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Isenberg, Nancy

Overview
Works: 32 works in 147 publications in 2 languages and 10,426 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: HN90.S6, 305.50973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Nancy Isenberg
White trash : the 400-year untold history of class in America by Nancy Isenberg( Book )

27 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 2,948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A history of the class system in America from the colonial era to the present illuminates the crucial legacy of the underprivileged white demographic, citing the pivotal contributions of lower-class white workers in wartime, social policy, and the rise of the Republican Party, "--NoveList
Sex and citizenship in antebellum America by Nancy Isenberg( )

9 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With this book, Nancy Isenberg illuminates the origins of the women's rights movement. Rather than herald the singular achievements of the 1848 Seneca Falls convention, she examines the confluence of events and ideas--before and after 1848--that, in her view, marked the real birth of feminism. Drawing on a wide range of sources, she demonstrates that women's rights activists of the antebellum era crafted a coherent feminist critique of church, state, and family. In addition, Isenberg shows, they developed a rich theoretical tradition that influenced not only subsequent strains of feminist thou
Fallen founder : the life of Aaron Burr by Nancy Isenberg( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 1,599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This biography of the Revolutionary-era "villain" overturns every myth and image we have of him. The narrative of America's founding is filled with godlike geniuses--and then there was Aaron Burr. Generations have been told Burr was a betrayer--of Hamilton, of his country, of those with nobler ideas. All untrue: the politically aggressive Hamilton was preoccupied with Burr and subverted Burr's career at every turn for more than a decade. Historian Isenberg proves that Burr was no less a patriot and no less a principled thinker than those who debased him. He was an inspired politician who promoted decency when factionalism and ugly party politics were coalescing. He was as much an Enlightenment figure as Jefferson, and a feminist generations ahead of his time. A brilliant orator and lawyer, he was New York's attorney general, a senator, and vice president. His political assassination was accomplished by rivals who feared his power.--From publisher description
Madison and Jefferson by Andrew Burstein( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third and fourth presidents have long been considered proper and noble gentlemen, with Thomas Jefferson's genius overshadowing James Madison's judgment and common sense. But in this revelatory book, both leaders are seen as men of their times, ruthless and hardboiled operatives in a gritty world of primal politics where they struggled for supremacy for more than fifty years
Mortal remains : death in early America by Nancy Isenberg( )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These 12 short, highly focused essays analyze how experiences with death and the imagery associated with it influenced US culture before 1860"--Choice
Louise Stolberg's Florentine Salon and Germaine de Stael's Coppet Circle : the politics of patronage, neoclassicism and the code of freedom in Napoleonic Italy by Sharon Worley( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Worley's book brings a new perspective on the intellectual debates in the development of nationalistic movements leading up to the Risorgimento in Italy. Her study reveals how the efforts of key feminine ideologists established the roots of Italian reunification through artistic patronage. The salons of these important women enabled daring artists to walk that fine line between creativity and treason as they politicized their art. In the search for nationalist symbols, members of Louise Stolberg's Florentine salon looked back to national histories and literature. The histories of the Italian Renaissance and ancient Rome were emphasized, as they contained the nascent germs of republicanism and democracy. The politicization of art and literature was thus implicit in the worship of the cult of liberty and freedom. Romantic impulses toward creativity and freedom were also translated into national egalitarian impulses toward unity and democracy
White trash : the 400-year untold history of class in America by Nancy Isenberg( Recording )

23 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveying political rhetoric and policy, popular literature and scientific theories over four hundred years, Isenberg upends assumptions about America's supposedly class-free society--where liberty and hard work were meant to ensure real social mobility. Poor whites were central to the rise of the Republican Party in the early nineteenth century, and the Civil War itself was fought over class issues nearly as much as it was fought over slavery. Reconstruction pitted "poor white trash" against newly freed slaves, which factored in the rise of eugenics--a widely popular movement embraced by Theodore Roosevelt that targeted poor whites for sterilization. These poor were at the heart of New Deal reforms and LBJ's Great Society; they haunt us in reality TV shows like Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and Duck Dynasty. Marginalized as a class, "white trash" have always been at or near the center of major political debates over the character of the American identity. We acknowledge racial injustice as an ugly stain on our nation's history. With Isenberg's landmark book, we will have to face the truth about the enduring, malevolent nature of class as well
Fallen founder : the life of Aaron Burr by Nancy Isenberg( Recording )

11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Challenges popular beliefs about the Revolutionary era figure, revealing how Alexander Hamilton subverted Burr's career through a slanderous letter-writing campaign, in a portrait that presents evidence of Burr's political talents and dedicated patriotism
Questioning bodies in Shakespeare's Rome( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

White trash by Nancy Isenberg( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Forme del teatro : contributi del gruppo di ricerca sulla comunicazione teatrale in Inghilterra( Book )

in Italian and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caro Memmo, mon cher frère : seduzioni epistolari di una giovane angloveneziana in viaggo per l"Europa nel tempo di Casanova by Justine Rosenberg-Orsini( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in Italian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sex and Citizenship in Antebellum America (Gender and American culture) by Nancy Isenberg( )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madison and jefferson by Anew Burstein( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[A] monumental dual biography ... a distinguished work, combining deep research, a pleasing narrative style and an abundance of fresh insights, a rare combination."'The Dallas Morning News The third and fourth presidents have long been considered proper gentlemen, with Thomas Jefferson's genius overshadowing James Madison's judgment and common sense. But in this revelatory book about their crucial partnership, both are seen as men of their times, hardboiled operatives in a gritty world of primal politics where they struggled for supremacy for more than fifty years. With a thrilling and unprecedented account of early America as its backdrop, Madison and Jefferson reveals these founding fathers as privileged young men in a land marked by tribal identities rather than a united national personality. Esteemed historians Andrew Burstein and Nancy Isenberg capture Madison's hidden role'he acted in effect as a campaign manager'in Jefferson's career. In riveting detail, the authors chart the courses of two very different presidencies: Jefferson's driven by force of personality, Madison's sustained by a militancy that history has been reluctant to ascribe to him. Supported by a wealth of original sources'newspapers, letters, diaries, pamphlets'Madison and Jefferson is a watershed account of the most important political friendship in American history. "Enough colorful characters for a miniseries, loaded with backstabbing (and frontstabbing too)."'Newsday "An important, thoughtful, and gracefully written political history."'Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Le forme del teatro : la posa eroica di Ofelia : saggi sul personaggio femminile nel teatro elisabettiano by Viola Papetti( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le forme del teatro : contributi del Gruppo di Ricerca sulla Comunicazione Teatrale in Inghilterra( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le forme del teatro : contributi del Gruppo di Ricerca sulla Comunicazione Teatrale in Inghilterra( )

in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PROBLEM OF DEMOCRACY : the presidents adams confront the cult of personality by Nancy Isenberg( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Woolf's Orlando and the staging of ballet narrative by Nancy Isenberg( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Not "anyone's daughter" : Patty Hearst and the postmodern legal subject by Nancy Isenberg( )

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

 
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Fallen founder : the life of Aaron Burr
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Fallen founder : the life of Aaron BurrMadison and JeffersonMortal remains : death in early AmericaFallen founder : the life of Aaron BurrQuestioning bodies in Shakespeare's RomeSex and Citizenship in Antebellum America (Gender and American culture)
Alternative Names
Isenberg, Nancy G.

Nancy Isenberg Ameerika Ühendriikide ajaloolane

Nancy Isenberg American historian

Nancy Isenberg historiadora estadounidense

Nancy Isenberg historiadora estatunidenca

Nancy Isenberg historienne américaine

Nancy Isenberg istorică americană

Nancy Isenberg jenavan Lamerikänik

Nancy Isenberg US-amerikanische Historikerin

Nancy Isenberg usona historiisto

Languages
English (124)

Italian (9)