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Robert Middlekauff (1929–2021)

Forfatter af The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763-1789

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Robert Middlekauff is Preston Hotchkiss Professor of American History, Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley. His most recent work, The Mathers, was the winner of the Bancroft Prize

Omfatter også følgende navne: Robert Middlekauf, Robert Middlekauff (Author)

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Race and Family in the Colonial South (1987) — Bidragyder — 10 eksemplarer

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Kanonisk navn
Middlekauff, Robert
Juridisk navn
Middlekauff, Robert Lawrence
Fødselsdato
1929-07-05
Dødsdag
2021-03-10
Køn
male
Nationalitet
USA
Fødested
Yakima, Washington, USA
Dødssted
Pleasanton, Californa, USA
Dødsårsag
stroke (complications)
Uddannelse
Yale University (Ph.D|1961)
University of Washington (BA|1952)
Erhverv
historian
professor emeritus (History)
academic
Organisationer
University of California, Berkeley
Huntington Library
United States Marine Corps
Priser og hædersbevisninger
American Philosophical Society (1997)
American Academy of Arts & Sciences (1984)
Bancroft Prize (1972)
Kort biografi
Robert L. Middlekauff is the Preston Hotchkis Professor of American History Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, where he was also Dean of Social Sciences between 1974 and 1977 and Provost and Dean of the College of Letters and Science between 1981 and 1983. The winner of a Bancroft Prize for The Mathers, he was Harmsworth Professor of American History at Oxford University in 1996-97 and also served as Director of the Huntington Library, Art Gallery, and Botanical Gardens from 1983 to 1988. Middlekauff has focused his research and teaching on colonial America. He has recently pushed his research forward into the nineteenth century for a study of Mark Twain. He has written on classical education in eighteenth-century New England, Puritanism, the American Revolution, Benjamin Franklin, and modern American historiography with an emphasis on narrative history. His first book (1963) was a study of secondary education in 18th-century New England. It was followed by a multi-generational intellectual history of the Mathers and their role in the evolution of Puritanism in the 17th and early 18th centuries. His most widely read book was The Glorious Cause, a narrative history of the American Revolution.

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I gave up.

I found this too dry for me to keep up with -- which is fair, because I tend to prefer narrative history. This tended toward the overexplaining side, rather than the storytelling side, which is fine for some and not for others. I'm in the others column. Ah well.
 
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lyrrael | 19 andre anmeldelser | Aug 3, 2023 |
recommended on AP US history listserv

and Rich
 
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pollycallahan | 19 andre anmeldelser | Jul 1, 2023 |
Part of the Oxford History of the United States this is a grand overview of the revolutionary period of American history. Starting in the period of the Indian wars it continues through the decade of the 1780s. Centering on the eight year war it provides valuable background for the general reader.
 
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jwhenderson | 19 andre anmeldelser | Jul 4, 2022 |
Unfortunately I did not finish. I went into this work because I wanted to know why the Americans rebelled against Great Britain. The beginning chapters explain these events fantastically. However, once the book got into battle formations, troop movement, military tactics etc, I became uninterested and struggled. Military theory isn't my cup of tea. Also I have taken a course on the events following post-Revolutionary War, so I know about the US Constitution and all the drama surrounding the ratification. I leave this work knowing a lot more than when I started.… (mere)
 
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ProfessorEX | 19 andre anmeldelser | Apr 15, 2021 |

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