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American radicals : how nineteenth-century protest shaped the nation

Author: Holly Jackson
Publisher: New York : Crown, an imprint of Random House, [2019]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"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"--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Jackson, Holly.
American radicals.
New York : Crown, an imprint of Random House, [2019]
(DLC) 2019016198
(OCoLC)1099541847
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Holly Jackson
ISBN: 9780525573111 0525573119
OCLC Number: 1122741925
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 372 pages) : illustrations (black and white).
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.
Responsibility: Holly Jackson.

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"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"--

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