The Resource Young radicals : in the war for American ideals, Jeremy McCarter

Young radicals : in the war for American ideals, Jeremy McCarter

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Young radicals : in the war for American ideals
Title
Young radicals
Title remainder
in the war for American ideals
Statement of responsibility
Jeremy McCarter
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "From the co-author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Hamilton : The Revolution, a stunning group portrait of five American radicals fighting for their ideals as the country goes mad around them. Where do we find our ideals? What does it mean to live for them--and to risk dying for them? For Americans during World War I, these weren't abstract questions. Young Radicals tells the story of five activists, intellectuals and troublemakers who agitated for freedom and equality in the hopeful years before the war, then fought to defend those values in a country pitching into violence and chaos. Based on six years of extensive archival research, Jeremy McCarter's dramatic narrative brings to life the exploits of Randolph Bourne, the bold social critic who strove for a dream of America that was decades ahead of its time; Max Eastman, the charismatic poet-propagandist of Greenwich Village, whose magazine The Masses fought the government for the right to oppose the war; Walter Lippmann, a boy wonder of socialism who forged a new path to seize new opportunities; Alice Paul, a suffragist leader who risked everything to win women the right to vote; and John Reed, the swashbuckling journalist and impresario who was an eyewitness to--and a key player in--the Russian Revolution. Each of these figures sensed a moment of unprecedented promise for American life--politically, socially, culturally--and struggled to bring it about, only to see a cataclysmic war and reactionary fervor sweep it away. A century later, we are still fighting for the ideals these five championed: peace, women's rights, economic equality, freedom of speech--all aspects of a vibrant American democracy. The story of their struggles brings new light and fresh inspiration to our own"--
  • "What does it mean to live for your ideals ... and to risk dying for them? This book tells the story of young American radicals who sensed a moment of unprecedented promise for American life--politically, socially, culturally--and struggled to bring it about, only to see a cataclysmic war sweep it away. Based on six years of extensive archival research, Jeremy McCarter's dramatic narrative brings to life the adventures of Randolph Bourne, a cerebral hunchbacked writer, Max Eastman, an activist editor, Walter Lippmann, a slippery political operative, Alice Paul, a trailblazing suffragette, and John Reed, a Communist journalist. It evokes the America they fought to create in the early 20th century, one that young radicals are still fighting to create in the 21st, through movements such as Occupy and Black Lives Matter"--
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Biography type
collective biography
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCarter, Jeremy
Dewey number
322.4/20973
Index
index present
LC call number
HN 90 .R3 M22 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bourne, Randolph Silliman
  • Eastman, Max
  • Lippmann, Walter
  • Paul, Alice
  • Reed, John
  • Bourne, Randolph Silliman
  • Eastman, Max
  • Lippmann, Walter
  • Paul, Alice
  • Reed, John
  • World War (1914-1918)
  • Radicals
  • Political activists
  • Idealism, American
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • United States
  • HISTORY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Idealism, American
  • Political activists
  • Politics and government
  • Radicals
  • Social aspects
  • United States
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural Heritage
  • HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
  • United States
Label
Young radicals : in the war for American ideals, Jeremy McCarter
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-351) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Commencement, or Five dreams find their dreamers (1912-13) -- II. The world is on fire and there is tinder everywhere (1914-16) -- III. Big America, or The great consummation (1916-17) -- IV. The real and the ideal (1917-18) -- V. Lonely utopia (1918-22) -- Epilogue
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 368 pages
Isbn
9780812993059
Lccn
2016055051
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)975246761
  • (OCoLC)ocn975246761
Label
Young radicals : in the war for American ideals, Jeremy McCarter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-351) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Commencement, or Five dreams find their dreamers (1912-13) -- II. The world is on fire and there is tinder everywhere (1914-16) -- III. Big America, or The great consummation (1916-17) -- IV. The real and the ideal (1917-18) -- V. Lonely utopia (1918-22) -- Epilogue
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 368 pages
Isbn
9780812993059
Lccn
2016055051
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)975246761
  • (OCoLC)ocn975246761

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