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Williams, Jean Kinney

Overview
Works: 30 works in 62 publications in 1 language and 8,834 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Biography  Church history 
Roles: Author
Classifications: BX8129.A6, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jean Kinney Williams
The Amish by Jean Kinney Williams( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes a history of the Amish, their general doctrines, practices, social structure, place in American society, changes in beliefs, and issues facing them in modern society
The Quakers by Jean Kinney Williams( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the history, notable individuals, beliefs, way of life, and current status of this longstanding Christian group
The Mormons by Jean Kinney Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes a history of the Mormon Church, its general doctrines, practices, social structure, place in American society, changes in beliefs, and conflicts with American society
Lyndon B. Johnson : America's 36th president by Jean Kinney Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Encyclopedia of Presidents offers authoritative biographies of each president since 1789, when George Washington was first sworn in. The stories of these key figures and historic events paint a full and lively picture of our nation. Each biography includes color illustrations, a timeline, boxed features on events and people of special interest, and lively text introducing the featured president and the times in which he lived. Texan Lyndon B. Johnson was the most powerful man in Congress in 1960, when John F. Kennedy chose him to run for vice president. Johnson was admired and feared for his effective but overbearing use of power. In November 1963, he became president when President Kennedy was assassinated, and he was elected to a full term in 1964. A champion of civil rights for African Americans, Johnson passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. He originated Head Start and other programs to improve educational and economic opportunities for the poor. His successes were overshadowed by the growing war in Vietnam. He increased the number of U.S. troops there and ordered heavy bombing of enemy territories. As resistance to the war grew, Johnson's popularity declined. He announced in March 1968 that he would not run for another term. In January 1969, he left office, replaced by Republican Richard Nixon
Benjamin Harrison : America's 23rd president by Jean Kinney Williams( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the twenty-third president of the United States, with information about his childhood, family, political career, presidency, and legacy
The Shakers by Jean Kinney Williams( Book )

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

Examines the history, beliefs, way of life, and current status of this humble and devout Christian group
African-Americans in the colonies by Jean Kinney Williams( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses various aspects of African-American life in the colonies, including the slave trade, how slaves lived and worked, and their involvement in the Revolutionary War
Jefferson Davis : president of the Confederacy by Jean Kinney Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the secession of eleven southern states, Jefferson Davis gave up his U.S. citizenship to accept the presidency of the Confederate States of America and led the South in the Civil War
The Christian Scientists by Jean Kinney Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a history of Christian Scientists, covering their doctrines and practices, organization, place in American society, and changes in beliefs, as well as discussing the work of Mary Baker Eddy
Bridget "Biddy" Mason : from slave to businesswoman by Jean Kinney Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the slave who won her freedom in a California courtroom, and bought a house that she used to help people in need as an ex-slave, nurse, and midwife, who started many philanthropic projects
The Pony Express by Jean Kinney Williams( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes how the Pony Express began, the men who worked for it, its importance and its demise. The mid-1800s was a time of unrest in the United States. New land was being settled. The Civil War was waiting the wings. Communication from one side of the continent to the other was slow and unreliable. It was a prime time for a fresh, new idea. Out of this necessity sprung the pony express. The 1840s and 1850s drew thousands of people to California, most of whom traveled along the Oregon trail. With the surge in population, the pony express was the answer to communication problems
Mormon faith in America by Maxine Hanks( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After an introduction about basic beliefs and two chapters that briefly recount the church's history, three chapters discuss Mormons in American culture, society, and politics
South Korea by Jean Kinney Williams( Book )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the history, geography, culture, and current state of South Korea, a land of both tradition and modern development
Cook : James Cook charts the Pacific Ocean by Jean Kinney Williams( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the English explorer and his travels around Tahiti and Australia, until his sudden death
The Maryland Colony by Jean Kinney Williams( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates the history of the Colony of Maryland from its founding by Cecil Calvert in 1634 to its statehood in 1788 and donation of land and money for the new nation's capital in 1791
Sandra Day O'Connor : lawyer and Supreme Court justice by Jean Kinney Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes her childhood on a ranch in Arizona, her education, her career as a lawyer and state senator from Arizona, her marriage and family, and her appointment as the first woman member of the Supreme Court
The U.S. Constitution by Jean Kinney Williams( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains what the Constitution is, how and why it was formed, and who controls it
Ulysses S. Grant by Jean Kinney Williams( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the man elected eighteenth president of the United States, discussing his personal life, education, and political career
Empire of ancient Greece by Jean Kinney Williams( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is not an exaggeration to say that classical Greek civilization is the cornerstone of Western civilization today. The Greeks invented everything from logic and democracy to rhetoric, drama, and philosophy. Empire of the Early Greek World chronicles the remarkable legacy of the Greeks, as well as the diversity of their societies from the thriving democracy of Athens to the militarism of Sparta to the oligarchy of Thrace. It explores the conditions that made it possible for the ancient Greeks to develop a culture that set the foundation for our intellectual lives today, and explains why Greek power eventually declined. The book also looks at everyday life in ancient Greece, from the wealthy citizens who grappled in the Olympic arena to the farmers who found 50 different ways to use olive oil. Connections in our own world to the ancient Greeks are numerous, including the Olympics, much of our classical literature, the scientific method, architecture, and many English words
Grover Cleveland by Jean Kinney Williams( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the twenty-second president of the United States, detailing his personal life and public service career, from his modest beginnings as a minister's son to his two terms as president
 
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The Amish
Alternative Names

controlled identityWilliams, Jean

Kinney Williams, Jean

Williams, Jean K.

Williams, Jean K. (Jean Kinney)

Languages
English (49)

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The QuakersThe MormonsLyndon B. Johnson : America's 36th presidentBenjamin Harrison : America's 23rd presidentThe ShakersAfrican-Americans in the coloniesJefferson Davis : president of the ConfederacyThe Christian Scientists