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Whitfield, Stephen J. 1942-

Overview
Works: 39 works in 153 publications in 2 languages and 7,743 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Trials, litigation, etc  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: E185.61, 306.0973
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Most widely held works about Stephen J Whitfield
 
Most widely held works by Stephen J Whitfield
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 1,404 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 1,371 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( )
32 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Companion to 20th-Century America is an authoritative survey of the most important topics and themes of twentieth-century American history and historiography. Written by an expert in the field, each essay assesses the past and current state of American scholarship, covering topics such as foreign policy, religion, labor, ethnicity, law, the military, and the media. Additional essays cover major time periods: from the beginning of the century through the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, up to the closing of the century. An editorial introduction and further reading lists for each chapter round out this clearly written, exciting overview of twentieth-century American history. Students, scholars, and general readers should find this an indispensable work of reference and source of information
Voices of Jacob, hands of Esau : Jews in American life and thought by Stephen J Whitfield( Book )
6 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Into the dark : Hannah Arendt and totalitarianism by Stephen J Whitfield( Book )
10 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In search of American Jewish culture by Stephen J Whitfield( Book )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 637 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
Scott Nearing: apostle of American radicalism by Stephen J Whitfield( Book )
6 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A critical American : the politics of Dwight Macdonald by Stephen J Whitfield( Book )
6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 405 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 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le peuple américain : origines, immigration, ethnicité et identité by Philippe Jacquin( Book )
6 editions published in 2000 in French and held by 144 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 )
5 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 121 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 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Deep space by Stephen J Whitfield( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 52 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 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jews in American politics by Sandy L Maisel( )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 13 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 South in the Shadow of Nazism an article from Southern Cultures 18:3, Fall 2012: The Politics Issue by Stephen J Whitfield( )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
""In the immediate postwar period, as though sensing that the revulsion from Nazism might be carried too far, senators from the South defied the American Creed. They opposed the campaign to sign the Genocide Convention, for example, which the United Nations had adopted in 1948.""This article appears in the Fall 2012 issue of Southern Cultures. The full issue is also available as an ebook. Southern Cultures is published quarterly (spring, summer, fall, winter) by the University of North Carolina Press. The journal is sponsored by the University of North Carolina at
Scott Nearing and the ambiguity of American radicalism by Stephen J Whitfield( )
5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Cinema of Jewish experience ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 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 (125)
French (6)
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