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Cooper, William J. Jr (William James) 1940-

Overview
Works: 38 works in 276 publications in 1 language and 13,891 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Textbooks  Biography  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: F213, B
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Most widely held works by William J Cooper
Jefferson Davis, American by William J Cooper( Book )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"West Point graduate, secretary of war under President Pierce, U.S. senator from Mississippi - how was it that this statesman and patriot came to be president of the Confederacy, leading the struggle to destroy the United States? This is the question at the center of William Cooper's biography of Jefferson Davis. Basing his account on the massive archival record left by Davis and his family and associates, Cooper delves not only into the events of Davis's public and personal life but also into the ideas that shaped and compelled him."--Jacket
The South and the politics of slavery, 1828-1856 by William J Cooper( Book )

20 editions published between 1978 and 1992 in English and held by 1,588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reporting on attitudes and reactions in each of the eleven states that were to form the Confederacy, William Cooper traces and analyzes the history of southern politics from the formation of the Democratic party in the late 1820s to the cessation of the Democratic-Whig struggle in the 1850s. He bases his study on extensive research of regional political manuscripts and newspapers
Jefferson Davis and the Civil War era by William J Cooper( )

13 editions published between 1901 and 2013 in English and held by 1,484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cooper narrows his focus considerably in Jefferson Davis and the Civil War Era, training his expert eye specifically on Davis's participation in and influence on events central to the American Civil War. Nine self-contained essays address how Davis reacted to and dealt with a variety of issues that were key to the coming of the war, the war itself, or in memorializing the war, sharply illuminating Davis's role during those turbulent years
Liberty and slavery : southern politics to 1860 by William J Cooper( Book )

21 editions published between 1983 and 2021 in English and held by 1,334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cooper assesses how the South's devotion to liberty shaped its response to major legislation, judicial decisions, and military actions, and how abolitionism, in the eyes of white southerners, threatened the destruction of local control and the death of liberty
In the cause of liberty : how the Civil War redefined American ideals by William J Cooper( )

15 editions published between 1901 and 2011 in English and held by 1,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten scholars discuss the societal impact of the Civil War conflict in terms of three Americas-- antebellum, wartime, and postbellum war nations-- and recognize the critical role in this transformative era of three groups of Americans-- white northerners, white southerners, and African Americans in the North and South)-- during this decisive period in American history. Contributors address crucial ongoing controversies at the epicenter of the cultural, political, and intellectual history
Writing the Civil War : the quest to understand by James M McPherson( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No event has transformed the United States more fundamentally - or been studied more exhaustively - than the Civil War. In Writing the Civil War, fourteen distinguished historians present a wide-ranging discussion of the vast effort to chronicle the conflict - an undertaking that began with the remembrances of Civil War veterans and has become an increasingly prolific field of scholarship. Covering a variety of topics - from battlefield operations to the impact of race and gender - this volume is an informative guide through the labyrinth of Civil War literature. The contributors provide authoritative and interpretive evaluations of the study and explication of the struggle that has been called the American Iliad."--Jacket
The conservative regime: South Carolina, 1877-1890 by William J Cooper( Book )

18 editions published between 1868 and 2005 in English and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American South : a history by William J Cooper( Book )

50 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in English and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The American South, Cooper and Terrill demonstrate their belief that it is impossible to divorce the history of the South from the history of the United States. Each volume includes a substantial biographical essay-completely updated for this edition-which provides the reader with a guide to literature on the history of the South. Coverage now includes the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, up-to-date analysis of the persistent racial divisions in the region, and the South's un
We have the war upon us : the onset of the Civil War, November 1860-April 1861 by William J Cooper( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a revisionist account of the period between Lincoln's election and the firing on Fort Sumter, evaluating the contributions of key figures and the circumstances that contributed to the Civil War's inevitability
The American South : a history by William J Cooper( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive history of the American South
The lost founding father : John Quincy Adams and the transformation of American politics by William J Cooper( Book )

7 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles the sixth American president, sharing insight into his exposure to the ideas that influenced the Founding Fathers, discussing his European travels, and highlighting his views on slavery
Jefferson Davis : the essential writings by Jefferson Davis( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume, the first of its kind, is a selected collection of Davis's writings culled in large part from the authoritative Papers of Jefferson Davis, a multivolume edition of his letters and speeches published by the Louisiana State University Press, and includes thirteen documents from manuscript collections and one privately held document that have never before appeared in a modern scholarly edition. From letters as a college student to his sister, to major speeches on the Constitution, slavery, and sectional issues, to his farewell to the U.S. Senate, to his inaugural address as Confederate president, to letters from prison to his wife, these selected pieces present the many faces of the enigmatic Jefferson Davis."--Jacket
A Master's due : essays in honor of David Herbert Donald( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social relations in our Southern States by Daniel R Hundley( Book )

7 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lost Founding Father : John Quincy Adams and the transformation of American politics by William J Cooper( Recording )

7 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why has John Quincy Adams been largely written out of American history when he is, in fact, our lost Founding Father? Overshadowed by both his brilliant father and the brash and bold Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams has long been dismissed as hyper-intellectual. Viciously assailed by Jackson and his populist mobs for being both slippery and effete, Adams nevertheless recovered from the malodorous 1828 presidential election to lead the nation as a lonely Massachusetts congressman in the fight against slavery. Now, award-winning historian William J. Cooper insightfully demonstrates that Adams should be considered our lost Founding Father, his moral and political vision the final link to the great visionaries who created our nation. With his heroic arguments in the Amistad trial forever memorialized, a fearless Adams stood strong against the Jacksonian tide, the Gag Rule, and the expansion of slavery that would send the nation hurtling into war. This game-changing biography reveals Adams to be one of the most battered but courageous and inspirational politicians in American history
Approaching Civil War and Southern history by William J Cooper( Book )

4 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Initially published between 1970 and 2012, the essays in Approaching Civil War and Southern History span almost the entirety of William J. Cooper's illustrious scholarly career and range widely across a broad spectrum of subjects in Civil War and southern history. Together, they illustrate the broad scope of Cooper's work. While many essays deal with his well-known interests, such as Jefferson Davis or the secession crisis, others are on lesser-known subjects, such as Civil War artist Edwin Forbes and the writer Daniel R. Hundley. In the new introduction to each chapter, Cooper notes the essay's origins and purpose, explaining how it fits into his overarching interest in the nineteenth-century political history of the South. Combined and reprinted here for the first time, the ten essays in Approaching Civil War and Southern History reveal why Cooper is recognized today as one of the most influential historians of our time
We have the war upon us : the onset of the Civil War, November 1860-April 1861 by William J Cooper( Recording )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cooper takes a fresh look at the months between Lincoln's election and the attack on Fort Sumter that sparked the war. For years, compromise had kept the North and South from conflict--but in these crucial months, the actions of major players on both sides pushed the country to the brink of destruction
The American South. a History by William J Cooper( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The American South: A History, Fifth Edition, William J. Cooper, Jr. and Thomas E. Terrill demonstrate their belief that it is impossible to divorce the history of the South from the history of the United States. The authors' analysis underscores the complex interaction between the South as a distinct region and the South as an inescapable part of America. Cooper and Terrill show how the resulting tension has often propelled section and nation toward collision. In supporting their thesis, the authors draw on the tremendous amount of profoundly new scholarship in Southern history. Each volum
Four plays by William J Cooper( )

3 editions published in 1923 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LAST FOUNDING FATHER : john quincy adams and the transformation of american politics by William J Cooper( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles the sixth American president, sharing insight into his exposure to the ideas that influenced the Founding Fathers, discussing his European travels, and highlighting his views on slavery
 
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Jefferson Davis, American
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The South and the politics of slavery, 1828-1856Jefferson Davis and the Civil War eraLiberty and slavery : southern politics to 1860In the cause of liberty : how the Civil War redefined American idealsWriting the Civil War : the quest to understandThe conservative regime: South Carolina, 1877-1890The American South : a historyWe have the war upon us : the onset of the Civil War, November 1860-April 1861
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English (243)