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Oshinsky, David M. 1944-

Overview
Works: 27 works in 125 publications in 3 languages and 10,815 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Textbooks  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: RC181.U5, 614.5490973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David M Oshinsky
Polio : an American story by David M Oshinsky( Book )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[This book] tells the ... story of the polio terror and of the intense effort to find a cure, from the March of Dimes to the discovery of the Salk and Sabin vaccines--and beyond.-Dust jacket
A conspiracy so immense : the world of Joe McCarthy by David M Oshinsky( Book )

28 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and held by 1,983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the internal and external forces that launched Joseph McCarthy on his political career and carried him to national prominence
Worse than slavery : Parchman Farm and the ordeal of Jim Crow justice by David M Oshinsky( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 1,353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noted historian David M. Oshinsky draws on prison records, pardon files, folklore, oral history, and the blues to offer an unforgettable portrait of Parchman and Jim Crow justice - from the horrors of convict leasing in the late nineteenth century to the struggle for black equality in the 1960s, when Parchman was used to break the spirit of civil rights workers who journeyed south on the Freedom Rides. In Mississippi, the criminal justice system often proved that there could be something worse than slavery. The "old" Parchman is gone, a casualty of federal court orders in the 1970s. What it tells us about our past is well worth remembering in a nation deeply divided by race
Bellevue : three centuries of medicine and mayhem at America's most storied hospital by David M Oshinsky( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bellevue Hospital, on New York City's East Side, occupies a colorful and horrifying place in the public imagination: a den of mangled crime victims, vicious psychopaths, assorted derelicts, lunatics, and exotic-disease sufferers. In its two and a half centuries of service, there was hardly an epidemic or social catastrophe--or groundbreaking scientific advance--that did not touch Bellevue. David Oshinsky, whose last book, Polio: An American Story, was awarded a Pulitzer Prize, chronicles the history of America's oldest hospital and in so doing also charts the rise of New York to the nation's preeminent city, the path of American medicine from butchery and quackery to a professional and scientific endeavor, and the growth of a civic institution. From its origins in 1738 as an almshouse and pesthouse, Bellevue today is a revered public hospital bringing first-class care to anyone in need. With its diverse, ailing, and unprotesting patient population, the hospital was a natural laboratory for the nation's first clinical research. It treated tens of thousands of Civil War soldiers, launched the first civilian ambulance corps and the first nursing school for women, pioneered medical photography and psychiatric treatment, and spurred New York City to establish the country's first official Board of Health. As medical technology advanced, "voluntary" hospitals began to seek out patients willing to pay for their care. For charity cases, it was left to Bellevue to fill the void. The latter decades of the twentieth century brought rampant crime, drug addiction, and homelessness to the nation's struggling cities--problems that called a public hospital's very survival into question. It took the AIDS crisis to cement Bellevue's enduring place as New York's ultimate safety net, the iconic hospital of last resort. Lively, page-turning, fascinating, Bellevue is essential American history.--
Capital punishment on trial : Furman v. Georgia and the death penalty in modern America by David M Oshinsky( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"William Furman, an African-American and career criminal, shot and killed a white homeowner during a 1967 burglary in Savannah, Georgia. In short order he was arrested, put on trial, convicted by a nearly all-white jury, and sentenced to death. Furman's attorney, aided by the NAACP, doggedly appealed the verdict all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which voided Furman's sentence in a highly contentious 5-4 vote. That decision overturned Georgia's capital punishment statute, and by implication all other state death penalty laws, for violating the Eighth amendment's prohibition against "cruel and unusual punishment." Furman, thus, effectively halted capital punishment in the United States. But the reprieve was only temporary, for the decision did not rule the death penalty per se to be unconstitutional; rather it struck down the laws that currently governed its application, leaving the states free to devise new ones that the Court might find acceptable. And that is exactly what happened. Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Oshinsky's compact and insightful study of the case showcases his talent for clarifying the complex and often confusing legal issues that surround a subject as controversial as capital punishment."--Back cover
Senator Joseph McCarthy and the American labor movement by David M Oshinsky( Book )

15 editions published between 1971 and 1976 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Polio : [an American story] by David M Oshinsky( )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comprehensive and gripping narrative covers all the challenges, characters, and controversies in America's relentless struggle against polio. Funded by philanthropy and grassroots contributions, Salk's killed-virus vaccine (1954) and Sabin's live-virus vaccine (1961) began to eradicate this dreaded disease
The case of the Nazi professor by David M Oshinsky( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and Spanish and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bellevue by David M Oshinsky( Recording )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Oshinsky chronicles the history of America's oldest hospital and in so doing also charts the rise of New York to the nation's preeminent city, the path of American medicine from butchery and quackery to a professional and scientific endeavor, and the growth of a civic institution. From its origins in 1738 as an almshouse and pesthouse, Bellevue today is a revered public hospital bringing first-class care to anyone in need. With its diverse, ailing, and unprotesting patient population, the hospital was a natural laboratory for the nation's first clinical research. It treated tens of thousands of Civil War soldiers, launched the first civilian ambulance corps and the first nursing school for women, pioneered medical photography and psychiatric treatment, and spurred New York City to establish the country's first official Board of Health
American passages : a history of the American people by Edward L Ayers( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American passages : a history of the United States by Edward L Ayers( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bellevue : a history of america's oldest hospital by David M Oshinsky( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Senator Joseph McCarthy and American labor by David M Oshinsky( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American passages. a history in the United States( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report on the Bergel-Hauptmann case by David M Oshinsky( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Polio : historia pokonania choroby Heinego-Medina by David M Oshinsky( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medical mavericks - the history of self-experimentation( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The second in a four-part series, presented by Michael Mosley, looking at the history of medical self-experimentation. This part features people in medical history who have sought out vaccines. We begin by looking at the latest research into how hook worm infection can suppress the over-active immune systems of people who suffer from allergies. Then Mosley traces the history of self-experimentation in the quest for vaccines including Pasteur's discovery of a rabies vaccine, Wright's work with a vaccine for typhoid and the many attempts to find a polio vaccine. The programme is filled with historical medical information, archive footage, expert accounts and is highly informative for anybody interested in the history of medical self-experimentation or vaccination
Evolution vsi set : evolution vsi + darwin vsi + fossils vsi + human evolution vsi by David M Oshinsky( Book )

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

Wisconsin labor and the campaign of 1952 by David M Oshinsky( )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
David Oshinsky American historian

David Oshinsky Amerikaans schrijver

David Oshinsky historiador estadounidense

David Oshinsky historien américain

David Oshinsky US-amerikanischer Historiker

Oshinsky, David 1944-

Oshinsky, David M.

Oshinsky, Dawid M.

Languages
English (113)

Spanish (1)

Polish (1)

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A conspiracy so immense : the world of Joe McCarthyWorse than slavery : Parchman Farm and the ordeal of Jim Crow justiceCapital punishment on trial : Furman v. Georgia and the death penalty in modern AmericaAmerican passages : a history of the United States