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Works: 2,401 works in 3,546 publications in 1 language and 61,306 library holdings
Genres: History  Cross-cultural studies  Church history  Sources  Biography 
Classifications: E446, 306.362097309032
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Daughters of the Union : northern women fight the Civil War by Nina Silber( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 873 libraries worldwide
Of the most overlooked and least understood participants in the American Civil War: the women of the North. Unlike their Confederate counterparts, who were often caught in the midst of the conflict, most Northern women remained far from the dangers of battle. Nonetheless, they enlisted in the Union cause on their home ground, and the experience transformed their lives. Nina Silber traces the emergence of a new sense of self and citizenship among the women left behind by Union soldiers. She offers a complex account, bolstered by women's own words from diaries and letters, of the changes in activity and attitude wrought by the war. Women became wage-earners, participants in partisan politics, and active contributors to the war effort. But even as their political and civic identities expanded, they were expected to subordinate themselves to male-dominated government and military bureaucracies. Silber's arresting tale fills an important gap in women's history. She shows the women of the North--many for the first time--discovering their patriotism as well as their ability to confront new economic and political challenges, even as they encountered the obstacles of wartime rule. The Civil War required many women to act with greater independence in running their households and in expressing their political views. It brought women more firmly into the civic sphere and ultimately gave them new public roles, which would prove crucial starting points for the late-nineteenth-century feminist struggle for social and political equality
Press gallery Congress and the Washington correspondents by Donald A Ritchie( file )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 865 libraries worldwide
Unfree labor : American slavery and Russian serfdom by Peter Kolchin( file )
4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 862 libraries worldwide
Kolchin compares the world of masters and the world of slaves in U.S. and Russian nonfree labor systems. He theorizes that while southern states in the U.S. existed as slaveowner's communities, the rural Russian communal landcape was severely influenced by the bargaining power of peasant bondsmen
To the Farewell address; ideas of early American foreign policy by Felix Gilbert( Computer File )
3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 850 libraries worldwide
Washington's Farewell Address comprises various aspects of American political thinking. It reaches beyond any period limited in time and reveals the basic issue of the American attitude toward foreign policy: the tension between Idealism and Realism. Settled by men who looked for gain and by men who sought freedom, born into independence in a century of enlightened thinking and of power politics, America has wavered in her foreign policy between Idealism and Realism, and her great historical moments have occurred when both were combined. Thus the history of the Farwell Address forms only part
Law, sex, and Christian society in medieval Europe by James A Brundage( file )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 830 libraries worldwide
& Quot;Brundage's book is consistently learned, enormously useful, and frequently entertaining. It is the best we have on the relationships between theological norms, legal principles, and sexual practice."--Peter Iver Kaufman, Church History
Bureaucratic reform in the Ottoman Empire the Sublime Porte, 1789-1922 by Carter V Findley( file )
3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 829 libraries worldwide
From the author's preface: Sublime Porte--there must be few terms more redolent, even today, of the fascination that the Islamic Middle East has long exercised over Western imaginations. Yet there must also be few Western minds that now know what this term refers to, or why it has any claim to attention. One present-day Middle East expert admits to having long interpreted the expression as a reference to Istambul's splendid natural harbor. This individual is probably not unique and could perhaps claim to be relatively well informed. When the Sublime Porte still existed, Westerners who spent
The Atlantic slave trade; a census by Philip D Curtin( file )
2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 796 libraries worldwide
Geschiedenis van de slavenhandel van Afrika tot Amerika
His Majesty's Indian allies British Indian policy in the defence of Canada, 1774-1815 by Robert S Allen( file )
4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 787 libraries worldwide
A study of British-Indian policy in North America from the time of the American Revolution to the end of the War of 1812
Oral tradition as history by Jan Vansina( file )
3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 776 libraries worldwide
A comprehensive study of the importance of oral tradition of various ancient societies to the work and research of students and scholars of history, anthropology, folklore, and ethno-history
When the war was over : the failure of self-reconstruction in the South, 1865-1867 by Dan T Carter( file )
4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 728 libraries worldwide
In the months after Appomattox, the South was plunged into a chaos that surpassed even the disorder of the last hard months of the war itself. Peace brought, if anything, an increased level of violence to the region as local authorities of the former Confederacy were stripped of their power and the returning foot soldiers of the defeated army, hungry and without hope, raided the already impoverished countryside for food and clothing. In the wake of the devastation that followed surrender, even some of the most virulent Yankee-haters found themselves relieved as the Union army began to bring a
Many thousands gone : the first two centuries of slavery in North America by Ira Berlin( file )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 716 libraries worldwide
Today most Americans, black and white, identify slavery with cotton, the deep South, and the African-American church. But at the beginning of the nineteenth century, after almost two hundred years of African-American life in mainland North America, few slaves grew cotton, lived in the deep South, or embraced Christianity. Many Thousands Gone traces the evolution of black society from the first arrivals in the early seventeenth century through the Revolution. In telling their story, Ira Berlin, a leading historian of southern and African-American life, reintegrates slaves into the history of the American working class and into the tapestry of our nation. Laboring as field hands on tobacco and rice plantations, as skilled artisans in port cities, or soldiers along the frontier, generation after generation of African Americans struggled to create a world of their own in circumstances not of their own making. In a panoramic view that stretches from the North to the Chesapeake Bay and Carolina lowcountry to the Mississippi Valley, Many Thousands Gone reveals the diverse forms that slavery and freedom assumed before cotton was king. We witness the transformation that occurred as the first generations of creole slaves--who worked alongside their owners, free blacks, and indentured whites--gave way to the plantation generations, whose back-breaking labor was the sole engine of their society and whose physical and linguistic isolation sustained African traditions on American soil
Way of death merchant capitalism and the Angolan slave trade, 1730-1830 by Joseph Calder Miller( file )
3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 709 libraries worldwide
The papal monarchy : the Western church from 1050 to 1250 by Colin Morris( Computer File )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 583 libraries worldwide
Traces the influence and legacy of the Roman Catholic Church across two centuries (1050-1250 AD). The text describes folklore and church architecture as well as the Crusades, the Inquisition, papal government, the College of Cardinals, the confessional, chivalry, hospitals and marriage
Early medieval Jewish policy in Western Europe by Bernard S Bachrach( file )
4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 254 libraries worldwide
Women, production, and patriarchy in late medieval cities by Martha C Howell( Computer File )
4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 245 libraries worldwide
In this bold reinterpretation of Women's changing labor status during the late medieval and early modern period, Martha C. Howell argues that women's work was the product of the intersection of two systems, one cultural and one economic. Howell shows forcefully that patriarchal family structure, not capitalist development per se, was a decisive factor in determining women's work. Women could enjoy high labor status if they worked within a family production unit or if their labor did not interfere with their domestic responsibilities or threaten male control of a craft or trade
The work ethic in industrial America, 1850-1920 by Daniel T Rodgers( file )
2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 245 libraries worldwide
"Rodgers's book is a study of how technology affects ideas. That is the issue to which Rodgers always returns: how did men and women react to the economy of unprecedented plenty that the 19th-century revolution in power and machines had produced? ... Th
Sainted women of the Dark Ages by Jo Ann McNamara( file )
4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 245 libraries worldwide
Sainted Women of the Dark Ages makes available the lives of eighteen Frankish women of the sixth and seventh centuries, all of whom became saints. Written in Latin by contemporaries or near contemporaries, and most translated here for the first time, these biographies cover the period from the fall of the Roman Empire and the conversion of the invading Franks to the rise of Charlemagne's family. Three of these holy women were queens who turned to religion only after a period of intense worldly activity. Others were members of the Carolingian family, deeply implicated in the political ambit
Medieval Islam: a study in cultural orientation by Gustave E. von Grunebaum( file )
3 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 239 libraries worldwide
This book has grown out of a series of public lectures delivered in the spring of 1945 in the Division of the Humanities of the University of Chicago. It proposes to outline the cultural orientation of the Muslim Middle Ages, with eastern Islam as the center of attention. It attempts to characterize the medieval Muslim's view of himself and his peculiarly defined universe, the fundamental intellectual and emotional attitudes that governed his works, and the mood in which he lived his life. It strives to explain the structure of his universe in terms of inherited, borrowed, and original elements, the institutional framework within which it functioned, and its place in relation to the contemporary Christian world
Saints and Their Miracles in Late Antique Gaul by Raymond Van Dam( file )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 237 libraries worldwide
Saints' cults, with their focus on miraculous healings and pilgrimages, were not only a distinctive feature of Christian religion in fifth-and sixth-century Gaul but also a vital force in political and social life. Here Raymond Van Dam uses accounts of miracles performed by SS. Martin, Julian, and Hilary to provide a vivid and comprehensive depiction of some of the most influential saints' cults. Viewed within the context of ongoing tensions between paganism and Christianity and between Frankish kings and bishops, these cults tell much about the struggle for authority, the forming of communit
Mohammed and Charlemagne by Henri Pirenne( file )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 214 libraries worldwide
Remarkable classic that developed the revolutionary theory of how the advance and influence of Islam caused the Europe of the Roman Empire to evolve into the Europe of the Middle Ages. An important...seminal book, worthy to close one of the most distinguished careers in European scholarship. ? Saturday Review of Literature
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