American radicals : how nineteenth-century protest shaped the nation / Holly Jackson
Book | Crown, an imprint of Random House | 2019 | First edition.

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Edition
First edition.
Description
xvii, 372 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages [333]-358) and index.
Summary
"A character-driven narrative history about the nineteenth-century radicals--from Fanny Wright and Henry David Thoreau to John Brown and William Lloyd Garrison--who demanded that the United States live up to its revolutionary ideals, and what their successes and failures can teach us today"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents
Introduction: A second and more glorious revolution -- Part I. Foul oppression in the wind of freedom, 1817-1840. A tremendous no -- One bold lady-man -- O America, your destruction is at hand! -- To break every yoke -- Part II. Infidel utopian free lovers, 1836-1858. Coming out from the world -- Brook Farm on fire -- Wheat bread and seminal losses -- Marriage slavery and all other queer things -- Part III. Abolition war, 1848-1865. The aliened American -- Treason will not be treason much longer -- The provisional United States -- Under the flag -- Part IV. The radicals' reconstruction, 1865-1877. To write justice in the American heart -- A revolution going backwards -- This electric uprising -- Conclusion: On radical failure.
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ISBN
9780525573098 (hardcover)
0525573097 (hardcover)
9780525573104 (paperback)
0525573100 (paperback)
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