WorldCat Identities

History E-Book Project

Works: 434 works in 492 publications in 1 language and 2,048 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Church history  Bibliography  Sources  Biography  Military history 
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by History E-Book Project
Intervention : how America became involved in Vietnam by George McTurnan Kahin( )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baroque times in old Mexico; seventeenth-century persons, places, and practices by Irving A Leonard( )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Printbegrænsninger: Der kan printes 1 side ad gangen
Tradition and crisis; Jewish society at the end of the Middle Ages by Jacob Katz( )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When it first appeared in Hebrew in 1958 and in English in 1961, Tradition and Crisis, Jacob Katz's groundbreaking study of Jewish society at the end of the Middle Ages dramatically changed our perceptions of the Jewish community prior to the era of modernity. This new, unabridged translation by Bernard Dov Cooperman makes this classic available to new generations of students and scholars, together with Katz's original source notes, and an afterword and an updated bibliography by Bernard Dov Cooperman. Katz revolutionized the field by tapping into a rich and hitherto unexplored source for reconstructing the sociology of a previous era: the responsa literature of the rabbinic establishment during the Middle Ages. The self-governing communities of Jews in Europe dealt with issues both civil and religious. The questions and answers addressed to the rabbinic authorities and courts provide an incomparable wealth of insights into life as it was lived in this period and into the social, historical, cultural, and economic issues of the day. How did European Jewry progress from a socially and culturally segregated society to become a component of European society at large? What were Jewish attitudes toward the Gentile world from which Jewry had been secluded for centuries? What were the bridges from the old to the new era? Tradition and Crisis traces the roots of modernity to internal developments within the communities themselves. Katz traces the modern movements of the Haskalah (Enlightenment) in the West and Hasidism in the East, to an internal breakdown in the structure of these communities and the emergence of an alternative leadership in the wake of the Sabbatean challenge. A dynamic work that has radically changed our view of this history, Tradition and Crisis remains the pivotal text for understanding the revolution in the entire conception of Jewish identity in the modern era
ACLS humanities e-book( )

in English and Undetermined and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB) is a digital collection of over 5,400 books in the humanities and related social sciences. These titles are presented in collaboration with more than 120 publishers and Michigan Publishing. Books in the HEB collection have been recommended and reviewed by scholars and constituent learned societies of the American Council of Learned Societies
Gender at work : the dynamics of job segregation by sex during World War II by Ruth Milkman( )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Local people : the struggle for civil rights in Mississippi by John Dittmer( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For decades the most racially repressive state in the nation fought bitterly and violently to maintain white supremacy. John Dittmer traces the monumental battle waged by civil rights organizations and by local people, particularly courageous members of the black communities who were willing to put their lives on the line to establish basic human rights for all citizens of the state. Local People tells the whole grim story in depth for the first time, from the unsuccessful attempts of black World War II veterans to register to vote to the seating of a civil rights-oriented Mississippi delegation at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. Particularly dramatic - and heartrending - is Dittmer's account of the tumultuous decade of the sixties: the freedom rides of 1961, which resulted in the imprisonment at Parchman of dozens of participants; the violent reactions to protests in McComb and Jackson and to voter registration drives in Greenwood and other cities; the riot in Oxford when James Meredith enrolled at Ole Miss; the cowardly murder of long-time leader Medgar Evers; and the brutal Klan lynchings of civil rights workers James Chaney, Michael Schwerner, and Andrew Goodman during the Freedom Summer of 1964. Dittmer looks closely at the policies and actions of the Kennedy administration, which, bowing to Mississippi's powerful senators John Stennis and James Eastland, refused to intervene even in the face of obvious collusion among local officials and vigilantes. Through oral history accounts readers will come to know many of the local people and grass-roots organizers who worked, and in some cases gave their lives, for the cause of civil rights. Among those whose stories are told are Fannie Lou Hamer, the Sunflower County sharecropper who helped found the Mississippi Freedom Democratic party; Victoria Gray and Annie Devine, who with Mrs. Hamer challenged the seating of Mississippi's congressional delegation in 1965; Bob Moses of SNCC, the most significant "outsider" in the movement; Hollis Watkins, a SNCC field secretary from southwest Mississippi; and Dave Dennis, a freedom rider from New Orleans who became CORE's Mississippi field secretary in 1962. In the final chapter, Dittmer charts the transformative strength of the Mississippi movement while pointing out the limitations of its hard-earned reforms. If black Mississippians did not achieve all their goals, he reminds us, they nonetheless managed to bring about extraordinary changes in a state that had been locked in the caste system for nearly a century
Islam in modern history by Wilfred Cantwell Smith( )

1 edition published in 1957 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a study of a people in the turmoil of the modern world. The Muslim community in our day, like the rest of mankind, is in serious transition. What distinguishes it is that its members face the perplexities and opportunities of modernity as heirs of a unique tradition. Their society is characterized by a faith, Islam, and a great past. What is happening to the community and to the faith is the attempted subject of this book." [Preface]
The Arab kingdom and its fall by Julius Wellhausen( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Spanish Republic and the Civil War, 1931-1939 by Gabriel Jackson( )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Spanish Civil War was fought from 17 July 1936 to 1 April 1939 between the Republicans, who were loyal to the established Spanish Republic, and the Nationalists, a rebel group led by General Francisco Franco. The Nationalists prevailed, and Franco ruled Spain for the next 36 years, from 1939 until his death in 1975."--Wikipedia
The people of Hamilton, Canada West : family and class in a mid-nineteenth-century city by Michael B Katz( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The domestic life of a medieval city : women, children, and the family in fourteenth-century Ghent by David Nicholas( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fiefs and vassals : the medieval evidence reinterpreted by Susan Reynolds( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fiefs and Vassals is a book that will change our view of the medieval world. Offering a fundamental challenge to orthodox conceptions of feudalism, Susan Reynolds argues that the concepts of fiefs and vassalage that have been central to the understanding of medieval society for hundreds of years are in fact based on a misunderstanding of the primary sources. Reynolds demonstrates convincingly that the ideas of fiefs and vassalage as currently understood, far from being the central structural elements of medieval social and economic relations, are a conceptual lens through which historians have focused the details of medieval life. This lens, according to Reynolds, distorts more than it clarifies. With the lens removed, the realities of medieval life will have the chance to appear as they really are: more various, more individual, more complex, and perhaps richer than has previously been supposed. This is a radical new examination of social relations within the noble class and between lords and their vassals, the distillation of wide-ranging research by a leading medieval historian. It will revolutionize the way we think of the Middle Ages
Abiding courage : African American migrant women and the East Bay community by Gretchen Lemke-Santangelo( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between 1940 and 1945, thousands of African Americans migrated from the South to the East Bay Area of northern California in search of the social and economic mobility that was associated with the region's expanding defense industry and its reputation for greater racial tolerance. Gretchen Lemke-Santangelo vividly shows how women made the transition from southern domestic and field work to jobs in an industrial, wartime economy. At the same time, they were struggling to keep their families together, establishing new households, and creating community-sustaining networks and institutions. By fo
ACLS Humanities ebook Collection( )

in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fully searchable collection of over 1700 high-quality ebooks in the humanities which have been reviewed and recommended by scholars. The Project is a collaboration of 12 learned societies, 95 publishers and librarians at the University of Michigan's Scholarly Publishing Office
The Challenger launch decision : risky technology, culture, and deviance at NASA by Diane Vaughan( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the social impact of the crash and analyzes the NASA decision making process
Songs of Zion : the African Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States and South Africa by James T Campbell( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs of Zion focuses on the African Methodist Episcopal Church, black America's oldest and largest independent church. Campbell charts the origins and evolution of African American independent churches, arguing that the very act of becoming Christian forced black Americans to reflect on their relationship to their ancestral continent. The book then turns to South Africa, examining the AME Church's entrance and evolution in a series of specific African contexts. The final third of the book is devoted to what Campbell calls "middle passages," to the careers of men and women who moved between South Africa and the United States in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Throughout the book, Campbell focuses on the comparisons that Africans and African Americans themselves drew between their situations, arguing that the transatlantic encounter enabled both groups to understand and act upon their worlds in new ways
Abortion and woman's choice : the state, sexuality, and reproductive freedom by Rosalind P Petchesky( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A holistic understanding of abortion from a feminist perspective, including the history of its practice and state policies to contain it; the social, economic, and cultural conditions under which women utilize it; and the legal, moral, and political battles that surround it. –
Postwar Japan as history by Andrew Gordon( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As they examine three related themes of postwar history, the authors describe an ongoing historical process marked by unexpected changes, such as Japan's extraordinary economic growth, and unanticipated continuities, such as the endurance of conservative rule. --From publisher's description
Thought and behaviour in modern Japanese politics by Masao Maruyama( Book )

in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author analyzes the Japanese political scene in terms of the general cultural context and the pattern of inter-personal relationships with particular attention to the impact of non-political behaviour and activities on politics. He describes the underlying value-systems of the Japanese, especially those of the ruling elites, and their effect on the political leaders and their discussions. He also sets out to show how contemporary ideological tensions have been aggravated by the refusal of both sides to recognize that there are political features common to all societies which, in a given situation and irrespective of ideology, make certain patters of behaviour inevitable.--
Landlords and tenants in imperial Rome by Bruce W Frier( )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By examining a portion of private law in imperial Rome as a functioning element of social life, this book constitutes an important contribution to the sociological understanding of law in premodern societies. Archaeological data, literary sources, and legal texts show that members of the upper class, including senatorial families, lived in rented apartments and that Roman Law of urban lease was designed mainly for them, not for the lower class. This book discusses the physical aspects of upper-class rental housing, the economic and social characteristics of the rental market, and the private law that came to regulate the market. It then assesses the major individual and social interests protected by Roman lease law and the law's probable social effects on the rental market. Concluding with a discussion of the methods and intentions of the Roman jurists in creating this body of law, it is demonstrated how legal rules and concepts were formed or changed by the Roman jurists in tacit response to the assertion by litigants of their personal and social interests. In this way, Roman jurisprudence operated as an instrument of social control. -- Publisher description
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.36 (from 0.10 for Postwar Ja ... to 0.54 for The Arab k ...)

Baroque times in old Mexico; seventeenth-century persons, places, and practices
Local people : the struggle for civil rights in MississippiThe Arab kingdom and its fallFiefs and vassals : the medieval evidence reinterpretedAbiding courage : African American migrant women and the East Bay communityThe Challenger launch decision : risky technology, culture, and deviance at NASASongs of Zion : the African Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States and South AfricaAbortion and woman's choice : the state, sexuality, and reproductive freedomPostwar Japan as historyThought and behaviour in modern Japanese politics
Alternative Names

controlled identityACLS Humanities E-Book (Organization)

ACLS History E-Book Project

American Council of Learned Societies. History E-Book Project

HEB Project

University of Michigan. Library. Scholarly Publishing Office. History E-Book Project

English (26)