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Nelson, Scott Reynolds

Overview
Works: 28 works in 115 publications in 2 languages and 9,242 library holdings
Genres: History  Local history  Biographies  Music  Academic theses  Conference papers and proceedings  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor
Classifications: E415.7, 973.5
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Most widely held works about Scott Reynolds Nelson
 
Most widely held works by Scott Reynolds Nelson
A people at war : civilians and soldiers in America's Civil War, 1854-1877 by Scott Reynolds Nelson( )

25 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 2,709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description for A people at war : civilians and soldiers in America's Civil War / Scott Reynolds Nelson, Carol Sheriff. -- Claiming more than 600,000 lives, the American Civil War had a devastating impact on countless numbers of common soldiers and civilians, even as it brought freedom to millions. This book shows how average Americans coped with despair as well as hope during this vast upheaval. A People at War brings to life the full humanity of the war's participants, from women behind their plows to their husbands in army camps; from refugees from slavery to their former masters; from Mayflower descendants to freshly recruited Irish sailors. We discover how people confronted their own feelings about the war itself, and how they coped with emotional challenges (uncertainty, exhaustion, fear, guilt, betrayal, grief) as well as physical ones (displacement, poverty, illness, disfigurement). The book explores the violence beyond the battlefield, illuminating the sharp-edged conflicts of neighbor against neighbor, whether in guerilla warfare or urban riots. The authors travel as far west as China and as far east as Europe, taking us inside soldiers' tents, prisoner-of-war camps, plantations, tenements, churches, Indian reservations, and even the cargo holds of ships. They stress the war years, but also cast an eye at the tumultuous decades that preceded and followed the battlefield confrontations. An engrossing account of ordinary people caught up in life-shattering circumstances, A People at War captures how the Civil War rocked the lives of rich and poor, black and white, parents and children--and how all these Americans pushed generals and presidents to make the conflict a people's war
Iron confederacies : southern railways, Klan violence, and Reconstruction by Scott Reynolds Nelson( )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A nation of deadbeats : an uncommon history of America's financial disasters by Scott Reynolds Nelson( Book )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of financial crashes in the United States offers concise explanations of little-understood principles about consumer debt that were at the core of each recession, recounting lending practices and schemes that triggered large-scale crashes and controversies
Steel drivin' man : John Henry, the untold story of an American legend by Scott Reynolds Nelson( )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attractively illustrated with numerous images, 'Steel Drivin' Man' offers a marvellous portrait of a beloved folk song - and a true American legend
Oceans of grain : how American wheat remade the world by Scott Reynolds Nelson( Book )

5 editions published in 2022 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A revelatory global history shows how cheap American grain toppled the world's largest empires To understand the rise and fall of empires, we must follow the paths traveled by grain-along rivers, between ports, and across seas. In Oceans of Grain, historian Scott Reynolds Nelson reveals how the struggle to dominate these routes transformed the balance of world power. Early in the nineteenth century, imperial Russia fed much of Europe through the booming port of Odessa. But following the US Civil War, tons of American wheat began to flood across the Atlantic, and food prices plummeted. This cheap foreign grain spurred the rise of Germany and Italy, the decline of the Habsburgs and the Ottomans, and the European scramble for empire. It was a crucial factor in the outbreak of the First World War and the Russian Revolution. A powerful new interpretation, Oceans of Grain shows that amid the great powers' rivalries, there was no greater power than control of grain."
The American Civil War at home by Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public fictions : the Southern Railway and the construction of the South, 1848-1885 by Scott Reynolds Nelson( )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American Civil War at home : 2013 signature conference( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steel drivin' man : John Henry, the untold story of an American legend by Scott Reynolds Nelson( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A manifold mission : the reconstruction of politics, labor relations and the state on the North Carolina railroad by Scott Reynolds Nelson( )

3 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relationships, credit, and value : analyzing money as a social institution in late eighteenth-century Virginia by Amanda White Gibson( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A people at war : civilians and soldiers in America's Civil War, 1854-1877 by Scott Reynolds Nelson( Recording )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claiming more than 600,000 lives, the American Civil War had a devastating impact on countless numbers of common soldiers and civilians, even as it brought freedom to millions. This book shows how average Americans coped with despair as well as hope during this vast upheaval. [It] brings to life the full humanity of the war's participants, from women behind their plows to their husbands in army camps; from refugees from slavery to their former masters; from Mayflower descendants to freshly recruited Irish sailors. We discover how people confronted their own feelings about the war itself, and how they coped with emotional challenges (uncertainty, exhaustion, fear, guilt, betrayal, grief) as well as physical ones (displacement, poverty, illness, disfigurement). The book explores the violence beyond the battlefield, illuminating the sharp-edged conflicts of neighbor against neighbor, whether in guerilla warfare or urban riots. [In the book, the authors] travel as far west as China and as far east as Europe, taking us inside soldiers' tents, prisoner-of-war camps, plantations, tenements, churches, Indian reservations, and even the cargo holds of ships. They stress the war years, but also cast an eye at the tumultuous decades that preceded and followed the battlefield confrontations. [In this book, they offer an] account of ordinary people caught up in life - shattering circumstances ... how the Civil War rocked the lives of rich and poor, black and white, parents and children - and how all these Americans pushed generals and presidents to make the conflict a people's war.-Dust jacket
Making a home out of no home : 'colored' orphan asylums in Virginia, 1867-1930 by August Butler( Book )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No research has been done on institutions created for African American orphans in the South after the Civil War, leaving a significant gap in the literature surrounding not only the nature and operation of these institutions but also how they reflected the various conceptions of the New South that competed for acceptance during Reconstruction and beyond. How individuals and organizations, particularly religious organizations, imagined the "problem" of the black orphan and the nature of a society that failed to deal with it affected the "solutions" they devised in the form of orphan asylums. Four case studies of orphanages in Virginia, operated by individuals from four different Christian denominations in different periods following the Civil War, provide insight into the changing visions of the New South over approximately fifty years. These visions in turn affected the operational values of each institution and the factors which ultimately led to their success or failure. Chapter 1 examines the Friends' Asylum for Colored Orphans in Richmond, a Quaker orphanage begun during Reconstruction and which saw the African American orphan as emblematic of the hope and opportunity available post- emancipation. This motivated the inclusion of and eventual transfer to African American leadership, which enabled the institution to continue into the mid- twentieth century. Chapter 2 looks at the Lynchburg Colored Orphan Asylum and Industrial School, an institution founded by an Episcopalian minister during the violent reactionary period of the 1890s; his imagined orphan was dangerous, suggestible, and representative of an out-of-control society. His goal was to raise a tractable generation of African American children to restore white superiority which precluded any African American involvement in the project; this, combined with personal failings, resulted in the closure of the orphanage within a decade. Chapter 3 inspects the St. Francis Colored Foundling and Orphan Asylum and its later iteration Holy Innocents' Asylum, Catholic foundling orphanages in Richmond also started in the 1890s. These saw African American orphans as little more than potential converts, a view somewhere between the hope and control models of the previous two institutions, and this white, foreign-led institution lasted just over twenty years. Chapter 4 analyzes the Weaver Orphan Home, a Hampton orphanage operated by a black Baptist family during the height of Jim Crow segregation. Their early adoption of a family-based model of child welfare, centered on promoting the dignity and personhood of the child, was hugely successful and enabled them to operate for over half a century
"A mode of correcting the existing evils" : swindlers, inland passage tickets, and the federalization of immigration policy in the Antebellum United States by Joseph Patrick Fitzgibbon( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Poor and dead and much involved : the afterlife of private debt in post-revolutionary Virginia by Jackson Norman Sasser( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In the "spirit of investigation and experiment" : John Minson Galt II and social reform at the Easter Asylum by Elise Aminta Salles( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Steel drivin' man: John Henry, the untold story of an American legend by Scott Reynolds Nelson( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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A nation of deadbeats : an uncommon history of America's financial disasters by Scott Reynolds Nelson( Recording )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A history of financial crashes in the United States offers concise explanations of little-understood principles about consumer debt that were at the core of each recession, recounting lending practices and schemes that triggered large-scale crashes and controversies
Steel drivin' man : John Henry, the untold story of an American legend by Scott Reynolds Nelson( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A nation of deadbeats an uncommon history of America's financial disasters by Scott Reynolds Nelson( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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A people at war : civilians and soldiers in America's Civil War, 1854-1877
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Iron confederacies : southern railways, Klan violence, and ReconstructionA nation of deadbeats : an uncommon history of America's financial disastersSteel drivin' man : John Henry, the untold story of an American legendSteel drivin' man : John Henry, the untold story of an American legendA nation of deadbeats : an uncommon history of America's financial disastersA nation of deadbeats an uncommon history of America's financial disastersAin't nothing but a man : my quest to find the real John Henry
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