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Bodnar, John E. 1944-

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Works: 86 works in 284 publications in 1 language and 11,859 library holdings
Genres: History  Oral histories  Biographies  Interviews  Bibliographies  Conference papers and proceedings  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, htt, Composer, Director
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Most widely held works about John E Bodnar
 
Most widely held works by John E Bodnar
The transplanted : a history of immigrants in urban America by John E Bodnar( Book )

32 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 2,869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book makes something of a summary statement regarding the more than 40 million people who left their homelands in Asia, North America, Europe and elsewhere after the second decade of the 19th century and moved to American cities and towns
Blue-collar Hollywood : liberalism, democracy, and working people in American film by John E Bodnar( )

27 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 2,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Blue-Collar Hollywood, John Bodnar examines the ways in which popular American films made between the 1930s and the 1980s depicted working-class characters, comparing these cinematic representations with the aspirations of ordinary Americans and the promises made to them by the country's political elites. Based on close and imaginative viewings of dozens of films from every genre - among them Public Enemy, Black Fury, Baby Face, The Grapes of Wrath, It's a Wonderful Life, I Married a Communist, A Streetcar Named Desire, Peyton Place, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Coal Miner's Daughter, and Boyz N the Hood - this book explores such topics as the role of censorship, attitudes toward labor unions and worker militancy, racism, the place of women in the workforce and society, communism and the Hollywood blacklist, and faith in liberal democracy."--Jacket
Remaking America : public memory, commemoration, and patriotism in the twentieth century by John E Bodnar( Book )

26 editions published between 1991 and 2021 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a compelling inquiry into public events ranging from the building of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial through ethnic community fairs to pioneer celebrations, John Bodnar explores the stories, ideas, and symbols behind American commemorations over the last century. Such forms of historical consciousness, he argues, do not necessarily preserve the past but rather address serious political matters in the present
The "Good War" in American memory by John E Bodnar( )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"2003 Outstanding Academic Title, Choice" ""An uncommonly well balanced account of the political biases of American movies ... A fine read for the generalist yet a scholarly achievement."--Choice" ""You cannot but be seduced and even sometimes bedazzled by Bodnar's clear, well-informed and impartial analysis."--Cercles" ""Bodnar provides a useful provocation. He asks us to think imaginatively about the subtle and complex ways movies communicate ideas and attitudes."--Journal of American History" ""Open minded and even handed, he appreciates the nuances and mixed messages of Hollywood cinema."--American Historical Review" "The "Good War" in American Memory dispels the long-held myth that Americans forged an agreement on why they had to fight in World War II. John Bodnar's sociocultural examination of the vast public debate that took place in the United States over the war's meaning reveals that the idea of the "good war" was highly contested." "Bodnar's comprehensive study of the disagreements that marked the American remembrance of World War II in the six decades following its end draws on an array of sources: fiction and nonfiction, movies, theater, and public monuments. He identifies alternative strands of memory--tragic and brutal versus heroic and virtuous--and reconstructs controversies involving veterans, minorities, and memorials. In building this narrative, Bodnar shows how the idealism of President Franklin Roosevelt's Four Freedoms was lost in the public commemoration of World War II, how the war's memory became intertwined in the larger discussion over American national identity, and how it only came to be known as the "good war" many years after its conclusion."--Jacket
Workers' world : kinship, community, and protest in an industrial society, 1900-1940 by John E Bodnar( Book )

17 editions published between 1982 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lives of their own : Blacks, Italians, and Poles in Pittsburgh, 1900-1960 by John E Bodnar( Book )

11 editions published between 1981 and 1985 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Immigration and industrialization : ethnicity in an American mill town, 1870-1940 by John E Bodnar( Book )

10 editions published between 1977 and 1984 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steelton : immigration and industrialization, 1870-1940 by John E Bodnar( )

10 editions published between 1977 and 1990 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study examines the immigrants who flocked to Steelton in the late nineteenth century in search of employment. Comprised primarily of Southern blacks and Eastern European immigrants, these immigrants formed the lower class of this Central Pennsylvania steel town
The ethnic experience in Pennsylvania by John E Bodnar( Book )

7 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bonds of affection : Americans define their patriotism by John Bodnar( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2021 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bonds of Affection looks at the nineteenth century in terms of how leaders of the nation fashioned new forms of patriotic instruction for citizens, how veterans from the North and the South attempted to use patriotic language and symbols to rebuild national unity after the Civil War, and how Americans invented new symbols and transformed labor politics to sustain loyalty in an increasingly diverse society. From the World Wars through Vietnam to the Clinton presidency, this volume assesses a variety of factors influencing patriotism. Exposure to the cultures of foreign enemies caused citizens to reassess ideals of national devotion at home. Wartime celebrations of male warrior heroes provoked both patriotic celebrations of masculine power and opposition to it. Ultimately Bonds of Affection shows that Americans have been able to love their country not only out of a hope for democracy but out of a lust for power and gain as well
Divided by terror : American patriotism after 9/11 by John E Bodnar( )

4 editions published in 2021 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Americans responded to the deadly terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, with an outpouring of patriotism, though all were not united in their expression. A war-based patriotism inspired millions of Americans to wave the flag and support a brutal War on Terror in Afghanistan and Iraq, while many other Americans demanded an empathic patriotism that would bear witness to the death and suffering surrounding the attack. Twenty years later, the war still simmers, and both forms of patriotism continue to shape historical understandings of 9/11's legacy and the political life of the nation. John Bodnar's compelling history shifts the focus on America's War on Terror from the battlefield to the arena of political and cultural conflict, revealing how fierce debates over the war are inseparable from debates about the meaning of patriotism itself"--
Our towns : remembering community in Indiana by John E Bodnar( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Our Towns: Remembering Community in Indiana is based upon a series of interviews conducted for more than twenty years by the Oral History Research Center at Indiana University. The center interviewed residents in six Indiana towns - Paoli, Evansville, Indianapolis, Anderson, South Bend, and Whiting. The book is an illustrated and interpretive history of Indiana in the twentieth century told and remembered by people who lived in the nineteenth state." "Our Towns contains discussions of a wide assortment of issues that have been crucial to the history of the state and its people since 1900: family, community relations, economic change, migration from Kentucky and Tennessee, emigration from Europe, race relations, industrial expansion (especially in the auto industry), rural life, the impact of new cultural forms such as television, changing notions of religion, and much more."--BOOK JACKET
Anthracite people : families, unions, and work, 1900-1940 by John E Bodnar( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethnic history in Pennsylvania : a selected bibliography by John E Bodnar( Book )

7 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This bibliography provides a selective listing of both primary and secondary sources dealing with ethnic groups in Pennsylvania history. Books and articles published between 1835 and 1974 are listed for students at the college and high school levels. Materials for 23 separate ethnic groups are provided. These groups include Asians, Dutch, English, Finns, French, Germans, Greeks, Hungarians, Irish, Italians, Jews, Lithuanians, Mexicans, Negroes, Norwegians, Poles, Puerto Ricans, Scots, Scotch-Irish, Slavic groups other than Poles, Swedes, Swiss, and Welsh. Special emphasis is given to materials on Germans and Negroes, with the section on Negroes being divided up into materials dealing with nonslaves and materials discussing slaves. (De)
Multicultural education : perspectives for the 1980's by John E Bodnar( Book )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collective memory and ethnic groups : the case of Swedes, Mennonites, and Norwegians by John E Bodnar( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steelton's immigrants : social relationships in a Pennsylvania mill town, 1870-1940 by John E Bodnar( )

6 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethnic Historians and the Mainstream : Shaping America's Immigration Story( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do historians "write their biographies" with the subjects they choose to address in their research? In this collection, editors Alan M. Kraut and David A. Gerber compiled eleven original essays by historians whose own ethnic backgrounds shaped the choices they have made about their own research and writing as scholars. These authors, historians of American immigration and ethnicity, revisited family and personal experiences and reflect on how their lives helped shape their later scholarly pursuits, at times inspiring specific questions they asked of the nation's immigrant past. They address issues of diversity, multiculturalism, and assimilation in academia, in the discipline of history, and in society at large. Most have been pioneers not only in their respective fields, but also in representing their ethnic group within American academia. Some of the women in the group were in the vanguard of gender diversity in the discipline of history as well as on the faculties of the institutions where they have taught. The authors in this collection represent a wide array of backgrounds, spanning Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. What they have in common is their passionate engagement with the making of social and personal identities and with finding a voice to explain their personal stories in public terms. Contributors: Theresa Alfaro-Velcamp, John Bodnar, María C. García, David A. Gerber, Violet M. Showers Johnson, Alan M. Kraut, Timothy J. Meagher, Deborah Dash Moore, Dominic A. Pacyga, Barbara M. Posadas, Eileen H. Tamura, Virginia Yans, Judy Yung
Divided by terror : American patriotism after 9/11 by John E Bodnar( )

1 edition published in 2021 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Americans responded to the deadly terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, with an outpouring of patriotism, though all were not united in their expression. A war-based patriotism inspired millions of Americans to wave the flag and support a brutal War on Terror in Afghanistan and Iraq, while many other Americans demanded an empathic patriotism that would bear witness to the death and suffering surrounding the attack. Twenty years later, the war still simmers, and both forms of patriotism continue to shape historical understandings of 9/11's legacy and the political life of the nation. John Bodnar's compelling history shifts the focus on America's War on Terror from the battlefield to the arena of political and cultural conflict, revealing how fierce debates over the war are inseparable from debates about the meaning of patriotism itself. Bodnar probes how honor, brutality, trauma, and suffering have become highly contested in commemorations, congressional correspondence, films, soldier memoirs, and works of art. He concludes that Americans continue to be deeply divided over the War on Terror and how to define the terms of their allegiance-a fissure that has deepened as American politics has become dangerously polarized over the first two decades of this new century
An ethnic bibliography of Pennsylvania history by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Blue-collar Hollywood : liberalism, democracy, and working people in American film
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Blue-collar Hollywood : liberalism, democracy, and working people in American filmRemaking America : public memory, commemoration, and patriotism in the twentieth centuryThe "Good War" in American memoryWorkers' world : kinship, community, and protest in an industrial society, 1900-1940Lives of their own : Blacks, Italians, and Poles in Pittsburgh, 1900-1960Steelton : immigration and industrialization, 1870-1940Bonds of affection : Americans define their patriotismDivided by terror : American patriotism after 9/11Our towns : remembering community in Indiana
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