American Radicalism (Blackwell Readers in American Social and Cultural History)

American Radicalism (Blackwell Readers in American Social and Cultural History)

By: Daniel Pope (editor)Hardback

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Beginning with the American Revolution, this volume looks at the radical tradition in American history and the social movements that have unfolded over the last two hundred years. It provides a key to understanding how these movements and the thinkers behind them have emerged.Topics explored include women's movements, anarchism, and the struggles of African Americans, urban workers, and small family farmers against slavery, discrimination, and exploitation. Arranged chronologically, the chapters each contain one substantial article by a modern scholar and four primary-source documents that bring to life the ideas and people involved in particular radical movements.Daniel Pope's introductory essay lays out the nature and meaning of radicalism in American history and he also provides notes to the articles and documents, chronologies, and suggested reading lists. The flowing combination of key texts and valuable editorial context place this book at the forefront of student guides to American Radicalism.

About Author

Daniel Pope is Associate Professor and Department Head of History at the University of Oregon. He is the author of The Making of Modern Advertising (1983), and was a Fulbright Senior Lecturer at the University of Rome in 1996.


Series Editor's Preface. Introduction: The Nature and Significance of Radicalism in American History. 1. Riot and Radicalism in the American Revolution: Chronology. Article Headnote. Food Rioters and the American Revolution: Barbara Clark Smith. Documents. Headnote. Letter from John Gibson to Maryland Council of Safety, 4 January 1777, Concerning Salt Monopolizers. Letter, Abigail Adams to John Adams, 20 April 1777, Concerning High Prices and Merchants' Profiteering. Broadside, August 29, 1779, Philadelphia, "Gentlemen and Fellow Citiz[ens]." Satirical "Old Women's Petition" Against Tea Boycott. Suggested Further Reading. 2. Women's Networks and Women's Protest: Chronology. Article Headnote. The Seneca Falls Women's Rights Convention: A Study of Social Networks: Judith Wellman. Documents. Headnote. Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments. Excerpts from "Reminiscences": Emily Collins. "The Rights of Women": Frederick Douglass. Excerpts from "Solitude of Self": Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Suggested Further Reading. 3. Violence and Manliness in the Struggle Against Slavery: Chronology. Article Headnote. Blacks, John Brown and a Theory of Manhood: Daniel C. Littlefield. Documents. Headnote. Henry Highland Garnet speech appealing for violent resistance at 1843 Black National Convention. Editorial "The True Remedy for the Fugitive Slave Bill": Frederick Douglass. African-American women's letter to Mary Brown (John Brown's wife), 23 November 1859. African-American Tribute to John Brown, Detroit, 2 December 1859. Suggested Further Reading. 4. Chicago's Anarchists and the Haymarket Bombing: Chronology. Article Headnote. Article: Selections from Chapter 7 ("Bakunin Never Slept in Chicago") and Chapter 8 ("Eight Hours, Riot and Repression") in Beyond the Martyrs: A Social History of Chicago" Anarchists, 1870-1900: Bruce C. Nelson. Documents. Headnote . "Parsons' Plea for Anarchy": Albert R. Parsons. "George Engell [sic] on Anarchism": George Engel. "Revenge Circular," 3 May 1886, and Engraving of the Haymarket Bombing. Excerpts from Michael J. Schaack, Anarchy and Anarchists. Suggested Further Reading. 5. Southern Populism, Interracial Alliances, and Racist Violence: Chronology. Article Headnote. Populist Dreams and Negro Rights: East Texas as a Case Study: Lawrence Goodwyn. Documents. Headnote. Excerpts from "The Negro Question in the South": Tom Watson. African-American Populist William Drewry Jackson, Letter to People's Weekly Tribune (Birmingham, Alabama), 19 March 1896. Two Brief Reports on the Colored Farmers' Alliance in Texas. "Speech of Senator Benjamin R. Tillman, March 23, 1900". Suggested Further Reading. 6. Women's Work, Community and Radical Labor: Chronology. Article Headnote. Bread and Roses Revisited: Women's Culture and Working-Class Activism in the Lawrence Strike of 1912: Ardis Cameron. Documents. Headnote. "Wages and Hours of Labor and Conditions of Work in the Textile Mills. Summary of Wages and Hours of Labor," in Report on Strike of Textile Workers in Lawrence, Mass in 1912. "Statement of Victoria Wennaryzk," in The Strike at Lawrence, Massachusetts, Hearings Before the Committee on Rules of the House of Representatives. "In the Good Old Picket Line". "Bread and Roses": James Oppenheim. Suggested Further Reading. 7. Black Communists in the Great Depression South: Chronology. Article Headnote. "Comrades, Praise Gawd for Lenin and Them!": Ideology and Culture among Black Communists in Alabama, 1930-35: Robin D. G. Kelley. Documents. Headnote. The Narrative of Hosea Hudson: Nell Irvin Painter. Excerpt from Speech to the Jury: Angelo Herndon. Excerpt from All God's Dangers: Nate Shaw. "The Trial": Muriel Rukeyser. Suggested Further Reading. 8. Spiritual Roots of New Left Radicalism: Chronology. Article Headnote. "Breakthrough to New Life": Christianity and the Emergence of the New Left in Austin, Texas 1956-64: Douglas Rossinow. Documents. Headnote. Excerpt from "Afterword": Dick Simpson. Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee Founding Statement, October 1960. "Spiritual and Moral Aspects of the Student Nonviolent Struggle in the South": Charles McDew. "Sex and Caste: A Kind of Memo": Casey Hayden and Mary King. Suggested Further Reading. 9. "New Social Movements": The Case of AIDS Activism: Chronology. Article Headnote. Silence, Death, and the Invisible Enemy: AIDS Activism and Social Movement "Newness": Joshua Gamson. Documents. Headnote. "New Fronts in the AIDS War; An Activist Group for the 80s Aims to 'Shame People into Action": Victor F. Zonana. ACT-UP Graphics: (I) "Silence=Death"; (II) "Riot Stonewall '69 AIDS Crisis '89"; (III) "Our Government Continues to Ignore the Livesa". International Working Group on Women and AIDS, "An Open Letter to the Planning Committees of the Third International Conference on AIDS". "AIDS as Apocalypse: The Deadly Costs of an Obsession": Darrell Yates Rist. Suggested Further Readings. Index.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 368
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  • ISBN10: 063121898X

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