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Lears, T. J. Jackson 1947-

Overview
Works: 25 works in 132 publications in 4 languages and 7,188 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Conference papers and proceedings  Church history 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, zxx, Other
Classifications: E169.1, 659.10973
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Most widely held works by T. J. Jackson Lears
No place of grace : antimodernism and the transformation of American culture, 1880-1920 by T. J. Jackson Lears( Book )

29 editions published between 1981 and 1996 in English and held by 1,554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"T. J. Jackson Lears draws on a wealth of primary sources--sermons, diaries, letters--as well as novels, poems, and essays to explore the origins of turn-of-the-century American antimodernism. He examines the retreat to the exotic, the pursuit of intense physical or spiritual experiences, and the search for cultural self-sufficiency through the Arts and Crafts movement. Lears argues that their antimodern impulse, more pervasive than historians have supposed, was not "simple escapism," but reveals some enduring and recurring tensions in American culture."--Publisher's description
Fables of abundance : a cultural history of advertising in America by T. J. Jackson Lears( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 1,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American advertisements have become perhaps the most pervasive social icons in the modern world. This book traces their rise against a richly varied backdrop. Its range encompasses literature, religion, and the visual arts, as well as economics, public policy, and the history of medicine. Its cast of characters includes a host of remarkable figures in or around advertising, from P.T. Barnum and Theodore Dreiser to John B. Watson and Joseph Cornell. The book explores the ways that advertising collaborated with other cultural institutions to produce what have become the dominant aspirations, anxieties, and even notions of personal identity in the twentieth-century United States. Moving from the carnivals and market fairs of Renaissance Europe to the traveling peddlers of nineteenth-century America, Jackson Lears shows how early advertisers encouraged a new kind of magical thinking, detached from religious traditions and geared to an emerging market society. While patent medicine advertising's promise of magical self-transformation and exotic sensuality posed challenges to moral standards, advertisers themselves eventually sought to contain the subversive potential of this promise even as they continued to conjure it up
The Culture of consumption : critical essays in American history, 1880-1980( Book )

17 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and Japanese and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rebirth of a nation : the making of modern America, 1877-1920 by T. J. Jackson Lears( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of pivotal events in America between the Civil War and World War I offers insight into the nation's rise to become a twentieth-century power, citing the contributions of influential figures and evaluating the roles played by imperialists, progressive reformers, and innovators
Something for nothing : luck in America by T. J. Jackson Lears( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a thoroughly researched discussion of how luck, chance, and gambling have shaped and defined the national character of America, even while conventional wisdom has dictated that perseverance, industry, discipline, and other aspects of the Protestant work ethic are what make America great
The Power of culture : critical essays in American history( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sargent : the late landscapes by Hilliard T Goldfarb( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American Victorians and virgin nature by Isabella Stewart Gardner Interdisciplinary Symposium( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultures of economy : economics of culture( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mars Hill audio journal. July/August 2003( Recording )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ordeal of modern consciousness : the quest for alternatives to American bourgeois culture, 1880-1920 by T. J. Jackson Lears( )

6 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feng yu de yu yan : Meiguo guang gao wen hua shi by T. J. Jackson Lears( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in Chinese and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu gong fen san bu fen shi er zhang,Tan tao le guang gao zuo wei yi zhong wen hua mo shi,Ru he you fa ren men de chong dong,Zhu zai shi jie de ke wang,Gui fan she hui de xing wei,Er yi duan fen zi you shi zen yang qi er fan kang zhei zhong wen hua zhuan zhi de
The Culture of consumption in America( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kindai eno hangyaku : amerika bunka no hen'yō senhappyaku hachijū senkyūhyaku nijū by T. J. Jackson Lears( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Off limits : Rutgers University and the avant-garde, 1957-1963 by Newark Museum( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playing with money by T. J. Jackson Lears( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"What if history was a gambler" by T. J. Jackson Lears( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The little woman by T. J. Jackson Lears( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rebirth of a nation by T. J. Jackson Lears( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the half-century between the Civil War and World War I, widespread yearning for a new beginning permeated American public life. Dreams of spiritual, moral, and physical rebirth formed the foundation for the modern United States, inspiring its leaders with imperial ambition. Theodore Roosevelt's desire to recapture frontier vigor led him to promote U.S. interests throughout Latin America. Woodrow Wilson's vision of a reborn international order drew him into a war to end war. Andrew Carnegie's embrace of philanthropy coincided with his creation of the world's first billion-dollar corporation, United States Steel. Presidents and entrepreneurs helped usher the nation into the modern era, but sometimes the consequences of their actions failed to match the grandeur of their hopes. Award-winning historian Jackson Lears richly chronicles this momentous period when America reunited and began to form the world power of the twentieth century. Lears vividly captures imperialists, Gilded Age mavericks, and vaudeville entertainers, and illuminates the roles played by a variety of seekers, male and female, from populist farmers to avant-garde artists and writers to progressive reformers. Some were motivated by their own visions of Christianity; all were swept up in longings for revitalization. In these years marked by wrenching social conflict and vigorous political debate, a modern America emerged and came to dominance on a world stage. Illuminating and authoritative, Rebirth of a Nation brilliantly weaves the remarkable story of this crucial epoch into a masterful work of history
The short American century : a postmortem by Jeffry A Frieden( )

2 editions published in 2012 in German and English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Main description: Writing in Life magazine in February 1941, Henry Luce memorably announced the arrival of 0The American Century.0 The phrase caught on, as did the belief that America's moment was at hand. Yet as Andrew J. Bacevich makes clear, that century has now ended, the victim of strategic miscalculation, military misadventures, and economic decline. To take stock of the short American Century and place it in historical perspective, Bacevich has assembled a richly provocative range of perspectives. What did this age of reputed American preeminence signify? What caused its premature demise? What legacy remains in its wake? Distinguished historians Jeffry Frieden, Akira Iriye, David Kennedy, Walter LaFeber, Jackson Lears, Eugene McCarraher, Emily Rosenberg, and Nikhil Pal Singh offer illuminating answers to these questions. Achievement and failure, wisdom and folly, calculation and confusion all make their appearance in essays that touch on topics as varied as internationalism and empire, race and religion, consumerism and globalization. As the United States grapples with protracted wars, daunting economic uncertainty, and pressing questions about exactly what role it should play in a rapidly changing world, understanding where the nation has been and how it got where it is today is critical. What did the forging of the American Century-with its considerable achievements but also its ample disappointments and missed opportunities-ultimately yield? That is the question this important volume answers
 
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Fables of abundance : a cultural history of advertising in America
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Fables of abundance : a cultural history of advertising in AmericaRebirth of a nation : the making of modern America, 1877-1920Something for nothing : luck in AmericaThe Power of culture : critical essays in American historySargent : the late landscapesAmerican Victorians and virgin natureCultures of economy : economics of cultureOff limits : Rutgers University and the avant-garde, 1957-1963