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The Resource American radicals : how nineteenth-century protest shaped the nation, Holly Jackson

American radicals : how nineteenth-century protest shaped the nation, Holly Jackson

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American radicals : how nineteenth-century protest shaped the nation
Title
American radicals
Title remainder
how nineteenth-century protest shaped the nation
Statement of responsibility
Holly Jackson
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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"--
  • On July 4, 1826, as Americans lit firecrackers to celebrate the country's fiftieth birthday, both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were on their deathbeds. They would leave behind a groundbreaking political system and a growing economy--as well as the glaring inequalities that had undermined the American experiment from its beginning. The young nation had outlived the men who made it, but could it survive intensifying divisions over the very meaning of the land of the free? A new network of dissent--connecting firebrands and agitators on pastoral communes, in urban mobs, and in genteel parlors across the nation--vowed to finish the revolution they claimed the Founding Fathers had only begun. They were men and women, black and white, fiercely devoted to causes that pitted them against mainstream America even while they fought to preserve the nation's founding ideals: the brilliant heiress Frances Wright, whose shocking critiques of religion and the institution of marriage led to calls for her arrest; the radical Bostonian William Lloyd Garrison, whose commitment to nonviolence would be tested as the conflict over slavery pushed the nation to its breaking point; the Philadelphia businessman James Forten, who presided over the first mass political protest of free African Americans; Marx Lazarus, a vegan from Alabama whose calls for sexual liberation masked a dark secret; black nationalist Martin Delany, the would-be founding father of a West African colony who secretly supported John Brown's treasonous raid on Harpers Ferry--only to ally himself with Southern Confederates after the Civil War. Though largely forgotten today, these figures were enormously influential in the pivotal period flanking the war, their lives and work entwined with reformers like Frederick Douglass, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Henry David Thoreau, as well as iconic leaders like Abraham Lincoln. Jackson writes them back into the story of the nation's most formative and perilous era in all their heroism, outlandishness, and tragic shortcomings. The result is a surprising, panoramic work of narrative history, one that offers important lessons for today. -- Provided by publisher
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
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LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jackson, Holly
Dewey number
303.48/409034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HN90.R3
LC item number
J37 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Radicals
  • Social reformers
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
American radicals : how nineteenth-century protest shaped the nation, Holly Jackson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [333]-358) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
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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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 372 pages
Isbn
9780525573104
Lccn
2019016198
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1099541847
  • (OCoLC)1099541847
Label
American radicals : how nineteenth-century protest shaped the nation, Holly Jackson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [333]-358) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 372 pages
Isbn
9780525573104
Lccn
2019016198
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1099541847
  • (OCoLC)1099541847

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