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Baker, Jean H.

Overview
Works: 28 works in 116 publications in 1 language and 12,273 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Conference papers and proceedings  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: E468, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jean H Baker
Mary Todd Lincoln : a biography by Jean H Baker( Book )

13 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the privileged daughter of a proud family who married President Lincoln and never recovered from his death
Sisters : the lives of America's suffragists by Jean H Baker( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They forever changed America: Lucy Stone, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Frances Willard, Alice Paul. At their revolution's start in the 1840s, a woman's right to speak in public was questioned. By its conclusion in 1920, the victory in woman's suffrage had also encompassed the most fundamental rights of citizenship: the right to control wages, hold property, to contract, to sue, to testify in court. Their struggle was confrontational (women were the first to picket the White House for a political cause) and violent (women were arrested, jailed, and force-fed in prisons). And like every revolutionary before them, their struggle was personal
Margaret Sanger : a life of passion by Jean H Baker( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this lively new biography, an historian argues convincingly that Margaret Sanger deserves the vaunted place in feminist history she once held. Baker's nuanced account of Sanger's life emphasizes the passion of her convictions
James Buchanan by Jean H Baker( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the presidency of James Buchanan, whose administration paved the way for the onslaught of the Civil War, details his failures as a president, including his lack of compromise and his weak leadership in a time of national crisis
Votes for women : the struggle for suffrage revisited( Book )

17 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of new scholarship on the struggle of American women for the suffrage contains eleven essays, each of which illuminates some aspect of the long battle that lasted from the 1850s to the passage of the suffrage amendment in 1920. From the movement's antecedents in the minds of women like Mary Wollstonecraft and Frances Wright, to the historic gathering at Seneca Falls in 1848, to the civil disobedience during World War I orchestrated by the National Woman's Party. Contributors focus on how the suffrage battle was interwoven with constitutional issues at the federal and state level and how the suffrage struggle played out in different regions, especially the West and the South, as well as the activities of opponents to women's voting. Baker's introductory essay sets the stage for revisiting suffrage by making explicit the similarities and differences in interpretations of suffrage and shows how the movement intersected with other events in American history and cannot be studied in isolation from them
The Stevensons : a biography of an American family by Jean H Baker( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this major work of American biography and history, Jean Baker tells the compelling story of four generations of Stevensons, from the earliest Scotch Irish settlers to the present, framed by the life and career of the icon of liberal politics, Adlai E. Stevenson II. In an early appeal for party support, Adlai Stevenson once confessed to "a bad case of hereditary politics." He revealed more than he knew. From the family dinners in the Stevenson home in Bloomington, Illinois, when Grandfather - an inveterate pol - held forth on his life in Democratic politics and young Adlai flipped butterballs at the ceiling, to Adlai's unstable upbringing by an overbearing mother and an absent father, the Stevenson family shaped its favorite son. The political stance for which Stevenson is remembered, a searching, high-minded independence, communicated with striking eloquence, drew on the history his family transmitted to him and the emotions it forged. In Jean Baker's hands, the Stevenson story is an American saga. It is the story of Scotch Irish immigrants scratching out a farm existence first in Pennsylvania, then Virginia, Kentucky, and finally Illinois, where they rose to social and political prominence. In the ways they bore, raised, and educated their children, worshiped in their churches, married in their communities, built their houses, followed the paths of women and men, and moved from country to town to city over four generations, we see the ways of Americans over the life of this country
Affairs of party : the political culture of Northern Democrats in the mid-nineteenth century by Jean H Baker( Book )

16 editions published between 1983 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of continuity; Maryland political parties from 1858 to 1870 by Jean H Baker( Book )

14 editions published between 1971 and 1986 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Civil War and Reconstruction by J. G Randall( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive history of the Civil War and its aftermath
"Not much of me" : Abraham Lincoln as a typical American by Jean H Baker( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lincoln and New York by New-York Historical Society( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lincoln marriage : beyond the battle of quotations by Jean H Baker( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women and the U.S. Constitution, 1776-1920 by Jean H Baker( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parallel lives : Abraham and Mary Lincoln by Jean H Baker( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legal records and the historian : papers presented to the Cambridge Legal History Conference, 7-10 July 1975, and in Lincoln's Inn Old Hall on 3 July 1974 by Cambridge Legal History Conference( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Buchanan by Jean H Baker( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few politicians came to the White House with as stellar a resume as James Buchanan. In a career spanning more than forty years, he served in the Pennsylvania state legislature, the House of Representatives, and the U.S. Senate; he was secretary of state and minister to Great Britain; he was even offered a seat on the Supreme Court. His election in 1856 seemed to hold out some hope for bridging the growing chasm between North and South, for he was a northerner who sympathized with the political claims of his southern compatriots. The hope was that Buchanan would draw on the experience of his long years in public service to reach out to both sides and pull the nation back from the brink. But, as [the author] shows in this portrait of our fifteenth president, Buchanan succeeded only in fanning the flames of disunion, allowing his southern sympathies to blind him to the grim consequences for the nation, making the Civil War all but inevitable. While he had served his nation well in subordinate positions, as a leader Buchanan displayed a pronounced inability to compromise, while offering no creative vision to solve the implacable conflicts tearing the country apart. [In this book, the author] also demonstrated how Buchanan's personality played a critical role in why he failed so abysmally as the nation's leader. The only president never to have married, Buchanan led a circumscribed and lonely emotional life, turning often to his cabinet members and political advisers for social companionship, which in turn meant that he lacked the emotional distance to say no to them when their advice was ill-considered. By the time Buchanan's term ended in 1861, the split in the country had widened into secession and near rebellion, and the president's refusal to take action to preserve the union during his last months in office made a bad situation incalculably worse. It would take the greatness of Abraham Lincoln and four years of civil war to bind the wounds that had festered during Buchanan's presidency. For Americans today, he offers an object lesson in how not to exercise power in times of crisis.-Dust jacket
Sisters : the lives of America's suffragists by Jean H Baker( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They forever changed America: Lucy Stone, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Frances Willard, Alice Paul. At their revolution's start in the 1840s, a woman's right to speak in public was questioned. By its conclusion in 1920, the victory in woman's suffrage had also encompassed the most fundamental rights of citizenship: the right to control wages, hold property, to contract, to sue, to testify in court. Their struggle was confrontational (women were the first to picket the White House for a political cause) and violent (women were arrested, jailed, and force-fed in prisons). And like every revolutionary before them, their struggle was personal. Books have extolled their accomplishments and noted their sacrifices. [In this book, the author] interweaves these women's private lives with their public achievements. [She] presents these revolutionary women in three dimensions, humanized, and marvelously approachable. Stone the martyr and missionary; Stanton the antireligious individualist; Anthony the activist lesbian; Willard the organizational mastermind; Paul the militant feminist. Finally, these formidable founding mothers of American feminism have been introduced as the sisters they were to each other, and as they must be remembered by the feminists who follow in their footsteps.-Dust jacket
First ladies as public figures by National First Ladies' Library first annual symposium( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Historians and authors spoke at the National First Ladies' Library's first annual symposium, "First Ladies and American Women's History." In an afternoon session they focused on first ladies Edith Wilson, Mary Lincoln, and Lou Hoover who used their visibility to address contemporary issues. Following their remarks they answered questions from the audience
David Herbert Donald : Southerner as historian of the nation by Jean H Baker( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

History of First ladies by National First Ladies' Library first annual symposium( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Historians and authors spoke at the National First Ladies' Library's first annual symposium, "First Ladies and American Women's History." The concluding session of the symposium looked at the roles of first ladies serving since Eleanor Roosevelt and how the role of first lady had changed over the course of American history. Mr. Anthony said that those presidential wives tended to be more active in social issues. He noted Betty Ford's fight to pass the Equal Rights Amendment, Pat Nixon's outspokenness about Roe v. Wade, Nancy Reagan's attempts to educate schoolchildren against drug abuse, Barbara Bush's work to reform the health-care system, and Laura Bush's recent effort to help rebuild libraries destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Mr. Anthony also challenged panelists to envision the role of future first ladies. Following their remarks they answered questions from the audience
 
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Margaret Sanger : a life of passion
Alternative Names
Baker, Jean Harvey 1933-

Languages
English (104)

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Sisters : the lives of America's suffragistsMargaret Sanger : a life of passionJames BuchananVotes for women : the struggle for suffrage revisitedThe Stevensons : a biography of an American familyAffairs of party : the political culture of Northern Democrats in the mid-nineteenth centuryThe Civil War and ReconstructionLincoln and New YorkSisters : the lives of America's suffragists