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Allison, Robert J.

Overview
Works: 52 works in 177 publications in 2 languages and 9,381 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Reference works  Biographies  Documentary television programs  Historical television programs  Television programs  Autobiographies  Naval history  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Editor, Composer, Other
Classifications: HT869.E6, B
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Most widely held works by Robert J Allison
The American Revolution : a concise history by Robert J Allison( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Turkish and held by 1,606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is a brisk, accessible, and vivid introduction to arguably the most important event in the history of the United States--the American Revolution. Between 1760 and 1800, the American people cast off British rule to create a new nation and a radically new form of government based on the idea that people had the right to govern themselves. In this lively account, Robert Allison provides a cohesive synthesis of the military, diplomatic, political, social, and intellectual aspects of the Revolution, paying special attention to its causes and consequences. The book recreates the tumultuous events of the 1760s and 1770s that led to revolution, such as the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party, as well as the role the Sons of Liberty played in turning resistance into full-scale revolt. Allison explains how and why Americans changed their ideas of government and society so profoundly in these years and how the War for Independence was fought and won. He highlights the major battles and commanders on both sides--with a particular focus on George Washington and the extraordinary strategies he developed to defeat Britain's superior forces--as well as the impact of French military support on the American cause. In the final chapter, Allison explores the aftermath of the American Revolution: how the newly independent states created governments based on the principles for which they had fought, and how those principles challenged their own institutions, such as slavery, in the new republic. He considers as well the Revolution's legacy, and the many ways its essential ideals influenced other struggles against oppressive power or colonial systems in France, Latin America, and Asia. Sharply written and highly readable, The American Revolution offers the perfect introduction to this seminal event in American history"
The crescent obscured : the United States and the Muslim world, 1776-1815 by Robert Allison( )

19 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 1,393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the beginning of the colonial period to the recent conflicts in the Middle East, encounters with the Muslim world have helped Americans to define national identity and purpose. Looking at the early years of the republic, Robert Allison traces the image of Islam in the American mind as the new nation constructed its ideology and system of government. Allison begins with Americans' first contacts with the Muslim world in the Barbary states of North Africa. In 1785 Algiers seized two American merchant vessels, and by 1815 some six hundred Americans would be held captive in the Muslim world. No longer protected by the British navy, captive American sailors languished in Algiers while their government debated what action to take. Allison examines the responsibility the U.S. government felt it had to its citizens, the role private citizens had in directing international policy, and what captivity meant to the captives as well as to their compatriots at home. The American war with Tripoli ended with Americans believing they had overcome the menace of despotism and freed themselves from the fate of other nations. With this came a new sense of national purpose which manifested itself in paintings, poetry, drama, and politics. Examining the literature and histories of the period, Allison considers Americans' visions of Muhammed, as well as the differences in ideas of political power, gender relations, and slavery
The interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano by Olaudah Equiano( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The introduction to this new edition of Olaudah Equiano's classic narrative is clear and lucid, full of useful historical background information and superb biographical coverage, written from a completely novel point of view
American eras by Thomas J Brown( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the individuals and events related to such topics as world events, the arts, communication, education, government and politics, and science and medicine from the colonial era onward
The dark ages( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between the Fall of Rome and the dawn of the Renaissance, Europe plunged into a dark night of constant war, splintered sovereignties, marauding pagans, and more. As chaos replaced culture, Europe was beset by famine, plague, persecutions, and a state of war that was so persistent it was only rarely interrupted by peace. This program covers warlords whose armies threatened to cause the demise of European society, such as Alaric, Charles the Hammer, and Clovis; and the people who valiantly tended the flames of justice, knowledge, and innovation, including Charlemagne, St. Benedict, Empress Theodora, and other brave souls who fought for peace and enlightenment
Stephen Decatur : American naval hero, 1779-1820 by Robert J Allison( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After the War of 1812, Decatur moved to Washington to help direct naval policy. His close friendships with James Madison, John Quincy Adams, and other political leaders soon made him a rising star in national politics. He and his wife Susan made their elegant home on Lafayette Square near the White House a center of Washington society. The capital and the entire nation were shocked in 1820 when Decatur died at the age of forty-one in a duel with a rival navy captain. Although he died prematurely, Decatur played a significant role in the shaping of that national identity."--Jacket
American eras( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vents, lifestyles, social history and key figures unique to each featured era are covered with extraordinary perception and thoroughness. Each volume begins with a chronology of world events to provide a context for the American experience. Explore American life during the era from eleven separate perspectives: world events; the arts; business and the economy; communications; education; government and politics; law and justice; lifestyles, social trends and fashion; religion; science and medicine; sports and recreation. Each chapter includes articles covering headlines and headline makers, awards, achievements and other enlightening and entertaining facts reported in an engaging style
American eras( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Events, lifestyles, social history and key figures unique to each featured era are covered with extraordinary perception and thoroughness. Each volume begins with a chronology of world events to provide a context for the American experience. Explore American life during the era from eleven separate perspectives: world events; the arts; business and the economy; communications; education; government and politics; law and justice; lifestyles, social trends and fashion; religion; science and medicine; sports and recreation. Each chapter includes articles covering headlines and headline makers, awards, achievements and other enlightening and entertaining facts reported in an engaging style
The American Revolution : a Very Short Introduction by Robert J Allison( Book )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between 1760 and 1800, the people of the United States created a new nation, based on the idea that all people have the right to govern themselves. This introduction recreates the experiences that led to the Revolution; the experience of war; and the post-war creation of a new political society
History in dispute : American social and political movements, 1945-2000 ; pursuit of liberty( )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addresses heavily debated questions by offering different critical perspectives on major historical events, drawn from all time periods and from all parts of the globe. This volume covers American social and political movements, 1945-2000. Provides students with an enhanced understanding of events only summarized in history texts, helps stimulate critical thinking and provides ideas for papers and assignments
History in dispute. pursuit of progress( )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains over thirty groups of essays, each of which includes an overview of an issue related to the historical events and trends of the first five decades of twentieth-century America, followed by two opposing opinions
Before 1776 : life in the American colonies by Robert J Allison( Visual )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between 1500 and 1800, the world was transformed. The peoples of Europe, Africa, and America, brought together in an often violent colonial process, created a New World and transformed the old. These lectures examine the relations of the colonies with the native people, the relations between the British colonies and the colonial outposts of Spain, France, and the Netherlands, and how British attempts at colonial governance led, ultimately, to resistance, rebellion, and revolution
Before 1776 : life in the American colonies by Robert J Allison( Recording )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between 1500 and 1800, the world was transformed. The peoples of Europe, Africa, and America, brought together in an often violent colonial process, created a New World and transformed the old. Although the individual British American colonies later formed into one nation, this course explores their profound differences in origin and practice. In 36 lectures, Robert J. Allison examines the relations of the colonies with the native people, the relations between these colonies and the colonial outposts of Spain, France, and the Netherlands, and how British attempts at colonial governance led, ultimately, to resistance, rebellion, and revolution
The essential debate on the Constitution : Federalist and Antifederalist speeches and writings : the brilliant battle of ideas that still shapes the nation by Bernard Bailyn( Book )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The threat of foreign and domestic corruption; the balance of power between the federal government and the states and the controversial role of the Supreme Court; the danger of an unrestrained president and the potential remedy of impeachment. During the contest to ratify the Constitution America's founding generation wrestled with key questions and challenges that continue to test our nation today, and their original arguments still have much to teach us. Here are more than sixty newspaper articles, pamphlets, speeches, and private letters from the debate by more than forty writers, including the essential Federalist essays of James Madison and Alexander Hamilton and the insightful, often prophetic Antifederalist writings of "Brutus" and the "Federalist Farmer""--Back cover
American social and political movements, 1900-1945 : pursuit of progress( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American social and political movements, 1945-2000 : pursuit of liberty( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A short history of Boston by Robert J Allison( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narratives of Barbary captivity : recollections of James Leander Cathcart, Jonathan Cowdery, and William Ray( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Massachusetts from colony to commonwealth : an illustrated history by Judith Freeman Clark( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The age of Ben Franklin by Robert J Allison( Recording )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We all have certain images of Ben Franklin: the witty Founding Father who promoted independence; the Philadelphia printer who created Poor Richard's Almanack; the scientist who conducted experiments with kites in electrical storms; the author of what is arguably America's best-known autobiography. These images reveal an intellectually curious and successful man of the 18th century, but they don't fully capture the full spirit of one of the most extraordinary Americans-perhaps the quintessential American. Why is Benjamin Franklin so compelling? What made him so successful in his day? And why has he continued to influence generations of Americans? Tackle these questions and more in The Age of Benjamin Franklin, a thorough-and sometimes surprising-course that presents a full portrait of a personality that defies easy definition. Taught by Professor Robert J. Allison of Suffolk University, these 24 insightful lectures explore the many facets of Franklin's life and times. From his humble beginnings as the son of a Boston soap maker to a world-renowned diplomat, you'll explore the many sides of this complex man: ambitious, worldly, imaginative, and forward thinking, representing the best output from the Age of Enlightenment. As one of the most notable Americans in history-a pioneer in science, politics, and diplomacy-he was truly a larger-than-life individual. The Age of Benjamin Franklin gives you a rich and entertaining portrait of his life and times."
 
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The crescent obscured : the United States and the Muslim world, 1776-1815The interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah EquianoAmerican erasStephen Decatur : American naval hero, 1779-1820American erasAmerican erasHistory in dispute : American social and political movements, 1945-2000 ; pursuit of libertyHistory in dispute. pursuit of progress
Alternative Names
Allison, Robert 1957-

Allison, Robert J.

روبرت جي. أليسون، 1957-

Languages
English (131)

Turkish (1)