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Goldfield, David R. 1944-

Overview
Works: 66 works in 342 publications in 1 language and 15,921 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Sources  Textbooks  Software  Study guides  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
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Most widely held works about David R Goldfield
 
Most widely held works by David R Goldfield
Still fighting the Civil War : the American South and southern history by David R Goldfield( )

30 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 2,440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"He discusses how and why white southern men fashioned the myths of the Lost Cause and the Redemption out of the Civil War and Reconstruction. They shaped a religion to canonize the heroes and reify the events of those fated years. History became both fact and faith. The men mobilized these myths to secure their domination over African Americans and white women, as well as over the South's political and economic systems. Goldfield also recounts how blacks and white women eventually crafted a different, more inclusive version of southern history and how that new vision has competed with more traditional perspectives."
Region, race, and cities : interpreting the urban South by David R Goldfield( )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,941 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
Black, white, and southern : race relations and southern culture, 1940 to the present by David R Goldfield( Book )

17 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and held by 1,850 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
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 1,717 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
Encyclopedia of American urban history by David R Goldfield( )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,543 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
The City in southern history : the growth of urban civilization in the South( Book )

6 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

59 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in English and held by 791 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 )

13 editions published between 1982 and 1989 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gifted generation : when government was good by David R Goldfield( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Gifted Generation, a fresh interpretation of post-World War II America, historian David Goldfield examines the generation immediately after the war. He argues that the federal government was instrumental in the great economic, social, and environmental progress of the era. Following the sacrifices of the Greatest Generation, the returning vets and their children took the unprecedented economic growth and federal activism to new heights. This generation was led by presidents who believed in the commonwealth ideal: that federal legislation, by encouraging individual opportunity, would result in the betterment of the entire nation. In the years after the war, these presidents created an outpouring of federal legislation that changed how and where people lived, their access to higher education, and their stewardship of the environment. They also spearheaded historic efforts to level the playing field for minorities, women and immigrants. But this dynamic did not last, and Goldfield shows how the shrinking and redirection of federal policy limited the opportunities of subsequent generations. David Goldfield brings this unprecedented surge in American legislative and cultural history to life as he explores the presidencies of Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Lyndon Baines Johnson and the lives of ordinary Americans. He brilliantly shows how the nation's leaders persevered to create the conditions for the most gifted generation in U.S. history."--Dust jacket flap
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 456 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 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From downtown to no town" succinctly describes the development of the American city from the colonial beginnings to the last quarter of the twentieth century. The phrase implies no value judgment but is merely a statement about space. One of the themes of this book is space--specifically, spatial relationships within and between cities. -- Preface
The enduring ghetto; sources and readings by David R Goldfield( Book )

5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Promised land : the South since 1945 by David R Goldfield( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 307 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 282 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. -- Amazon.com
Major problems in the history of the American South : documents and essays( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second edition of Urban America, like the first edition, is distinguished by its emphasis on the spatial relationships within and between cities. This emphasis a study of the geographical patterns of residential, commercial, political, and cultural development, allows a balanced, flexible examination of the varied aspects of urban life. It permits a comprehensive look at the social, economic, political, and cultural history of the city. At the same time, this edition minimizes its review of spatial theory; many students and instructors told us the theoretical material tended to encumber rather than enlighten. -- Preface
America aflame : [how the Civil War created a nation] by David R Goldfield( Recording )

16 editions published in 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 151 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
The American journey by David R Goldfield( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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America aflame : how the Civil War created a nation
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Region, race, and cities : interpreting the urban SouthBlack, white, and southern : race relations and southern culture, 1940 to the presentAmerica aflame : how the Civil War created a nationEncyclopedia of American urban historyThe American journey : a history of the United StatesThe South for new southernersUrban growth in the age of sectionalism : Virginia, 1847-1861Major problems in the history of the American South : documents and essays
Alternative Names
David R. Goldfield Amerikaans historicus

David R. Goldfield United States historian

Goldfield, David.

Goldfield, David 1944-

Goldfield, David R.

Languages
English (249)