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Whitfield, Stephen J. 1942-

Overview
Works: 39 works in 145 publications in 2 languages and 7,704 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Trials, litigation, etc  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: E185.61, 306.0973
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A death in the delta : the story of Emmett Till by Stephen J Whitfield ( Book )
12 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 1,408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In August 1955, the mutilated body of Emmett Till -- a fourteen-year-old black Chicago youth -- was pulled from Mississippi's Tallahatchie River. Abducted, severely beaten, and finally thrown into the river with a weight fastened around his neck with barbed wire, Till, an eighth-grader, was killed for allegedly whistling at a white woman. The nation was horrified by Till's death. When the all-white, all-male jury hastily acquitted the two white defendants, the outcry reached a frenzied pitch -- spurring a fury that would prove critical in the mobilization of black resistance to white racism in the Deep South. In this sensitive inquiry, historian Stephen J. Whitfield probes Till's death; its ideological roots; the potent myths concerning race, sexuality, and violence; and the incident's enduring effects on American national life. As he recreates the trial, its participants, and the social structure of the Delta, Whitfield examines how white rural Mississippians actually tried "two of their own." Though they were acquitted, these same defendants were soon being ostracized by their own neighbors, and within four months of Till's death, Southern blacks were staging the historic Montgomery bus boycott -- the first major battle in the coming war against racial injustice that would lead to the passage of civil rights legislation a decade later
The culture of the cold war by Stephen J Whitfield ( Book )
17 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 1,369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author examines the culture of the United States in the post- World War II era with its air raid drills, spy trials, anti-Communist activity, and TV quiz show scandals
A companion to 20th-century America by Stephen J Whitfield ( Book )
31 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An authoritative survey of the most important topics and themes of 20th-century American history and historiography. Each essay synthesizes the current state of contemporary American scholarship, covering topics such as foreign policy, religion, labour, ethnicity, law, the military and the media
Voices of Jacob, hands of Esau : Jews in American life and thought by Stephen J Whitfield ( Book )
7 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Into the dark : Hannah Arendt and totalitarianism by Stephen J Whitfield ( Book )
8 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scott Nearing: apostle of American radicalism by Stephen J Whitfield ( Book )
5 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In search of American Jewish culture by Stephen J Whitfield ( Book )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author focuses on areas where the specifically Jewish contribution has been little explored. he surveys popular music, musical theatre, and drama, focusing on key figures including Bob Dylan, Arthur Miller and others. the author also
A critical American : the politics of Dwight Macdonald by Stephen J Whitfield ( Book )
6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American space, Jewish time by Stephen J Whitfield ( Book )
6 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le peuple américain : origines, immigration, ethnicité et identité by Philippe Jacquin ( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in French and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Au-delà du mythe du rêve américain du melting pot, quelle réalité recouvre cette expression? Comment a évolué la législation américaine de l'immigration? Qui étaient ces Indiens, premiers Américains? Par quels processus s'accomplit l'acculturation, réussie ou échouée, de ces immigrants venus du monde entier? Ce pays parviendra-t-il à rendre viable pour tous une société multiculturelle?
Culture and democracy in the United States by Horace Meyer Kallen ( Book )
4 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Meditations of a maverick rabbi : selected writings of Albert S. Axelrad : published on the occasion of his 20th anniversary in the rabbinate by Albert S Axelrad ( Book )
3 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Deep space by Stephen J Whitfield ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The paradoxes of American Jewish culture by Stephen J Whitfield ( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jews in American politics by Sandy L Maisel ( )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Both analytical and anecdotal, the essays in Jews in American Politics offer deep insight into serious questions about the dilemmas that Jews in public service face, as well as humorous sidelights and authoritative reference materials never before collected in one source. The story of the rich tradition of Jewish participation in American political life provides an indispensable resource for any serious follower of American politics, especially in election year 2004
"The presence of the past : recent trends in American Jewish history" by Stephen J Whitfield ( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Cinema of Jewish experience ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scott Nearing and the ambiguity of American radicalism by Stephen J Whitfield ( Book )
5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Brandeis University at the beginning by Stephen J Whitfield ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Whitfield, Stephen 1942-
Whitfield, Stephen J.
Whitfield, Stephen J., 1942-
Languages
English (120)
French (4)
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