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  Bernard Bailyn - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bernard Bailyn (1922 —) is an American historian, author, and professor specializing in U.S. Colonial History.
Bailyn was born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1922.
Bailyn is most recently known for his contributions to the field of Atlantic world history.
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 Bernard Bailyn - An Appreciation
Bailyn was not a classroom lecturer in the grand style; he never gave the sort of polished performance that is full of bons mots and witticisms and manages to reach its scintillating conclusion seconds before the bell.
Bailyn's Hutchinson is an able public servant, equally committed to the welfare of his colony and the empire, and a thoroughly decent man, the moral superior to his detractors, who treated him as a lackey of his imperial bosses and a traitor to his native Massachusetts.
Bernard Bailyn has just turned seventy-five, and he remains as actively engaged in original research as he was when he was the young star of the Harvard history department in the 1950s.
www.neh.gov /news/humanities/1998-03/rakove.html   (2726 words)

  
 Booknotes Transcript
BAILYN: Liberty of the seas, yes, which was part of the reform in international relations that Franklin promoted and that was a sign of friendship between France and America in these critical years.
BAILYN: Well, because it is a brilliant pamphlet and because it serves the cause that they were working for, some of them anyway, to think through the situation of dependence and independence, and whether they should move towards independence.
BAILYN: Roger Sherman, who came from - another Connecticut man who came from practically nothing as a farmer, as a shoemaker, as a merchant, and who dabbled in law became one of the significant constitutional thinkers of the period and nobody could be more provincial than he in that wonderful portrait by Ralph Earl.
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 The Past IS Unpredictable: A Conversation with Bernard Bailyn
Historian Bernard Bailyn, who has been chosen as the 1998 Jefferson Lecturer in the Humanities, spoke recently with editor Mary Lou Beatty about American history -- how it is taught, how it is written, and how it fits into a larger transatlantic context -- and about history in general.
Bailyn: The most fundamental issue that they had to deal with is how to construct a state system that has the power that's necessary in a civilized society and that at the same time does not impair individual freedom -- in fact protects it.
Bailyn: My interest developed when I was in college, doing mainly English literature and some philosophy and discovering more and more that the kind of literary studies that interested me were really contextual, that is, what interested me most were the circumstances, the contexts, of literary works.
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 Cromohs 1996 - Caricchio - Review of Bailyn
Bailyn's answers cover a wide range of methodological and theoretical issues about history "craft", to put it in his words, beginning with some observations concerning teaching and educational problems and then extending gradually to relevant topics about historical research and its recent development, new methodologies and quantitative studies, aims, means and limits of historical writing.
Therefore in Bailyn's opinion, historical teaching should focus on interpretative and framing issues, and present basic fields of history as "a coherent account of major passages of human experience", formulating questions and offering frameworks of general ideas.
For Bailyn, in fact, historians are viewers, analysts and interpreters seeking for obtaining a clearer understanding of past lives and experiences than most of the contemporaries of the events narrated could have had.
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 The Claremont Institute: A Revolutionary Historian
Bailyn argued that the conditions and opportunities of the New World were as important as social position in influencing the choices Virginia's elite made in politics.
Bailyn's early work in the history of ideas would have been sufficient to earn him a distinguished place in the profession, but his next major undertaking revealed him to be a biographer of extraordinary elegance and sensitivity.
Bailyn writes, "History is what has happened, in act and thought; it is also what historians make of it." If he continues the project of "peopling," as I hope he does, he will have to continue to trace the sort of commercial, informal networks that arise from the activities of individuals throughout this Atlantic world.
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 To Begin the World Anew
Bailyn argues that his contradictory reception is indicative of the ambiguities in Jefferson himself and in the freedom he sought for his country.
Bailyn explores the propriety of this increasing reliance of the opinions expressed in those often hastily composed eighteenth-century polemics.
Bailyn’s themes are largely congratulatory, full of admiration for the Founders and their creation; he entices the reader toward further studies by suggesting their moral and philosophical excellence.
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 FT June/July 2003: Books in Review: To Begin the World Anew: The Genius and Ambiguities of the American Founders   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Bailyn noted the constitutional and the philosophic sides of the dispute, but he argued that both of these were subordinate to another strand: Whig opposition thought, which was neither so technical as the constitutional arguments, nor so high—falutin’ as the philosophical.
Bailyn’s To Begin the World Anew: The Genius and Ambiguities of the American Founders is a collection of five essays, written on different occasions, but loosely held together thematically; in a manner of speaking, it constitutes a sequel to his Ideological Origins.
Bailyn demonstrates that the framers of the Constitution came to realize that the revolution could be saved only if effective, i.e., powerful and somewhat centralized, authority were instituted—and they were so important because they figured out ways to combine effective governance with the revolutionary concern for liberty.
www.firstthings.com /ftissues/ft0306/reviews/zuckert.html   (1453 words)

  
 To Begin The World Anew by Bernard Bailyn,185 pages, Knopf, 2003
The theme of this slim book is that America’s founders were provincials, living on the edge of the European intellectual world, and that this accounts for the originality of their thought.
Bailyn thus analogizes the founders to art historian Kenneth Clark’s description of provincialism in art: The artistic trends of cities set the artistic standards, “but in time metropolitan art, for all its successes—and in part because of them—becomes repetitive, overrefined, academic, self-absorbed….
There are three causes of that myth’s survival: first, a misunderstanding of the American Revolution; second, a misunderstanding of the Constitution; third, an anachronistic tendency to see the twentieth century’s abuses of government as the inevitable result of the Federalists’ creation.
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 Harvard Gazette: Four GSAS Centennial Medals awarded
Bernard Bailyn's work on early American history, the American Revolution, and the Anglo-American world in the preindustrial era has twice won him the Pulitzer Prize.
Bailyn is a member of numerous organizations in the United States and abroad including the American Historical Association (president, 1981) and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
In February 1998, Bailyn inaugurated the Millennium Evening Lecture Series at the White House, and in March of that year, he was awarded the Jefferson Medal of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
www.news.harvard.edu /gazette/2001/06.07/10-gsasmedals.html   (671 words)

  
 Commentary Magazine - To Begin the World Anew by Bernard Bailyn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The publication in 1967 of Bernard Bailyn's The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution was a seminal event in American historiography.
...Bailyn remains convinced, by and large, that the founders were creatures of their circumstances and of the underlying conditions of their day...
...Bailyn is unsure whether Franklin was torn by these conflicting impulses or instead consciously blended them as the situation demanded, but he finds in Franklin's statecraft a distinctively American set of virtues...
www.commentarymagazine.com /Summaries/V115I2P70-1.htm   (2239 words)

  
 History in Review - Faces of Revolution: Personalities and Themes in the Struggle for American Independence
Bailyn attempted to show that the ideas and ideals of the revolution are as vital and pertinent today as they were in the 1700's.
Bailyn has a knack for taking, what most would expect to be a boring subject, such as the sketch of Reverend Andrew Eliot, and turning it into an intriguing and enlightening story.
Bailyn did this with all of his personality sketches - he brought the men to life, clothed their skeletons with reality, and forced you to empathize with them as they struggled to find their place in the turbulent revolutionary period.
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 The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution : Enlarged Edition - Investor Bookstore
Bailyn says "that extraordinary one-man propaganda machine in the cause of liberty, the indefatigable Thomas Hollis" distributed libertarian tracts in England and British America, and subsidized the publication of American revolutionary pamphlets, as well as reprinting the classics of the 17th century Whig tradition such as Sidney and Locke.
Bailyn says "Such ideas, based on extreme solicitude for the individual and an equal hostility to government, were expressed in a spirit of foreboding and fear for the future".
Bailyn says "denunciations of the work of seditious factions seeking private aims masked by professions of loyalty, which abound in the writings of officials and of die-hard Tories".
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 The Harvard Crimson :: News :: The Heirs Apparent?
But beyond his teaching and research, Bailyn is said to be influential in the Faculty at large--not by carrying a high profile in committees and on the Faculty floor notes one University Hall official as much as by being a substantial figure of counsel in the back rooms.
Bailyn's prominent role in shaping the Core is what appears to dominate in the minds of those who mention him as a possible candidate for dean.
Similarly Bailyn is described even by close friends as somewhat of a loner someone who just might not have the inclination to immerse himself totally in the administrative affairs of the Faculty.
www.thecrimson.com /article.aspx?ref=223840   (2303 words)

  
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According to Bailyn it was English radical thought (not the Enlightenment) that provided the ideological origins of the American Revolution.
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 To Begin the World Anew The Genius and Ambiguities of the American Founders by BERNARD BAILYN ISBN 0375413774   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Bailyn uses Franklin to show how it played out in foreign policy; he also includes European portrayals of Franklin in art to show how he was received there.
Bailyn also has a number of larger themes that are touched on, to a greater or lesser degree, in each of these essays.
Bailyn was one of a new generation of historians who sought out ship registers, merchant's accounting ledgers, estate inventories, and other quantifiable data series, previously ignored, to tell their stories of how, in the late colonial and early national periods, ordinary Americans made decisions of lasting significance.
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 Millinneum Evening with Historian Bernard Bailyn
Bernard Bailyn is the Adams University Professor, Emeritus at Harvard University.
In his remarks, Professor Bailyn will addresssome of the core American ideas that crystallized during the Revolutionary Era, that have shapedour history thereafter, and that must be preserved as we move into a new millennium.
Professor Bailyn was born in Hartford, Connecticut, and received the A.B. degree fromWilliamsCollege in 1945, and the A.M. (1947) and Ph.D. (1953) degrees from Harvard.
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 To Begin the World Anew : The Genius and Ambiguities of the American Founders
Bailyn uses, to wonderful effect, the homes of the period as well as portraits to highlight these contrasts between Americans and Europeans.
Bernard Bailyn is an important scholar of the American Revolution, and most anything of his is worth checking out.
And yet, as Bailyn points out, "The Federalist Papers" were newspaper columns, written in haste and for polemical purposes by a group of men who themselves didn't agree on a number of important matters.
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 WHITE HOUSE MILLENNIUM EVENING
In his remarks, Professor Bailyn will address some of the core American ideas that crystallized during the Revolutionary Era, that have shaped our history thereafter, and that must be preserved as we move into a new millennium.
Professor Bailyn won the Pulitzer and Bancroft prizes (1968) for Ideological Origins of the American Revolution (1967), the National Book Award in History in 1975 for The Ordeal of Thomas Hutchinson (1974), and the Pulitzer Prize in History, for Voyagers to the West (1986).
Professor Bailyn was born in Hartford, Connecticut, and received the A.B. degree from Williams College in 1945, and the A.M. (1947) and Ph.D. (1953) degrees from Harvard.
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 TomFolio.com: by Bernard Bailyn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Bailyn, Bernard Voyagers to the West: A Passage in the Peopling of America on the Eve of the Revolution Publisher: New York: Knopf: Distributed by Random House, 1986..
Bailyn, Bernard Voyagers to the West: a Passage in the Peopling of America on the Eve of the Revolution Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1986.
Bailyn, Bernard with Barbara DeWolfe Voyagers to the West: A Passage in the Peopling of America on the Eve of the Revolution Publisher: New York: Knopf, 1986 1st ed..
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 "To Begin the World Anew" By Bernard Bailyn
Bernard Bailyn's latest probing of the Founding Fathers is deep, creative, brilliant and provocative.
Having read Bailyn's previous award-winning books, I had a hunch that his new work would be extraordinary, but it tops everything he has done -- and that includes his Pulitzer Prize winners of 1968 ("The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution") and 1987 ("Voyagers to the West").
How, Bailyn asks, did a group of "provincials" -- as the colonists surely were -- conceive of a new society of brilliantly balanced liberty and a necessarily powerful state and encapsulate it in a workable Constitution and other writings?
www.post-gazette.com /books/reviews/20030302founders7.asp   (672 words)

  
 Amazon.de:  Ideological Origins of the American Revolution: English Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Bailyn carefully examines these sources of sometimes conflicting ideas and considers how the framers of the Constitution resolved them in their inventive doctrine of federalism.
Bailyn is a noted historian, an accurate researcher, and a careful analyst of historic events.
What Bailyn has given us is a clear and concise history of the Founders that needs to be read and studied by present and future citizens to understand our bdginnings as a nation.
www.amazon.de /exec/obidos/ASIN/0674443020   (1313 words)

  
 About Bernard Bailyn
Bernard Bailyn, whose historical work centers on early American history, the American Revolution, and the Anglo-American world in the pre-industrial era, is Adams University Professor and James Duncan Phillips Professor of Early American History, emeritus, at Harvard University.
Professor Bailyn has taught at Harvard since 1953, becoming Professor in 1961 and Winthrop Professor of History in 1966, a position he held until 1981, when he became the first Adams University Professor.
Professor Bailyn is a member of the American Historical Association (President, 1981), the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the National Academy of Education.
www.fas.harvard.edu /~atlantic/bailyn.html   (610 words)

  
 Books at Random House of Canada | The Peopling of British North America by Bernard Bailyn
In this introduction to his large-scale work The Peopling of British North America, Bernard Bailyn identifies central themes in a formative passage of our history: the transatlantic transfer of people from the Old World to the North American continent that formed the basis of American society.
Bailyn brings a new vividness, authenticity and excitement to the story of the settlement of North America....He sees the past in a more lively and human fashion, and in sharper detail, than have most previous historians....This is a rich canvas of a great folk-wandering over two centuries....
Bernard Bailyn's work has the grandeur of a Braudel and the humanity of a Michelet.
www.randomhouse.ca /catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780394757797   (201 words)

  
 Welcome to Bookmarks Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
America's founders, Harvard historian Bailyn claims, "were one of the most creative groups in modern history," shunning tradition and promoting freedom and popular sovereignty instead.
“[Bailyn] seems to have distilled the thought of a lifetime into a group of unimpeachable assessments that take the measure of each subject with a just and proportionate eye.
Bailyn, whose seminal Ideological Origins of the American Revolution (1967) and other masterpieces earned him two Pulitzer Prizes and a National Book Award, is one of the fathers of American history.
www.bookmarksmagazine.com /Reviews/BeginWorldAnew.htm   (504 words)

  
 Pulitzer Prize Winning Scholar Bernard Bailyn To Discuss "The Federalist" in Lecture Series That Examines Books That ...
Bernard Bailyn, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Adams University Professor Emeritus, Harvard University, will discuss The Federalist at the Library of Congress on March 21.
Bailyn, who has been a member of the Harvard faculty since 1949, is an authority on early American history, the American Revolution and the pre-industrial Anglo-American world.
Dr Bailyn also co-authored The Great Republic (1977), a widely-used textbook in American history, and co-edited The Intellectual Migration, Europe and America, 1930-1960 (1969), Law In American History (1972), The Press and the American Revolution (1980) and Strangers within the Realm: Cultural Margins of the first British Empire (1991).
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