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O'Brien, Michael 1948 April 13-

Overview
Works: 28 works in 104 publications in 1 language and 7,130 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Diaries  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Performer
Classifications: F213, 975.03
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Most widely held works by Michael O'Brien
Mrs. Adams in winter : a journey in the last days of Napoleon by Michael O'Brien ( Book )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The prize-winning historian O'Brien reconstructs Louisa Adams's extraordinary passage through Europe in 1815, providing both an evocative history of the experience of travel in the days of carriages and a moving portrait of her difficult marriage to John Quincy Adams
The idea of the American South, 1920-1941 by Michael O'Brien ( Book )
14 editions published between 1979 and 1990 in English and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Conjectures of order : intellectual life and the American South, 1810-1860 by Michael O'Brien ( Book )
6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this magisterial history of intellectual life, Michael O'Brien analyzes the lives and works of antebellum Southern thinkers and reintegrates the South into the larger tradition of American and European intellectual history. O'Brien finds that the evolution of Southern intellectual life paralleled and modified developments across the Atlantic by moving from a late Enlightenment sensibility to Romanticism and, lastly, to an early form of realism. Volume 1 describes the social underpinnings of the Southern intellect by examining patterns of travel and migration; the formation of ideas on race, gender, ethnicity, locality, and class; and the structures of discourse, expressed in manuscripts and print culture. In Volume 2, O'Brien looks at the genres that became characteristic of Southern thought. Throughout, he pays careful attention to the many individuals who fashioned the Southern mind, including John C. Calhoun, Louisa McCord, James Henley Thornwell, and George Fitzhugh. Placing the South in the larger tradition of American and European intellectual history while recovering the contributions of numerous influential thinkers and writers, O'Brien's masterwork demonstrates the sophistication and complexity of Southern intellectual life before 1860
Intellectual life and the American South, 1810-1860 an abridged edition of Conjectures of order by Michael O'Brien ( )
10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Michael O'Brien has masterfully abridged his award-winning two-volume intellectual history of the Old South, Conjectures of Order . Here he succinctly and fluidly surveys the lives and works of many significant Southern intellectuals, including John C. Calhoun, Louisa McCord, James Henley Thornwell, and George Fitzhugh. He offers a new understanding of the South by describing a place neither monolithic nor out of touch, but conflicted, mobile, and ambitious to integrate modern intellectual developments into its tense and idiosyncratic social experience
Rethinking the South : essays in intellectual history by Michael O'Brien ( Book )
10 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An evening when alone : four journals of single women in the South, 1827-67 ( Book )
4 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Henry Adams and the southern question by Michael O'Brien ( Book )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Thinking about the South, says Michael O'Brien, was "part of being an Adams." In this book O'Brien shows how Henry Adams (grandson of President John Quincy Adams and great-grandson of President John Adams) looked at the region during various phases of his life. O'Brien explores the cultural and familial impulses behind those views and locates them in American intellectual history. He begins with the young Henry Adams, who served as his father's secretary in the House of Representatives during the secession crises of 1860-1861 and in the American embassy in London during and after the Civil War, until 1868. O'Brien then covers a number of topics relevant to Adams's outlook on the South."--BOOK JACKET
Intellectual life in antebellum Charleston ( Book )
3 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A character of Hugh Legaré by Michael O'Brien ( Book )
3 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
All clever men, who make their way : critical discourse in the Old South ( Book )
5 editions published between 1982 and 1992 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Placing the South by Michael O'Brien ( Book )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Placing the South offers a selection of work published between 1985 and 2005 by one of the most insightful historians and literary critics of the South. The pieces seek to situate the South in a variety of contexts and offer a compelling defense of what Anthony Appiah has called "rooted cosmopolitanism." This is a mode of understanding based on respect for what is local and an awareness that regionalism is not enough. Hybridity, in both culture and literature, is inescapable and desirable." "The first section of the book ("Placing") contains three comparative analyses that look at how regionalism has recently been conceptualized globally, how the modern South has acquired pertinence for those outside the United States, and how the relationship between Britain and the South has worked." "The second section ("Ideologies") scrutinizes political ideas - freedom, imperialism, nationalism, racial ideology - which have transformed American discourse. The third section ("Forms") examines genre and how the South has been constructed and reconstructed by such literary forms as autobiography, biography, history, and literary history. The final section ("Writers") contains critical appreciations of political thinkers, novelists, poets, critics, historians, and sociologists important to southern intellectual life. Taken together, the essays offer a robust analysis of a dynamic region."--BOOK JACKET
The letters of C. Vann Woodward by C. Vann Woodward ( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mrs. Adams in winter a journey in the last days of Napoleon by Michael O'Brien ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles a trip made by Louisa Catherine Adams with her young son from St. Petersburg, Russia, to Paris, France, to meet her husband, John Quincy Adams, providing a portrait of the state in which Napoleon's wars had left the European landscape
Conjectures of Order Intellectual Life and the American South, 1810-1860 (Two-volume Set) by Michael O'Brien ( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this history of intellectual life, Michael O'Brien analyzes the lives and works of antebellum Southern thinkers and in so doing reintegrates the South into the larger tradition of American and European intellectual history. He finds that the evolution of Southern intellectual life paralleled and modified developments across the Atlantic
Conjectures of order : intellectual life and the American South, 1810-1860 by Michael O'Brien ( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Henry Adams and the southern question : a lively introduction to a New England observer of Southern thought and custom by Michael O'Brien ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Intellectual life and the American South 1810-1860 by Michael O'Brien ( Book )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Southern writers and their worlds ( Book )
2 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
These five essays from the Walter Prescott Webb Memorial Lectures explore the many ways Southern writers have shaped and been shaped by their region. Susan A. Eacker explains how South Carolinian essayist and poet Louisa McCord came to believe slavery was necessary and good within a world that would forever be inhabited by violent men and physically (but not intellectually) defenseless women. Christopher Morris examines the relationship between the economic development in the South and the humor of writers such as Augustus B. Longstreet and Johnson Jones Hooper. Bertram Wyatt-Brown discusses the connection between depression and literary creativity. This relationship has had both glorious and tragic consequences for Southern letters - glorious for the many outstanding achievements by Southern writers, tragic for the literature that might have been but for the prolonged depression, drunkenness, and early death met by so many of them
All clever men, who make their way : crit. discourse in the Old South ( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Letters of C by Michael O'Brien ( )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
O'Brien, Michael, 1948 Apr. 13-
O'Brien, Michael D. 1948-
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English (94)
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