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Gorn, Elliott J. 1951-

Overview
Works: 26 works in 143 publications in 1 language and 10,784 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Encyclopedias  Reference works  Biographies  Sources  Readers (Publications)  Miscellanea  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Elliott J Gorn
The manly art : bare-knuckle prize fighting in America by Elliott J Gorn( )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 2,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The intent of this book is to interpret boxing. It is selective in the events it covers. It reconstructs the culture of the ring
Dillinger's wild ride : the year that made America's public enemy number one by Elliott J Gorn( )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 2,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: In an era that witnessed the rise of celebrity outlaws like Baby Face Nelson, Pretty Boy Floyd, and Bonnie and Clyde, John Dillinger was the most famous and flamboyant of them all. Reports on the man and his misdeeds-spiced with accounts of his swashbuckling bravado and cool daring-provided an America worn down by the Great Depression with a salacious mix of sex and violence that proved irresistible. In Dillinger's Wild Ride, Elliott J. Gorn provides a riveting account of the year between 1933 and 1934, when the Dillinger gang pulled over a dozen bank jobs, and stole hundreds of thousands of dollars. A dozen men-police, FBI agents, gangsters, and civilians-lost their lives in the rampage, and American newspapers breathlessly followed every shooting and jail-break. As Dillinger's wild year unfolded, the tale grew larger and larger in newspapers and newsreels, and even today, Dillinger is the subject of pulp literature, serious poetry and fiction, and films, including a new movie starring Johnny Depp. What is the power of his story? Why has it lingered so long? Who was John Dillinger? Gorn illuminates the significance of Dillinger's tremendous fame and the endurance of his legacy, arguing that he represented an American fascination with primitive freedom against social convention. Dillinger's story has much to tell us about our enduring fascination with outlaws, crime and violence, about the complexity of our transition from rural to urban life, and about the transformation of America during the Great Depression. Dillinger's Wild Ride is a compulsively readable story with an unforgettable protagonist
Encyclopedia of American social history( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A combination of the scholarship of historians, and work in ethnology, gender study, geography, literature, religion, anthropology, and sociology
Mother Jones : the most dangerous woman in America by Elliott J Gorn( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[Biography of the] celebrated organizer and agitator, the very soul of protest movements in the early twentieth century."--Jacket
A brief history of American sports by Elliott J Gorn( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the history of games and sports from Colonial days to the present
Muhammad Ali, the people's champ( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recognized by Sports Illustrated as still the best known athlete in the world, Muhammad Ali has played a fascinating role in American culture, with an influence that has reached far beyond sports. As the first book by scholars on the significance of his life and times, Muhammad Ali, the People's Champ is a fresh appraisal of the place of a giant sports idol and the role he has played in American history. Ali both shaped and reflected the times in which he lived. He touched the lives of people in a way unprecedented by almost any sports figure before or since. The contributors conclude that we can have no full understanding of our era without recognizing the enormous influence of "the people's champ."
Constructing the American past : a source book of a people's history by Elliott J Gorn( Book )

30 editions published between 1991 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Constructing the American Past explores U.S. history through letters, articles, journalistic sources, photographs and posters. This book achieves a level of inclusion and depth rarely found in other primary source collections. Each chapter focuses on a particular problem or moment in American history, and provides readers with several points of view. The photographs, posters and maps included also ask the reader to "read" the visual sources of American history. Explores U.S. history through letters, articles, journalistic sources, photographs, and posters. U.S History Primary Sources. Anyone interested in exploring US History through documents, letters, articles, and other primary sources
The McGuffey readers : selections from the 1879 edition by William Holmes McGuffey( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading level: M [purple]
Sports in Chicago( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of American social history( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of American Social History( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Mother Jones : America's most dangerous woman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features an interview with historian Elliott Gorn (in color). In mostly black and white still photographs and a segment of motion picture footage of Mother Jones at age "100", her story recalls the terrible conditions and labor oppression that motivated her to travel the country, mobilizing thousands of workers to fight for a living wage
The manly art : the lives and times of the great bare-knuckle champions by Elliott J Gorn( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of American social history by Mary Kupiec Cayton( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of American social history by Mary Kupiec Cayton( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of American social history by Mary Kupiec Cayton( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The manly art : bare-knuckle prize fighting and the rise of American sports by Elliott J Gorn( )

4 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constructing the American past. a source book of a people's history( Recording )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[This book] help[s] students interpret, explore, and understand the past through primary sources. Organized around central themes in American history, each chapter focuses on a particular problem in American history, providing students with several points of view from which to examine the historical evidence. Introductions and study questions prompt students to participate in interpreting the past and challenge them to understand the problems in relation to the big picture of American history.-Back cover
The Manly Art: Bare-Knuckle Prize Fighting in America, Updated Edition by Elliott J Gorn( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LET THE PEOPLE SEE : the emmett till story by Elliott J Gorn( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Everyone knows the story of the murder of young Emmett Till. In August 1955, the fourteen-year-old Chicago boy was murdered in Mississippi for having--supposedly--flirted with a white woman named Carolyn Bryant, who was working behind the counter of a store. Emmett was taken from the home of a relative later that night by white men; three days later, his naked body was recovered in the Tallahatchie River, weighed down by a cotton-gin fan. Till's killers were acquitted, but details of what had happened to him became public; the story gripped the country and sparked outrage.It continues to turn. The murder has been the subject of books and documentaries, rising and falling in number with anniversaries and tie-ins, and shows no sign of letting up. The Till murder continues to haunt the American conscience. Fifty years later, in 2005, the FBI reopened the case. New papers and testimony have come to light, and several participants, including Till's mother, Mamie Till Mobley, have published autobiographies. Using this new evidence and a broadened historical context, Elliott Gorn delves into facets of the case never before studied and considers how and why the story of Emmett Till still resonates, and likely always will. Even as it marked a turning point, Gorn shows, hauntingly, it reveals how old patterns of thought and behavior linger in new faces, and how deeply embedded racism in America remains. Gorn does full justice to both Emmett and the Till Case--the boy and the symbol--and shows how and why their intersection illuminates a number of crossroads: of north and south, black and white, city and country, industrialization and agriculture, rich and poor, childhood and adulthood."--Provided by publisher
 
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Alternative Names
Gorn, Elliott 1951-

고온, 엘리엇 1951-

고온, 엘리엇 J. 1951-

Languages
English (131)

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Dillinger's wild ride : the year that made America's public enemy number oneEncyclopedia of American social historyMother Jones : the most dangerous woman in AmericaA brief history of American sportsMuhammad Ali, the people's champConstructing the American past : a source book of a people's historyThe McGuffey readers : selections from the 1879 editionSports in Chicago