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The Radical Reader: A Documentary History of the American Radical Tradition

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Publisher Comments:

Radicalism is as American as apple pie. One can scarcely imagine what American society would look like without the abolitionists, feminists, union organizers, civil rights workers, gay and lesbian activists, and environmentalists who have fought to breathe life into the promises of freedom and equality, the lifeblood of American democracy.

The first anthology of its kind, The Radical Reader brings together more than two hundred primary documents in the most comprehensive collection ever assembled of the writings of America's native radical tradition. Spanning the colonial period through the 1990s, the documents have been drawn from a wealth of sources — speeches, manifestos, newspaper editorials, literature, pamphlets, and private letters — representing the work of Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Skidmore, Sojourner Truth, Terence Powderly, Eugene Debs, Marcus Garvey, C. Wright Mills, The Combahee River Collective, Aldo Leopold, Martha Shelley, Stokely Carmichael, and Audre Lorde, along with many others.

From Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" to Kate Millett's "Sexual Politics," these documents sparked, guided, and distilled the most influential movements in American history. Brief introductory essays by the editors provide a rich biographical and historical context for each selection.

Review:

"Members of the newest left, whether antiwar or anti-globalization, will find a sense of roots and tradition in this comprehensive anthology." Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

The first anthology of its kind, "The Radical Reader" brings together more than 200 primary documents in the most comprehensive collection ever assembled of the writings of America's native radical tradition.

About the Author

Timothy Patrick McCarthy teaches history and literature at Harvard University, where he has won several teaching awards. He is co-editor, with John Stauffer, of Millennial Vistas: Reconsiderations of American Abolitionism, forthcoming from The New Press.

John McMillian teaches history and literature at Harvard University. His articles and review essays have appeared in Radical History Review; Rethinking History; American Quarterly; and elsewhere. He is co-editor, with Paul Buhle, of The New Left Re-examined (Temple University Press).

Product Details

ISBN:
9781565846821
Subtitle:
A Documentary History of the American Radical Tradition
Editor:
McCarthy, Timothy Patrick; McMillian, John C.
Foreword by:
Foner, Eric
Foreword:
Foner, Eric
Editor:
McCarthy, Timothy Patrick
Editor:
McCarthy, Timothy P.
Editor:
McMillan, John C.
Author:
McMillian, John Campbell
Author:
Foner, Eric
Author:
McCarthy, Timothy Patrick
Editor:
McMillan, John C.
Publisher:
New Press, The
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
U.S. Government
Subject:
Radicalism
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
Radicalism -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
Volume 2
Publication Date:
20030801
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
688
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 36.8 oz

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