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Axtell, James

Overview
Works: 66 works in 285 publications in 2 languages and 17,787 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Pictorial works  Miscellanea  Bibliography  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: E98.C89, 970.02
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Most widely held works about James Axtell
 
Most widely held works by James Axtell
The invasion within : the contest of cultures in Colonial North America by James Axtell( Book )

26 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 1,550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: Colonial North America was not only a battleground for furs and land, but for allegiances as well. While the colonial French and English were locked in heated competition for the most native allies, the Indians sought to preserve their own independence, alighning themselves only when necessary with the colonial group that offered the best material and spiritual wares. Here, ethnohistorian James Axtell takes a fresh look at this contest of cultures to reveal why and how the French and Indians were able to rise so effectively to the challenge posed by English imperial design. Although the English offered better trade goods, they were ultimately defeated by their own stubborn need to impose their way of life on the reluctant native Americans. The French Jesuits, on the other hand, managed to keep the English at bay for a century and a half by adapting themselves to native life and so converting thousands of Indians to Catholicism. this is the first of three volumes in James Axtell's new series, THE CULTURAL ORIGINS OF NORTH AMERICA. The series is designed to provide an overview of the realtions between the three separate cultures that together formed America's roots, and offers a new perspective on America's colonial past
The European and the Indian : essays in the ethnohistory of colonial North America by James Axtell( Book )

22 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in English and held by 1,368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies the interaction between white settlers and native Americans during the colonial period
After Columbus : essays in the ethnohistory of colonial North America by James Axtell( Book )

26 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and held by 1,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays on the Indian-European relations in colonial North America, which includes "A Moral History of Indian-White Relations Revisited" and "Forked Tongues: Moral Judgment and Indian History". Both deal with the moral dimension in human history, raising various issues
Beyond 1492 : encounters in colonial North America by James Axtell( Book )

19 editions published in 1992 in 3 languages and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Axtell explores the key role of imagination both in our perception of strangers and in the writing of history. Coinciding with the 500th anniversary of Columbus's "discovery" of America, this collection covers a wide range of topics dealing with American history. Three essays view the invasion of North America from the perspective of the Indians, whose land it was. The very first meetings, he finds, were nearly always peaceful. Other essays describe native encounters with colonial traders--creating "the first consumer revolution"--And Jesuit missionaries in Canada and Mexico. Despite the tragedy of many of the encounters, Axtell also finds that there was much humor in Indian-European negotiations over peace, sex, and war. In the final section he conducts searching analyses of how college textbooks treat the initial century of American history, how America's human face changed from all brown in 1492 to predominantly white and black by 1792, and how we handled moral questions during the Quincentenary. He concludes with an extensive review of the Quincentenary scholarship--books, films, TV, and museum exhibits--and suggestions for how we can assimilate what we have learned
The educational writings of John Locke; a critical edition with introduction and notes by John Locke( Book )

27 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Locke (1632-1704) is widely regarded as one of the most influential of the Enlightenment philosophers. This volume, edited by J.W. Adamson and published as a second edition in 1922, contains two of John Locke's essays concerning education; Some Thoughts Concerning Education (1693) and Of the Conduct of the Understanding (1706). Some Thoughts Concerning Education expands on Locke's pioneering theory of mind by explaining how to educate a child using three complementary methods: the development of a healthy body; the formation of a
The story of America : freedom and crisis from settlement to superpower by Allen Weinstein( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ranging from pre-Columbian times to the present day, this dramatic, richly illustrated chronicle of America traces the nation's history through a series of seminal events that changed the course of history and offers close-up profiles of key figures who played a vital role in shaping our nation
The school upon a hill : education and society in colonial New England by James Axtell( Book )

11 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Indian peoples of Eastern America : a documentary history of the sexes by James Axtell( Book )

11 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This fascinating collection of primary source materials provides a unique introduction to the woodland Indians who inhabited Northeastern America in the region bordered by the Carolinas, the Great Lakes, and the maritime provinces of Canada. Substantial portions of the sixty-seven original documents included - written primarily by French and English settlers, explorers, missionaries, and Indian women - reveal the feelings and prejudices of their authors, thus allowing the reader an intriguing look into the lives of both the native Americans and the foreigners who supplanted them. Frequent contacts between these farming tribes and the early immigrants played a large part in shaping the fabric of life in colonial America. -- from back cover
Natives and newcomers : the cultural origins of North America by James Axtell( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indian missions : a critical bibliography by James P Ronda( Book )

10 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Indians' new south : cultural change in the colonial southeast by James Axtell( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on the primary context of interaction between natives and newcomers in each century - warfare, missions, and trade - and drawing upon a wide range of ethnohistorical sources, including written, oral, archaeological, linguistic, and artistic ones, Axtell gives a rich sense of the variety and complexity of Indian-white interactions and a clear interpretative matrix by which to assimilate the details
The pleasures of academe : a celebration & defense of higher education by James Axtell( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on national statistics, broad-ranging scholarship, and delightful anecdotes, Axtell reminds us of the dedication of professors and the increasing demands placed on them. He describes the professional work cycle, the evolution of scholarship in the past three decades, the importance of "habitual scholarship," and the best ways to judge a university. He discusses, with imagination and wit, the many pleasures of academic life, including intercollegiate sports, the "benign pathology" of loving and collecting books, teaching and service outside the classroom, life in college towns, and working vacations
Wisdom's workshop : the rise of the modern university by James Axtell( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When universities began in the Middle Ages, Pope Gregory IX described them as "wisdom's special workshop." He could not have foreseen how far these institutions would travel and develop. Tracing the eight-hundred-year evolution of the elite research university from its roots in medieval Europe to its remarkable incarnation today, Wisdom's Workshop places this durable institution in sweeping historical perspective. In particular, James Axtell focuses on the ways that the best American universities took on Continental influences, developing into the finest expressions of the modern university and enviable models for kindred institutions worldwide. Despite hand-wringing reports to the contrary, the venerable university continues to renew itself, becoming ever more indispensable to society in the United States and beyond. Born in Europe, the university did not mature in America until the late nineteenth century. Once its heirs proliferated from coast to coast, their national role expanded greatly during World War II and the Cold War. Axtell links the legacies of European universities and Tudor-Stuart Oxbridge to nine colonial and hundreds of pre-Civil War colleges, and delves into how U.S. universities were shaped by Americans who studied in German universities and adapted their discoveries to domestic conditions and goals. The graduate school, the PhD, and the research imperative became and remain the hallmarks of the American university system and higher education institutions around the globe. A rich exploration of the historical lineage of today's research universities, Wisdom's Workshop explains the reasons for their ascendancy in America and their continued international preeminence. -- Inside jacket flaps
The American people in colonial New England by James Axtell( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Excerpts from primary sources reveal the social life, customs, attitudes, and goals of the early New England settlers
The native American people of the East by James Axtell( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American people in the colonial South by James Axtell( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The making of Princeton University : from Woodrow Wilson to the present by James Axtell( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: In 1902, Professor Woodrow Wilson took the helm of Princeton University, then a small denominational college with few academic pretensions. But Wilson had a blueprint for remaking the too-cozy college into an intellectual powerhouse. The Making of Princeton University tells, for the first time, the story of how the University adapted and updated Wilson's vision to transform itself into the prestigious institution it is today. James Axtell brings the methods and insights from his extensive work in ethnohistory to the collegiate realm, focusing especially on one of Princeton's most distinguished features: its unrivaled reputation for undergraduate education. Addressing admissions, the curriculum, extracurricular activities, and the changing landscape of student culture, the book devotes four full chapters to undergraduate life inside and outside the classroom. The book is a lively warts-and-all rendering of Princeton's rise, addressing such themes as discriminatory admission policies, the academic underperformance of many varsity athletes, and the controversial "bicker" system through which students have been selected for the University's private eating clubs. Written in a delightful and elegant style, The Making of Princeton University offers a detailed picture of how the University has dealt with these issues to secure a distinguished position in both higher education and American society. For anyone interested in or associated with Princeton, past or present, this is a book to savor
America perceived: a view from abroad in the 17th century by James Axtell( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America perceived: a view from abroad in the 18th century by James Axtell( Book )

3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The educational legacy of Woodrow Wilson : from college to nation( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The European and the Indian : essays in the ethnohistory of colonial North America
Alternative Names
Axtell, J. 1941-

Axtell, James

Axtell James L.

Axtell, James L. 1941-

James Axtell American historian

James Axtell Amerikaans historicus

James Axtell historiador estadounidense

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English (210)

French (1)

Covers
The European and the Indian : essays in the ethnohistory of colonial North AmericaAfter Columbus : essays in the ethnohistory of colonial North AmericaBeyond 1492 : encounters in colonial North AmericaThe story of America : freedom and crisis from settlement to superpowerThe school upon a hill : education and society in colonial New EnglandThe Indian peoples of Eastern America : a documentary history of the sexesNatives and newcomers : the cultural origins of North AmericaThe Indians' new south : cultural change in the colonial southeast