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Holton, Woody

Overview
Works: 18 works in 61 publications in 2 languages and 5,582 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Sources  Personal narratives  Filmed lectures  Biographies  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E322.1.A38, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Woody Holton
Abigail Adams : [a life] by Woody Holton( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 2,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Woody Holton (National Book Award finalist for Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution) reveals that American icon Abigail Adams was far wiser and wilier than previously known
Unruly Americans and the origins of the Constitution by Woody Holton( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Arabic and held by 1,744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the original intent behind the writing of the Constitution and how it was shaped by the reactions, occasionally violent ones, of citizens to include a protection of civil liberties and the freedom of the people
Forced founders : Indians, debtors, slaves, and the making of the American Revolution in Virginia by Woody Holton( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this provocative reinterpretation of one of the best-known events in American history, Woody Holton shows that when Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and other elite Virginians joined their peers from other colonies in declaring independence from Britain, they acted partly in response to grassroots rebellions against their own rule."--Jacket
Abigail Adams by Woody Holton( Recording )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Award-winning historian Woody Holton reveals that the perennially popular 'Founding Mother' has been woefully underestimated and that, although staunchly traditional in some areas, she was surprisingly modern, particularly when it came to questions of women's rights
Black Americans in the revolutionary era : a brief history with documents by Woody Holton( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this fresh look at liberty and freedom in the revolutionary era from the perspective of black Americans, Woody Holton recounts the experiences of slaves who seized freedom by joining the British as well as those, slave and free, who served in Patriot military forces
American Revolution and early republic by Woody Holton( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The revolt of the ruling class the influence of Indians, merchants, and laborers on the Virginia gentry's break with England by Woody Holton( )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black americans in the revolutionary era + women's rights emerges within the anti-slavery movement by Woody Holton( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ohio Indians and the coming of the American Revolution in Virginia by Woody Holton( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"From the labours of others" : the war bonds controversy and the origins of the Constitution in New England by Woody Holton( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Why does America have the Constitution of 1787? new historical perspectives( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abigail Adams : [regular print book discussion kit] by Woody Holton( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Biography of America's second First Lady by the award-winning author of Unruly Americans. Uses first-person accounts and Mrs. Adams's letters to portray her political and business acumen, which enabled her to leave her female descendants funds in her will despite the law of coverture
Unruly Americans and the origins of the U.S. Constitution by Woody Holton( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Where do the vast powers of the federal government and the imperial presidency of today originate? In Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution (2007, National Book Award finalist), Professor Holton argues that the salient political realities of today have taken form in consequence of the institutional arrangements deemed necessary to control what Alexander Hamilton called 'an excess of democracy.' The question today posed by Professor Holton is this: can the limitations imposed on American democracy at the country's founding be erased?"--Www.umt.edu
Abigail Adams' Last Act of Deflance by Woody Holton( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Patriot vs. patriot : social conflict in Virginia and the origins of the American Revolution by Michael A McDonnell( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Unruly Americans and the origins of the Constitution by Woody Holton( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[The author] upends what we think we know of the Constitution's origins by telling the history of the average Americans who challenged the framers of the Constitution and forced on them the revisions that produced the document we now venerate. The framers who gathered in Philadelphia in 1787 were determined to reverse America's post-Revolutionary War slide into democracy. They believed too many middling Americans exercised too much influence over state and national policies. That the framers were only partially successful in curtailing citizen rights is due to the reaction, sometimes violent, of unruly average Americans. If not to protect civil liberties and the freedom of the people, what motivated the framers? In [the book , he] provides the startling discovery that the primary purpose of the Constitution was, simply put, to make America more attractive to investment. And the linchpin to that endeavor was taking power away from the states and ultimately away from the people. In an eye-opening interpretation of the Constitution, [he also] captures how the same class of Americans that produced Shays's Rebellion in Massachusetts (and rebellions in damn near every other state) produced the Constitution we now revere. -Dust jacket
Abigail Adams, entrepreneur by Woody Holton( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Author and professor Holton speaks on Abigail Adams and her forays into various business ventures following the end of the American Revolution
Patriot vs. patriot: Social conflict in Virginia and the origins of the American Revolution by Michael A McDonnell( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Unruly Americans and the origins of the Constitution
Alternative Names
Holton, Abner Woodrow.

Holton Abner Woodrow 1959-....

Woody Holton American historian

Languages
English (58)

Arabic (1)

Covers
Unruly Americans and the origins of the ConstitutionForced founders : Indians, debtors, slaves, and the making of the American Revolution in VirginiaAbigail AdamsBlack Americans in the revolutionary era : a brief history with documentsAbigail Adams : [regular print book discussion kit]