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Boyer, Paul S.

Overview
Works: 150 works in 762 publications in 2 languages and 27,886 library holdings
Genres: History  Reference works  Biography‡vDictionaries  Encyclopedias  Prophecies  Forecasts  Sources  Documentary television programs  Trials, litigation, etc  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Commentator, Author of introduction, Other, Publishing director, Composer
Classifications: CT3260, 920.720973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Paul S Boyer
 
Most widely held works by Paul S Boyer
Notable American women, 1607-1950; a biographical dictionary by Edward T James( Book )

49 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains biographical sketches of women whose achievements have contributed to the nation's history
The Oxford companion to United States history( Book )

34 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 2,578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Oxford Companion to United States History covers everything from Jamestown and the Puritans to the Human Genome Project and the Internet. Written in clear, graceful prose for researchers, browsers, and general readers alike, this is the volume that addresses the totality of the American experience, its triumphs and heroes as well as its tragedies and darker moments."--Jacket
Salem possessed : the social origins of witchcraft by Paul S Boyer( Book )

63 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The stark immediacy of what happened in 1692 has obscured the complex web of human passion which had been growing for more than a generation before building toward the climactic witch trials. Salem Possessed explores the lives of the men and women who helped spin that web and who in the end found themselves entangled in it."--Page 4 of cover
By the bomb's early light : American thought and culture at the dawn of the atomic age by Paul S Boyer( Book )

40 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally published in 1985, By the Bomb's Early Light is the first book to explore the cultural "fallout" in America during the early years of the atomic age. The book is based on a wide range of sources, including cartoons, opinion polls, radio programs, movies, literature, song lyrics, slang, and interviews with leading opinion-makers of the time. Through these materials, Boyer shows the surprising and profoundly disturbing ways in which the bomb quickly and totally penetrated the fabric of American life, from the chillingly prophetic forecasts of observers like Lewis Mumford to the Hollywood starlet who launched her career as the "anatomic bomb." In a new preface, Boyer discusses recent changes in nuclear politics and attitudes toward the nuclear age
The Enduring vision : a history of the American people by Paul S Boyer( Book )

200 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text's clear and engaging narrative balances political, social, and cultural history within a clear chronological framework. The Fifth Edition features a thorough revision of the narrative, a complete redesign of the book, and an enhanced art program. The authors explore the enduring vision of the American people, a vision they describe as "a shared determination to live up to the values that give meaning to America." Each chapter has been revised to incorporate the most up-to-date scholarship, with special emphasis placed on technology and public health: "Technology and Culture" boxed features explore the development of new technologies--such as the invention of indoor plumbing and the birth control pill--and their impact on American culture. -- This edition includes up-to-date scholarship on the experiences of women, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, African Americans, and Native Americans in the United States. -- Chapter 32 presents an integrated narrative and preliminary assessment of recent events from1996 to the present. -- The text features a chapter that consolidates all late-19th century material, examining how industrialization, urbanization, and immigration transformed everyday life, sharpened racial and ethnic divisions, and made Americans more conscious of social class
When time shall be no more : prophecy belief in modern American culture by Paul S Boyer( Book )

26 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 1,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Millions of Americans take the Bible at its word and turn to like-minded local ministers and TV preachers, periodicals and paperbacks for help in finding their place in God's prophetic plan for mankind. And yet, influential as this phenomenon is in the worldview of so many, the belief in biblical prophecy remains a popular mystery, largely unstudied and little understood. When Time Shall Be No More offers for the first time an in-depth look at the subtle, pervasive ways in which prophecy belief shapes contemporary American thought and culture." "Belief in prophecy dates back to antiquity, and there Paul Boyer begins, seeking out the origins of this particular brand of faith in early Jewish and Christian apocalyptic writings, then tracing its development over time. Against this broad historical overview, the effect of prophecy belief on the events and themes of recent decades emerges in clear and striking detail. Nuclear war, the Soviet Union, Israel and the Middle East, the destiny of the United States, the rise of a computerized global economic order--Boyer shows how impressive feats of exegesis have incorporated all of these in the popular imagination in terms of the Bible's apocalyptic works. Reflecting finally on the tenacity of prophecy belief in our supposedly secular age, Boyer considers the direction such popular conviction might take--and the forms it might assume--in the post-Cold War era." "The product of a four-year immersion in the literature and culture of prophecy belief, When Time Shall Be No More serves as a pathbreaking guide to this vast terra incognita of contemporary American popular thought--a thorough and thoroughly fascinating index to its sources, its implications, and its enduring appeal."--Jacket
Women in American religion( Book )

7 editions published between 1978 and 1982 in English and held by 1,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urban masses and moral order in America, 1820-1920 by Paul S Boyer( Book )

16 editions published between 1978 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes chapters on moral reform, the YMCA, Sunday Schools, and parks and playgrounds
Purity in print; the vice-society movement and book censorship in America by Paul S Boyer( Book )

9 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salem-village witchcraft : a documentary record of local conflict in colonial New England by Paul S Boyer( Book )

16 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on extensive primary documents, this book allows the reader to participate in historical analysis of this explosive period in history
Purity in print : book censorship in America from the Gilded Age to the Computer Age by Paul S Boyer( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fallout : a historian reflects on America's half-century encounter with nuclear weapons by Paul S Boyer( Book )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fallout offers the reflections and observations of historian Paul Boyer on the fascinating and complex impact of the bomb in American life from the special perspective of a person who experienced and participated in the events and movements about which he writes. Boyer provides us with a rich understanding of nuclear reality in American thought and culture after 1945." "The essays range widely, from a discussion of the shattering impact of the news of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on a war-weary nation in 1945 to ruminations on the 1995 Enola Gay controversy, when a proposed fiftieth-anniversary commemorative exhibit on the atomic bombing of Japan at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History generated bitter controversy."--BOOK JACKET
The Salem witchcraft papers : verbatim transcripts of the legal documents of the Salem witchcraft outbreak of 1692 by Stati Uniti d'America( Book )

10 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reagan as president : contemporary views of the man, his politics, and his policies( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion and the culture of print in modern America by Charles Lloyd Cohen( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Religion and the Culture of Print in Modern America explores how a variety of print media - religious tracts, newsletters, cartoons, pamphlets, self-help books, mass-market paperbacks, and editions of the Bible from the King James Version to contemporary "Biblezines"--Have shaped and been shaped by experiences of faith since the Civil War."--Jacket
Promises to keep : the United States since World War II by Paul S Boyer( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Witch hunt( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Return to Colonial New England for a fresh look at the infamous events of Puritan Salem
The Enduring vision : a history of the American people by Paul S Boyer( Book )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of America and of the visions that Americans have shared
Monkey trial( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1925, a biology teacher named John Scopes was arrested for teaching evolution in defiance of Tennessee state law. His trial became an epic event of the 20th century, a debate over free speech that spiraled into an all-out duel between science and religion. Featuring two of the century's greatest orators, attorneys Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan, the Scopes trial was America's first major media event, with hundreds of reporters and live nationwide radio coverage dispersing the sensational news. Outside the courthouse, a circus atmosphere prevailed as a chimpanzee in a suit and hat vied with fire-and-brimstone preachers for the crowd's attention. This film explores the dramatic moment when a new fault line opened in society as scientific discoveries began to challenge the literal truth of the Bible. Often humorous and at times frightening, the story of two value systems colliding resonates today
 
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Notable American women, 1607-1950; a biographical dictionary
Alternative Names
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Boyer, Paul 1935-2012

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Boyer, Paul Samuel 1935-2012

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The Oxford companion to United States historySalem possessed : the social origins of witchcraftBy the bomb's early light : American thought and culture at the dawn of the atomic ageThe Enduring vision : a history of the American peopleWhen time shall be no more : prophecy belief in modern American cultureUrban masses and moral order in America, 1820-1920Salem-village witchcraft : a documentary record of local conflict in colonial New EnglandPurity in print : book censorship in America from the Gilded Age to the Computer Age