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Faragher, John Mack 1945-

Overview
Works: 71 works in 293 publications in 2 languages and 16,384 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Biography  Dictionaries  Textbooks  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer
Classifications: F591, 978
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Most widely held works about John Mack Faragher
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Most widely held works by John Mack Faragher
Daniel Boone : the life and legend of an American pioneer by John Mack Faragher( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 2,323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first and most reliable biography of Daniel Boone in more than fifty years, award-winning historian John Mack Faragher portrays America's famous frontier hero. Boone (1734-1820), who came to popular attention in 1784 with the publication of Kentucke, the narrative of his adventures published by John Filson, scouted the trans-Appalachian west for settlement before any other English-speaking American, surveyed and helped build the Wilderness Road, and led the settlers' struggle against the Shawnee defenders of Kentucky. Yet the complex range of Boone's accomplishments has inspired conflicting accounts of his life and character. Hailed as both an extraordinary and common man, Daniel Boone is an intriguing subject whose legends are enveloped in paradox. History portrays Boone as an Indian-fighting frontiersman, yet he objected to that reputation, proclaiming his belief in the Quaker tolerance of his forebears
The Encyclopedia of colonial and revolutionary America( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and held by 1,753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A quick reference to the history of Colonial and Revolutionary America with cross-references and bibliographies
The American West : a new interpretive history by Robert V Hine( Book )

12 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This survey of frontier history traces the story from the first Columbian contacts between Indians and Europeans to the multicultural encounters of the modern world
Women and men on the overland trail by John Mack Faragher( Book )

21 editions published between 1979 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the marital relationship in the rural American West, and the status of pioneer women
The American Heritage encyclopedia of American history by John Mack Faragher( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nearly 3000 alphabetically arranged entries and essays
Out of many : a history of the American people by John Mack Faragher( Book )

88 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Out of Many' -- that is the promise of America, and the premise of this book. The underlying dialectic of American history, we believe, is that as a people we need to locate our national unity in the celebration of the differences that exist among us; these differences can be our strength, as long as we affirm the promise of the Declaration. This edition includes a variety of pedagogical features located within the margins of the chapters that will help students study more effectively and productively. Each feature is designed not only to help students grasp the key concepts within the narrative, but also to help direct their study towards success in the course and on the AP exam."--Publisher
A great and noble scheme : the tragic story of the expulsion of the French Acadians from their American Homeland by John Mack Faragher( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On September 4, 1755, The Pennsylvania Gazette printed a dispatch from the maritime province of Nova Scotia: "We are now upon a great and noble Scheme of sending the neutral French out of this Province, who have always been secret Enemies, and have encouraged our Savages to cut our Throats. If we effect their Expulsion, it will be one of the greatest Things that ever the English did in America; for by all Accounts, that Part of the Country they possess, is as good Land as any in the World: In case therefore we could get some good English Farmers in their Room, this Province would abound with all Kinds of Provisions."" "At the time these words were published, New England troops acting under the authority of the colonial governors of Nova Scotia and Massachusetts were systematically rounding up more than seven thousand Acadians, the French-speaking, Catholic inhabitants who lived in communities along the shores of the Bay of Fundy. Men, women, and children alike were crowded into transport vessels and deported in small groups to other British colonies across the continent of North America." "Piecing together the scattered remnants of Acadian civilization in documents and sources buried deep in archives, historian John Mack Faragher provides the first comprehensive, thoroughly researched, and historically accurate account of the expulsion from both British and Acadian points of view."--Jacket
Sugar Creek : life on the Illinois Prairie by John Mack Faragher( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 1,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rereading Frederick Jackson Turner : the significance of the frontier in American history, and other essays by Frederick Jackson Turner( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1893 a young Frederick Jackson Turner stood before the American Historical Association and delivered his famous frontier thesis. To a less than enthusiastic audience, he argued that "the existence of an area of free land, its continuous recession, and the advance of American settlement westward explain American development"; that this frontier accounted for American democracy and character; and that the frontier had closed forever with uncertain consequences for the American future. Despite the indifference of Turner's first audience, his essay would soon prove to be the single most influential piece of writing on American history, with extraordinary impact both in intellectual circles and in popular literature. Within a few years his views had become the dominant interpretation of the American past. A collection of his essays won the Pulitzer Prize, and for almost half a century, Turner's thesis was the most familiar model taught in schools, extolled by politicians, and screened in fictional form at local movie theaters each Saturday afternoon. Now, a hundred years after Turner's famous address, award-winning biographer John Mack Faragher collects and introduces the pioneer historian's ten most significant essays. Remarkable for their truly modern sense that a debate about the past is simultaneously a debate about the present, these essays remain stimulating reading, both as a road map to the early-twentieth-century American mind and as a model of committed scholarship. Faragher introduces us to Turner's work with a look at his role as a public intellectual and his effect on Americans' understanding of their national character. In the afterword, Faragher turns to the recent heated debate over Turner's legacy. Western history has reemerged in the news as historians argue over Turner's place in our current mind-set. In a world of dizzying intellectual change, it may come as something of a surprise that historians have taken so long to overturn the interpretation of a century-old conference paper. But while some claim that Turner's vision of the American West as a great egalitarian land of opportunity was long ago dismissed, others, in the words of historian Donald Worster, maintain that Turner still "presides over western history like a Holy Ghost.". Against this backdrop, Faragher looks at what the concept of the West means to us today and provides a reader's guide to the provocative new literature of the American frontier. Rereading these essays in the fresh light of Faragher's analysis brings new appreciation for the richness of Turner's work and an understanding of contemporary historians' admiration for Turner's commitment to the study of what it has meant to be American
Women and higher education in American history : essays from the Mount Holyoke College Sesquicentennial Symposia( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The encyclopedic dictionary of American history( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frontiers : a short history of the American West by Robert V Hine( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the history of the American West from the first contacts between Native Americans and Europeans to the present day
Daniel Boone by John Mack Faragher( Recording )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale that blends drama of Western fiction with vivid details of biography. Journey through the life of this pioneer and revolutionary era that molded him
Manifest destiny and mission in American history : a reinterpretation by Frederick Merk( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manifest Destiny is regarded as an expression of American nationalism. The author marshals impressive evidence to show that the overwhelming majority of Americans had no acquisitive urge for a continent but cherished the mission of setting an example of freedom to the world
Out of many. a history of the American people( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Midwestern families in motion women and men on the overland trail to Oregon and California, 1843-1870 by John Mack Faragher( Book )

4 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out of many : a history of the American people by John Mack Faragher( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daniel Boone : vie et légende d'un pionnier américain by John Mack Faragher( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Au-delà de la légende, une biographie qui retrace l'aventure de ce pionnier et la vie des pionniers et des colons en cette période de l'histoire des Etats-Unis
Out of many : a history of the American people by John Mack Faragher( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The extermination of the American bison by William T Hornaday( Book )

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

"When William Temple Hornaday wrote this text for the Smithsonian Institution in 1889, the thirty million buffalo that had once roamed North America had been reduced to a few hundred. Alarmed by this decimation, Hornaday - a hunter, zoologist, writer, and the Smithsonian's chief taxidermist - set out for Montana to collect specimens for preservation at the Smithsonian. One of the main results of his trip was The Extermination of the American Bison, a timely recounting of the history and destruction of the buffalo, and a landmark work in early conservation advocacy."--Jacket
 
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The American West : a new interpretive history
Alternative Names
Faragher, J.M.

Faragher, John

Faragher, John M.

Mack Faragher, John 1945-

Languages
English (230)

French (1)

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The American West : a new interpretive historyWomen and men on the overland trailThe American Heritage encyclopedia of American historyOut of many : a history of the American peopleA great and noble scheme : the tragic story of the expulsion of the French Acadians from their American HomelandSugar Creek : life on the Illinois PrairieRereading Frederick Jackson Turner : the significance of the frontier in American history, and other essaysFrontiers : a short history of the American West