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Parish, Peter J.

Overview
Works: 23 works in 147 publications in 2 languages and 7,370 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography  Reference works  Abstracts  Documentary television programs  Personal narratives  Records and correspondence  Art  Bio-bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, ed
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Peter J Parish
Slavery : the many faces of a Southern institution by Peter J Parish( )

20 editions published between 1979 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this classic short introduction to one of the most important and controversial topics in American history, Peter J Parish investigates slavery from political, economic and social perspectives. He explains the paradox upon which slavery rested: its guiding principle was that slaves were property, but its everyday practice demonstrated the impossibility of denying the slave's humanity. He takes the reader through the origin of the Slave system in the South, outlines the controversies surrounding the economics of slavery and asks what life for slaves was really like. This is the perfect starting point from which to explore American slavery's rich and controversial literature." [Publisher's description]
Slavery : history and historians by Peter J Parish( Book )

25 editions published between 1989 and 2018 in English and held by 1,566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study of slavery focuses initially on the drastic revisions in the historical debate on slavery and the present understanding of ?the peculiar institution.? It gives a concise explanation of the nature of American slavery and its impact on the slaves themselves and on Southern society and culture. And it broadens our understanding of the debates among historians about slavery; compares Southern slavery with slavery elsewhere in the New World; and shows how slavery evolved and changed over time?and how it ended. Peter Parish examines some of the important recent works on slavery to identify crucial questions and basic themes and define the main areas of controversy."--Provided by publisher
The American Civil War by Peter J Parish( Book )

22 editions published between 1975 and 1981 in English and held by 1,320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The divided Union : the story of the great American war, 1861-65 by Peter Batty( Book )

19 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the history of the Civil War which began with cavalry chases and infantry charges and ended with slaughter by artillery and massed rifles on an epic scale
Reader's guide to American history by Peter J Parish( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are so many books on so many aspects of the history of the United States, offering such a wide variety of interpretations, that students, teachers, scholars, and librarians often need help and advice on how to find what they want. The Reader's Guide to American History is designed to meet that need by adopting a new and constructive approach to the appreciation of this rich historiography. Each of the 600 entries on topics in political, social and economic history describes and evaluates some 6 to 12 books on the topic, providing guidance to the reader on everything from broad surveys and interpretive works to specialized monographs. The entries are devoted to events and individuals, as well as broader themes, and are written by a team of well over 200 contributors, all scholars of American history. - Publisher
The North and the nation in the era of the Civil War by Peter J Parish( )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this rich collection of essays, a leading historian argues that in order to fully understand the Civil War, we need to grasp the relationship between American national identity and the values of Northern society. Northerners shaped nationalism into an ideology to justify and sustain a war against the South. Parish explores this process, focusing on politics and religion as building blocks of national identity and as sinews that connected Northerners to the Union cause."--Jacket
Legacy of disunion : the enduring significance of the American Civil War by Susan-Mary Grant( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The conviction that the American Civil War left a massive legacy to the country has generally been much clearer than the definition of what that legacy is. Did the war, as Ulysses S. Grant believed, bequeath power, intelligence, and sectional harmony to America, or did it, as many have argued since, sow racial and regional bitterness that has blighted the nation since 1865? What, exactly, was the legacy of disunion?" "This collection explores that question from a variety of angles, showcasing the work of twelve scholars from the United States and the United Kingdom. The essays ponder the role of history, myth, and media in sustaining the memory of the war and its racial implications in the South; Abraham Lincoln's legacy; and the war's consequences in less studied areas, such as civil-military relations, constitutional and legal history, and America's ascent on the international stage. By juxtaposing American and non-American interpretations, this stimulating volume sheds light on aspects of the war's legacy that from a purely American viewpoint are sometimes too close for comfort. Perhaps the greatest legacy of the Civil War is its ongoing debate and continuing fascination worldwide."--Jacket
The divided Union : a concise history of the civil war by Peter Batty( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Divided Union is an account of five of the most dramatic and tragic years in the history of the United States of America. The fledgling superpower pitted families and neighbours against each other in a war concerned with the most fundamental of human motivations: freedom, identity and nation. While great leaders like Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant found their moment, millions of ordinary Americans suffered terribly and more were killed than during the First and Second World Wars combined. The victory of the North determined the indivisibility of the Union and ensured its development as a nation, yet deep scars remained, and the ideals outlined by Lincoln in the Gettysburg Address failed to become a blueprint for the modern USA. This is an accessible and compelling account both of the conflict itself and of its wider implications
Abraham Lincoln, speeches and letters by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slavery : the many faces of a Southern institution by Peter J Parish( )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Books on America for sixth forms by John Roberts( Book )

3 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The divided union : the story of the American civil War, 1861-65( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the economic and political background against which the Civil War began and includes all the major events and campaigns of the war, from Fort Sumter to the surrender at Appomattox, featuring interviews with experts and rare photographs and documents
Abraham Lincoln and American nationhood by Peter J Parish( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The divided union : the story of the American Civil War, 1861-1865 by Peter Batty( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confidence and anxiety in Victorian America : plenary lecture delivered at the EAAS Conference, London, April 9, 1990 by Peter J Parish( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and Swedish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The divided union : the story of the American Civil War, 1861-1865 by Peter Batty( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Firsthand information from diaries, letters, reminiscences, personal accounts, photographs, paintings, extensive footage of battlefields and historic locations, interviews with leading historians and writers, and reenactments of many of the key campaigns are included in this videodisc set. This title is an authentic documentary of the Civil War
Slavery : the many faces of a southern institution by Peter J Parish( Book )

2 editions published between 1982 and 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victorianism in the United States : its era and its legacy( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Divided union by Peter Batty( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Side 1, v.1. Forward to Sumter (51:57 min.) Side 2. v.2. Bloody stalemate (52:2 6 min.) Side 3. v.3. High tide of the Confederacy (52:07) Side 4. v.4. Total wa r (52 min.) Side 5. v.5. Conlusion at Appomattox (51:55 min.) First informatio n from diaries, letters, reminiscences, personal accounts, photographs, paintin gs, extensive footage of battlefields and historic locations, interviews with l eading historians and writers, and reenactments of many of the key campaigns ar e included in this videodisc set. This title is an authentic documentary of the Vivil War
A Respectful Revisionism: Lincoln and the Jeffersonian Legacy in the Civil War Era by Peter J Parish( )

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

 
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Slavery : history and historians
Alternative Names
Parish, Peter

Parish, Peter A.

Parish Peter J.

Parish, Peter J. 1929-2002

Parish, Peter Joseph.

Parish, Peter Joseph 1929-...

Languages
English (141)

Swedish (1)

Covers
Slavery : history and historiansReader's guide to American historyThe North and the nation in the era of the Civil WarLegacy of disunion : the enduring significance of the American Civil WarThe divided Union : a concise history of the civil warAbraham Lincoln, speeches and lettersSlavery : the many faces of a Southern institution