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Whitfield, Stephen J. 1942-

Overview
Works: 54 works in 200 publications in 3 languages and 7,943 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Trials, litigation, etc  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
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Most widely held works about Stephen J Whitfield
 
Most widely held works by Stephen J Whitfield
The culture of the cold war by Stephen J Whitfield( Book )

23 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,406 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 death in the delta : the story of Emmett Till by Stephen J Whitfield( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 1,378 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
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 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Into the dark : Hannah Arendt and totalitarianism by Stephen J Whitfield( Book )

12 editions published in 1980 in English and German and held by 647 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 611 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 )

7 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critical American : the politics of Dwight Macdonald by Stephen J Whitfield( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American space, Jewish time by Stephen J Whitfield( Book )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book addresses the distinctiveness of Jewish life in the United States, and assesses the contributions that Jews have made to American high and popular culture and to American liberalism and radicalism. While some observers have warned against the seductiveness of so benign and open a social order, Whitfield shows how American Jews have reconciled birthright and citizenship and have adapted successfully to an environment of liberty and opportunity without abandoning the claims of a particular religious and ethnic identity. This volume will appeal to both Jew and Gentile, as well as to scholars and the general reader - indeed, to anyone intrigued by the possibilities of pluralism."--BOOK JACKET
Le peuple américain : origines, immigration, ethnicité et identité by Philippe Jacquin( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in French and held by 161 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 )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his new introduction, Whitfield sets the scene of the early twentieth century to show what inspired Horace Kallen to write this book. He delves deeply into his background, discussing the influences on Kallen's life and work. Whitfield also examines the many changes that have occurred since Culture and Democracy in the United States was first written, and reveals that many of the ideas espoused by Kallen have become reality."--Provided by publisher
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

Staging a dream : untold stories and transatlantic legacies of the March on Washington( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deep space by Stephen J Whitfield( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 46 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 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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

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

The Cinema of Jewish experience( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jews in American politics by Sandy L Maisel( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 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
 
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Voices of Jacob, hands of Esau : Jews in American life and thought
Alternative Names
Whitfield, Stephen 1942-

Whitfield, Stephen J.

Whitfield, Stephen J. 1942-

Whitfield, Stephen Jack, 1942-

ויטפילד, סטיפן ג.

ויטפילד, סטפן ג'ק 1942-

Languages
English (118)

French (7)

German (1)

Covers
A death in the delta : the story of Emmett TillVoices of Jacob, hands of Esau : Jews in American life and thoughtIn search of American Jewish cultureAmerican space, Jewish timeCulture and democracy in the United StatesDeep space