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Kamensky, Jane

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Works: 16 works in 74 publications in 1 language and 5,328 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Juvenile works  Historical fiction  Love stories  Textbooks  Study guides 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: E178.1, 420.974
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Governing the tongue the politics of speech in early New England by Jane Kamensky( file )
23 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 2,041 libraries worldwide
Colonial New Englanders would have found our modern notions of free speech very strange indeed. Children today shrug off harsh words by chanting "sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me," but in the seventeenth century people felt differently. "A soft tongue breaketh the bone," they often said. Governing the Tongue explains why the spoken word assumed such importance in the culture of early New England. Author Jane Kamensky re-examines such famous Puritan events as the Salem witch trials and the banishment of Anne Hutchinson to expose the ever-present fear of what the puritans called "sins of the tongue." But even while dangerous or deviant speech was restricted, Kamensky points out, godly speech was continuously praised and promoted. Congregations were told that one should ones voice "like a trumpet" to God and "cry out and cease not." By placing speech at the heart of familiar stories of Puritan New England, Kamensky develops new ideas about the relationship between speech and power both in Puritan New England and, by extension, in our world today
Blindspot : by a Gentleman in Exile and a Lady in Disguise by Jane Kamensky( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,034 libraries worldwide
In Boston in 1764, the sudden death of revolutionary leader Samuel Bradstreet causes Scottish portrait painter Stewart Jameson and his apprentice Francis Weston--who is really a fallen woman from an elite family disguised as a boy--to search for the truth
The exchange artist : a tale of high-flying speculation and America's first banking collapse by Jane Kamensky( Book )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 884 libraries worldwide
Profiles Andrew Dexter, Jr., a late-eighteenth-century financial pioneer-turned-confidence man, describing how he took advantage of suspicions about paper money and banks to promote a skyscraper building scheme that cost his investors millions of dollars
The colonial mosaic : American women, 1600-1760 by Jane Kamensky( Book )
7 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 537 libraries worldwide
Uses personal stories and primary source material to focus on the changes in the lives of American women of all ethnic and economic backgrounds and to discuss the variety and importance of their experiences
The Oxford handbook of the American Revolution ( Book )
10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 264 libraries worldwide
"The Oxford Handbook of the American Revolution draws on a wealth of new scholarship to create a vibrant dialogue among varied approaches to the revolution that made the United States. In thirty-three essays written by authorities on the period, the Handbook brings to life the diverse multitudes of colonial North America and their extraordinary struggles before, during, and after the eight-year-long civil war that secured the independence of thirteen rebel colonies from their erstwhile colonial parent. The chapters explore battles and diplomacy, economics and finance, law and culture, politics and society, gender, race, and religion. Its diverse cast of characters includes ordinary farmers and artisans, free and enslaved African Americans, Indians, and British and American statesmen and military leaders. In addition to expanding the Revolution's who, the Handbook broadens its where, portraying an event that far transcended the boundaries of what was to become the United States. It offers readers an American Revolution whose impact ranged far beyond the thirteen coloniesThe Handbook's range of interpretive and methodological approaches captures the full scope of current revolutionary-era scholarship. Its authors, British and American scholars spanning several generations, include social, cultural, military, and imperial historians, as well as those who study politics, diplomacy, literature, gender, and sexuality. Together and separately, these essays demonstrate that the American Revolution remains a vibrant and inviting a subject of inquiry. Nothing comparable has been published in decades."--Publisher's website
Blindspot a novel by a Gentleman in Exile and a Lady in Disguise by Jane Kamensky( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 179 libraries worldwide
Set in Boston during the American Revolution, this tale weaves a tangled web of colorful characters ranging from painters and apprentices to revolutionary leaders that mixes together history, fiction, love, and mystery
Blindspot by a Gentleman in Exile and a Lady in Disguise by Jane Kamensky( file )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 177 libraries worldwide
Set in Boston during the American Revolution, this tale weaves a tangled web of colorful characters ranging from painters and apprentices to revolutionary leaders that mixes together history, fiction, love, and mystery
Blindspot : a gentlman in exile and a lady in disguise by Jane Kamensky( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 153 libraries worldwide
"Written with wit and exuberance by two longtime friends and accomplished historians and set in rebellious Boston on the eve of the American Revolution, Blindspot ingeniously weaves together the stories of Scottish portrait painter and notorious libertine Stewart Jameson and Fanny Easton, a fallen woman from one of Boston's most powerful families who disguises herself as a boy to become Jameson's defiant and seductive apprentice, Francis Weston" -- from publisher's web site
Blindspot : a novel by Jane Kamensky( Book )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
In Boston in 1764, the sudden death of revolutionary leader Samuel Bradstreet causes Scottish portrait painter Stewart Jameson and his apprentice Francis Weston, to search for the truth. Jameson is a Scottish portrait painter who, having fled his debtors in Edinburgh, has washed up on America's far shores. Eager to begin anew in this new world, he advertises for an apprentice, but the lad who comes knocking is no lad at all. Fanny Easton is a lady in disguise, a young, fallen woman from Boston's most prominent family; she becomes Jameson's defiant and seductive apprentice, Francis Weston. Liberty is what everyone's seeking in boisterous, rebellious Boston on the eve of the American Revolution. But everyone suffers from a kind of blind spot, too. Jameson, distracted by his haunted past, can't see that Fanny is a woman; Fanny, consumed with her own masquerade, can't tell that Jameson is falling in love with her. The city's Sons of Liberty can't quite see their way clear, either. "Ably do they see the shackles Parliament fastens about them," Jameson writes, "but to the fetters they clasp upon their own slaves, they are strangely blind."
A people and a nation : a history of the United States by Mary Beth Norton( Book )
3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
This textbook history of the United States, beginning in 1492 and going through the present day, is a shortened version of the 1982 edition
A people and a nation : a history of the United States by David W Blight( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
A people and a nation : a history of the United States by Mary Beth Norton( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
A people and a nation : a history of the United States. Vol. 1, To 1877 by Mary Beth Norton( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Blindspot by Jill Lepore( Sound Recording )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Set in Boston during the American Revolution, this tale weaves a tangled web of colorful characters ranging from painters and apprentices to revolutionary leaders that mixes together history, fiction, love, and mystery
Governing the tongue : the politics of speech in early New England Jane Kamensky by Jane Kamensky( Computer File )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Language and culture -- New England -- History
 
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