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Cooper, William J. Jr (William James) 1940-

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Works: 25 works in 217 publications in 1 language and 15,021 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Textbooks  Sources  Archives 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other
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Most widely held works by William J Cooper
Jefferson Davis, American by William J Cooper( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"West Point graduate, secretary of war under President Pierce, U.S. senator from Mississippi - how was it that this statesman and patriot came to be president of the Confederacy, leading the struggle to destroy the United States? This is the question at the center of William Cooper's biography of Jefferson Davis. Basing his account on the massive archival record left by Davis and his family and associates, Cooper delves not only into the events of Davis's public and personal life but also into the ideas that shaped and compelled him."--Jacket
The American South : a history by William J Cooper( Book )

52 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive history of the American South
Liberty and slavery : southern politics to 1860 by William J Cooper( Book )

17 editions published between 1983 and 2000 in English and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The South and the politics of slavery, 1828-1856 by William J Cooper( Book )

16 editions published between 1978 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of slavery consumed the political world of the antebellum South. Although local economic, ethnic, and religious issues tended to dominate northern antebellum politics, The South and the Politics of Slavery convincingly argues that national and slavery-related issues were the overriding concerns of southern politics during these years. Accordingly, southern voters saw their parties, both Democratic and Whig, as the advocates and guardians of southern rights in the nation. William Cooper traces and analyzes the history of southern politics from the formation of the Democratic party
The conservative regime: South Carolina, 1877-1890 by William J Cooper( Book )

17 editions published between 1868 and 2005 in English and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We have the war upon us : the onset of the Civil War, November 1860-April 1861 by William J Cooper( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a revisionist account of the period between Lincoln's election and the firing on Fort Sumter, evaluating the contributions of key figures and the circumstances that contributed to the Civil War's inevitability
Writing the Civil War : the quest to understand( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No event has transformed the United States more fundamentally - or been studied more exhaustively - than the Civil War. In Writing the Civil War, fourteen distinguished historians present a wide-ranging discussion of the vast effort to chronicle the conflict - an undertaking that began with the remembrances of Civil War veterans and has become an increasingly prolific field of scholarship. Covering a variety of topics - from battlefield operations to the impact of race and gender - this volume is an informative guide through the labyrinth of Civil War literature. The contributors provide authoritative and interpretive evaluations of the study and explication of the struggle that has been called the American Iliad."--Jacket
Jefferson Davis and the Civil War era by William J Cooper( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cooper narrows his focus considerably in Jefferson Davis and the Civil War Era, training his expert eye specifically on Davis's participation in and influence on events central to the American Civil War. Nine self-contained essays address how Davis reacted to and dealt with a variety of issues that were key to the coming of the war, the war itself, or in memorializing the war, sharply illuminating Davis's role during those turbulent years
A Master's due : essays in honor of David Herbert Donald( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jefferson Davis : the essential writings by Jefferson Davis( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume, the first of its kind, is a selected collection of Davis's writings culled in large part from the authoritative Papers of Jefferson Davis, a multivolume edition of his letters and speeches published by the Louisiana State University Press, and includes thirteen documents from manuscript collections and one privately held document that have never before appeared in a modern scholarly edition. From letters as a college student to his sister, to major speeches on the Constitution, slavery, and sectional issues, to his farewell to the U.S. Senate, to his inaugural address as Confederate president, to letters from prison to his wife, these selected pieces present the many faces of the enigmatic Jefferson Davis."--Jacket
The lost founding father : John Quincy Adams and the transformation of American politics by William J Cooper( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles the sixth American president, sharing insight into his exposure to the ideas that influenced the Founding Fathers, discussing his European travels, and highlighting his views on slavery
In the cause of liberty : how the Civil War redefined American ideals by William J Cooper( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten scholars discuss the societal impact of the Civil War conflict in terms of three Americas-- antebellum, wartime, and postbellum war nations-- and recognize the critical role in this transformative era of three groups of Americans-- white northerners, white southerners, and African Americans in the North and South)-- during this decisive period in American history. Contributors address crucial ongoing controversies at the epicenter of the cultural, political, and intellectual history
Social relations in our Southern States by Daniel R Hundley( Book )

7 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We have the war upon us : the onset of the Civil War, November 1860-April 1861 by William J Cooper( Recording )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cooper takes a fresh look at the months between Lincoln's election and the attack on Fort Sumter that sparked the war. For years, compromise had kept the North and South from conflict--but in these crucial months, the actions of major players on both sides pushed the country to the brink of destruction
The lost Founding Father : John Quincy Adams and the transformation of American politics by William J Cooper( Recording )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why has John Quincy Adams been largely written out of American history when he is, in fact, our lost Founding Father? Overshadowed by both his brilliant father and the brash and bold Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams has long been dismissed as hyper-intellectual. Viciously assailed by Jackson and his populist mobs for being both slippery and effete, Adams nevertheless recovered from the malodorous 1828 presidential election to lead the nation as a lonely Massachusetts congressman in the fight against slavery. Now, award-winning historian William J. Cooper insightfully demonstrates that Adams should be considered our lost Founding Father, his moral and political vision the final link to the great visionaries who created our nation. With his heroic arguments in the Amistad trial forever memorialized, a fearless Adams stood strong against the Jacksonian tide, the Gag Rule, and the expansion of slavery that would send the nation hurtling into war. This game-changing biography reveals Adams to be one of the most battered but courageous and inspirational politicians in American history
LAST FOUNDING FATHER : john quincy adams and the transformation of american politics by William J Cooper( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles the sixth American president, sharing insight into his exposure to the ideas that influenced the Founding Fathers, discussing his European travels, and highlighting his views on slavery
The American South : a history by William J Cooper( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The American South A History, Fourth Edition, William J. Cooper, Jr., and Thomas E. Terrill demonstrate their belief that it is impossible to divorce the history of the south from the history of the United States. Each volume includes a substantial bio
The papers of Jefferson Davis by Jefferson Davis( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Being powerless to direct the current, I can only wait to see whither it runs, "" wrote Jefferson Davis to his wife, Varina, on October 11, 1865, five months after the victorious United States Army took him prisoner. Indeed, in the tumultuous years immediately after the Civil War, Davis found himself more acted upon than active, a dramatic change from his previous twenty years of public service to the United States as a major political figure and then to the Confederacy as its president and commander in chief. Volume 12 of The Papers of Jefferson Davis follows the former president of th
The American South : a history. Vols 1-2 by William J Cooper( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tele-texts : video literacy, television texture and serial drama by William J Cooper( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study looks at television as a text and the way in which it is read, with particular reference to continuous narratives. - Video literacy is defined as the competence possessed by viewers by which they comprehend moving picture media. - Television texture is a term intended to indicate the nature of television output as a text. - Soap opera is a popular term for a continuing drama serial that derives from the original association of the form with sponsorship by detergent companies. Film theory has provided the basis for much of our understanding of moving pictures, but the film medium is increasingly being displaced by the electronic image. The metaphor of film language or grammar has proved to be difficult to sustain beyond a simple analogy because of fundamental differences between words and images. As an alternative, the notion of video literacy is proposed, and the act of viewing is seen to be an active mental process comparable to reading. The particular nature of the television text is discussed and broadcasting is shown to have developed distinctive narrative forms. As an example of a particular form of television text, the soap opera genre is surveyed from its historical origins, with specific reference to British serials, and difficulties of definition are discussed. Although soap operas were originally targeted at women, the audience for contemporary serials is shown to be reasonably representative of that for television in general. As a case study, the long-running Yorkshire Television serial Emmerdale is selected for closer examination. A method of formal analysis is proposed, based on the structural composition of shots and scenes. This is used to compare the construction of four continuing serials, providing a description of the formal features that determine some of the key characteristics by which the genre is recognised
 
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Jefferson Davis, American
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Cooper, William J.

Cooper, William J. 1940-

Cooper, William J. Jr. 1940-

Cooper, William J. (William James), 1940-

Cooper, William James 1940-

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The American South : a historyLiberty and slavery : southern politics to 1860The conservative regime: South Carolina, 1877-1890Writing the Civil War : the quest to understandJefferson Davis and the Civil War eraJefferson Davis : the essential writingsIn the cause of liberty : how the Civil War redefined American idealsThe American South : a historyThe papers of Jefferson Davis