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Heidler, David Stephen 1955-

Overview
Works: 31 works in 179 publications in 2 languages and 17,533 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Reference works  Biography  Biographies  Military history 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: E468, 973.703
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Stephen Heidler
Encyclopedia of the American Civil War : a political, social, and military history by David Stephen Heidler( Book )

31 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 2,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The editors have compiled a comprehensive source that provides a first-stop reference on broad areas or specific topics on the Civil War. The contemporary photographs and lithographs bring the human element into the encyclopedia, a type of reference known more for facts and figures than emotions. The primary-source-documents volume brings obscure resources together, which will further illumine the period for students."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2001
Henry Clay : the essential American by David Stephen Heidler( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speaker of the House, senator, secretary of state, five-time presidential candidate, and idol to the young Abraham Lincoln, Henry Clay is captured in full in this rich and sweeping biography that vividly portrays all the drama of his times
Encyclopedia of the War of 1812 by David Stephen Heidler( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gathered together for the first time in one comprehensive volume are more than 500 alphabetically arranged entries from over 70 contributors examining the military, political, and social history of the War of 1812
Encyclopedia of the Mexican-American War by Mark Crawford( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An encyclopedia of the Mexican-American War, including excerpts from eyewitness accounts that highlight the day-to-day reality of marching and fighting
Washington's circle : the creation of the president by David Stephen Heidler( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group portrait of America's first President and the men who served with him to create the office shares insights into their personalities and the consequences of Washington's decision to heed or disregard specific advice
Old Hickory's war : Andrew Jackson and the quest for empire by David Stephen Heidler( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daily life in the early American republic, 1790-1820 : creating a new nation by David Stephen Heidler( Book )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the early years of the American Republic the political ideals of the Revolution took definite form, and pervaded the daily lives of Americans in multifarious ways, affirming and transforming the country and its people in the process. In this informative resource, award-winning authors David and Jeanne Heidler discuss the people who lived during this critical time, and uncover the essential and unexpected realities of ordinary life in the early American republic."--Jacket
The War of 1812 by David Stephen Heidler( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an overview of the causes of the War of 1812, looks at various aspects of the conflict, including Thomas Jefferson's attempts to use sanctions as a diplomatic tool, U.S.-Indian relations, the struggles of the U.S. to fight and bankroll the war, and the Treaty of Ghent which ended the war, and includes biographies, a time line, and primary source documents
Manifest destiny by David Stephen Heidler( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book explains the origins of territorial expansion and traces the course of Manifest Destiny to its culminating moment, the conquest of Mexico and the acquisition of the western territories. It also weighs major historical interpretations that have evolved over the years, from those praising expansionism to those condemning it as imperialistic and racist. A mixture of essays, biographical portraits, primary documents, a timeline, and an annotated bibliography gives students and researchers everything they need to begin their examination of this prominent and oft-disputed concept in American history."--Jacket
The Mexican War by David Stephen Heidler( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The United States went to war with Mexico in the spring of 1846 and by the fall of 1847 American soldiers were walking in the streets of Mexico City. The following February, Mexico was forced to sign the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo that ceded what became the U.S. Southwest and Pacific Coast. More than an isolated episode, the Mexican War was the culmination of a series of events that began before Mexican independence and included treaty arrangements with Spain, the revolt of Mexico's northern province of Texas, and the growing discord over American reactions to Texan independence. The legacy of the war was dire for both countries. The victorious United States commenced a bitter argument over the fate of slavery in the territories acquired from Mexico that eventually culminated in southern secession and Civil War. Defeated Mexico coped for decades with a ruined economy and a broken political system while nursing a grudge against the Colossus of the North. This book examines these events from both the American and Mexican perspectives."--Jacket
Daily lives of civilians in wartime early America : from the colonial era to the Civil War( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While soldiers were off fighting on the fields of war, civilians on the home front fought their own daily struggles, sometimes removed from the violence but often enough from deep within the maelstrom of conflict. Chapters provide readers with an excellent, detailed description of how women, children, slaves, and Native Americans coped with privation and looming threat, and how they often used, or tried to use, periods of turmoil to their own advantage. While it is the soldiers who are often remembered for their strength, honor, and courage, it is the civilians who keep life going during wartime. This volume presents the lives of these brave citizens during the early colonial era, the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the Mexican War, and the Civil War. This volume begins with Armstrong Starkey's detailed description of wartime life during the American Colonial era, beginning with the Jamestown, VA settlement of 1607. Among his discussions of civilian lives during the Pequot War, King Philip's War, and the Seven Years' War, Starkey also examines Native American attitudes regarding war, Puritan lives, and Salem witchcraft and its connection to war. Wayne E. Lee continues with his chapter on the American Revolution, investigating how difficult it was for civilians to choose sides, including a telling look at soldier recruitment strategies. He also surveys how inflation and shortages adversely affected civilians, in addition to disease, women's roles, slaves, and Native Americans as civilians. Richard V. Barbuto discusses the War of 1812, taking a close look at life on the ever-expanding frontier, rural homes and families, and jobs and education in city life. Gregory S. Hospodor observes American life during the Mexican War, examining how that conflict amplified domestic tensions caused by sharply divided but closely-held beliefs about national expansion and slavery. Continuing, James Marten looks at southern life in the South during the Civil War, examining the constant burden of supporting Confederate armies or coping with invading northern ones. Paul A. Cimbala concludes this volume with a look at northerner's lives during the Civil War, offering an outstanding essay on a home front mobilized for a titanic struggle, and how the war, no matter how remote, became omnipresent in daily life
Daily lives of civilians in wartime modern America : from the Indian wars to the Vietnam war( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In post-Civil War America, civilians were ordinarily far-removed from the actual fighting. War brought about tremendous and far-reaching changes to America's society, politics, and economy nonetheless. Readers are offered detailed glimpses into the lives of ordinary folk struggling with the privations, shortages, and anxieties brought on by U.S. entry into war. They are also shown how they strove to turn changing times to their advantage, especially civically and economically, as minorities pressed for political inclusion and traders profited from government contracts and women took on well-paying skilled jobs in large numbers for the first time. Susan Badger Doyle's chapter on the Indian Wars in the American West shows how for whites the migration westward was the path to a land of opportunity, for Native Americans migration it was a disastrous epoch that led to their near-extermination. Michael Neiberg's piece on World War I highlights how America's entry into the war on the Allied side was far from universally popular or supported because of large German and Irish immigrant communities, and how this tepid support led to the creation of some of the harshest censorship and curtailment of civil rights in U.S. history. Judy Litoff's chapter on the home front during World War II focuses on the exceptional changes brought on by total mobilization for the war effort, African-Americans' push for expanded civil rights, to women entering the workforce in large numbers, to the public's acceptance, even expectation, of centralized planning and government intervention in economic and social matters. Jon Timothy Kelly's essay on the Cold War provides a look at how the country quickly returned to astate of readiness when the end of World War II ushered in the Cold War and the immanent threat of nuclear annihilation, even as a booming economy brought undreamt of material prosperity to huge numbers of Americans. Finally, James Landers describes how American involvement in Vietnam, the first televised war, profoundly changed American attitudes about war even as this particular conflict touched few Americans, but divided them like few previous events have
Pulling the temple down : the fire-eaters and the destruction of the Union by David Stephen Heidler( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Dec. 1860, when the secessionists of South Carolina voted to take their state out of the Union, one proclaimed, We have pulled a temple down. One set of men who received the most credit for this achievement called themselves fire-eaters. They included, among others, William L. Yancy of AL, Robert B. Rhett, Sr., of SC & John Quitman of MS. This is the first comprehensive study of the fire-eaters, exploring who they were, how they operated, their efforts to lead public opinion, their successes, & their failures. For the first time a historian has used intensive research in the papers of these men to examine their claim that they fathered secession. - Publisher
Indian removal : a Norton casebook by David Stephen Heidler( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Washington's circle : the creation of the president by David Stephen Heidler( Recording )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group portrait of America's first President and the men who served with him to create the office shares insights into their personalities and the consequences of Washington's decision to heed or disregard specific advice
Encyclopedia of the American Civil War. a political, social, and military history by David Stephen Heidler( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Review: "The editors have compiled a comprehensive source that provides a first-stop reference on broad areas or specific topics on the Civil War. The contemporary photographs and lithographs bring the human element into the encyclopedia, a type of reference known more for facts and figures than emotions. The primary-source-documents volume brings obscure resources together, which will further illumine the period for students."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2001
Encyclopedia of the American Civil War. a political, social, and military history by David Stephen Heidler( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Review: "The editors have compiled a comprehensive source that provides a first-stop reference on broad areas or specific topics on the Civil War. The contemporary photographs and lithographs bring the human element into the encyclopedia, a type of reference known more for facts and figures than emotions. The primary-source-documents volume brings obscure resources together, which will further illumine the period for students."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2001
Encyclopedia of the American Civil War : a political, social, and military history by David Stephen Heidler( Book )

10 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of the American Civil War. a political, social, and military history by David Stephen Heidler( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Review: "The editors have compiled a comprehensive source that provides a first-stop reference on broad areas or specific topics on the Civil War. The contemporary photographs and lithographs bring the human element into the encyclopedia, a type of reference known more for facts and figures than emotions. The primary-source-documents volume brings obscure resources together, which will further illumine the period for students."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2001
Fire eaters : the radical secessionists in antebellum politics by David Stephen Heidler( )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Heidler, David

Heidler, David S.

Heidler, David S. 1955-

Heidler, David Stephen 1955

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Spanish (1)

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Henry Clay : the essential AmericanEncyclopedia of the War of 1812Encyclopedia of the Mexican-American WarOld Hickory's war : Andrew Jackson and the quest for empireDaily life in the early American republic, 1790-1820 : creating a new nationThe War of 1812Manifest destinyThe Mexican War