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Baker, Jean H.

Overview
Works: 34 works in 142 publications in 1 language and 12,572 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Sources  Conference papers and proceedings  Exhibition catalogs 
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 )

14 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the privileged daughter of a proud family who married President Lincoln and never recovered from his death
Votes for women : the struggle for suffrage revisited( )

20 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2,092 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
Affairs of party : the political culture of Northern Democrats in the mid-nineteenth century by Jean H Baker( )

17 editions published between 1983 and 1998 in English and held by 1,697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sisters : the lives of America's suffragists by Jean H Baker( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,349 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 )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,224 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 )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Almost no president was as well trained and well prepared for the office as James Buchanan. He had served in the Pennsylvania state legislature, the U.S. House, and the U.S. Senate; he was Secretary of State and was even offered a seat on the Supreme Court. And yet, by every measure except his own, James Buchanan was a miserable failure as president, leaving office in disgrace. Virtually all of his intentions were thwarted by his own inability to compromise: he had been unable to resolve issues of slavery, caused his party to split -- thereby ensuring the election of the first Republican president, Abraham Lincoln -- and made the Civil War all but inevitable. Historian Jean H. Baker explains that we have rightly placed Buchanan at the end of the presidential rankings, but his poor presidency should not be an excuse to forget him. To study Buchanan is to consider the implications of weak leadership in a time of national crisis. Elegantly written, Baker's volume offers a balanced look at a crucial moment in our nation's history and explores a man who, when given the opportunity, failed to rise to the challenge. - Publisher
The Stevensons : a biography of an American family by Jean H Baker( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 797 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
Ambivalent Americans : the Know-Nothing Party in Maryland by Jean H Baker( Book )

9 editions published between 1977 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 420 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 360 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 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 125 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 )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frances Willard and the Women's Christian temperance union (critical documentary essay) by Jean H Baker( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 11 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 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lincoln lessons : reflections on America's greatest leader by Jean H Baker( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Lincoln Lessons, seventeen of today's most respected academics, historians, lawyers, and politicians provide candid reflections on the importance of Abraham Lincoln in their intellectual lives. Their essays, gathered by editors Frank J. Williams and William D. Pederson, shed new light on this political icon's remarkable ability to lead and inspire two hundred years after his birth. Collected here are glimpses into Lincoln's unique ability to transform enemies into steadfast allies, his deeply ingrained sense of morality and intuitive understanding of humanity, his civil deification as the first assassinated American president, and his controversial suspension of habeas corpus during the Civil War. The contributors also discuss Lincoln's influence on today's emerging democracies, his lasting impact on African American history, and his often-overlooked international legend-his power to instigate change beyond the boundaries of his native nation. While some contributors provide a scholarly look at Lincoln and some take a more personal approach, all explore his formative influence in their lives. What emerges is the true history of his legacy in the form of first-person testaments from those whom he has touched deeply. Lincoln Lessons brings together some of the best voices of our time in a unique combination of memoir and history. This singular volume of original essays is a tribute to the enduring inspirational powers of an extraordinary man whose courage and leadership continue to change lives today. Contributors Jean H. Baker Mario M. Cuomo Joan L. Flinspach Sara Vaughn Gabbard Doris Kearns Goodwin Harold Holzer Harry V. Jaffa John F. Marszalek James M. McPherson Edna Greene Medford Sandra Day O'Connor Mackubin Thomas Owens William D. Pederson Edward Steers Jr. Craig L. Symonds Thomas Reed Turner Frank J. Williams
The politics of continuity : Maryland political parties from 1858-1870 by Jean H Baker( Book )

4 editions published between 1971 and 1986 in English and held by 4 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 English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
 
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Mary Todd Lincoln : a biography
Alternative Names
Baker, Jean Harvey 1933-

Languages
English (123)

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Votes for women : the struggle for suffrage revisitedAffairs of party : the political culture of Northern Democrats in the mid-nineteenth centurySisters : the lives of America's suffragistsMargaret Sanger : a life of passionJames BuchananThe Stevensons : a biography of an American familyThe Civil War and ReconstructionLincoln and New YorkSisters : the lives of America's suffragists