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Packard, Jerrold M.

Overview
Works: 11 works in 82 publications in 1 language and 7,393 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Case studies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E185.61, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jerrold M Packard
American nightmare : the history of Jim Crow by Jerrold M Packard( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acclaimed historian Jerrold Packard brings fresh light to the most horrifying chapter in the nation's history since the end of slavery itself. For most of the century following the Civil War, a quarter of the nation lived under Jim Crow, a system of legalized segregation that governed nearly every element of life bearing on the relations between the races. Its function was simple: to force black submission to the perceived racial superiority of the white majority. Rivaling South Africa's apartheid in the humiliation and degradation of a people, the scars of Jim Crow are still felt on the American psyche. Having written seven wide-ranging works of nonfiction, Packard brings a practiced historian's viewpoint to a phenomenon that surpasses credulity. Though America has consigned Jim Crow to the ignominy it deserves, Packard shows why it is important that this man-made plague never be allowed to leave the nation's collective memory. A groundbreaking new look at the history of segregation, from the Reconstruction to the Civil Rights movement. For a hundred years after the end of the Civil War, a quarter of all Americans lived under a system of legalized segregation called Jim Crow. Together with its rigidly enforced canon of racial "etiquette," these rules governed nearly every aspect of life-and outlined draconian punishments for infractions. The purpose of Jim Crow was to keep African Americans subjugated at a level as close as possible to their former slave status. Exceeding even South Africa's notorious apartheid in the humiliation, degradation, and suffering it brought, Jim Crow left scars on the American psyche that are still felt today. American Nightmare examines and explains Jim Crow from its beginnings to its end: how it came into being, how it was lived, how it was justified, and how, at long last, it was overcome only a few short decades ago. Most importantly, this book reveals how a nation founded on principles of equality and freedom came to enact as law a pervasive system of inequality and virtual slavery. Although America has finally consigned Jim Crow to the historical graveyard, Jerrold Packard shows why it is important that this scourge, and an understanding of how it happened, remain alive in the nation's collective memory
Victoria's daughters by Jerrold M Packard( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Packard closely examines a generation of royal women who were dominated by their mother, married off more for political advantage than for love, and finally passed over entirely with the accession of their brother to the throne
Sons of heaven : a portrait of the Japanese monarchy by Jerrold M Packard( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Farewell in splendor : the passing of Queen Victoria and her age by Jerrold M Packard( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Close-up chronicle of the last days, the death, and the funeral of Queen Victoria
The Queen & her court : a guide to the British monarchy today by Jerrold M Packard( Book )

10 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neither friend nor foe : the European neutrals in World War II by Jerrold M Packard( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Continual, strained negotiations with the Axis and Allies. Neutrality, in practice, often meant accommodating warring neighbors and appeasing the ascendant power. Until Germany lost its edge in 1942, it threatened invasion to exact costly compromises: Switzerland complied with press censorship and granted the Germans access to Italy via their Alpine tunnels; Sweden permitted transport of Nazi troops and war materiel to the Norwegian front. Spain's and Portugal's
Peter's kingdom : inside the papal city by Jerrold M Packard( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Briefly recounts the history of the Vatican, explains its political structure, and discusses Vatican art treasures, the canonization process, and the work of the College of Cardinals
The Lincolns in the White House : four years that shattered a family by Jerrold M Packard( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals how divisions within the Lincoln family mirrored the struggles of the nation, describing First Lady Mary Lincoln's mental collapse in the wake of fierce distrust for her southern heritage and the plights of the sons
American monarchy : a social guide to the presidency by Jerrold M Packard( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victoria's Daughters by Jerrold M Packard( )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Principally researched at the houses and palaces of its five subjects in London, Scotland, Berlin, Darmstadt, and Ottawa--and entertainingly written by an experienced biographer whose last book concerned Victoria's final days--Victoria's Daughters closely examines a generation of royal women who were dominated by their mother, married off as much for political advantage as for love, and finally passed over entirely with the accession of their brother Bertie to the throne
Peter's kingdom : inside the papal city by Jerrold M Packard( Recording )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The reader is taken on a carefully guided tour of the Vatican principality
 
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American nightmare : the history of Jim Crow
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Victoria's daughtersSons of heaven : a portrait of the Japanese monarchyFarewell in splendor : the passing of Queen Victoria and her ageNeither friend nor foe : the European neutrals in World War IIThe Lincolns in the White House : four years that shattered a family