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Bial, Raymond

Overview
Works: 129 works in 266 publications in 1 language and 40,598 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Pictorial works  Biography  Local history 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Illustrator, Editor
Classifications: E450, 978
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Raymond Bial
 
Most widely held works by Raymond Bial
The underground railroad by Raymond Bial( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 1,463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By ones, twos, and threes, in the years before the Civil War thousands of enslaved people slipped through the night on their way to freedom, riding the Underground Railroad. Hidden and hunted, the escape of southern slaves to the North remains a compelling event in American history. Within the pages of this book are documented, in prose and elegantly articulate photographs, examples of "stations" on the Railroad, along with images of the routes, lives, and hardships of both the "passengers" and "conductors."
Amish home by Raymond Bial( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and photographs depict the way of life of the Amish
One-room school by Raymond Bial( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a brief history of the one-room schools that existed in the United States from the 1700s to the 1950s
A handful of dirt by Raymond Bial( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the nature and importance of soil and the many forms of life it supports
Where Lincoln walked by Raymond Bial( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes a brief biography of President Lincoln, a list of locations where he walked, and photographs of places, buildings, and objects significant in his life
Portrait of a farm family by Raymond Bial( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At five o'clock every morning and five o'clock every evening the fifty-five cows on the Steidinger farm are milked. Milking is one of the dozens of chores, day in and day out, that are part of life for a farm family. But it's not all work; there is the satisfaction of self-sufficiency and a life lived independently for Dennis and Jane Steidinger and their eight children. Telling the Steidingers' story in both words and spirited photographs, Raymond Bial portrays a way of life and the individual lives of the members of this farm family
The strength of these arms : life in the slave quarters by Raymond Bial( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes how slaves were able to preserve some elements of their African heritage despite the often brutal treatment they experienced on Southern plantations
Frontier home by Raymond Bial( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the challenges that American settlers faced when they left the farms and towns in the East in their Conestoga wagons and headed West
Tenement : immigrant life on the Lower East Side by Raymond Bial( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a view of New York City's tenements during the peak years of foreign immigration, discussing living conditions, laws pertaining to tenements, and the occupations of their residents
Ghost towns of the American West by Raymond Bial( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and photographs describe some of the thirty thousand deserted towns in the U.S. The author also examines why people settled in these places and why they left
Rescuing Rover : saving America's dogs by Raymond Bial( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the problem of dog overpopulation in America; discusses the role of puppy mills, pet stores, and independent breeders; and includes a profile of a local animal shelter
The Ojibwe by Raymond Bial( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the history, culture, social structure, beliefs, and customs of the Ojibwa Indians
The Pueblo by Raymond Bial( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the history, culture, beliefs, changing ways, and notable people of the Pueblo
Corn Belt harvest by Raymond Bial( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and photographs describe the United States Corn Belt region and its harvest season
The Navajo by Raymond Bial( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the history, culture, beliefs, changing ways, and notable people of the Navajo
The Seminole by Raymond Bial( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the history, culture, social structure, beliefs, and customs of the Seminole people
The Comanche by Raymond Bial( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the history, culture, social structure, beliefs, and notable people of the Comanchee Indians
The super soybean by Raymond Bial( Book )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A discussion of the history and uses of soybeans, and how they are planted and harvested
Townships by Michael Martone( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It would not seem so important for southern writers to justify writing about the South--that region is defined. Midwestern writers, however, must first define their region, inhabit it, so that writing about it through fiction and poetry will become as natural as it is for writers in other necks of the national world." "Townships seeks to prepare the ground for that work, using the very ground itself as a starting place. Each contributor has written about his or her specific township of childhood or a bordered region that defined a first notion of place in the world. Complementing this diversity in writer and subject are Raymond Bial's striking and evocative photographs, a visual essay that echoes the sensibility of the township with grace and precision."--[book jacket]
The Shaker village by Raymond Bial( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographed at the Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, Kentucky, this volume introduces the traditional Shaker way of life in text and full-color photographs. The text describes the people as they lived, worked, and changed as well as the origins of the sect, their beliefs, activities, clothing, inventiveness, skills, and humanity. The author explains the Shaker ideal of functional simplicity, through descriptions of their mode of life, and devotion to productive work. This book is an introduction to the history and philosophy of the United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing, commonly known as the Shakers
 
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The underground railroad
Alternative Names
Bial, Ray

Bial, Ray 1948-

Languages
English (65)

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Amish homeOne-room schoolA handful of dirtWhere Lincoln walkedPortrait of a farm familyThe strength of these arms : life in the slave quartersFrontier homeTenement : immigrant life on the Lower East Side