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American radical and reform writers. Second series

Author: Hester Lee Furey; Gale Research Inc.
Publisher: Detroit : Gale, ©2009.
Series: Dictionary of literary biography, v. 345.; Dictionary of literary biography (Online)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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America's special status as the 1st modern country intentionally created by citizens rather than by rulers fired writers and composers from the disenfranchised classes with a sense of entitlement to have their voices heard. They felt an obligation to persuade others that the society's unifying institutions should be changed to improve the quality of common life. The large percentage of American writers concerned  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Bio-bibliography
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Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hester Lee Furey; Gale Research Inc.
OCLC Number: 317597888
Notes: "A Bruccoli Clark Layman book."
Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 503 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Leonard Abbott, 1878-1953 --
Saul Alinsky, 1909-1972 --
Ray Stannard Baker (David Grayson), 1870-1946 --
Roger Baldwin, 1884-1981 --
Alison Bechdel, 1960- --
Mary McLeod Bethune, 1875-1955 --
Murray Bookchin, 1921-2006 --
Ralph Chaplin, 1887-1961 --
Valtairine de Cleyre, 1866-1912 --
Daniel De Leon, 1852-1914 --
Barbara Deming, 1917-1984 --
Crystal Eastman, 1881-1928 --
Amitai Etzioni, 1929- --
Benjamin Orange Flower, 1859-1918 --
Matilda Joslyn Gage, 1826-1898 --
Marcus Garvey, 1887-1940 --
Moses Harman, 1830-1910 --
Nat Hentoff, 1925- --
Karl Hess, 1923-1994 --
Robert G. Ingersoll, 1833-1899 --
Mary E. Marcy, 1877-1922 --
H.L. Mitchell, 1906-1989 --
J. Howard Moore, 1862-1916 --
Ralph Nader, 1934- --
Albert R. Parsons, 1848-1887 --
Lucy E. Parsons, 1853?-1942 --
Terence V. Powderly, 1849-1924 --
Adam Clayton Powell Jr., 1908-1972 --
Jeremy Rifkin, 1945- --
Ernestine L. Rose, 1810-1892 --
Margaret Sanger, 1879-1933 --
Rose Pastor Stokes, 1879-1933 --
Horace Traubel, 1858-1919 --
William English Walling, 1877-1936 --
Josiah Warren, 1798-1874 --
Booker T. Washington, 1856?-1915 --
The Appeal to Reason, 1895-1922 --
The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), 1905- --
The Modern School Movement --
Mother Earth, 1906-1918.
Series Title: Dictionary of literary biography, v. 345.; Dictionary of literary biography (Online)
Responsibility: edited by Hester Lee Furey.

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America's special status as the 1st modern country intentionally created by citizens rather than by rulers fired writers and composers from the disenfranchised classes with a sense of entitlement to have their voices heard. They felt an obligation to persuade others that the society's unifying institutions should be changed to improve the quality of common life. The large percentage of American writers concerned with social change shaped the course of literary history the US.

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