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This radical land : a natural history of American dissent

Author: Daegan Miller
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Daegan Miller is our guide on a beautifully written, revelatory trip across the continent during which we encounter radical thinkers, settlers, and artists who grounded their ideas of freedom, justice, and progress in the very landscapes around them, even as the runaway engine of capitalism sought to steamroll everything in its path. Here we meet Thoreau, the expert surveyor, drawing anticapitalist property maps.
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Miller, Daegan.
This radical land.
Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2017042893
(OCoLC)1002129298
Named Person: Henry David Thoreau; Henry David Thoreau
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daegan Miller
ISBN: 9780226336312 022633631X
OCLC Number: 1030304552
Description: 1 online resource (318 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: When the bough breaks --
Act one: at the boundary with Henry David Thoreau --
Act two: the geography of grace: home in the great northern wilderness --
Intermission --
Act three: revelator's progress: sun pictures of the thousand-mile tree --
Act four: possession in the land of sequoyah, General Sherman, and Karl Marx --
Enduring obligations.
Responsibility: Daegan Miller.

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"Daegan Miller rekindles a legacy of environmental dissent. The ideas and landscapes of nineteenth-century 'countermoderns' are signposts, still legible, to alternative futures. This book bears Read more...

 
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