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Carroll, Peter N.

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Works: 61 works in 230 publications in 1 language and 9,444 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Records and correspondence  Art  Miscellanea  Interviews 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: E169.12, 973
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Most widely held works by Peter N Carroll
It seemed like nothing happened : the tragedy and promise of America in the 1970s by Peter N Carroll ( Book )
18 editions published between 1982 and 2000 in English and held by 1,544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The free and the unfree : a new history of the United States by Peter N Carroll ( Book )
44 editions published between 1977 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A counterculture interpretation of American history, covering events from before the arrival of Columbus through the Reagan presidency; focusing on the experiences of Native Americans, African-Americans, women, and other ethnic groups, who have had to fight to win the freedoms promised by the Constitution
Puritanism and the wilderness : the intellectual significance of the New England frontier, 1629-1700 by Peter N Carroll ( Book )
8 editions published between 1969 and 1978 in English and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The odyssey of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade : Americans in the Spanish Civil War by Peter N Carroll ( Book )
8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For over half a century, the history of the Abraham Lincoln brigade - the 2,800 young Americans who volunteered to fight for the Spanish Republic against General Francisco Franco's rebellion in 1936 - has been shrouded in myth, legend, and controversy. Now, for the first time, we have a comprehensive, objective, and deeply researched account of the brigade's experience in Spain and what happened to the survivors when they returned to the United States. (About one-third of the volunteers died in Spain.) The book is largely based on previously unused sources, including the newly opened Russian archives, and more than 100 oral histories. The author charts the volunteers' motivations for enlisting in the fight against Spanish fascism and places their actions in the context of the Depression era. The battleground experiences of the brigade have never before been depicted in such vivid detail, and such battles as Jarama, Belchite, and the Ebro come alive in the participants' words. The author uses the military aspects of the war to illuminate such related issues as the influence of political ideology on military events and the psychology of a volunteer army. He also closely examines the role of the Communist party in the conduct of the war, including the "Orwell question" - allegations of a Communist reign of terror in Spain - and investigates the alleged racial problems within the brigade, the first fully integrated military unit in American history. The book continues the saga of the brigade by relating the problems of the surviving volunteers with the U.S. army during World War II; their opposition to the Cold War, the Vietnam war, and U.S. intervention in Central America; their persecution during the Red Scare of the 1950's; and their involvement with the civil rights movement
The good fight continues World War II letters from the Abraham Lincoln Brigade by Peter N Carroll ( )
8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Written with passion and intelligence, the letters of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in World War II express the raw idealism of anti-fascist soldiers who experienced the war in boot camps, cockpits, and foxholes, but never lost sight of the great global issues at stake. When the United States entered World War II on December 7, 1941, only one group of American soldiers had already confronted the fascist enemy on the battlefield: the U.S. veterans of the Lincoln Brigade, a volunteer army of about 2,800 men and women who had enlisted to defend the Spanish Republic from military rebels during the S
Famous in America : the passion to succeed : Jane Fonda, George Wallace, Phyllis Schlafly, John Glenn by Peter N Carroll ( Book )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
War is beautiful : an American ambulance driver in the Spanish Civil War by James Neugass ( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A memoir based on the recently discovered journals of an award-winning poet on the front lines as a member of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in Spain recounts his efforts to counter European fascism and service as an ambulance driver
Facing fascism : New York and the Spanish Civil War ( Book )
9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The other Samuel Johnson : a psychohistory of early New England by Peter N Carroll ( Book )
7 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Religion and the coming of the American Revolution by Peter N Carroll ( Book )
3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Keeping time : memory, nostalgia, and the art of history by Peter N Carroll ( Book )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The restless centuries; a history of the American people by Peter N Carroll ( Book )
10 editions published between 1973 and 1979 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
They still draw pictures : children's art in wartime from the Spanish Civil War to Kosovo by Anthony L Geist ( Book )
6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A heart-wrenching, yet enlightening collection of children's drawings forged in the fires of war. Of the 600,000 refugees who sought shelter from Franco's tyranny in the relative security of Republican-controlled eastern Spain, more than 200,000 were children. The Republic responded to this crisis by establishing colonias infantiles (children's colonies), often in country estates and mansions that had been abandoned by fascist sympathizers. In these colonies, the young refugees -- many of them orphaned or sent by their parents to safety -- received schooling and medical care, kept each other company, and produced thousands of drawings that serve as a moving, collective testimony of the experience of being a child in wartime. Companion to a major traveling exhibition, They Still Draw Pictures collects and comments on a cross-section of the children's art produced in the colonias infantiles. Born of the trauma of exile and separation, the drawings are invaluable historical documents, giving physical form to the children's experiences of air raids, brutality, destruction, and homelessness. These pictures also represent daily life in the colonies and preserve the children's clear memories of life before the war and hope for life after it. They are supplemented by a smaller selection of drawings from later wars. "Once I drew like Rafael, " Picasso said, "but it has taken me a lifetime to draw like a child." Deceptively transparent, these drawings speak with a poignant immediacy of war's consequences for its youngest victims
Letters from the Spanish Civil War : a U.S. volunteer writes home by Carl Geiser ( )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Letters from the Spanish Civil War provides a unique perspective into the motivations that led a young man from the American heartland to defy U.S. neutrality and travel to Spain to fight in defense of democracy against Nazi-and Fascist-backed aggression. Born in a small town in rural Ohio, Carl Geiser came from a deeply religious German-speaking family that had recently emigrated from Switzerland. The onset of the Great Depression exposed Geiser to the reality of hard times and discrimination, challenging his belief that hard work would bring self-reliance and just rewards. This awakening led him to question the logic and values of capitalism and to become active in a range of youth and student organizations linked to the Communist Party. Following the 1936 military uprising that was supported by Hitler and Mussolini against Spain's legally elected Republican government, Geiser decided that more needed to be done than simply delivering speeches and raising money to fight fascism. Joining with over 35,000 volunteers from fifty countries to cross the Pyrenees and help defend the beleaguered and isolated government, Geiser acted on his personal political ideology, which was based on American small-town communal values and internationalist ideals of class-based solidarity. In Letters from the Spanish Civil War, possibly the largest surviving collection of letters written by a U.S. volunteer during this conflict, Geiser eloquently describes to family and friends the deep personal motivations that led him to risk his life to defend democracy in a faraway country. His detailed descriptions of the daily reality of warfare in one of the first battlefields of World War II sought to inspire those back home to awaken the U.S. public opinion and policy makers to the global threat of Fascist expansionism
Twentieth century limited : a history of recent America by David W Noble ( Book )
11 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the edge : the U.S. since 1945 by David A Horowitz ( Book )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the edge by David A Horowitz ( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the edge : the U.S. in the 20th-century by David A Horowitz ( Book )
3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
History of the United States in the twentieth century - President Wilson and reform - Roosevelt and the New Deal - Truman - The Cold War - Women and suffrage - Eisenhower - President Kennedy - Nixon, Ford and Carter - Immigrants
An interview with Tillie Olsen ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Historian Peter Carroll, interviews Tillie Olsen about her well-known short story, "I Stand Here Ironing", and the catalyst that transformed her back into a professional writer after 20 years of motherhood
We, the people : a brief American history by Peter N Carroll ( Book )
6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Carroll, P. N. 1943-
Carroll, P. Neil 1943-
Carroll, Peter 1943-
Carroll, Peter Neil 1943-
キャロル, ピーター・N
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English (157)
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