenges to evangelical Christianity constituted a threat from without, while disagreements over strictly religious issues or sectional differences related to the issue of slavery weakened the mainstream from within. Doctrine, especially regarding salvation, was the most important basis of denominational identity, Conkin argues, and was therefore a central element in conflict and competition between Reformed denominations. Institutional practices also exacerbated differences, and Conkin examines how various churches governed themselves and how they selected, trained, and ordained clergy."--BOOK JACKET
Puritans and pragmatists; eight eminent American thinkers by Paul Keith Conkin( Book )

30 editions published between 1968 and 2005 in English and held by 1,446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight brilliant and original American thinkers - Edwards, Franklin, John Adams, Emerson, Peirce, William James, Dewey, and Santayana- are the subject of this widely admired book by one of American's foremost writers of intellectual history. As the brief, alliterative title suggests, the authors finds some degree of continuity, some elements of underlying unity, in the varied and always idiosyncratic thoughts of these men. Instead of superficial similarities, he has emphasized a common moral tenor and, derivative of this, an instrumental conception of knowledge and a broad, ethical conception of art
Peabody College : from a frontier academy to the frontiers of teaching and learning by Paul Keith Conkin( )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today George Peabody College is a part of Vanderbilt University, as it has been since its merger in 1979. Its prior history was rich and complex. In this book, the author tells the story of Peabody's many lives, of its successes and failures, and of its many colorful leaders and professors
Big Daddy from the Pedernales : Lyndon Baines Johnson by Paul Keith Conkin( Book )

11 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 1,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces Johnson's life as one of our most controversial leaders. Surveys the influence of LBJ's southern background on his political climb, his work with the New Deal, the Great Society legislation, and his tenure in the White House. He is depicted as a paternalistic wheeler-dealer politician and ingenious strategist who had a driving need to gain approval and popularity
When all the gods trembled : Darwinism, Scopes, and American intellectuals by Paul Keith Conkin( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The final two chapters focus on the intellectual debates during and immediately after the famous trial. One involves a dialogue among the most representative and vocal Christian intellectuals in the 1920s - the orthodox E. Gresham Machen, the liberal Harry Emerson Fosdick, and the modernist Shailer Matthews. The last chapter includes brief vignettes of a diverse group of intellectuals who rejected any version of theism, including John Dewey, George Santayana, Harry Elmer Barnes, John Crowe Ransom, Walter Lippmann, and Joseph Wood Krutch
New directions in American intellectual history by John Higham( Book )

21 editions published between 1979 and 1991 in English and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tomorrow a new world: the New Deal community program by Paul Keith Conkin( Book )

39 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in English and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author: Conkin, Paul Keith Subject: United States. Farm Security Administration; Rural development -- United States; Social change Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y., Published for the American Historical Association [by] Cornell University Press Pages: 386 Possible copyright status: NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT Language: English Call number: 8864 Digitizing sponsor: MSN Book contributor: Prelinger Library Collection: prelinger_library; additional_collections; americana Full catalog record: MARCXML This book has aneditable web page on Open Library
Self-evident truths; being a discourse on the origins & development of the first principles of American government--popular sovereignty, natural rights, and balance & separation of powers by Paul Keith Conkin( Book )

10 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Being a discourse on the origins and development of the first principles of American government."--T.p
The Southern Agrarians by Paul Keith Conkin( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prophets of prosperity : America's first political economists by Paul Keith Conkin( Book )

8 editions published between 1980 and 1997 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two paths to utopia : the Hutterites and the Llano Colony by Paul Keith Conkin( )

7 editions published between 1964 and 1983 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The heritage and challenge of history by Paul Keith Conkin( Book )

14 editions published between 1971 and 1975 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

TVA, fifty years of grass-roots bureaucracy by Erwin C Hargrove( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cane Ridge, America's Pentecost by Paul Keith Conkin( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A requiem for the American village by Paul Keith Conkin( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this volume, Paul Conkin offers his commentary on almost every aspect of the American past. A common theme shared by all the essays is the ambiguous results of our nation's transition from relatively homogeneous communities, villages, and regions to a cosmopolitan culture with a centralized, regulatory welfare state and an increasingly mobile and pluralistic population." "Conkin charts the strains and tensions that have marked this incredible transition, and reflects on the historians' craft and the influence of his own past on the subject he studies."--Jacket
Gone with the ivy : a biography of Vanderbilt University by Paul Keith Conkin( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Big Daddy from the Pedernales : Lyndon Baines Johnson
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The state of the Earth : environmental challenges on the road to 2100A revolution down on the farm : the transformation of American agriculture since 1929American originals : homemade varieties of ChristianityPuritans and pragmatists; eight eminent American thinkersPeabody College : from a frontier academy to the frontiers of teaching and learningBig Daddy from the Pedernales : Lyndon Baines JohnsonWhen all the gods trembled : Darwinism, Scopes, and American intellectualsTomorrow a new world: the New Deal community program
Alternative Names
Conkin, Paul 1929-

Conkin, Paul K.

Conkin, Paul K. 1929-

Conkin, Paul K. (Paul Keith)

Conkin, Paul K. (Paul Keith), 1929-

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