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Kennedy, Roger G.

Overview
Works: 79 works in 264 publications in 2 languages and 25,414 library holdings
Genres: Guidebooks  History  Biography  Case studies  Local history  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Author of introduction, Redactor, Editor
Classifications: E333, 917.80433
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Most widely held works about Roger G Kennedy
 
Most widely held works by Roger G Kennedy
Mr. Jefferson's lost cause : land, farmers, slavery, and the Louisiana Purchase by Roger G Kennedy( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Jefferson advocated a republic of small farmers--free and independent yeomen. And yet as president he presided over a massive expansion of the slaveholding plantation system--particularly with the Louisiana Purchase--squeezing the yeomanry to the fringes and to less desirable farmland. Now Roger Kennedy conducts an eye-opening examination of that gap between Jefferson's stated aspirations and what actually happened. Kennedy reveals how the Louisiana Purchase had a major impact on land use and the growth of slavery. He examines the great financial interests that beat down slavery's many opponents in the South itself (Native Americans, African Americans, Appalachian farmers, and conscientious opponents of slavery). He describes how slaveholders' cash crops (first tobacco, then cotton) sickened the soil and how the planters moved from one desolated tract to the next. Soon the dominant culture of the entire region--from Maryland to Florida, from Carolina to Texas--was that of owners and slaves producing staple crops for international markets. The earth itself was impoverished, in many places beyond redemption. None of this, Kennedy argues, was inevitable. He focuses on the character, ideas, and ambitions of Thomas Jefferson to show how he and other Southerners struggled with the moral dilemmas presented by the presence of Indian farmers on land they coveted, by the enslavement of their workforce, by the betrayal of their stated hopes, and by the manifest damage being done to the earth itself
The Deep South by William Bryant Logan( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and held by 1,483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes hundreds of historic towns, buildings, and natural wonders of the Gulf States--Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida
Burr, Hamilton, and Jefferson : a study in character by Roger G Kennedy( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 1,390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles the personal qualities, political achievements, and life ambitions of Aaron Burr, Alexander Hamilton, and Thomas Jefferson
The Mid-Atlantic States by Michael S Durham( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 1,352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to historical sites of significance in the Mid-Atlantic States
The Pacific states by William Bryant Logan( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and held by 1,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes historic sites, buildings, and natural wonders in California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii
The Great Lakes states by Suzanne Winckler( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 1,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota
American churches by Roger G Kennedy( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American Churches is a magnificent volume. Over100 churches and Temples, with 200 superb full color and 50 black and white photographs
The Carolinas and the Appalachian States by Patricia L Hudson( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to Appalachia
The Rocky Mountain States by Jerry Camarillo Dunn( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes significant historic towns, cities, and natural wonders of Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana
The Desert States by Michael S Durham( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes historic sites, buildings, and natural wonders in New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, and Utah
The Plains States by Suzanne Winckler( Book )

3 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes significant sites in Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, and South and North Dakota
Northern New England by Vance Muse( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historic towns and cities and natural wonders of northern New England
Texas and the Arkansas River Valley by Alice Gordon( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historic towns, buildings, and natural wonders
Hidden cities : the discovery and loss of ancient North American civilization by Roger G Kennedy( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the Spanish and French explorers to the present, very few Euro-Americans have paid attention to the evidence and meaning of this heritage. Building on recent work of many archaeologists and historians, Roger Kennedy presents a fascinating picture of these American antiquities as well as their reception among leading citizens of the young United States. On missions of exploration, politics, and even piracy, men such as George Rogers Clark, George Washington, Albert Gallatin, and Thomas Jefferson frequently chanced upon the architecture of the past. As Kennedy shows us the magnificence of the mound-building cultures through the sometimes-prejudiced eyes of the Founding generation, he reveals not only the astounding history of our continent, but also the reasons why we have refused to credit Native American predecessors with the greatness they deserve."--Jacket
Architecture, men, women and money in America, 1600-1860 by Roger G Kennedy( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of American domestic architecture before the Civil War, as seen from the point of view of the wealthy patrons who commissioned the great houses, presents an original economic and cultural history of the United States
Greek revival America by Roger G Kennedy( Book )

18 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1826, as the United States celebrated its fiftieth birthday and bade farewell to the last of its founding fathers, a new American consciousness was being born - one characterized by optimism, self-assurance, and affluence. This forward-looking attitude was the very embodiment of the American Greek Revival, a movement that arose from a state of mind and a style of life, and one that was most publicly expressed through architecture." "In Greek Revival America, Roger Kennedy takes a long, loving look at the style of living and governing fostered by the American Greek Revival, a period that reached full flower in the 1820s and flourished until its spirit was crushed by the tragedy and pessimism of the Civil War. In this full-scale study of the era, the author uses architecture as a springboard to launch into the realm of social history, inviting the reader to examine the multifaceted panorama of forces that created the underpinnings of this style." "For example, the text shows why Greek-style buildings could not have become popular in this country any earlier - even though they were de rigueur in much of Europe more than a half-century before. From a political perspective, the author examines the effect the Jackson-Biddle enmity had on American Free Classicism. And the book even takes account of the role played by mid-century shifts in psychology and sexual attitudes in defining the structural dictates of the American Greek Revival."--BOOK JACKET
Orders from France : the Americans and the French in a revolutionary world, 1780-1820 by Roger G Kennedy( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rediscovering America by Roger G Kennedy( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mission : the history and architecture of the missions of North America by Roger G Kennedy( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living on the edge : economic, institutional and management perspectives on wildfire hazard in the urban interface by Austin Troy( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wildfires are a fact of life throughout many arid and semi-arid regions, such as the American West. With growing population pressures in these regions, human communities are increasingly developing in so-called "urban-wildland interface zones," where severe fire driven ecosystems co-exist uneasily with humans and their property. This edited volume addresses this problem-and its potential solutions-from an interdisciplinary perceptive, with contributions from authors in public policy, sociology, economics, ecology, computer modeling, planning, and ecology. The first section of the book address
 
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Mr. Jefferson's lost cause : land, farmers, slavery, and the Louisiana Purchase
Alternative Names
راجر جی. کندی وکیل آمریکایی

Languages
English (148)

German (5)

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The Deep SouthBurr, Hamilton, and Jefferson : a study in characterThe Mid-Atlantic StatesThe Pacific statesThe Great Lakes statesNorthern New EnglandHidden cities : the discovery and loss of ancient North American civilizationGreek revival America