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American Council of Learned Societies

Works: 5,092 works in 13,639 publications in 1 language and 354,292 library holdings
Genres: Biography‡vDictionaries  History  Biography  Periodicals  Conference proceedings  Cross-cultural studies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Directories  Encyclopedias  Juvenile works 
Roles: Editor, Other, Composer
Classifications: E176, 920.073
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Dictionary of American biography by American Council of Learned Societies( Book )
95 editions published between 1928 and 1998 in English and held by 4,195 libraries worldwide
The DAB records the lives of prominent Americans who died by Dec. 31, 1980
Dictionary of scientific biography by Charles Coulston Gillispie( Book )
35 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in English and held by 3,373 libraries worldwide
Provides information on the history of science through articles on the professional lives of scientists. All periods of science from classical antiquity to modern times are represented
American national biography ( Book )
9 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and held by 2,286 libraries worldwide
"Over 10 years in the making, American National Biography is a fascinating study of the people who have shaped the United States. Why replace the Dictionary of American Biography instead of merely updating it through supplements? Because the editors include new scholarship and people who were missed in the original, especially women and ethnic minorities. Numbering 24 volumes and containing 17,500 entries, the work offers readable, informative, and critical biographies for each subject, the location of their papers (if they exist), and selective bibliographies. Excellent indexes--subject, contributor, place of birth, and occupation--enhance use. This is an outstanding set that will be heavily consulted for many years to come."--"Outstanding reference sources 2000", American Libraries, May 2000. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA
Invisible giants fifty Americans who shaped the nation but missed the history books ( file )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,766 libraries worldwide
Highlights Our Country'S Rich biographical history. Fifty notable people have selected a person from the past whom they admire, but feel they have not received the infamy they deserve
Concise Dictionary of American biography by American Council Of Learned Societies. Washington. Committee on dictionary of American biography( Book )
9 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in English and held by 1,662 libraries worldwide
Complete to 1970, includes over 18,000 American biographies
Chu Hsi and Neo-Confucianism ( file )
3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 1,282 libraries worldwide
The Current digest of the Soviet press by American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies( serial )
in English and held by 1,241 libraries worldwide
Concise dictionary of scientific biography ( Book )
5 editions published between 1981 and 2000 in English and held by 1,235 libraries worldwide
Contains concise biographies for 5,000 scientists ranging from classical antiquity to the 1970's
Constitutionalism and democracy transitions in the contemporary world : the American Council of Learned Societies comparative constitutionalism papers ( file )
8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,052 libraries worldwide
This volume contains a selection of essays drawn from a major scholarly project undertaken by the American Council of Learned Societies. The ACLS hosted symposia around the world in order to broaden and stimulate the field of comparative constitutionalism. That effort brought together scholars and political actors from many countries and every region of the world to discuss the experiences of constitutionalism. Twenty-five papers were selected to represent the range and depth of possibility for serious constitutional analysis. With the staggering changes in Eastern Europe and much of the rest of the world, constitutionalism has become one of the most important phenomena in the modern world. The essays in this book represent the very best work being done throughout the world on that important topic
Dictionary of American biography. complete through supplement eight ( Book )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 1,024 libraries worldwide
Directory of American scholars ( serial )
in English and held by 984 libraries worldwide
Weapons of the weak everyday forms of peasant resistance by James C Scott( file )
4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 946 libraries worldwide
Weapons of the Weak is an ethnography by James C. Scott that studies the effects of the Green Revolution in rural Malaysia. One of the main objectives of the study is to make an argument that the Marxian and Gramscian ideas of false consciousness and hegemony are incorrect. He develops this conclusion throughout the book, through the different scenarios and characters that come up during his time of fieldwork in the village. This publication, based on 2 years of fieldwork (1978-1980), focuses on the local class relations in a small rice farming community of 70 households in the main paddy-growing area of Kedah in Malaysia. Introduction of the Green Revolution in 1976 eliminated 2/3 of the wage-earning opportunities for smallholders and landless laborers. The main ensuing class struggle is analyzed being the ideological struggle in the village and the practice of resistance itself consisting of: foot-dragging, dissimulation, desertion, false compliance, pilfering, feigned ignorance and sabotage acts. Rich and poor are engaged in an unremitting if silent struggle to define changes in land tenure, mechanization and employment to advance their own interests, and to use values that they share to control the distribution of status, land, work and grain
The Church of Notre-Dame in Montreal an architectural history by Franklin Toker( file )
4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 946 libraries worldwide
The construction of the Church of Notre-Dame was one of the boldest building projects of the nineteenth century. The first major example of Gothic Revival architecture in Canada, it was, at the time of its completion, the largest building in North America. Franklin Toker treats the church not only as a work of art but also as a historical document that reflected the social and nationalist aspirations of the community and marked a high point in the fascinating career of its architect, James O'Donnell
Renaissance news ( serial )
in English and held by 919 libraries worldwide
Provides image and full-text online access to back issues. Consult the online table of contents for specific holdings
Maize and grace Africa's encounter with a New World crop, 1500-2000 by James McCann( file )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 917 libraries worldwide
"The recent spread of maize has been alarmingly rapid, its implications largely overlooked by the media and policy makers. McCann's compelling history offers insight into the profound influence of a single crop on African culture, health, and technological innovation - and the future of the world's food supply."--Jacket
Keeping together in time dance and drill in human history by William Hardy McNeill( file )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 899 libraries worldwide
In Keeping Together in Time one of the most widely read and respected historians in America pursues the possibility that coordinated rhythmic movement - and the shared feelings it evokes - has been a powerful force in holding human groups together. As he has done for historical phenomena as diverse as warfare, plague, and the pursuit of power, William McNeill brings a dazzling breadth and depth of knowledge to his study of dance and drill in human history. From the records of distant and ancient peoples to the latest findings of the life sciences, he discovers evidence that rhythmic movement has played a profound role in creating and sustaining human communities. The behavior of chimpanzees, festival village dances, the close-order drill of early modern Europe, the ecstatic dance-trances of shamans and dervishes, the goose-stepping Nazi formations, the morning exercises of factory workers in Japan - all these and many more figure in the bold picture McNeill draws. A sense of community is the key, and shared movement, whether dance or military drill, is its mainspring. McNeill focuses on the visceral and emotional sensations such movement arouses, particularly the euphoric fellow-feeling he calls "muscular bonding." These sensations, he suggests, endow groups with a capacity for cooperation, which in turn improves their chance of survival
A nation of fliers German aviation and the popular imagination by Peter Fritzsche( file )
4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 889 libraries worldwide
Terrific majesty the power of Shaka Zulu and the limits of historical invention by Carolyn Hamilton( file )
5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 889 libraries worldwide
The Middle Ages ( Book )
7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 884 libraries worldwide
An encyclopedia of the Middle Ages for students, containing alphabetically-arranged entries that address significant facets of medieval life; examine important people, places, events, and works; and discuss a wide range of related topics, such as agriculture, schools, and feudalism
Press gallery Congress and the Washington correspondents by Donald A Ritchie( file )
4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 883 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
ACLS Abkuerzung
ACLS (American Council of Learned Societies)
American Council of Learned Societies Devoted to Humanistic Studies
Amerikanskiĭ sovet poznavatelʹnykh obshchestv
Amerikanskij sovet poznavatelʹnych obščestv
ASPO (Amerikanskij sovet poznavatelʹnych obščestv)
Council of Learned Societies
Council of Learned Societies United States
Majlis al-Jamʻīyāt al-ʻIlmīyah al-Amīrikī
مجلس الجمعيات العلمية الاميركي
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