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Gray, Edward G. 1964-

Works: 15 works in 91 publications in 1 language and 4,260 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: E187, 409.7
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Colonial America : a history in documents by Edward G Gray( Book )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 638 libraries worldwide
An illustrated collection of documents that provide insights into the lives of American colonists, including letters, diaries, sermons, newspapers, and poems
New World Babel : languages and nations in early America by Edward G Gray( Book )
15 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 387 libraries worldwide
Publisher description: New World Babel is an innovative cultural and intellectual history of the languages spoken by the native peoples of North America from the earliest era of European conquest through the beginning of the nineteenth century. By focusing on different aspects of the Euro-American response to indigenous speech, Edward Gray illuminates the ways in which Europeans' changing understanding of "language" shaped their relations with Native Americans. The work also brings to light something no other historian has treated in any sustained fashion: early America was a place of enormous linguistic diversity, with acute social and cultural problems associated with multilingualism. Beginning with the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and using rarely seen first-hand accounts of colonial missionaries and administrators, the author shows that European explorers and colonists generally regarded American-Indian languages, like all languages, as a divine endowment that bore only a superficial relationship to the distinct cultures of speakers. By relating these accounts to thinkers like Locke, Adam Smith, Jefferson, and others who sought to incorporate their findings into a broader picture of human development, he demonstrates how, during the eighteenth century, this perception gave way to the notion that language was a human innovation, and, as such, reflected the apparent social and intellectual differences of the world's peoples. The book is divided into six chronological chapters, each focusing on different aspects of the Euro-American response to indigenous languages. New World Babel will fascinate historians, anthropologists, and linguists--anyone interested in the history of literacy, print culture, and early ethnological thought
The Oxford handbook of the American Revolution ( Book )
16 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 344 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
The Language encounter in the Americas, 1492-1800 : a collection of essays ( Book )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 319 libraries worldwide
The making of John Ledyard : empire and ambition in the life of an early American traveler by Edward G Gray( Book )
12 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 310 libraries worldwide
"During the course of his short but extraordinary life, John Ledyard (1751-1789) came in contact with some of the most remarkable figures of his era: the British explorer Captain James Cook, American financier Robert Morris, Revolutionary naval commander John Paul Jones, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and others. Ledyard lived and traveled in remarkable places as well, journeying from the New England backcountry to Tahiti, Hawaii, the American Northwest coast, Alaska, and the Russian Far East. In this engaging biography, the historian Edward Gray offers not only a full account of Ledyard's eventful life but also an illuminating view of the late eighteenth-century world in which he lived." "Ledyard was both a product of empire and an agent in its creation, Gray shows - and through this adventurer's life it is possible to discern the many ways empire shaped the lives of nations, peoples, and individuals in the era of the American Revolution - the world's first modern revolt against empire."--Jacket
The role of the academic librarian by Anne Langley( Book )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 72 libraries worldwide
This book covers the practical side of being an academic librarian - a role that has undergone a large degree of change in recent years. It outlines and describes the skills necessary to succeed in these large, and often complex, organisations. The book includes tools and techniques for an academic librarian for managing time, meetings, projects, publishing and research, communications (paper and electronic), the basics of supervision, and how to work in a large organisation. The impact of the growth of electronic formats on the role of the academic librarian are discussed in detail. Explains how, in practical terms, to stay organised, communicate successfully, network and navigate through an often politicised environmentApplies business practices to the field of librarianshipShows how to use organisational behaviour techniques to manage yourself and your work
Tom Paine's iron bridge : building a United States by Edward G Gray( Book )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
"The little-known story of the architectural project that lay at the heart of Paine's grand political vision for the United States. Thomas Jefferson praised Tom Paine as the greatest political writer of the age. The author of 'Common Sense' and Rights of Man, Paine helped make revolutions in America and France. But beyond his inspiring calls to action, Paine harbored a deeper political vision for his adopted country. It was embodied in an architectural project that he spent decades planning: an iron bridge to span the Schuylkill River at Philadelphia. The bridge was Paine's answer to the political puzzle of the new nation: how to sustain a republic as large and geographically fragmented as the United States. Among its patrons were other giants of the time, including Benjamin Franklin and Edmund Burke, Paine's ideological opponent. Set against the background of the American Revolution, the story of his iron bridge reveals a new Tom Paine and connects this revolutionary to the vast program of internal improvements that soon transformed America"--Provided by publisher
Indian language in Anglo-American thought, 1550-1820 by Edward G Gray( Archival Material )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
American beginnings, 1500-1900 ( serial )
in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Visions of another empire : John Ledyard, an American traveler across the Russian Empire, 1787-1788 by Edward G Gray( file )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The Boschlopers of New Netherland and the Iroquois, 1633-1664 by Timothy Reid Romans( file )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The language encounter in the Americas, 1492-1800 : a collection of essays ( Article )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Empire without colonies : Paine, Jefferson, and the Nootka crisis by Edward G Gray( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
A teacher's guide to Colonial America a history in documents by Edward G Gray( file )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Gray, Edward.
Gray, Edward D. McQueen
Gray, Teddy
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