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Goldfield, David R. 1944-

Overview
Works: 63 works in 328 publications in 1 language and 16,072 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Sources  Textbooks  Software  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: E468.9, 973.711
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Most widely held works about David R Goldfield
 
Most widely held works by David R Goldfield
America aflame : how the Civil War created a nation by David R Goldfield( Book )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this history, the author offers a new interpretation of the Civil War era since James M. McPherson's "Battle Cry of Freedom." Where past scholars have limned the war as a triumph of freedom, this author sees it as America's greatest failure: the result of a breakdown caused by the infusion of evangelical religion into the public sphere. As the Second Great Awakening surged through America, political questions became matters of good and evil to be fought to the death. The price of that failure was horrific, but the carnage accomplished what statesmen could not
Black, white, and southern : race relations and southern culture, 1940 to the present by David R Goldfield( Book )

16 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and held by 1,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows how the struggles of black southerners to lift the barriers that had historically separated them from their white counterparts not only brought about the demise of white supremacy but did so without destroying the South's unique culture
Still fighting the Civil War : the American South and southern history by David R Goldfield( Book )

30 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Newcomers to the South often remark that southerners, at least white southerners, are still fighting the Civil War - a strange preoccupation considering that the war formally ended more than 135 years ago and fewer than a third of southerners today can claim an ancestor who actually fought in the conflict. But even if the war is far removed both in time and genealogy, it survives in the hearts of many of the region's residents and often in national newspaper headlines concerning battle flags, racial justice, and religious conflicts. In this sweeping narrative of the South from the Civil War to the present, noted historian David Goldfield contemplates the roots of southern memory and explains how this memory has shaped the modern South both for good and ill."
The City in southern history : the growth of urban civilization in the South( Book )

6 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American journey : a history of the United States by David R Goldfield( Book )

63 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The teaching and learning classroom edition of The American Journey offers an exciting new approach for learning history. Its highly visual presentation, unique and focused pedagogical support, and inquiry-based approach will engage and inspire your students' appreciation of our nation's past. With the T.L.C. Edition you will love the way your students are motivated to read and enjoy history. And, with the most extensive teaching package available, you will be able to maximize your class preparation and teaching time. The American Journey, T.L.C. Edition will help your students make sense of what is important in their study of history, understand the significance of events in shaping American history, and appreciate the profound place history holds in their lives. - Back cover
Cotton fields and skyscrapers : southern city and region, 1607-1980 by David R Goldfield( Book )

12 editions published between 1982 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The South for new southerners( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urban growth in the age of sectionalism : Virginia, 1847-1861 by David R Goldfield( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urban America : from downtown to no town by David R Goldfield( Book )

7 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Region, race, and cities : interpreting the urban South by David R Goldfield( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Region, Race, and Cities presents eleven of Goldfield's best essays - three unseen till now - in one volume, providing an overview of the evolution of southern urban history into a vibrant and legitimate branch of southern history. Goldfield's grasp is extensive. He discusses the economic importance of the South's antebellum towns, the impact of World War II on southern cities, voting rights and black political power, issues of urban policy and quality of life, the survival of southern identity, and much more. Two principles formulated early in his career continue to guide his thinking: first, the importance of southern cities and their similarity to other urban locales in the country, possibly throughout the world; and second, the intimate interactions between the South's cities and the region as a whole." --Book Jacket
The enduring ghetto; sources and readings by David R Goldfield( Book )

5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of American urban history by David R Goldfield( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We are an urban nation and have been so, officially at least, since the early twentieth century. But long before then, our cities played crucial roles in the economic and political development of the nation, as magnets for immigrants from here and abroad, and as centers of culture and innovation. They still do. Yet, the discipline that we call "Urban History" is really a phenomenon of post-World War II scholarship. Now, after a generation of pathbreaking scholarship that has reoriented and enlightened our perception of the American city, the two volumes of the Encyclopedia of American Urban History offer both a summary and an interpretation of the field. With contributions from leading academics in their fields, this authoritative resource offers an interdisciplinary approach by covering topics from economics, geography, anthropology, politics, and sociology. - Publisher
Promised land : the South since 1945 by David R Goldfield( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Major problems in the history of the American South : documents and essays( Book )

21 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[The] collection of essays and documents in these volumes provides a comprehensive view of the culture of the American South as well as its political, social, and economic history. The compelling documents are grouped with important secondary sources, accompanied by chapter introductions, selection headnotes, and suggested readings."--Provided by publisher
Southern histories : public, personal, and sacred by David R Goldfield( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Goldfield looks at an array of issues from the Thomas Jefferson-Sally Hemmings controversy to debates over the Confederate flag to the proliferation of African American history museums and monuments in the region. Finally, he recalls his work as a consultant on U.S. Supreme Court cases involving a majority black voting district in North Carolina, as a coauthor of an environmental and economic impact study of offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, and as a mitigating witness in the sentencing phases of six racially polarizing death penalty cases. His contributions, Goldfield hopes, made history more "real" to people in vocations outside of academia."--Jacket
Urban America : a history by David R Goldfield( Book )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confederate cities : the urban South during the Civil War era by Southern Cities During the Civil War( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When we talk about the Civil War, we often describe it in terms of battles that took place in small towns or in the countryside: Antietam, Gettysburg, Bull Run, and, most tellingly, the Battle of the Wilderness. One reason this picture has persisted is that few urban historians have studied the war, even though cities hosted, enabled, and shaped Southern society as much as they did in the North. Confederate Cities, edited by Andrew L. Slap and Frank Towers, shifts the focus from the agrarian economy that undergirded the South to the cities that served as its political and administrative hubs. The contributors use the lens of the city to examine now-familiar Civil War--era themes, including the scope of the war, secession, gender, emancipation, and war's destruction. This more integrative approach dramatically revises our understanding of slavery's relationship to capitalist economics and cultural modernity. By enabling a more holistic reading of the South, the book speaks to contemporary Civil War scholars and students alike--not least in providing fresh perspectives on a well-studied war"--Provided by publisher
America aflame : [how the Civil War created a nation] by David R Goldfield( Recording )

13 editions published in 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A powerful, vividly narrated history of the Civil War era, presenting a provocative new take on the causes of America's greatest tragedy
Twentieth-century America : a social and political history( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The triumph of politics over society: Virginia, 1851-1861 by David R Goldfield( Book )

7 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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America aflame : how the Civil War created a nation
Alternative Names
David R. Goldfield Amerikaans historicus

David R. Goldfield United States historian

Goldfield, David.

Goldfield, David 1944-

Goldfield, David R.

Languages
English (241)

Covers
Black, white, and southern : race relations and southern culture, 1940 to the presentStill fighting the Civil War : the American South and southern historyThe American journey : a history of the United StatesThe South for new southernersUrban growth in the age of sectionalism : Virginia, 1847-1861Region, race, and cities : interpreting the urban SouthEncyclopedia of American urban historyMajor problems in the history of the American South : documents and essays