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Bordewich, Fergus M.

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Works: 32 works in 132 publications in 1 language and 9,810 library holdings
Genres: History  Educational films  Internet videos  Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Local history  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E450, 973.7115
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Most widely held works about Fergus M Bordewich
 
Most widely held works by Fergus M Bordewich
Bound for Canaan : the Underground Railroad and the War for the Soul of America by Fergus M Bordewich( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 2,669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the Underground Railroad as the movement reflected America's moral complexities and political divisiveness offers insight into the role played by the nation's westward expansion, the spiritual beliefs that motivated each side of the conflict, and the efforts of black and white citizens to save tens of thousands of lives
America's great debate : Henry Clay, Stephen A. Douglas, and the compromise that preserved the Union by Fergus M Bordewich( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spellbinding story behind the longest debate in U.S. Senate history: the Compromise of 1850, which brought together Senate luminaries on the eve of the Civil War in a desperate effort to save the Union
The First Congress : how James Madison, George Washington, and a group of extraordinary men invented the government by Fergus M Bordewich( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The little known story of perhaps the most productive Congress in US history, the First Federal Congress of 1789-1791. The First Congress was the most important in US history, says prizewinning author and historian Fergus Bordewich, because it established how our government would actually function. Had it failed--as many at the time feared it would--it's possible that the United States as we know it would not exist today. The Constitution was a broad set of principles. It was left to the members of the First Congress and President George Washington to create the machinery that would make the government work. Fortunately, James Madison, John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, and others less well known today, rose to the occasion. During two years of often fierce political struggle, they passed the first ten amendments to the Constitution; they resolved bitter regional rivalries to choose the site of the new national capital; they set in place the procedure for admitting new states to the union; and much more. But the First Congress also confronted some issues that remain to this day: the conflict between states' rights and the powers of national government; the proper balance between legislative and executive power; the respective roles of the federal and state judiciaries; and funding the central government. Other issues, such as slavery, would fester for decades before being resolved. The First Congress tells the dramatic story of the two remarkable years when Washington, Madison, and their dedicated colleagues struggled to successfully create our government, an achievement that has lasted to the present day."--Publisher website
Washington : the making of the American capital by Fergus M Bordewich( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the acclaimed author of "Bound for Canaan" comes a major work of American history on the astonishing compromises and alliances involved in making Washington, D.C., the capital of the new nation
Cathay : a journey in search of old China by Fergus M Bordewich( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bound for Canaan : the underground railroad and the war for the soul of America by Fergus M Bordewich( Recording )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using a remarkable array of elusive primary resources, Bordewich reveals the underground railroad to be an escape system far more extraordinary than previously believed. He also uncovers compelling stories that shock, humble, and inspire. One hardened slave catcher, for example, watches a fugitive cling to her newborn as she crosses the ice-choked Ohio River, leaping from ice floe to ice floe. With tear-filled eyes, he refuses to arrest her. And there's the slave who rows hundreds of runaways across the Ohio--until he becomes his own final passenger, decades later
Peach blossom spring : adapted from a Chinese tale by Fergus M Bordewich( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When he accidentally discovers a beautiful hidden valley inhabited by contented people, a fisherman is asked to return but only if he tells no one where he's been
No reservations : Native American history and culture in contemporary art( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of work by both Native and non-Native artists speaks of the complexity of Native American historical and cultural influences in contemporary culture. Rather than focusing on artists who attempt to maintain strict cultural practices, it brings together a group of artists who engage the larger contemporary art world and are not afraid to step beyond the bounds of tradition. Focusing on a group of 10 artists who came of age since the initial Native Rights movement of the 1960s and 70s, the book emphasizes art that does not so much "look Indian," but incorporates Native content in surprising and innovative ways that defy easy categorization. The Native artists featured here focus on the evolution of cultural traditions. The non-Native artists focus primarily on the history of European colonization in America. Artists include Matthew Buckingham, Lewis deSoto, Peter Edlund, Nicholas Galanin, Jeffrey Gibson, Rigo 23, Duane Slick, Marie Watt, Edie Winograde and Yoram Wolberger
Washington : the making of the American capital by Fergus M Bordewich( Recording )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the acclaimed author of "Bound for Canaan" comes a major work of American history on the astonishing compromises and alliances involved in making Washington, D.C., the capital of the new nation
Through darkness to light : photographs along the underground railroad : a photographic essay by Jeanine Michna-Bales( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"They left in the middle of the night-- often carrying little more than the knowledge to follow the North Star. An estimated one hundred thousand slaves between 1830 and the end of the Civil War in 1865 embarked on a journey of untold hardship in search of freedom, many with the aid of the Underground Railroad. Through Darkness to Light : Seeking Freedom on the Underground Railroad imagines how this journey may have appeared through a series of atmospheric and evocative photographs by Jeanine Michna-Bales. From over a decade's worth of research, Michna-Bales pieced together a route of Underground Railroad sites from the cotton plantations just south of Natchitoches, Louisiana, all the way north to the Canadian border, a path encompassing roughly two thousand miles. Complementing Michna-Bales' compelling photographs are essays on the history and figures of the Underground Railroad by Fergus M. Bordwich, Robert F. Darden, and Eric R. Jackson"--
America's great debate : Henry Clay, Stephen A. Douglas, and the compromise that preserved the union by Fergus M Bordewich( Recording )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spellbinding story behind the longest debate in U.S. Senate history: the Compromise of 1850, which brought together Senate luminaries on the eve of the Civil War in a desperate effort to save the Union
The First Congress : how James Madison, George Washington, and a group of extraordinary men invented the government by Fergus M Bordewich( )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this lively book, Fergus M. Bordewich tells the little-known story of perhaps the most productive Congress in U.S. history, the First Federal Congress of 1789-1791
Bound for Canaan : the epic story of the Underground Railroad, America's first civil rights movement by Fergus M Bordewich( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An important book of epic scope on America's first racially integrated, religiously inspired movement for change The civil war brought to a climax the country's bitter division. But the beginnings of slavery's denouement can be traced to a courageous band of ordinary Americans, black and white, slave and free, who joined forces to create what would come to be known as the Underground Railroad, a movement that occupies as romantic a place in the nation's imagination as the Lewis and Clark expedition. The true story of the Underground Railroad is much more morally complex and politically divisive than even the myths suggest. Against a backdrop of the country's westward expansion arose a fierce clash of values that was nothing less than a war for the country's soul. Not since the American Revolution had the country engaged in an act of such vast and profound civil disobedience that not only challenged prevailing mores but also subverted federal law. Bound for Canaan tells the stories of men and women like David Ruggles, who invented the black underground in New York City; bold Quakers like Isaac Hopper and Levi Coffin, who risked their lives to build the Underground Railroad; and the inimitable Harriet Tubman. Interweaving thrilling personal stories with the politics of slavery and abolition, Bound for Canaan shows how the Underground Railroad gave birth to this country's first racially integrated, religiously inspired movement for social change
Bound for Canaan : the triumph of the Underground Railroad by Fergus M Bordewich( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Washington : making the American capital by Fergus M Bordewich( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the nation's capital city reveals the role of slavery in its construction, the political and financial obstacles that were faced by the founding fathers, and the back-room deals and shifting alliances that were to shape the region's influence
Mr. Jefferson and His University( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thomas Jefferson was the architect not only of the Declaration of Independence but -- in a literal rather than literary sense -- of the University of Virginia and Monticello. This documentary looks at the places Jefferson designed and built to examine the originality of his thought and his astonishing achievements in a state that was then America's frontier."--Container
Digging into a historic rivalry by Fergus M Bordewich( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Free at last : a new museum celebrates the Underground Railroad by Fergus M Bordewich( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bound for Canaan : the the epic story of the underground railroad, America's first civil rights movement by Fergus M Bordewich( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Bound for Canaan : the Underground Railroad and the War for the Soul of America
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Washington : the making of the American capitalCathay : a journey in search of old ChinaBound for Canaan : the underground railroad and the war for the soul of AmericaNo reservations : Native American history and culture in contemporary artWashington : the making of the American capitalWashington : making the American capitalBound for Canaan : the the epic story of the underground railroad, America's first civil rights movement