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Baker, Jean H.

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Works: 33 works in 104 publications in 1 language and 12,072 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: JK1896, B
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Most widely held works by Jean H Baker
Mary Todd Lincoln : a biography by Jean H Baker ( Book )
8 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in English and held by 2,643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A biography of the privileged daughter of a proud family who married President Lincoln and never recovered from his death
Votes for women : the struggle for suffrage revisited ( Book )
12 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Affairs of party the political culture of Northern Democrats in the mid-nineteenth century by Jean H Baker ( )
11 editions published between 1983 and 1998 in English and held by 1,651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sisters : the lives of America's suffragists by Jean H Baker ( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
They forever changed America: Lucy Stone, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Frances Willard, Alice Paul. At their revolution's start in the 1840s, a woman's right to speak in public was questioned. By its conclusion in 1920, the victory in woman's suffrage had also encompassed the most fundamental rights of citizenship: the right to control wages, hold property, to contract, to sue, to testify in court. Their struggle was confrontational (women were the first to picket the White House for a political cause) and violent (women were arrested, jailed, and force-fed in prisons). And like every revolutionary before them, their struggle was personal
Margaret Sanger : a life of passion by Jean H Baker ( Book )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this lively new biography, an historian argues convincingly that Margaret Sanger deserves the vaunted place in feminist history she once held. Baker's nuanced account of Sanger's life emphasizes the passion of her convictions
James Buchanan by Jean H Baker ( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A look at the presidency of James Buchanan, whose administration paved the way for the onslaught of the Civil War, details his failures as a president, including his lack of compromise and his weak leadership in a time of national crisis
The Stevensons : a biography of an American family by Jean H Baker ( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this major work of American biography and history, Jean Baker tells the compelling story of four generations of Stevensons, from the earliest Scotch Irish settlers to the present, framed by the life and career of the icon of liberal politics, Adlai E. Stevenson II. In an early appeal for party support, Adlai Stevenson once confessed to "a bad case of hereditary politics." He revealed more than he knew. From the family dinners in the Stevenson home in Bloomington, Illinois, when Grandfather - an inveterate pol - held forth on his life in Democratic politics and young Adlai flipped butterballs at the ceiling, to Adlai's unstable upbringing by an overbearing mother and an absent father, the Stevenson family shaped its favorite son. The political stance for which Stevenson is remembered, a searching, high-minded independence, communicated with striking eloquence, drew on the history his family transmitted to him and the emotions it forged. In Jean Baker's hands, the Stevenson story is an American saga. It is the story of Scotch Irish immigrants scratching out a farm existence first in Pennsylvania, then Virginia, Kentucky, and finally Illinois, where they rose to social and political prominence. In the ways they bore, raised, and educated their children, worshiped in their churches, married in their communities, built their houses, followed the paths of women and men, and moved from country to town to city over four generations, we see the ways of Americans over the life of this country
Ambivalent Americans : the Know-Nothing Party in Maryland by Jean H Baker ( Book )
5 editions published between 1977 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The politics of continuity; Maryland political parties from 1858 to 1870 by Jean H Baker ( Book )
9 editions published between 1971 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Civil War and Reconstruction by David Herbert Donald ( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Not much of me" : Abraham Lincoln as a typical American by Jean H Baker ( Book )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lincoln and New York by New-York Historical Society ( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Lincoln marriage : beyond the battle of quotations by Jean H Baker ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Women and the U.S. Constitution, 1776-1920 by Jean H Baker ( Book )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reading southern history : essays on interpreters and interpretations by Glenn Feldman ( )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This collection of essays examines the contributions of some of the most notable interpreters of southern history and culture, furthering our understanding of the best historical work produced on the region. Historian Glenn Feldman gathers together a group of essays that examine the efforts of important scholars to discuss and define the South's distinctiveness. The volume includes 18 chapters on such notable historians as John Hope Franklin, Anne Firor Scott, Frank L. Owsley, W. J. Cash, and C. Vann Woodward, written by 19 different researchers, both senior hi
Lincoln lessons reflections on America's greatest leader by Frank J Williams ( )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Lincoln Lessons, seventeen of today' s most respected academics, historians, lawyers, and politicians provide candid reflections on the importance of Abraham Lincoln in their intellectual lives. Their essays, gathered by editors Frank J. Williams and William D. Pederson, shed new light on this political icon' s remarkable ability to lead and inspire two hundred years after his birth. Collected here are glimpses into Lincoln' s unique ability to transform enemies into steadfast allies, his deeply ingrained sense of morality and intuitiv
Parallel lives : Abraham and Mary Lincoln by Jean H Baker ( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Votes for Women: The Struggle for Suffrage Revisited. Viewpoints on American Culture ( )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Votes for Women brings together in one volume recent scholarship on the struggle of American women for the suffrage. Paralleling recent efforts in popular culture to restore to our national past the story of how women got the vote, these original essays present the latest and best in that history. Each of the eleven essays illuminates some aspects of the long battle that lasted from the 1850s to the passage of the suffrage amendment in 1920. From their antecedents in the minds of women like Mary Wollstonecraft and Frances Wright to the beginnings of an organization like the women who met at Seneca Falls in 1848 to the civil disobedience during World War 1 orchestrated by Alice Paul's National Woman's Party, the essential elements of a tumultuous story emerge. So too do the themes and historical controversies about suffrage and its leaders. The authors focus on the activities of suffrage opponents as well as the ways in which the suffrage battle is interwoven with constitutional issues involving the federal government and the states. Other essays look at the suffrage struggle in its regional setting, especially in the West and the South.; Because this is a story that depends on individual leaders such as Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Sojourner Truth and Alice Paul, the lives of these women become a significant thread tying the story together. Baker's introductory essays set the stage for revisiting suffrage by making explicit the similarities and differences in interpretations of suffrage and what the battle for suffrage tells us about women's history. She suggests that this new material shows how the suffrage movement intersected with historical developments in national experience - it cannot be isolated from other events in American history. In an epilogue, Anne Firor Scott considers the difference that the vote has made for women and men in the 20th century
Mary Todd Lincoln : a biogr by Jean H Baker ( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ambivalent Americans by Jean H Baker ( Book )
2 editions published in 1977 in Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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