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Nash, Gary B.

Works: 187 works in 678 publications in 2 languages and 31,022 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference proceedings  Encyclopedias  Local history  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Creator, Honoree
Classifications: E188, 973.3
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Most widely held works about Gary B Nash
Most widely held works by Gary B Nash
Red, white, and black : the peoples of early America by Gary B Nash( Book )
31 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A history text of America's colonial period, emphasizing the interaction of three cultures--colonialists, Indians, and Blacks
The unknown American Revolution : the unruly birth of democracy and the struggle to create America by Gary B Nash( Book )
16 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 2,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An exploration of the ideas and radical sentiments that prompted the American Revolution argues that the war was a people's revolution and civil war, as well as an insurrection against colonial control
The forgotten fifth : African Americans in the age of revolution by Gary B Nash( Book )
8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A narrative of African-Americans during the American Revolutionary period and their struggles for freedom as many fled slavery to fight for the British
The American people : creating a nation and a society by Gary B Nash( Book )
88 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 1,637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seven years War - Abolitionism & women's rights - The West - Civil war - Suffrage for women - Slavery - Exploring the west - Quakers - Early settlements and exploration - American people before Columbus
Freedom by degrees emancipation in Pennsylvania and its aftermath by Gary B Nash( )
8 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 1,464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A study which depicts how slavery in the USA ended within a single generation at the end of the 18th century, in the important colony/state of Pennsylvania
History on trial : culture wars and the teaching of the past by Gary B Nash( Book )
18 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 1,266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What, the authors ask, is the purpose of teaching history to children? Do we revise and reinterpret the past to tell previously ignored stories because they reflect present-day democratic values and speak to the issues of our own time? Or do we believe that the primary role of schools, textbooks, and museums is to preserve traditional versions of the past, to teach the basic facts, and to instill patriotism in our students? How has this country grappled with these questions and developed its standards in contrast to other nations? As head of the National Endowment for the Humanities from 1986 through 1992, Lynne Cheney funded the creation of national standards in various disciplines. History was assigned to an office at the University of California, Los Angeles - designated the National Center for History in the Schools - where Nash and his colleagues began to gather ideas and opinions from all sectors of the educational community. After the standards were written and published in 1994, Cheney attacked them in the Wall Street Journal for being too politically correct, for not adequately recognizing some of the great figures of the past, and for giving too much attention to women and minority groups. Rush Limbaugh, Pat Buchanan, and other conservative voices denounced the standards and their writers in a media war that continued for more than a year and culminated in action by the U.S. Senate. History on Trial tells the story of this rancorous debate, how changes in the standards were made, and how the resulting documents are now being widely used in our schools to further the accessibility and relevance of history
Encyclopedia of American history ( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 1,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Offering 11 volumes and about 3,500 entries, this comprehensive set follows the congressional-mandated National Standards for United States History -- a project coedited by the editor of this encyclopedia. Each of the first 10 volumes covers a different period in American history with an alphabetical list of entries. A chronology of important events for that period, reprints of important documents, and an index specific to each volume are included. The last volume includes a comprehensive index."--"The Top 20 Reference Titles of the Year," American Libraries, May 2004
Race and revolution by Gary B Nash( Book )
10 editions published between 1986 and 2001 in English and held by 1,222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Race and Revolution is a trenchant study of the revolutionary generation's early efforts to right the apparent contradiction of slavery and of their ultimate compromises that not only left the institution intact, but provided it with the protection of a vastly strengthened government after 1788. Race and Revolution describes the free black community's response to this failure of the revolution's promise, its vigorous and articulate pleas for justice, and the community's successes in building its own African-American institutions within the hostile environment of early nineteenth-century Americ
The urban crucible : social change, political consciousness, and the origins of the American Revolution by Gary B Nash( Book )
12 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 1,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book boldly reinterprets colonial life and the origins of the American Revolution. While retaining all the main points of analysis and interpretation, the author has reduced the full complement of statistics, sources, and technical data contained in the original edition to serve the needs of general readers and undergraduates
Forging freedom : the formation of Philadelphia's Black community, 1720-1840 by Gary B Nash( Book )
20 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 1,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Quakers and politics; Pennsylvania, 1681-1726 by Gary B Nash( Book )
12 editions published between 1968 and 1994 in English and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Landmarks of the American Revolution by Gary B Nash( )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1775, on the green of Lexington, Massachusetts, 2,200 British minutemen fired upon the local militia -- seventy colonial farmers and village artisans in total. The British suffered staggering losses: half of their troops died. And so began the American Revolution. In Landmarks of the American Revolution, fourteen key sites and numerous secondary locales show with rich detail and fascinating anecdotes where the War of Independence took place. In addition to the Lexington-Concord Battle Site, historian Gary Nash features Independence Hall in Philadelphia where the Declaration of Independence was signed; John Paul Jones House in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where the out-of-work, 28-year-old immigrant who went on to become one of the new nation's naval heroes lived; Peyton Randolph House in Williamsburg, Virginia, a place emblematic of African Americans' role in the war; and many other significant places of the American Revolution. A dynamic journey through history that reveals all sides in the war -- loyalists, patriots, African American, Native American, women, British -- Landmarks of the American Revolution brings to life how a new nation came to be
The Private side of American history : readings in everyday life by Gary B Nash( Book )
19 editions published between 1975 and 1987 in English and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Struggle and survival in colonial America by David G. & Gary B. Nash, eds Sweet( Book )
7 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The great fear: race in the mind of America by Gary B Nash( Book )
8 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Liberty Bell by Gary B Nash( Book )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A serious cultural history rooted in detailed research, Nash's book explores the impetus behind the bell's creation, as well as its evolutions in meaning through successive generations. With attention to Pennsylvania's Quaker roots, he analyzes the biblical passage from Leviticus that provided the bell's inscription and the valiant efforts of Philadelphia's unheralded brass founders who attempted to recast the bell after it cracked upon delivery from London's venerable Whitechapel Foundry. --from publisher description
Friends of liberty : Thomas Jefferson, Tadeusz Kościuszko, and Agrippa Hull : a tale of three patriots, two revolutions, and a tragic betrayal of freedom in the new nation by Gary B Nash( Book )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Friends of Liberty tells the remarkable story of three men whose lives were braided together by issues of liberty and race that fueled revolutions across two continents. Thomas Jefferson wrote the founding documents of the United States. Thaddeus Kosciuszko was a hero of the American Revolution and later led a spectacular but failed uprising in Poland, his homeland. Agrippa Hull, a freeborn black New Englander, volunteered at eighteen to join the Continental Army.--From publisher description
Revolutionary founders : rebels, radicals, and reformers in the making of the nation ( Book )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this volume consisting of twenty-two original essays, leading historians reveal the radical impulses at the founding of the American Republic. This is a new reading of the American Revolution that gives voice and recognition to a generation of radical thinkers and doers whose revolutionary ideals outstripped those of the founding fahters. It explores the founding fathers' more radical contemporaries, who advocated for true liberty for all at the United States' inception, including the abolition of slavery and equality despite race, class, or gender. While the founding fathers advocated a break from Britain and espoused ideals of republican government , none proposed significant changes to the fabric of colonial society. Yet during this revolutionary period some people did believe that "liberty" meant llibery for all and that equality should be applied to political, economic, and religious spheres. These essays are the stories of individuals and groups who exemplified the radical ideals of the American Revolution more in keeping with values of today. This volume helps us to understand the social conflicts unleashed by the struggle for independence, the Revolution's achievements, and the unfinished agenda it left to future generations to confront
Class and society in early America by Gary B Nash( Book )
10 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First city : Philadelphia and the forging of historical memory by Gary B Nash( Book )
15 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Nash, Gary Baring 1933-
جاري ب. ناش
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