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Mintz, Steven 1953-

Works: 40 works in 156 publications in 2 languages and 8,830 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Juvenile works  Case studies  Bibliography  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HQ535, 305.230973
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Domestic revolutions : a social history of American family life by Steven Mintz( Book )
11 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 1,966 libraries worldwide
Looks at the ways the American family has adapted to change over the past three hundred years, and discusses the families of American Indians, slaves, and immigrants
Huck's raft : a history of American childhood by Steven Mintz( Book )
15 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,951 libraries worldwide
Publisher description: Like Huck's raft, the experience of American childhood has been both adventurous and terrifying. For more than three centuries, adults have agonized over raising children while children have followed their own paths to development and expression. Now, Steven Mintz gives us the first comprehensive history of American childhood encompassing both the child's and the adult's tumultuous early years of life. Underscoring diversity through time and across regions, Mintz traces the transformation of children from the sinful creatures perceived by Puritans to the productive workers of nineteenth-century farms and factories, from the cosseted cherubs of the Victorian era to the confident consumers of our own. He explores their role in revolutionary upheaval, westward expansion, industrial growth, wartime mobilization, and the modern welfare state. Revealing the harsh realities of children's lives through history--the rigors of physical labor, the fear of chronic ailments, the heartbreak of premature death--he also acknowledges the freedom children once possessed to discover their world as well as themselves. Whether at work or play, at home or school, the transition from childhood to adulthood has required generations of Americans to tackle tremendously difficult challenges. Today, adults impose ever-increasing demands on the young for self-discipline, cognitive development, and academic achievement, even as the influence of the mass media and consumer culture has grown. With a nod to the past, Mintz revisits an alternative to the goal-driven realities of contemporary childhood. An odyssey of psychological self-discovery and growth, this book suggests a vision of childhood that embraces risk and freedom--like the daring adventure on Huck's raft
The boisterous sea of liberty : a documentary history of America from discovery through the Civil War by David Brion Davis( Book )
7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 990 libraries worldwide
Drawing on a gold mine of primary documents - including letters, diary entries, personal narratives, political speeches, broadsides, trial transcripts, and contemporary newspaper articles - The Boisterous Sea of Liberty brings the past to life in a way few histories ever do. Here is a panoramic look at American history from the voyages of Columbus through the bloody Civil War, as captured in the words of Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe and many other historical figures, both famous and obscure. In these pieces, the living voices of the past speak to us from opposing viewpoints - from the vantage point of loyalists as well as patriots, slaves as well as masters - providing a more sophisticated understanding of the forces that have shaped our society, from the power of public opinion to the nearly absolute power of the slaveholder. The Boisterous Sea of Liberty is a documentary history of America, which uses the first-person testimony to reconstruct the basic forces, events, ideas, and struggles that shaped American society during its formative era. It places the defining documents of American history in their proper context and presents a lively and innovative interpretation of our history from earliest colonization through the Civil War
A prison of expectations : the family in Victorian culture by Steven Mintz( Book )
14 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 722 libraries worldwide
Moralists and modernizers : America's pre-Civil War reformers by Steven Mintz( Book )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 708 libraries worldwide
"The decades before the Civil War saw the first secular efforts in history to remake society through reform. Reformers launched unprecedented campaigns to reform criminals and prostitutes, educate the deaf and the blind, guarantee women's rights, and abolish slavery. Our modern systems of free public schools, prisons, and hospitals for the mentally ill are all legacies of this era. Moralists and Modernizers tells the fascinating story of America's first age of reform, combining incisive portraits of leading reformers and movements with perceptive analyses of religion, politics, and society. Arguing that the reform impulse grew out of the era's peculiar mix of fear and hope, Steven Mintz shows that reform arose not only from fears of social disorder, family fragmentation, and widening class divisions but also from a millennialist sense of possibility rooted in new religious and philosophical ideas. He then examines three distinct responses to pre-Civil War America's pressing social problems. Moral reform sought to create a Christian moral order using moral suasion. Social reform combatted poverty, crime, and ignorance through new institutions offering nonauthoritarian forms of social control. Radical reform sought to regenerate American society by eliminating fundamental sources of inequality such as slavery and racial and sexual discrimination. In an epilogue, Mintz fits antebellum reform into the larger context of America's liberal tradition. Mintz concludes that America's pre-Civil War reformers were at once moral critics and cultural modernizers. As exponents of a distinctly modern set of values, reformers attacked outmoded customs, smoothed the transition from a preindustrial to an industrial order, and devised modern bureaucratic systems of criminal justice, public education, and social welfare. The first comprehensive account of antebellum reform to appear in twenty years, Moralists and Modernizers is a rich and rewarding work of synthesis and interpretation which draws upon the most recent historical research."--Cover
The problem of evil : slavery, freedom, and the ambiguities of American reform ( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 524 libraries worldwide
The prime of life : a history of modern adulthood by Steven Mintz( Book )
3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 338 libraries worldwide
"The first history of American adulthood, The Prime of Life examines how succeeding generations of Americans dealt with the primary tasks of adulthood: Navigating the passage from youth to maturity, achieving intimacy and connection, raising the next generation, experiencing work's pleasures and pains, and wresting meaning from life's losses and stresses. Highly attentive to class, ethnicity, gender, and race, this book draws upon a wealth of private letters and other previously untapped sources to challenge a host of misconceptions that distort public thinking today. These include the myths that the transition to adulthood was smoother and more seamless in the past and that adulthood was more stable and predictable than it has since become. But this book does something more. It underscores women's historical role in driving fundamental changes in attitudes toward love, friendship, marriage, childrearing, and work. It demonstrates the ways that social class has differentiated adult experience. It also reconstructs the emotional interior of a life stage too often treated as fit only for self-help books or novels dealing with the travails of the suburban middle class. It not only recaptures adulthood's joys and disappointments, its hopes and frustrated expectations, its soaring dreams and bitter regrets, it demonstrates that development across the life span is shaped less by psychology than by cultural and historical circumstances"--Provided by publisher
Hollywood's America : United States history through its films by Steven Mintz( Book )
16 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 311 libraries worldwide
"The introduction to this book traces the history of American film against a backdrop of broader changes in late nineteenth and twentieth-century popular culture. A series of interpretive essays then examines how classic films treated American political, economic, and social life; primary sources that illuminate film history are also included as is an extensive bibliographic guide to the literature on American movies." -- Preface (p. ix)
African American voices : the life cycle of slavery ( Book )
10 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 292 libraries worldwide
Hollywood's America : twentieth-century America through film ( Book )
9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 239 libraries worldwide
Fully revised, updated, and extended, this compilation of interpretive essays and primary documents teaches students to read films as cultural artifacts within the contexts of actual past events
Native American voices : a history and anthology ( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 169 libraries worldwide
African American voices : a documentary reader, 1619-1877 by Steven Mintz( Book )
9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 152 libraries worldwide
A succinct, up-to-date overview of the history of slavery that places American slavery in comparative perspective. Provides students with more than 70 primary documents on the history of slavery in AmericaIncludes extensive excerpts from slave narratives, interviews with former slaves, and letters by African Americans that document the experience of bondageComprehensive headnotes introduce each selectionA Visual History chapter provides images to supplement the written documentsIncludes an extensive bibliography and bibliographic essay
Mexican American voices : a documentary reader by Steven Mintz( Book )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 126 libraries worldwide
This short, comprehensive collection of primary documents provides an indispensable introduction to Mexican American history and culture.:.; Includes over 90 carefully chosen selections, with a succinct introduction and comprehensive headnotes that identify the major issues raised by the documents.; Emphasizes key themes in US history, from immigration and geographical expansion to urbanization, industrialization, and civil rights struggles.; Includes a 'visual history' chapter of images that supplement the documents, as well as an extensive bibliography
Mexican American voices by Steven Mintz( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Sourcebook and index : documents that shaped the American nation by Joy Hakim( Book )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Contains source documents for American history, and the series index
Frederick Douglass : a documentary history of his fight for freedom and equality by Frederick Douglass( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
A comparison of accounting standard setting in the international environment and in the United States by Steven Mintz( Book )
5 editions published between 1978 and 1987 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
The founding era people, places, politics : history in a box ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
A collection of materials in varied media and formats about the roots and history of the United States' Revolutionary & Confederation periods. Includes a resource book with short narrative summaries by historians and extensive background materials (also on CD-ROM), a book on the slavery issue, posters, including a poster sized timeline of all the major dates and events, six placards depicting historic figures and images, 2 DVDs with lectures by major historians, & the printable CD-ROM, and electronic version of the Founding era book
The family in America : an encyclopedia by Joseph M Hawes( file )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
The family in America : an encyclopedia by Joseph M Hawes( file )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
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Steven Mintz American historian
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