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Conkin, Paul Keith

Overview
Works: 48 works in 253 publications in 1 language and 20,661 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Church history  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Trials, litigation, etc  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor
Classifications: E806, 973.917
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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 )

50 editions published between 1967 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Product Description: Demonstrating the intellectual excitement that is the practice of history at its best, Paul Conkin's The New Deal is still one of the best known titles in the very popular American History Series, edited by John Hope Franklin and A.S. Eisenstadt. The New Deal, Third Edition is still the best succinct and coherent description of a chaotic period. It is an account of the major domestic policies adopted during the Roosevelt administration. It is also a rich portrait of Roosevelt the man and consummate politician, and the satellite figures around him. This highly interpretive text, with its spirited and often subtle assessments of New Deal personalities and programs, will continue to bring the period to life for new generations of students. Includes extensive photo essay
Big Daddy from the Pedernales : Lyndon Baines Johnson by Paul Keith Conkin( Book )

10 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 1,343 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
American originals : homemade varieties of Christianity by Paul Keith Conkin( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,030 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
New directions in American intellectual history by John Higham( Book )

18 editions published between 1979 and 1991 in English and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 815 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 )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The state of the Earth : environmental challenges on the road to 2100 by Paul Keith Conkin( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 722 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( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 717 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
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 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The uneasy center : reformed Christianity in antebellum America by Paul Keith Conkin( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Paths to Utopia : The Hutterites and the Llano Colony by Paul Keith Conkin( Book )

7 editions published between 1964 and 1983 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When all the gods trembled : Darwinism, Scopes, and American intellectuals by Paul Keith Conkin( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul K. Conkin explores large, indeed cosmic issues in When All the Gods Trembled. Conkin traces the origins of Western beliefs about the gods and about human origins, beliefs shared by the three great Semitic religions. He proceeds with a searching and original analysis of Charles Darwin's Origin of Species, rejecting conventional understandings of Darwin in order to probe the logical credentials of his thesis and its implications for Christian theology. From Darwin he moves to the deep rifts that developed between American orthodox, evangelical, and fundamentalist Christians on the one hand and liberals and modernists on the other. These tensions created the enormous public interest in the Scopes trial of 1925, which provides the subject of a revealing chapter
Tomorrow a new world: the New Deal community program by Paul Keith Conkin( Book )

35 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in English and held by 556 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
TVA, fifty years of grass-roots bureaucracy( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 524 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 479 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 292 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 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heritage and challenge : the history and theory of history by Paul Keith Conkin( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of recent America by Paul Keith Conkin( Book )

6 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peabody College : from a frontier academy to the frontiers of teaching and learning by Paul Keith Conkin( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 132 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
 
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Big Daddy from the Pedernales : Lyndon Baines Johnson
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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Big Daddy from the Pedernales : Lyndon Baines JohnsonAmerican originals : homemade varieties of ChristianityThe Southern AgrariansThe state of the Earth : environmental challenges on the road to 2100A revolution down on the farm : the transformation of American agriculture since 1929When all the gods trembled : Darwinism, Scopes, and American intellectualsTomorrow a new world: the New Deal community programCane Ridge, America's Pentecost