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A radical line : from the labor movement to the Weather Underground, one family's century of conscience

Author: Thai Jones
Publisher: New York : Free Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this family history, journalist Thai Jones traces the past century of American radical politics through the extraordinary exploits of his own family. Born in the late 1970s to fugitive leaders of the Weather Underground and grandson of Communists, spiritual pacifists, and civil rights agitators, Jones grew up an heir to an American tradition of resistance. Yet rather than partake of it, he took it upon himself
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Thai Jones; Jones family.; Jones family.; Thai Jones
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thai Jones
ISBN: 0743250273 9780743250276
OCLC Number: 55644869
Description: 321 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Cobblestones --
L'Enfant Jones --
Konspiratsia --
The Other Cheek --
The Committees --
Breakaway --
Class Struggle --
Days of Rage --
In the Forest --
The Bust.
Responsibility: Thai Jones.
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"In this family history, journalist Thai Jones traces the past century of American radical politics through the extraordinary exploits of his own family. Born in the late 1970s to fugitive leaders of the Weather Underground and grandson of Communists, spiritual pacifists, and civil rights agitators, Jones grew up an heir to an American tradition of resistance. Yet rather than partake of it, he took it upon himself to document it."

"Beyond the politics, this is the story of a family whose lives were filled with love honored and betrayed, tragic deaths, painful blunders, narrow escapes, and hope-filled births. There is the drama of a pacifist father who must reconcile with a bomb-throwing son and a communist mother whose daughter refuses to accept the lessons she has learned in a life as an organizer. There are parents and children who can never meet or, when they do, must use the ruses and subterfuge of criminals to steal a hug and a hello."--Jacket.

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