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Pfitzer, Gregory M.

Overview
Works: 5 works in 26 publications in 1 language and 2,240 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Textbooks 
Roles: Author
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Gregory M Pfitzer
Samuel Eliot Morison's historical world : in quest of a new parkman by Gregory M Pfitzer( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At a time when his colleagues prided themselves on their ability to write the dullest prose on narrowest topics, Morison (1887-1976) set out to write history that would appeal to the general public without loss of intellectual rigor, and succeeded
Picturing the past : illustrated histories and the American imagination, 1840-1900 by Gregory M Pfitzer( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the 1840s a revolution began in both book publishing and the presentation of American history. Inexpensive techniques for reproducing visual images in books allowed established artists, who often had no training in history, to present their own patriotic interpretations of historical events. Meanwhile authors - encouraged by publishers eager to expand into the popular market - eventually began to write their texts with these images in mind. This symbiotic relationship and the mass-market acceptance of this dramatic and often melodramatic pictorial genre had an enormous effect on the kind and the intensity of history that Americans absorbed."
Popular history and the literary marketplace, 1840-1920 by Gregory M Pfitzer( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History repeating itself : the republication of children's historical literature and the Christian right by Gregory M Pfitzer( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making history : the historical world of Samuel Eliot Morison by Gregory M Pfitzer( )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Picturing the past : illustrated histories and the American imagination, 1840-1900
Languages
English (26)

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Popular history and the literary marketplace, 1840-1920