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Works: 2,397 works in 3,531 publications in 1 language and 63,324 library holdings
Genres: History  Cross-cultural studies  Sources  Church history  Biography 
Classifications: E446, 306.362097309032
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Daughters of the Union northern women fight the Civil War by Nina Silber( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of the most overlooked and least understood participants in the American Civil War: the women of the North. Unlike their Confederate counterparts, who were often caught in the midst of the conflict, most Northern women remained far from the dangers of battle. Nonetheless, they enlisted in the Union cause on their home ground, and the experience transformed their lives. Nina Silber traces the emergence of a new sense of self and citizenship among the women left behind by Union soldiers. She offers a complex account, bolstered by women's own words from diaries and letters, of the changes in activity and attitude wrought by the war. Women became wage-earners, participants in partisan politics, and active contributors to the war effort. But even as their political and civic identities expanded, they were expected to subordinate themselves to male-dominated government and military bureaucracies. Silber's arresting tale fills an important gap in women's history. She shows the women of the North--many for the first time--discovering their patriotism as well as their ability to confront new economic and political challenges, even as they encountered the obstacles of wartime rule. The Civil War required many women to act with greater independence in running their households and in expressing their political views. It brought women more firmly into the civic sphere and ultimately gave them new public roles, which would prove crucial starting points for the late-nineteenth-century feminist struggle for social and political equality
Unfree labor : American slavery and Russian serfdom by Peter Kolchin( )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 1,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kolchin compares the world of masters and the world of slaves in U.S. and Russian nonfree labor systems. He theorizes that while southern states in the U.S. existed as slaveowner's communities, the rural Russian communal landcape was severely influenced by the bargaining power of peasant bondsmen
Press gallery Congress and the Washington correspondents by Donald A Ritchie( )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To the Farewell address; ideas of early American foreign policy by Felix Gilbert( )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Washington's Farewell Address comprises various aspects of American political thinking. It reaches beyond any period limited in time and reveals the basic issue of the American attitude toward foreign policy: the tension between Idealism and Realism. Settled by men who looked for gain and by men who sought freedom, born into independence in a century of enlightened thinking and of power politics, America has wavered in her foreign policy between Idealism and Realism, and her great historical moments have occurred when both were combined. Thus the history of the Farwell Address forms only part
Oral tradition as history by Jan Vansina( )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive study of the importance of oral tradition of various ancient societies to the work and research of students and scholars of history, anthropology, folklore, and ethno-history
The Atlantic slave trade; a census by Philip D Curtin( )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschiedenis van de slavenhandel van Afrika tot Amerika
His Majesty's Indian allies British Indian policy in the defence of Canada, 1774-1815 by Robert S Allen( )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of British-Indian policy in North America from the time of the American Revolution to the end of the War of 1812
Many thousands gone : the first two centuries of slavery in North America by Ira Berlin( )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today most Americans, black and white, identify slavery with cotton, the deep South, and the African-American church. But at the beginning of the nineteenth century, after almost two hundred years of African-American life in mainland North America, few slaves grew cotton, lived in the deep South, or embraced Christianity. Many Thousands Gone traces the evolution of black society from the first arrivals in the early seventeenth century through the Revolution. In telling their story, Ira Berlin, a leading historian of southern and African-American life, reintegrates slaves into the history of the American working class and into the tapestry of our nation. Laboring as field hands on tobacco and rice plantations, as skilled artisans in port cities, or soldiers along the frontier, generation after generation of African Americans struggled to create a world of their own in circumstances not of their own making. In a panoramic view that stretches from the North to the Chesapeake Bay and Carolina lowcountry to the Mississippi Valley, Many Thousands Gone reveals the diverse forms that slavery and freedom assumed before cotton was king. We witness the transformation that occurred as the first generations of creole slaves--who worked alongside their owners, free blacks, and indentured whites--gave way to the plantation generations, whose back-breaking labor was the sole engine of their society and whose physical and linguistic isolation sustained African traditions on American soil
When the war was over : the failure of self-reconstruction in the South, 1865-1867 by Dan T Carter( )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the months after Appomattox, the South was plunged into a chaos that surpassed even the disorder of the last hard months of the war itself. Peace brought, if anything, an increased level of violence to the region as local authorities of the former Confederacy were stripped of their power and the returning foot soldiers of the defeated army, hungry and without hope, raided the already impoverished countryside for food and clothing. In the wake of the devastation that followed surrender, even some of the most virulent Yankee-haters found themselves relieved as the Union army began to bring a
Way of death merchant capitalism and the Angolan slave trade, 1730-1830 by Joseph Calder Miller( )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This acclaimed history of Portuguese and Brazilian slaving in the southern Atlantic is now available in paperback. "A landmark study in the history of the Atlantic slave trade. It will be an essential reference for anyone who writes on the trade, from whatever perspective, for years to come." â " Phyllis Martin Joseph C. Miller is the T. Cary Johnson, Jr., Professor of History at the University of Virginia. His books include Kings and Kinsmen, Slavery and Slaving in World History, and The African Past Speaks. He was editor of the Journal of African History from 1990 to 1996
The papal monarchy : the Western church from 1050 to 1250 by Colin Morris( )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the influence and legacy of the Roman Catholic Church across two centuries (1050-1250 AD). The text describes folklore and church architecture as well as the Crusades, the Inquisition, papal government, the College of Cardinals, the confessional, chivalry, hospitals and marriage
Early medieval Jewish policy in Western Europe by Bernard S Bachrach( )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women, production, and patriarchy in late medieval cities by Martha C Howell( )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this bold reinterpretation of Women's changing labor status during the late medieval and early modern period, Martha C. Howell argues that women's work was the product of the intersection of two systems, one cultural and one economic. Howell shows forc
The work ethic in industrial America, 1850-1920 by Daniel T Rodgers( )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation "Rodgers's book is a study of how technology affects ideas. That is the issue to which Rodgers always returns: how did men and women react to the economy of unprecedented plenty that the 19th-century revolution in power and machines had produced? . . . This is certainly . . . one of the most refreshing and penetrating analyses of the relation of diverse levels of 19th-century culture that it has been my pleasure to read in a long time."Carl N. Degler, Science
Medieval Islam : a study in cultural orientation by Gustave E. von Grunebaum( )

3 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book has grown out of a series of public lectures delivered in the spring of 1945 in the Division of the Humanities of the University of Chicago. It proposes to outline the cultural orientation of the Muslim Middle Ages, with eastern Islam as the center of attention. It attempts to characterize the medieval Muslim's view of himself and his peculiarly defined universe, the fundamental intellectual and emotional attitudes that governed his works, and the mood in which he lived his life. It strives to explain the structure of his universe in terms of inherited, borrowed, and original elements, the institutional framework within which it functioned, and its place in relation to the contemporary Christian world
Sainted women of the Dark Ages by Jo Ann McNamara( )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sainted Women of the Dark Ages makes available the lives of eighteen Frankish women of the sixth and seventh centuries, all of whom became saints. Written in Latin by contemporaries or near contemporaries, and most translated here for the first time, these biographies cover the period from the fall of the Roman Empire and the conversion of the invading Franks to the rise of Charlemagne's family. Three of these holy women were queens who turned to religion only after a period of intense worldly activity. Others were members of the Carolingian family, deeply implicated in the political ambit
The microprocessor : a biography by Michael S Malone( )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is not what it seems. It appears to be about technology, but it is really about people. It looks like a history book, but it is really an adventure story. Even its title is an oxymoron. The Microprocessor: A Biography was not written for a select audience, but for every audience -- and especially for the general reader. The general reader, with little or no understanding of electronics and computers, will find a complete overview of the microprocessor written in a style that is intentionally non-technical and that takes great pains to explain complicated topics. He or she will also find, I hope, an entertaining story about human ambition, greed, teamwork, feuds, and glory. - Preface
Technopolis : high-technology industry and regional development in southern California by Allen John Scott( )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Men and women at Toulouse in the age of the Cathars by John Hine Mundy( )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greek sophists in the Roman Empire by G. W Bowersock( )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Unfree labor : American slavery and Russian serfdomPress gallery Congress and the Washington correspondentsTo the Farewell address; ideas of early American foreign policyOral tradition as historyThe Atlantic slave trade; a censusHis Majesty's Indian allies British Indian policy in the defence of Canada, 1774-1815Many thousands gone : the first two centuries of slavery in North AmericaWhen the war was over : the failure of self-reconstruction in the South, 1865-1867