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Nissenbaum, Stephen

Overview
Works: 27 works in 138 publications in 3 languages and 6,828 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Historical fiction  Sources  Biography  Study guides  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor
Classifications: PS1868, 813.3
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Most widely held works by Stephen Nissenbaum
Salem possessed; the social origins of witchcraft by Paul S Boyer ( Book )
58 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,739 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 adn who in the end found themselves entangled in it."--Page 4 of cover
The battle for Christmas by Stephen Nissenbaum ( Book )
20 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 1,610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Americans who complain about the modern-day commercialization of Christmas may be surprised to discover that dissatisfaction with the way the holiday has been observed is by no means a new phenomenon. In 1659 the Massachusetts General Court declared the celebration of Christmas to be a criminal offense. What the Puritans were trying to suppress was a season of excess rooted in the ancient agricultural cycle - rowdy public displays of eating and drinking, mockery of established authority, aggressive begging, and boisterous invasions of the homes of the wealthy. In The Battle for Christmas, Stephen Nissenbaum shows how in the early nineteenth century, with the growth of cities, these Christmas-season carnival revels became even more threatening as they turned into gang violence and even riots. Attempting to get Christmas out of the streets, a group of New Yorkers - Washington Irving among them - led a movement to transform it into a new style of celebration that would take place within the secure confines of the family circle, and be concerned especially with the happiness of children. We learn how two classic texts helped refashion the holiday: Clement Clarke Moore's "A Visit from St. Nicholas" and Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol. And we are shown the child-centered Christmas epitomized by the family gatherings and gift-exchanges of the Sedgwick family in nineteenth-century Massachusetts and New York. The Battle for Christmas also explores the not-always-proud history of Christmas charity, and the story of Christmas among the slave community in the antebellum South - a celebration reminiscent of the carnival tradition. Throughout Nissenbaum looks at what America's way of celebrating Christmas over the years reveals about the broad forces transforming our culture. And he shows us as well how it has been both an instrument and a mirror of social change in America
Salem-village witchcraft : a documentary record of local conflict in colonial New England by Paul S Boyer ( Book )
12 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in English and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sex, diet, and debility in Jacksonian America : Sylvester Graham and health reform by Stephen Nissenbaum ( Book )
10 editions published between 1980 and 2002 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
USA / Gesundheitswesen / Geschichte (19. Jh.)
The Salem witchcraft papers : verbatim transcripts of the legal documents of the Salem witchcraft outbreak of 1692 by Stati Uniti d'America ( Book )
6 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Great Awakening at Yale College by Stephen Nissenbaum ( Book )
1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Witch hunt ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Return to Colonial New England for a fresh look at the infamous events of Puritan Salem
The scarlet letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne ( Book )
2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 18th century Boston, a Puritan girl is condemned to wear the letter "A" for bearing an illegitimate daughter
Careful love: Sylvester Graham and the emergence of Victorian sexual theory in America, 1830-1840 by Stephen Nissenbaum ( Book )
6 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Christmas - Philosophy for Everyone : better than a lump of coal by Fritz Allhoff ( )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From Santa, elves and Ebenezer Scrooge, to the culture wars and virgin birth, Christmas - Philosophy for Everyone explores a host of philosophical issues raised by the practices and beliefs surrounding Christmas.: Offers thoughtful and humorous philosophical insights into the most widely celebrated holiday in the Western world; Contributions come from a wide range of disciplines, including philosophy, theology, religious studies, English literature, cognitive science and moral psychology; The essays cover a wide range of Christmas themes, from a defence of the miracle of the virgin birth to t
La città indemoniata : Salem e le origini sociali di una caccia alle streghe by Paul Boyer ( Book )
2 editions published in 1986 in Italian and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Behind the Christmas tree : the surprising story of a German abolitionist radical and America's favorite evergreen by Stephen Nissenbaum ( )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The firing of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Stephen Nissenbaum ( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Puritan village in crisis: a documentary record of Salem village in the time of the witchcraft trials by Paul S Boyer ( Book )
1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Careful love: Sylvester Graham and the emergence of Victorian sexual theory in America, 1830-1840. [Madison] 1968 [c1969 by Stephen Nissenbaum ( Book )
1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Study guide to accompany The Pursuit of liberty : a History of the American people by Howard J Shorr ( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La città indemoniata Salem e le origini di una caccia alle strghe by Paul Boyer ( Book )
1 edition published in 1974 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Sex, diet and debility in Jacksonian America by Stephen Nissenbaum ( )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Cosmos and social order : the sermons of Jonathan Edwards by Stephen Nissenbaum ( Book )
1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The Salem witchcraft papers : verbatim transcripts of the legal documents of the Salem witchcraft outbreak of 1692 ( )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Nissenbaum Stephen 1941-....
ニッセンボーム, スティーヴン
Languages
English (126)
Italian (3)
Japanese (2)
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