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A World of Their Own Making: Myth, Ritual, and the Quest for Family Values

John R. Gillis - Social Science - 1997 - 310 pages
Our whole society may be obsessed with "family values," but as John Gillis points out in this entertaining and eye-opening book, most of our images of "home sweet home" are of ...
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Commemorations: The Politics of National Identity

John R. Gillis - History - 1996 - 290 pages
Memory is as central to modern politics as politics is central to modern memory. We are so accustomed to living in a forest of monuments, to having the past represented to us ...
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Becoming Historians

James M. Banner, Jr., John R. Gillis - History - 2009 - 290 pages
In this unique collection, the memoirs of eleven historians provide a fascinating portrait of a formative generation of scholars. Born around the time of World War II, these ...
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The Human Shore: Seacoasts in History

John R. Gillis - History - 2012 - 272 pages
Since before recorded history, people have congregated near water. But as growing populations around the globe continue to flow toward the coasts on an unprecedented scale and ...
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The Development of European Society, 1770-1870

John R. Gillis - History - 1983 - 300 pages
Originally published by Houghton Mifflin in 1977, this provocative study is based on the idea that current Third World problems of modernization may be able to shed light on ...
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For Better, for Worse

Leah Laiman - Fiction - 1994 - 298 pages
During the marriage of blue-blood Drew Symington to blue-collar Samantha Myles, Samantha's sister Melinda meets the man of her dreams, Drew is disinherited, and greedy James ...
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