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Rorabaugh, W. J.

Overview
Works: 24 works in 80 publications in 2 languages and 6,657 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Performer
Classifications: F869.B5, 362.292
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Most widely held works by W. J Rorabaugh
Berkeley at war, the 1960s by W. J Rorabaugh ( Book )
19 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and held by 1,834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Berkeley, California stood at the center of the political, social, and cultural upheaval that made the 1960s a unique period in American history. In Berkeley at War, W.J. Rorabaugh, who attended the graduate school of the University of California at Berkeley in the 1970s, presents alively, informative account of the events that changed forever what had once been a quiet, conservative white suburb. Rorabaugh's meticulously researched, authoritative narrative covers the entire period, from the rise of the Free Speech Movement to the growth and increasing militance of a black community struggling to end segregation; from the emergence of radicalism and the anti-war movement to theblossoming "hippie" culture; and from the explosive conflict over People's Park to the beginnings of modern-day feminism and environmentalism. An invaluable account of its time and place, Berkeley at War anchors the sixties in American history, both before and since that colorful decade
The alcoholic republic, an American tradition by W. J Rorabaugh ( Book )
11 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 1,611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This social history documents the great 'alcoholic binge' that occurred between 1790 and 1840, when Americans drank more alcoholic beverages--nearly a halt pint of hard liquor per man per day--than at any other time in American history. American men were taught to drink as children--even as babies. However, alcohol usages crossed sexual, regional, racial and class lines
The craft apprentice : from Franklin to the machine age in America by W. J Rorabaugh ( Book )
13 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The apprentice system in colonial America began as a way for young men to learn valuable trade skills from experienced artisans and mechanics and soon flourished into a fascinating and essential social institution. Benjamin Franklin got his start in life as an apprentice, as did Mark Twain, Horace Greeley, William Dean Howells, William Lloyd Garrison, and many other famous Americans. But the Industrial Revolution brought with it radical changes in the lives of craft apprentices. In this book, W.J. Rorabaugh has woven an intriguing collection of case histories, gleaned from numerousletters, d
Kennedy and the promise of the sixties by W. J Rorabaugh ( Book )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book explores life in America during that brief promising moment in the early Sixties when John F. Kennedy was president. Kennedy's Cold War frustrations in Cuba and Vietnam worried Americans. The 1962 missile crisis narrowly avoided a nuclear disaster. The civil rights movement gained momentum with student sit-ins, Freedom Rides, and crises in Mississippi and Alabama. Martin Luther King, Jr., emerged as a spokesman for non-violent social change. The American family was undergoing rapid change. Betty Friedan began to launch the Women's Movement. The Beat authors Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg gained respectability. Joan Baez and Bob Dylan revived folk music. Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol produced Pop Art. Ginsberg, Aldous Huxley, Timothy Leary, and Ken Kesey began to promote psychedelic drugs. The early Sixties was a period of marked political, social and cultural change. The old was swept away, and the country that the United States became began to be born
The real making of the president : Kennedy, Nixon, and the 1960 election by W. J Rorabaugh ( Book )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"When John Kennedy won the presidency in 1960, he also won the right to put his own spin on the victory--whether as an underdog's heroic triumph or a liberal crusader's overcoming special interests. Now W.J. Rorabaugh cuts through the mythology of this famous election to explain the nuts-and-bolts operations of the campaign and offers a corrective to Theodore Whote's flawed classic,'The Making of a President'".--book jacket
Takeover : how the Left's quest for social justice corrupted Liberalism by Donald T Critchlow ( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"How did liberals get to be the way they are today? That's the question many Americans are asking as they witness the efforts of the most left-wing president in American history. At last, historians Donald T. Critchlow and W. J. Rorabaugh supply the answer. As the authors show, it is a mistake to see the Obama administration's agenda as a single man's vision. Equally flawed, they reveal, is the now-common argument that today's liberalism is simply a continuation of early-twentieth-century progressivism. Today's Left has embraced a more radical vision for transformative change: to remake all aspects of American life. Takeover delineates the sharp break in the history of modern liberalism that began in the 1960s. Critchlow and Rorabaugh show how leftists in pursuit of "social justice" went from protest rallies to the halls of power by rewriting the Democratic Party's presidential nominating rules for their own benefit and using the courts to advance their radical agenda. The authors masterfully connect the dots in America's recent history, showing the close links among such seemingly unrelated causes as radical environmentalism, nationalized health care, class warfare, abortion rights, feminism, regulating the free market, assisted suicide, sex education, and energy policies to reduce consumption. Takeover is a bold revisionist history that completely reshapes our understanding of the current political crisis."--Publisher's website
America's promise : a concise history of the United States by W. J Rorabaugh ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
America! : a concise history by W. J Rorabaugh ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Takeover by Donald T Critchlow ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Real making of the President: 1960 by W. J Rorabaugh ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The real making of the president by W. J Rorabaugh ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Critical perspectives : did prosperity contribute to the South's abandonment of the Democratic Party? by W. J Rorabaugh ( )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The alcoholic republic : an American republic by W. J Rorabaugh ( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
America's promise : a concise history of the United States by W. J Rorabaugh ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
America's promise : a concise history of the United States by W. J Rorabaugh ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
American beginnings ; and, Afro-American history, part one ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Side B. Lewis views European colonialism from an African perspective in his book "The Race to Fashoda." Harris investigates the relationship linking Ethiopia to Afro-Americans in his study entitled "The Afro-American/Ethiopian connenction."
The alcoholic republic, America 1790-1840 by W. J Rorabaugh ( Book )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The political duel in the early republic : Burr v. Hamilton by W. J Rorabaugh ( )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The craft apprentice by W. J Rorabaugh ( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Kennedy and the promise of the sixties by W. J Rorabaugh ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This book explores life in America during that brief promising moment in the early sixties when John F. Kennedy was president. Kennedy's Cold War frustrations in Cuba and Vietnam worried Americans. The 1962 missile crisis narrowly avoided a nuclear disaster. The civil rights movement gained momentum with student sit-ins, Freedom Rides, and crises in Mississippi and Alabama. Martin Luther King, Jr., emerged as a spokesman for non-violent social change. The American family was undergoing rapid change. Betty Friedan began to launch the Women's Movement. The Beat authors Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg gained respectability. Joan Baez and Bob Dylan revived folk music. Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol produced Pop Art. Ginsberg, Aldous Huxley, Timothy Leary, and Ken Kesey began to promote psychedelic drugs. The early Sixties was a period of marked political, social and cultural change. The old was swept away, and the United States began to become the country that it is today.-Back cover
 
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Alternative Names
Rorabaugh, W. J.
Rorabaugh, William J.
Rorabaugh, William Joseph
Languages
English (71)
Spanish (4)
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