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Ryerson, Richard Alan 1942-

Overview
Works: 122 works in 243 publications in 2 languages and 4,358 library holdings
Genres: History  Records and correspondence  Encyclopedias  Biography  Sources  Archives  Manuscripts  Bibliography  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: E322.1, 929.2
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Most widely held works by Richard Alan Ryerson
Adams family correspondence by John Adams( Book )

7 editions published between 1963 and 1993 in English and held by 1,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Revolution is now begun : the radical committees of Philadelphia, 1765-1776 by Richard Alan Ryerson( Book )

15 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and German and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The success of the American Revolution is less likely to be understood through an examination of its ideological origins than through a close analysis of the political processes by which principles, beliefs, and anxieties were translated into revolutionary action. This book offers the first detailed profile of the several hundred obscure committeemen and propagandists who took up the new revolutionary ideology and carried it that one last step: out of the realm of rhetoric and into the domain of concrete change. And participatory democracy as a principle of American government owes its realization largely to these second-rank politicians and ordinary citizens, who provided the basic muscle of Revolutionary politics. In the 1760s and early 1770s Pennsylvania lacked nearly every ingredient for revolution found elsewhere in the colonies: a strong dissenting tradition, widely felt economic grievances, or a legislature intimately acquainted with royal government. Only the painstaking enlistment of a strong leadership core, the construction of new political institutions, and the rapid mobilization of the majority of the community could overcome these deficiencies. In Pennsylvania British authority succumbed to the activity of a few hundred men who were drawn into public life by a handful of veteran politicians within just two years. To these men and to their committees Pennsylvania owes its revolution. In his book Richard Alan Ryerson focuses on the daily business of politics in the Revolutionary periodthe art of motivation for radical political purposesand its economic and social dimensions in the most prominent American city of the time. How were the colonists mobilized for resistance? What was the political process? Who were the disaffected people who became the radical leaders of the Philadelphia community?To answer these questions, Ryerson compares campaigning styles, nomination and election procedures, and local political organizations in the colonial era with their counterparts during the Revolution. He also examines the age, economic status, religious faith, and national origins of the men who formed the radical committees of Philadelphia between 1765 and 1776
The encyclopedia of the American Revolutionary War : a political, social, and military history( Book )

12 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This definitive scholarly reference on the American Revolution--written by acclaimed researchers and military experts from around the world--covers the causes, course, and consequences of the war and the political, social, and military origins of the nation
John Adams and the founding of the Republic( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Adams's republic : the one, the few, and the many by Richard Alan Ryerson( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholars have examined John Adams's writings and beliefs for generations, but no one has brought such impressive credentials to the task as Richard Alan Ryerson in John Adams's Republic. The editor-in-chief of the Massachusetts Historical Society's Adams Papers project for nearly two decades, Ryerson offers readers of this magisterial book a fresh, firmly grounded account of Adams's political thought and its development. Of all the founding fathers, Ryerson argues, John Adams may have worried the most about the problem of social jealousy and political conflict in the new republic. Ryerson explains how these concerns, coupled with Adams's concept of executive authority and his fear of aristocracy, deeply influenced his political mindset. He weaves together a close analysis of Adams's public writings, a comprehensive chronological narrative beginning in the 1760s, and an exploration of the second president's private diary, manuscript autobiography, and personal and family letters, revealing Adams's most intimate political thoughts across six decades
American Revolutionary War : a student encyclopedia by Gregory Fremont-Barnes( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over eight hundred alphabetically arranged entries discuss all facets of the American Revolution, including politics, warfare, diplomacy, and social and cultural issues
The Adams papers by John Adams( Book )

27 editions published between 1961 and 1993 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leadership in crisis : the radical committees of Philadelphia and the coming of the revolution in Pennsylvania, 1765-1776, a study in the revolutionary process by Richard Alan Ryerson( )

7 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diary and autobiography of John Adams by John Adams( Book )

3 editions published between 1961 and 1962 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers by John Adams( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in Undetermined and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers by John Adams( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diary 1771-1781 by John Adams( Book )

2 editions published between 1961 and 1962 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diary 1782-1804. Autobiography ; P. 1. To Oct. 1776 by John Adams( Book )

2 editions published between 1961 and 1962 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diary by John Quincy Adams( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in Undetermined and English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers by John Adams( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers by John Adams( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adams family correspondence by John Adams( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diary and autobiography by John Adams( Book )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The encyclopedia of the American Revolutionary War : a student encyclopedia( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Adams family correspondence
Alternative Names
Ryerson, Richard A. 1942-

Ryerson, Richard Alan

Languages
English (99)

German (1)

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