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Wilentz, Sean

Works: 85 works in 381 publications in 4 languages and 17,975 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Music  Songs  Essays  Sources  Historical films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Contributor, win, Other, Creator
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Most widely held works by Sean Wilentz
Chants democratic : New York City & the rise of the American working class, 1788-1850 by Sean Wilentz( )

47 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text provides a panoramic chronicle of New York City's labour strife, social movements and political turmoil in the eras of Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson
The rise of American democracy : Jefferson to Lincoln by Sean Wilentz( Book )

22 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political historian Wilentz traces an arc from the earliest days of the Republic to the opening shots of the Civil War, showing how the elitist young American republic became a rough-and-tumble democracy. He brings to life the era after the American Revolution, when the idea of democracy remained contentious, and Jeffersonians and Federalists clashed over the role of ordinary citizens in government of, by, and for the people. The triumph of Andrew Jackson soon defined this role on the national level, while city democrats, Anti-Masons, fugitive slaves, and a host of others hewed their own local definitions. In these definitions Wilentz recovers the beginnings of a discontent--two starkly opposed democracies, one in the North and another in the South--and the wary balance that lasted until the election of Abraham Lincoln sparked its bloody resolution.--From publisher description
The age of Reagan : a history, 1974-2008 by Sean Wilentz( Book )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wilentz, the eminent Princeton historian, argues that for the past thirty-five years U.S. political history has been defined by the new politics of conservatism brokered by its major powerhorse, Ronald Reagan. Following an analysis of Reagan's presidency, Wilentz concludes that Reagan not only transformed the stage of geopolitics, but also the American judiciary and government bureaucracy, while lifting the hearts of Americans who lived through Vietnam and Carter years
Bob Dylan in America by Sean Wilentz( Book )

25 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of America's finest historians shows us how one of the country's greatest and most enduring artists still surprises and moves us after all these years. Growing up in Greenwich Village, Sean Wilentz discovered the music of Bob Dylan as a young teenager; almost half a century later, he revisits Dylan's work with the skills of an eminent American historian as well as the passion of a fan. Drawn in part from Wilentz's essays as "historian in residence" of Dylan's official website, this book is a unique blend of fact, interpretation, and affinity--a book that, much like its subject, shifts gears and changes shape as the occasion warrants. Wilentz has had unprecedented access to studio tapes, recording notes, rare photographs, and other materials, all of which allow him to tell Dylan's story and that of such masterpieces as Blonde on Blonde with authenticity and richness.--From publisher description
Andrew Jackson by Sean Wilentz( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life and presidency of Andrew Jackson, including his early days in South Carolina, his military exploits, and his contributions to the cause of democracy and Manifest Destiny
The kingdom of Matthias by Paul E Johnson( Book )

32 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 1,406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prologue: two prophets at Kirtland -- Elijah Pierson -- Robert Matthews -- The kingdom -- The downfall -- Epilogue
The Politicians & the Egalitarians : the Hidden History of American Politics by Sean Wilentz( Book )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of our most eminent historians reminds us of the commanding role party politics has played in America's enduring struggle against economic inequality. 'There are two keys to unlocking the secrets of American politics and American political history.' So begins The Politicians & the Egalitarians, Princeton historian Sean Wilentz's bold new work of history. First, America is built on an egalitarian tradition. At the nation's founding, Americans believed that extremes of wealth and want would destroy their revolutionary experiment in republican government. Ever since, that idea has shaped national political conflict and scored major egalitarian victories--from the Civil War and Progressive eras to the New Deal and the Great Society--along the way. Second, partisanship is a permanent fixture in America, and America is the better for it. Every major egalitarian victory in United States history has resulted neither from abandonment of partisan politics nor from social movement protests but from a convergence of protest and politics, and then sharp struggles led by principled and effective party politicians. There is little to be gained from the dream of a post-partisan world. With these two insights Sean Wilentz offers a crystal-clear portrait of American history, told through politicians and egalitarians including Thomas Paine, Abraham Lincoln, and W.E.B. Du Bois--a portrait that runs counter to current political and historical thinking. As he did with his acclaimed The Rise of American Democracy, Wilentz once again completely transforms our understanding of this nation's political and moral character"--Provided by publisher
The rose & the briar : death, love and liberty in the American ballad( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ballad has been part of American history since before the country had a name. In this book, the editors have assembled an astonishing group of writers and artists--novelists, essayists, performers, and critics--to explore the ineffable power of the American ballad. In words and in drawings, the collaborators have tapped the veins of America's most imaginative and expressive form. From "Barbara Allen," one of the earliest, through "The Wreck of the Old 97," to contemporary ballads by Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen, The Rose & the Briar presents a rich new patch of art and commentary--like the ballads, no two the same, but all of a piece, about stories, storytellers, and American death, love, and liberty.--Publisher
No property in man : slavery and antislavery at the nation's founding by Sean Wilentz( Book )

9 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Americans revere the Constitution even as they argue fiercely over its original toleration of racial slavery. Some historians have charged that slaveholders actually enshrined human bondage at the nation's founding. Sean Wilentz shares the dismay but sees the Constitution and slavery differently. Although the proslavery side won important concessions, he asserts, antislavery impulses also influenced the framers' work. Far from covering up a crime against humanity, the Constitution restricted slavery's legitimacy under the new national government. In time, that limitation would open the way for the creation of an antislavery politics that led to Southern secession, the Civil War, and Emancipation. Wilentz's controversial reconsideration upends orthodox views of the Constitution. He describes the document as a tortured paradox that abided slavery without legitimizing it. This paradox lay behind the great political battles that fractured the nation over the next seventy years. As Southern Fire-eaters invented a proslavery version of the Constitution, antislavery advocates, including Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, proclaimed an antislavery version based on the framers' refusal to validate property in man. No Property in Man invites fresh debate about the political and legal struggles over slavery that began during the Revolution and concluded with the Confederacy's defeat. It drives straight to the heart of the most contentious and enduring issue in all of American history.--
Rites of power : symbolism, ritual, and politics since the Middle Ages( Book )

20 editions published between 1985 and 1999 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection drawn from the essays presented to and discussed by the Shelby Cullom Davis Center seminar from 1980 to 1982. Includes bibliographies and index
The best American history essays on Lincoln by Sean Wilentz( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflections on the life, political leadership, character, and legacy of Abraham Lincoln include contributions by such notable American historians as James McPherson, Edmund Wilson, and John Hope Franklin
The key of liberty : the life and democratic writings of William Manning, "a laborer," 1747-1814 by William Manning( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Major problems in the early republic, 1787-1848 : documents and essays( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

360 sound : the Columbia Records story by Sean Wilentz( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For 125 years, Columbia Records has remained one of the most vibrant and storied names in prerecorded sound, nurturing the careers of legends such as Bessie Smith, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Miles Davis, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen, Beyoncé, and many more. Written by distinguished historian Sean Wilentz, 360 Sound tells the story of the label's rich history as it interweaves threads of technical and social change with the creation of some of the greatest albums ever made. Featuring over 300 rare and revealing images from the Columbia archives, this lavishly illustrated celebration is a must-have for any serious music fan [Publisher description]
Harry S. Truman by Robert Dallek( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the thirty-third president's unlikely rise to power and his role in bringing America into the nuclear age, covering his perspectives on civil rights, his clashes with Douglas MacArthur over the conduct of the Korean War, and his reelection in 1948
Lyndon B. Johnson by Charles Peters( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The towering figure who sought to transform America into a "Great Society" but whose ambitions and presidency collapsed in the tragedy of the Vietnam War. Few figures in American history are as compelling and complex as Lyndon Baines Johnson, master of the U.S. Senate in the 1950s and successor to President John F. Kennedy after his assassination. Part of the Kennedy-Johnson administration from 1961 to 1968, political observer Charles Peters offers an inside look at the legislative wizardry that led to historic triumphs like the Voting Rights Act and the personal insecurities that led to the tragedy of Vietnam
Inside Llewyn Davis by Joel Coen( Visual )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. He is at a crossroads. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles; some of them of his own making
Jimmy Carter by Julian E Zelizer( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A peanut farmer from Georgia, Jimmy Carter rose to national power through mastering the strategy of the maverick politician. As the face of the "New South", Carter's strongest support came from his ability to communicate directly to voters who were disaffected by corruption in politics. But running as an outsider was easier than governing as one, as Princeton historian Julian E. Zelizer shows in this examination of Carter's presidency
Bob Dylan in America : featuring music by Bob Dylan and the artists who inspired him by Sean Wilentz( Recording )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During his youth, Sean Wilentz was a fan of Bob Dylan's music. Now, Wilentz chronicles Dylan's storied career, from his breakout in the early 1960s to his continued status as a music icon in the new millennium
The politics of hope by Arthur M Schlesinger( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The rise of American democracy : Jefferson to Lincoln
The rise of American democracy : Jefferson to LincolnThe age of Reagan : a history, 1974-2008Bob Dylan in AmericaAndrew JacksonThe kingdom of MatthiasThe rose & the briar : death, love and liberty in the American balladRites of power : symbolism, ritual, and politics since the Middle AgesThe best American history essays on Lincoln
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Sean Wilentz

Sean Wilentz American historian, academic, educator, and writer

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