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Wilentz, Sean

Overview
Works: 68 works in 255 publications in 3 languages and 15,280 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Music  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Narrator, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: E302.1, B
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Publications about Sean Wilentz
Publications by Sean Wilentz
Most widely held works by Sean Wilentz
The rise of American democracy : Jefferson to Lincoln by Sean Wilentz( Book )
16 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 2,323 libraries worldwide
Political historian Wilentz traces an arc from the earliest days of the Republic to the opening shots of the Civil War, showing how the elitist young American republic became a rough-and-tumble democracy. He brings to life the era after the American Revolution, when the idea of democracy remained contentious, and Jeffersonians and Federalists clashed over the role of ordinary citizens in government of, by, and for the people. The triumph of Andrew Jackson soon defined this role on the national level, while city democrats, Anti-Masons, fugitive slaves, and a host of others hewed their own local definitions. In these definitions Wilentz recovers the beginnings of a discontent--two starkly opposed democracies, one in the North and another in the South--and the wary balance that lasted until the election of Abraham Lincoln sparked its bloody resolution.--From publisher description
The age of Reagan : a history, 1974-2008 by Sean Wilentz( Book )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,771 libraries worldwide
Wilentz, the eminent Princeton historian, argues that for the past thirty-five years U.S. political history has been defined by the new politics of conservatism brokered by its major powerhorse, Ronald Reagan. Following an analysis of Reagan's presidency, Wilentz concludes that Reagan not only transformed the stage of geopolitics, but also the American judiciary and government bureaucracy, while lifting the hearts of Americans who lived through Vietnam and Carter years
Andrew Jackson by Sean Wilentz( Book )
6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,629 libraries worldwide
Examines the life and presidency of Andrew Jackson, including his early days in South Carolina, his military exploits, and his contributions to the cause of democracy and Manifest Destiny
Bob Dylan in America by Sean Wilentz( Book )
20 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,500 libraries worldwide
One of America's finest historians shows us how one of the country's greatest and most enduring artists still surprises and moves us after all these years. Growing up in Greenwich Village, Sean Wilentz discovered the music of Bob Dylan as a young teenager; almost half a century later, he revisits Dylan's work with the skills of an eminent American historian as well as the passion of a fan. Drawn in part from Wilentz's essays as "historian in residence" of Dylan's official website, this book is a unique blend of fact, interpretation, and affinity--a book that, much like its subject, shifts gears and changes shape as the occasion warrants. Wilentz has had unprecedented access to studio tapes, recording notes, rare photographs, and other materials, all of which allow him to tell Dylan's story and that of such masterpieces as Blonde on Blonde with authenticity and richness.--From publisher description
Chants democratic : New York City & the rise of the American working class, 1788-1850 by Sean Wilentz( Book )
36 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,280 libraries worldwide
This text provides a panoramic chronicle of New York City's labour strife, social movements and political turmoil in the eras of Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson
The kingdom of Matthias by Paul E Johnson( Book )
26 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 1,047 libraries worldwide
This book brings to life the spiritual and sexual tensions of mid-19th-century America through the sensational and unforgettable story of the cult of Matthias
The rose & the briar : death, love and liberty in the American ballad ( Book )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 784 libraries worldwide
The ballad has been part of American history since before the country had a name. In this book, the editors have assembled an astonishing group of writers and artists--novelists, essayists, performers, and critics--to explore the ineffable power of the American ballad. In words and in drawings, the collaborators have tapped the veins of America's most imaginative and expressive form. From "Barbara Allen," one of the earliest, through "The Wreck of the Old 97," to contemporary ballads by Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen, The Rose & the Briar presents a rich new patch of art and commentary--like the ballads, no two the same, but all of a piece, about stories, storytellers, and American death, love, and liberty.--Publisher
Rites of power : symbolism, ritual, and politics since the Middle Ages ( Book )
14 editions published between 1985 and 1999 in English and held by 505 libraries worldwide
The key of liberty : the life and democratic writings of William Manning, "a laborer," 1747-1814 by William Manning( Book )
4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 423 libraries worldwide
The best American history essays on Lincoln ( Book )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 394 libraries worldwide
Reflections on the life, political leadership, character, and legacy of Abraham Lincoln include contributions by such notable American historians as James McPherson, Edmund Wilson, and John Hope Franklin
360 sound : the Columbia Records story by Sean Wilentz( Book )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 329 libraries worldwide
For 125 years, Columbia Records has remained one of the most vibrant and storied names in prerecorded sound, nurturing the careers of legends such as Bessie Smith, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Miles Davis, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen, Beyoncé, and many more. Written by distinguished historian Sean Wilentz, 360 Sound tells the story of the label's rich history as it interweaves threads of technical and social change with the creation of some of the greatest albums ever made. Featuring over 300 rare and revealing images from the Columbia archives, this lavishly illustrated celebration is a must-have for any serious music fan [Publisher description]
Major problems in the early republic, 1787-1848 : documents and essays ( Book )
10 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 322 libraries worldwide
Bob Dylan in America featuring music by Bob Dylan and the artists who inspired him by Sean Wilentz( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 319 libraries worldwide
During his youth, Sean Wilentz was a fan of Bob Dylan's music. Now, Wilentz chronicles Dylan's storied career, from his breakout in the early 1960s to his continued status as a music icon in the new millennium
Harry S. Truman by Robert Dallek( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 244 libraries worldwide
Traces the thirty-third president's unlikely rise to power and his role in bringing America into the nuclear age, covering his perspectives on civil rights, his clashes with Douglas MacArthur over the conduct of the Korean War, and his reelection in 1948
Lyndon B. Johnson by Charles Peters( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 219 libraries worldwide
The towering figure who sought to transform America into a "Great Society" but whose ambitions and presidency collapsed in the tragedy of the Vietnam War. Few figures in American history are as compelling and complex as Lyndon Baines Johnson, master of the U.S. Senate in the 1950s and successor to President John F. Kennedy after his assassination. Part of the Kennedy-Johnson administration from 1961 to 1968, political observer Charles Peters offers an inside look at the legislative wizardry that led to historic triumphs like the Voting Rights Act and the personal insecurities that led to the tragedy of Vietnam
Jimmy Carter by Julian E Zelizer( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 215 libraries worldwide
A peanut farmer from Georgia, Jimmy Carter rose to national power through mastering the strategy of the maverick politician. As the face of the "New South", Carter's strongest support came from his ability to communicate directly to voters who were disaffected by corruption in politics. But running as an outsider was easier than governing as one, as Princeton historian Julian E. Zelizer shows in this examination of Carter's presidency
The politics of hope : and, the bitter heritage : American liberalism in the 1960s by Arthur M Schlesinger( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 161 libraries worldwide
The age of Reagan a history, 1974-2008 by Sean Wilentz( Sound Recording )
11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 134 libraries worldwide
Wilentz, the eminent Princeton historian, argues that for the past thirty-five years U.S. political history has been defined by the new politics of conservatism brokered by its major powerhorse, Ronald Reagan. Following an analysis of Reagan's presidency, Wilentz concludes that Reagan not only transformed the stage of geopolitics, but also the American judiciary and government bureaucracy, while lifting the hearts of Americans who lived through Vietnam and Carter years
Society, politics, and the market revolution, 1815-1848 by Sean Wilentz( Book )
9 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 93 libraries worldwide
The rose & the briar ( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
 
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Sean Wilentz American historian, academic, educator, and writer
Sean Wilentz amerikanischer Historiker
Wilentz, R. Sean
Wilentz, R. Sean 1951-
Wilentz, Robert Sean
Wilentz, Robert Sean Jr
Wilentz, Robert Sean ml
Wilentz, Sean
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ウィレンツ, ロバート・ショーン
Languages
English (195)
German (1)
Danish (1)
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