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Ashby, LeRoy

Overview
Works: 13 works in 59 publications in 1 language and 6,853 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Case studies  Archives  Interviews 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E169.1, B
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Most widely held works by LeRoy Ashby
With amusement for all : a history of American popular culture since 1830 by LeRoy Ashby( Book )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With Amusement for All contextualizes what Americans have done for fun since 1830, showing the reciprocal nature of the relationships among social, political, economic, and cultural forces and the ways in which the entertainment world has reflected, changed, or reinforced the values of American society."--Jacket
Endangered children : dependency, neglect, and abuse in American history by LeRoy Ashby( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Endangered Children traces the history of dependent, neglected, and abused children from the colonial era to the present. LeRoy Ashby poses the question "Who speaks for the children?" He finds that the adults who spoke for children throughout American history did so with specific agendas in mind. The welfare of endangered children has become a salient issue during periods of social crisis. Economic anxiety, concerns about the family, and racial and religious tensions have been played out in the debate about dependent, neglected, and abused children. Ashby explores the issues of adoption, foster care, orphanages, family privacy versus state intervention, discrimination, and federal benefits to the poor through careful social and historical analysis and the presentation of compelling case studies
William Jennings Bryan : champion of democracy by LeRoy Ashby( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A balanced and sensitive reappraisal of a colorful, controversial and frequently caricatured personality. Probes Bryan's seemingly erratic swings from radical progressivism to his controversial defense of religious fundamentalism at the Scopes "Monkey" trial
The spearless leader; Senator Borah and the progressive movement in the 1920's by LeRoy Ashby( Book )

10 editions published between 1972 and 1980 in English and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The discontented society; interpretations of twentieth-century American protest by LeRoy Ashby( Book )

7 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saving the waifs : reformers and dependent children, 1890-1917 by LeRoy Ashby( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fighting the odds : the life of Senator Frank Church by LeRoy Ashby( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen years in the making, Fighting the Odds is a milestone in western political biography. Authors LeRoy Ashby and Rod Gramer take readers on a dramatic tour of post-World War II America, as experienced in Frank Church's twenty-four years in the Senate. From 1957 to 1981, Church stood at the center of searing national debates, emerging as one of the twentieth century's most respected and influential senators. Ashby and Gramer illuminate the battle for the 1957 Civil Rights Act, the emergence of the Senate's anti-Vietnam coalition, conflicts over environmental legislation in the 1960s and 1970s, the fight over the Panama Canal treaties, and Church's highly publicized investigations of the CIA, FBI, and multinational corporations. Interspersed is the gripping tale of the 1976 presidential campaign when Church, the "late, late candidate," upset frontrunner Jimmy Carter in several key primaries. Throughout his life, Frank Church fought formidable odds. Almost dying of cancer at age twenty-four, he viewed the rest of his life as borrowed time. In 1956 he won a Senate seat, though he had never before held elective office. At thirty-two he became one of the youngest persons ever to take a seat in the U.S. Senate. He served four terms in the Senate - the only Idaho Democrat to ever serve more than one. Defeated in the Republican landslide election of 1980, Frank Church died of cancer in 1984. Fighting the Odds is "a meticulously researched, comprehensive, eminently fair biography," according to award-winning historian William L. O'Neill. It is destined to become a classic of American political writing
The Idaho connection : the Church Committee and its relevance today( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Panel discussion centering on the legacy Church Committee hearings
Dependent, neglected, and abused children by LeRoy Ashby( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

With amusement for all : a history of American popular culture since 1830 by LeRoy Ashby( Recording )

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

[In this book, the author] describes how history and politics have influenced mainstream entertainment over the years. When Native Americans, blacks, and other nonwhites appeared in nineteenth-century circuses and Wild West shows, it was often to perpetuate demeaning racial stereotypes - crowds jeered Sitting Bull at Cody's shows ... [The book] contextualizes what Americans have done for fun since 1830, showing the reciprocal nature of the relationships among social, political, economic, and cultural forces and the ways in which the entertainment world has reflected, changed, or reinforced the values of American society.-Dust jacket
The disappearing dry : Raymond Robins and the last days of prohibition by LeRoy Ashby( )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

LeRoy Ashby and Rod Gramer collection on Frank Church( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Research files compiled by LeRoy Ashby and Rod Gramer, co-authors of the book Fighting the Odds, the Life of Senator Frank Church (Washington State University Press, 1994); together with tape recorded interviews conducted by Ashby and Gramer with ca. 150 individuals (on ca. 350 tape cassettes), including Frank Church (1924-1984), his wife Bethine Church, family, friends, staffers, and colleagues, about Church's life and Senate career. Research files include photocopies of selected documents from the Church papers at Boise State University, arranged topically, with copies of some family documents dating back to the 1850s. Some of the tape-recorded interviews are transcribed or partially transcribed. The collection also includes an edited typescript of the book and photocopies of cited source documents, arranged by chapter
The society discontented : interpretations of twentieth-century American protest( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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With amusement for all : a history of American popular culture since 1830
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Endangered children : dependency, neglect, and abuse in American historyFighting the odds : the life of Senator Frank ChurchDependent, neglected, and abused children