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Oberg, Barbara

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Works: 278 works in 619 publications in 2 languages and 10,799 library holdings
Genres: Personal correspondence  Records and correspondence  Manuscripts  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Archives  Sources  Biography 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Illustrator, Adapter, Commentator, Contributor
Classifications: E302, 973.46092
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Most widely held works about Barbara Oberg
 
Most widely held works by Barbara Oberg
Federalists reconsidered by Doron S Ben-Atar( )

8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benjamin Franklin, Jonathan Edwards, and the representation of American culture( )

10 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No colonial figures so completely anticipated the shape of American culture - at once material and spiritual, piously secular and pragmatically sacred - as did Jonathan Edwards and Benjamin Franklin. Commonly labeled "Puritan" and "Yankee" respectively, Edwards and Franklin evoke seemingly opposite ideals. Puritan values, embraced by Edwards and sustained in American "evangelicalism," focus on God, communal faith, and self-denial. Yankee attributes, espoused by Franklin and sustained in American liberal republicanism, coalesce around the trinity of hard work, independent virtue, and utilitarian self-happiness. For two and a half centuries these alternative emphases and orientations have coexisted in uneasy tension both individually and in American society at large. In contrast to traditional comparative studies, which portray Edwards and Franklin as mutually exclusive ideal types, this interdisciplinary collection of essays allows polemical contrasts to disappear and Edwards and Franklin emerge as contrapuntal themes in a larger unity. From these essays, written by distinguished historians and literary critics such as Ruth Bloch, Edwin S. Gaustad, Daniel Walker Howe, J.A. Leo Lemay, and David Levin, emerges a portrait of two men who shared a common concern with mind, character, and virtue that shaped a legacy that would define much of American character for generations to come
The papers of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin( Book )

in English and held by 1,438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The papers of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson( Book )

in English and held by 1,337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Papers of Thomas Jefferson is a projected 60-volume series containing not only the 18,000 letters written by Jefferson but also, in full or in summary, the more than 25,000 letters written to him. Including documents of historical significance as well as private notes not closely examined until their publication in the Papers, this series is an unmatched source of scholarship on the nation's third president"--Publisher's description
The papers of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson( )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume opens on 1 July 1802, when Jefferson is in Washington, and closes on 12 November. It features correspondence on the declaration of war by the sultan of Morocco and on the accusations making public his relationship with Sally Hemings
Women in the American Revolution : gender, politics, and the domestic world by Barbara Oberg( )

3 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Building on a quarter-century of scholarship following the publication of the original "Women in the Age of the American Revolution", the ... essays in this volume convey an updated account the Revolution's meaning to and for women. The contributors examine how women dealt with years of armed conflict and carried on their daily lives. They explore factors such as age, race, educational background, marital status, social class, and region that had a profound impact on women. For patriot women the Revolution created opportunities--to market goods, find a new social status within the community, or gain power in the family. Those who remained loyal to the crown saw their lives diminished--their property confiscated, their businesses fail, or their sense of security shattered. Some essays focus on individuals (Sarah Bache, Phillis Wheatley). Others assess the impact of war on social or commercial interactions between men and women. In occupied Boston, patriot women fell in love with and married British soldiers; in Philadelphia women mobilized support for non-importation; and in several major cities wives took over the family business while their husbands fought. Together, these essays provide an up-to-date overview of women in the Revolutionary era."--Provided by publisher
The papers of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson( )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2018 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The papers of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson( )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume opens on 4 March 1802, the first anniversary of Thomas Jefferson's inauguration as the nation's 3rd president, and closes on 30 June
The papers of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson( )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2018 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under normal circumstances, Thomas Jefferson would have had more than two months to prepare for his presidency. However, since the House of Representatives finally settled a tied electoral vote only on 17 February 1801, he had two weeks. This book, which covers the two-and-a-half-month period from that day through April 30, is the first of some twenty volumes that will document Jefferson's two terms as President of the United States. Here, Jefferson drafts his Inaugural Address, one of the landmark documents of American history. In this famous speech, delivered before a packed audience in the Senate Chamber on March 4, he condemns "political intolerance" and asserts that "we are all republicans: we are all federalists," while invoking a policy of "friendship with all nations, entangling alliances with none." Jefferson appoints his Cabinet members and deals with the time-consuming process of sifting through the countless appeals and supporting letters of recommendation for government jobs as he seeks to reward loyal Republicans and maintain bipartisan harmony at the same time. Among these letters is one from Catharine Church, who remarks that only women, excluded as they are from political favor or government employment, can be free of "ignorant affectation" and address the president honestly. Jefferson also initiates preparations for a long cruise by a squadron of American warships, with an unstated expectation that their destination will probably be the Barbary Coast of the Mediterranean
The papers of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson( )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covering May through July 1801, this volume uncovers the story of the author's first presidential administration. It gathers figures on revenues and expenses and suggests improvements in methods of collecting taxes
The papers of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin( Book )

11 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The papers of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outline of the style followed for editing and publishing The Papers of Thomas Jefferson
The papers of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin( Book )

12 editions published between 1959 and 1999 in English and Esperanto and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume covers the five-month period ending January 20, 1783, when Britain signed preliminary articles of peace with France and Spain, and Britain and the United States declared a cessation of hostilities, effectively ending the American Revolution
The papers of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin( Book )

11 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The papers of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin( Book )

13 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The papers of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin( Book )

10 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The papers of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2018 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As this volume opens, partisan politics in the United States are building to a crescendo with the approach of the presidential election. Working for a Republican victory, Jefferson consults frequently with Madison, Monroe, and others to achieve favorable results in state elections. He corresponds with controversial journalist James T. Callender. Sifting information from published rumors and private letters, he follows events in Europe, including Bonaparte's unexpected rise to power in France, and sees the value of his tobacco crop plummet as U.S. legislation cuts off the French market. Jefferson grows concerned at Federalist promotion of English common law in American jurisprudence and at proceedings in the Senate against William Duane, printer of the Philadelphia Aurora. Drawing heavily on British legislative practice, however, as well as advice from Virginia, he begins in earnest to compile a manual of parliamentary procedures for the Senate. As president of the American Philosophical Society, Jefferson calls for reform of the United States census. He publishes an appendix to Notes on the State of Virginia defending his account of the Mingo Indian Logan's legendary 1774 speech. And Jefferson consults Joseph Priestley and Pierre Samuel Du Pont de Nemours about the curriculum for a projected new university in Virginia. While continuing the reconstruction of Monticello, he mourns the death of the infant girl of his younger daughter, Mary Jefferson Eppes
The papers of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2018 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the thirteen months covered by this volume, Thomas Jefferson spent more than half of his time in Philadelphia serving as vice president under President John Adams and presiding over a Senate that was dominated by his political opponents, the Federalists. Debates in Congress took place against a backdrop of bitter partisan rivalry, characterized most famously by the near-brawl on the floor of the House between Matthew Lyon and Roger Griswold. Congress and the nation waited, in a "state of extraordinary suspense," for dispatches from the American envoys in France. When the accounts of the XYZ Affair became public, the nation prepared for war. Two days after the Alien Friends Act was signed into law Jefferson left for Monticello, stopping at Montpelier to convey the latest news to James Madison. Disheartened and frustrated by the Alien and Sedition Acts, Jefferson penned the famous resolutions adopted in November by the Kentucky legislature. He kept his authorship a secret, however, seeking to avoid any appearance of "rashness" by Republicans. This endeavor reflected his struggle to make sense of the political direction of the nation in times he could neither comprehend nor accept. Jefferson continued to engage in scientific pursuits and fulfill his role as a promoter of American science and learning. He was reelected to the presidency of the American Philosophical Society, to which he presented his paper on the moldboard plow. He corresponded on American Indian languages, astronomy, and the Anglo-Saxon language. He longed for Monticello, and, as Jefferson had learned before, his property fell into neglect when he was away on public business. Renovations to the house slowed, supplies for the nailery were disrupted, and he had to arrange for the sale of his crops through intermediaries. With the prices of wheat low, he was drawn back into financial dependence on tobacco
The papers of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Volume 35, the story of Thomas Jefferson's first presidential administration continues to unfold. He quickly begins to implement his objectives of economy and efficiency in government
The papers of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin( Book )

10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Oberg, Barbara

Oberg, Barbara 1957-

Oberg, Barbara B.

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