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Robin Winks received a certificate in Maori studies from New Zealand's Victoria University.
Baltimore, MD 21218, United States
Robin Winks gained a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the Johns Hopkins University in 1957.
(From the Chesapeake incident off the coast of Nova Scotia...)
From the Chesapeake incident off the coast of Nova Scotia, through the St Albans Raid from Quebec into Vermont, to the reinforcing of garrisons across British North America in response to the Trent Affair, The Civil War Years ranges across the early Canadian landscape. It offers an in-depth survey of Canadian public opinion on the war, the role of Confederate sympathizers in Canada, and the number of Canadians enlisted in the armies of the North and South. The second edition includes a new introduction that provides an overview of Civil War studies since the book's original publication in 1960. The Civil War Years remains a valuable contribution to Canadian history, the history of Canadian-American and Anglo-American relations, and Civil War studies.
(The original selections in this volume bring to life the ...)
The original selections in this volume bring to life the experience and the thoughts of the men who advocated or suffered under the doctrine of "white man's burden," combining through their own writing the perspective of European imperialists from the Reformation to the twentieth century with accounts by their colonial 'subjects.' Robin W. Wink includes such excerpts as Henri Mouhot's description of the rediscovery of the lost Khmer civilization in the 1950s, Sir George Maxwell's views of life in the Malay jungles, and many other vivid eyewitness writings from a variety of contemporary sources.
(Using an impressive array of primary and secondary materi...)
Using an impressive array of primary and secondary materials, Robin Winks details the diverse experiences of Black immigrants to Canada, including Black slaves brought to Nova Scotia and the Canadas by Loyalists at the end of the American Revolution, Black refugees who fled to Nova Scotia following the War of 1812, Jamaican Maroons, and fugitive slaves who fled to British North America. He also looks at Black West Coast businessmen who helped found British Columbia, particularly Victoria, and Black settlement in the prairie provinces. Winks explores efforts by African-Canadians to establish and maintain meaningful lifestyles in Canada. The Blacks in Canada investigates the French and English periods of slavery, the abolitionist movement in Canada, and the role played by Canadians in the broader continental antislavery crusade, as well as Canadian adaptations to nineteenth- and twentieth-century racial mores. The second edition includes a new introduction by Winks on changes that have occurred since the book's first appearance and where African-Canadian studies stands today.
(The essays collected here represent prevailing scholarly ...)
The essays collected here represent prevailing scholarly attitudes and they focus on current areas of academic concern abroad, offering examples of the status of the study of America in other countries. They cover a wide range of topics related to the mutual influences exerted between America and other countries, from literature to economics, social movements to mass culture.
(Essays argue whether detective stories are a legitimate g...)
Essays argue whether detective stories are a legitimate genre of literature, enjoyable self-indulgence, a mirror of society, or a waste of time.
(From its earliest beginnings thousands of years ago, the ...)
From its earliest beginnings thousands of years ago, the course of man’s progress has been measured by his empires. Large, dynamic flows of power, people, and culture that merge, thrive, then break apart - the pieces only to merge again in a new configuration, the process to be repeated. Through pictures and words, "Empires: Their Rise and Fall" brings the reader face to face with many of the world’s greatest empires. Full-color photographs are combined with an absorbing narrative in a lively historical account of each empire and an examination of the period’s most enduring cultural achievements. This volume in the series focuses on France and Great Britain, the two greatest modern empires of the West, chronicling their relationship with each other and with the rest of the world.
(Frederick Billings was the first lawyer to hang his shing...)
Frederick Billings was the first lawyer to hang his shingle in San Francisco, the man who named the city of Berkeley, and an instrumental figure in founding the University of California. An early conservationist and advocate of national parks, Billings was also president of the Northern Pacific railroad. This riveting biography captures not only Billings' dynamic life, but also the spirit and excitement of California during the gold rush era. Frederick Billings was the first lawyer to hang his shingle in San Francisco, the man who named the city of Berkeley, and an instrumental figure in founding the University of California. An early conservationist and advocate of national parks, Billings was also president of the Northern Pacific railroad. This riveting biography captures not only Billings' dynamic life, but also the spirit and excitement of California during the gold rush era.
(Chronicling the life and accomplishments of a lesser-know...)
Chronicling the life and accomplishments of a lesser-known scion of America's famous family, an illustrated biography focuses on his lifelong concern for preserving the environment and his service under five presidents as an advisor on conservation.
Robin Winks's undergraduate degree was earned at the University of Colorado in 1952; he then went on to receive a master’s degree in 1953, as well as a certificate in Maori studies from New Zealand's Victoria University. This was followed by a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the Johns Hopkins University in 1957.
While still in graduate school, Robin Winks was briefly an instructor at the University of Colorado, as well as at Connecticut College. In 1957 he joined the faculty of Yale University and remained there for the rest of his academic career, becoming the John B. Madden Master of Berkeley College from 1977 to 1990 and chair of Canadian studies from 1985 to 1999. He also chaired the history department at Yale from 1996 to 1998.
Winks was interested in many different subjects, including national parks - he had visited all 376 of America’s national parks and won the eponymous Robin W. Winks gold medal from the National Parks Association in 1999 - the histories of England’s former colonies, detective fiction, and espionage. Winks was the Vyvyan Harmsworth Visiting Professor of American History at Oxford University from 1999 to 2000, where he lectured on American environmental history. He was also at Oxford from 1992 to 1993 as the George Eastman Professor, when he lectured on the history of the British Empire.
A partial list of his scholarly books includes Canada and the United States (1960); The Age of Imperialism (1969); The Historian as Detective: Essays on Evidence (1969); A History of Western Civilization, with Christopher Brinton, and Wolf (1984), Cloak and Gown: Scholars in America’s Secret War (1987); Frederick Billings: A Life (1991); and Laurance S. Rockefeller, Catalyst for Conservation (1997). He wrote the 16-part television series, Between the Wars, for the BBC, and was an adviser to several other documentary programs.
Over the years, he was a cultural attache to the United States Embassy in London, chairman of the National Park Service advisory board, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
(Using an impressive array of primary and secondary materi...)1971
(The original selections in this volume bring to life the ...)1969
(From the Chesapeake incident off the coast of Nova Scotia...)1960
(Chronicling the life and accomplishments of a lesser-know...)1997
(The essays collected here represent prevailing scholarly ...)1978
(Frederick Billings was the first lawyer to hang his shing...)1991
(Essays argue whether detective stories are a legitimate g...)1980
(From its earliest beginnings thousands of years ago, the ...)1987
Robin Winks loved the outdoors and devoted much of his career to the study and protection of the world’s superlative natural resources. This interest led him to become the first person to visit every one of the hundreds of units of the National Park System.
Robin Winks was a fellow of the Explorers Club, the Society of American Historians, the Royal Historical Society, the Royal Commonwealth Society, and a member of both the Athenaeum and Special Forces Clubs.
On September 27, 1952, Robin Winks married Avril Flockton. They had two children: Honor, Eliot Myles.