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Marten, James Alan

Works: 61 works in 250 publications in 1 language and 16,939 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal narratives  Juvenile works  Biography  Bibliography  Sources  Fiction  Short stories  Genealogy  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Creator
Classifications: E468.9, 973.7083
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Most widely held works by James Alan Marten
Children and war : a historical anthology by James Alan Marten( )

14 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children have always been involved in warfare. This text shows that they have contributed to home front war efforts and that war-time experiences have always affected the ways children of war perceive themselves and their societies
Children in colonial America by James Alan Marten( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: The Pilgrims and Puritans did not arrive on the shores of New England alone. Nor did African men and women, brought to the Americas as slaves. Though it would be hard to tell from the historical record, European colonists and African slaves had children, as did the indigenous families whom they encountered, and those children's life experiences enrich and complicate our understanding of colonial America. Through essays, primary documents, and contemporary illustrations, Children in Colonial America examines the unique aspects of childhood in the American colonies between the late sixteenth and late eighteenth centuries. The twelve original essays observe a diverse cross-section of children-from indigenous peoples of the east coast and Mexico to Dutch-born children of the Plymouth colony and African-born offspring of slaves in the Caribbean-and explore themes including parenting and childrearing practices, children's health and education, sibling relations, child abuse, mental health, gender, play, and rites of passage. Taken together, the essays and documents in Children in Colonial America shed light on the ways in which the process of colonization shaped childhood, and in turn how the experience of children affected life in colonial America
Sing not war : the lives of Union and Confederate veterans in Gilded Age America by James Alan Marten( )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Sing Not War, James Marten explores how the nineteenth century's "Greatest Generation" attempted to blend back into society and how their experiences were treated by non-veterans. --from publisher description
The children's Civil War by James Alan Marten( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 1,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on the childhoods of such diverse Americans as Jane Addams, Booker T. Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, and Tom Watson, and on sources that range from diaries and memoirs to children's "amateur newspapers," Marten examines the myriad ways in which the Civil War shaped the lives of a generation of American children
Civil War America : voices from the home front by James Alan Marten( )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Out of the three million who fought, six hundred thousand died. The U.S. Civil War affected not only the soldiers who fought, but everyone. It was a war that forever altered the lives of countless men, women, and children. Diaries, letters, journal entries, and newspaper articles recount the stories, feelings, and actions of people who experienced the war firsthand. In addition, this illuminating collection: brings together in one source information and experiences from the North and South, black and white, young and old, male and female; includes the writings of George Templeton Strong, Louisa May Alcott, Walt Whitman, and Ambrose Bierce; gives firsthand accounts of key events like the draft riots in New York City and the Siege of Vicksburg; and conveys the complexity of relationships between soldiers and civilians, Northerners and Southern African Americans, Union men and Southern women." "Civil War America: Voices from the Home Front recounts the personal experiences of slaves, slave owners, refugees, dissenters, journalists, veterans, widows, and orphans alike. Civil War buffs, students, scholars, and general readers will read stories of the war never told before."--Jacket
Children and youth in a new nation by James Alan Marten( )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 1,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early years of the Republic, as Americans tried to determine what it meant to be an American, they also wondered what it meant to be an American child. A defensive, even fearful, approach to childhood gave way to a more optimistic campaign to integrate young Americans into the Republican experiment. In this work, historians unearth the experiences of and attitudes about children and youth during the decades following the American Revolution. Beginning with the revolution itself, the contributors explore a broad range of topics, from the ways in which American children and youth participated in and learned from the revolt and its aftermaths, to developing notions of ideal childhoods as they were imagined by new religious denominations and competing ethnic groups, to the struggle by educators over how the society that came out of the Revolution could best be served by its educational systems. The volume concludes by foreshadowing future child saving efforts by reformers committed to constructing adequate systems of public health and child welfare institutions. Rooted in the historical literature and primary sources, this book is a resource in our understanding of origins of modern ideas about children and youth and the conflation of national purpose and ideas related to child development
The boy of Chancellorville and other Civil War stories by James Alan Marten( )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories by American authors set during the Civil War which reveal the conflict's effects on children of differing viewpoints, ages, genders, races, and locations. Brief introductions place each story in literary context and explain the author's connection to the war
Texas by James Alan Marten( )

10 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America's corporal : James Tanner in war and peace by James Alan Marten( )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The fame and clamor surrounding James Tanner in the nineteenth-century stand in startling contrast to the obscurity and silence shrouding his name today. During his service in the Union army, he lost the lower third of both his legs and afterward had to reinvent himself. After a brush with fame as the stenographer taking down testimony a few feet away from the dying President Abraham Lincoln in April 1865, Tanner eventually became one of the best-known men in Gilded Age America. He was a highly placed Republican operative, a popular Grand Army of the Republic speaker, an entrepreneur, and a celebrity. He earned fame and at least temporary fortune as "Corporal Tanner," but most Americans would simply have known him as "The Corporal." Yet virtually no one - not even historians of the Civil War and Gilded Age - knows him today. America's Corporal rectifies this startling gap in our understanding of the decades that followed the Civil War. Drawing on a variety of primary sources including memoirs, lectures, newspapers, pension files, veterans' organisation records, poetry, and political cartoons, James Marten brings Tanner's life and character into focus and shows what it meant to be a veteran - especially a disabled veteran - in an era that at first worshipped the saviors of the Union but then found ambiguity in their political power and insistence on collecting ever-larger pensions. This biography serves as an examination of the dynamics of disability, the culture and politics of the Gilded Age, and the aftereffects of the Civil War, including the philosophical and psychological changes that it prompted."--Page 4 of cover
Children and youth during the Civil War era( )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 1,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Civil War is a much plumbed area of scholarship, so much so that at times it seems there is no further work to be done in the field. However, the experience of children and youth during that tumultuous time remains a relatively unexplored facet of the conflict. Children and Youth during the Civil War Era seeks a deeper investigation into the historical record by and giving voice and context to their struggles and victories during this critical period in American history. Prominent historians and rising scholars explore issues important to both the Civil War era and to the history of children and youth, including the experience of orphans, drummer boys, and young soldiers on the front lines, and even the impact of the war on the games children played in this collection. Each essay places the history of children and youth in the context of the sectional conflict, while in turn shedding new light on the sectional conflict by viewing it through the lens of children and youth. A much needed, multi-faceted historical account, Children and Youth during the Civil War Era touches on some of the most important historiographical issues with which historians of children and youth and of the Civil War home front have grappled over the last few years"--Provided by publisher
Texas divided : loyalty and dissent in the lone star state, 1856-1874 by James Alan Marten( )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and held by 1,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Texas, unlike other states of the Confederacy, was virtually untouched by the military campaigns of the Civil War. Moreover, it was home to two considerable ethnic groups Germans and Hispanics who had no traditional ties with the southern way of life. In this book James Marten offers the first general exploration of the shifting relationships among the contending political and ethinic factions in Texas during the sectional crisis of the mid-nineteenth centry
Children and youth during the Gilded Age and Progressive Era by James Alan Marten( )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the decades after the Civil War, urbanization, industrialization, and immigration marked the start of the Gilded Age, a period of rapid economic growth but also social upheaval. Reformers responded to the social and economic chaos with a "search for order," as famously described by historian Robert Wiebe. Most reformers agreed that one of the nation's top priorities should be its children and youth, who, they believed, suffered more from the disorder plaguing the rapidly growing nation than any other group. Children and Youth during the Gilded Age and Progressive Era explores both nineteenth century conditions that led Progressives to their search for order and some of the solutions applied to children and youth in the context of that search. Edited by renowned scholar of children's history James Marten, the collection of eleven essays offers case studies relevant to educational reform, child labor laws, underage marriage, and recreation for children, among others. Including important primary documents produced by children themselves, the essays in this volume foreground the role that youth played in exerting agency over their own lives and in contesting the policies that sought to protect and control them"--
Children for the Union : the war spirit on the northern home front by James Alan Marten( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Civil War influenced virtually every aspect of children's lives, and in turn they eagerly incorporated the experience of war into their daily assumptions and activities. In this new contribution to the American Childhoods series, James Marten places the experiences of children living in the North during the Civil War into the larger contexts of economic, political, and cultural developments during the nineteenth century."
Lessons of war : the Civil War in children's magazines by James Alan Marten( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lessons of War is a collection of essays, editorials, articles, poems, games, short stories and letters that tells the story of the Civil War through children's magazines published in the northern stares. Except for combat, children experienced most of what happened during the Civil War, and these magazines not only informed them of the issues but also inspired their responses and contributions to the Union war effort
Childhood and child welfare in the Progressive Era : a brief history with documents by James Alan Marten( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Childhood and Child Welfare in the Progressive Era examines a central focus for reform efforts between 1870 and 1930: children. Progressive-era reformers, holding the middle-class childhood as ideal, found the lives of poor urban children especially troubling. Using the methods of the social sciences, they studied this population and sought government action to remedy what they saw as poor children{u2019}s deprivations. In this volume, James Marten first introduces these issues and then presents a collection of documents and images from books, social surveys, and social work journals that describe the conditions of urban children, track the development of ?a right to childhood,? and explain programs to improve children{u2019}s health, promote juvenile justice, and prevent child labor. A final section presents children{u2019}s experiences in their own words, as they reflect on the perils and fun of their young lives. Document headnotes, a chronology, questions for consideration, and a selected bibliography help contemporary students understand why the Progressive era was so crucial in the development of ideas about the nature of childhood and government{u2019}s responsibility for child welfare
The history of childhood : a very short introduction by James Alan Marten( Book )

6 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The definition of childhood and the experience of being a child varies radically across time, place, class, ethnicity, and culture. This ... succinct global history of childhood examines the impact of migration, industrialization, imperialism, and war on children's lives, and how far-reaching shifts in te ecomnomy, belief systems, and family structure dramatically altered parenting practices, education, and stages of development. Challenging the simplistic view of childhood as story of unambiguous progress, [Marten] demonstrates that children offer an ideal lens through which to understand world history."--Back cover
More than a contest between armies : essays on the Civil War era( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines an unexplored aspect of the Civil War and reinterprets an important theme of the conflict. The essays include such topics as the war's effect on race and gender, and historians' interests in studying the experiences of representative individuals as well as communities
A cultural history of childhood and family( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War and childhood in the era of the two world wars by Mischa Honeck( )

10 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The histories of modern war and childhood were the result of competing urgencies. According to ideals of childhood widely accepted throughout the world by 1900, children should have been protected, even hidden, from conflict and danger. Yet at a time when modern ways of childhood became increasingly possible for economic, social, and political reasons, it became less possible to fully protect them in the face of massive industrialized warfare driven by geopolitical rivalries and expansionist policies. Taking a global perspective, the chapters in this book examine a wide range of experiences and places. In addition to showing how the engagement of children and youth with war differed according to geography, technology, class, age, race, gender, and the nature of the state, they reveal how children acquired agency during the twentieth century's greatest conflicts
Chasing rainbows : a recollection of the great plains, 1921-1975 by Gladys Leffler Gist( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Children and war : a historical anthology
Children in colonial AmericaSing not war : the lives of Union and Confederate veterans in Gilded Age AmericaThe children's Civil WarCivil War America : voices from the home frontChildren and youth in a new nationThe boy of Chancellorville and other Civil War storiesChildren and youth during the Civil War eraTexas divided : loyalty and dissent in the lone star state, 1856-1874
Alternative Names
Marten, James.

Marten, James 1956-

Marten, James A. 1956-

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