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The Radical Reader: A Documentary History of the American Radical Tradition

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Key documents illustrate the richness of the American radical tradition.

Radicalism is as American as apple pie. One can scarcely imagine what American society would look like without the abolitionists, feminists, socialists, union organizers, civil-rights workers, gay and lesbian activists, and environmentalists who have fought stubbornly to breathe life into the promises

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Paperback, 688 pages
Published 2003 by The New Press
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Jeanne
i haven't read every document/letter/texts/statements in this book but there are some good reads inside. i get the most satisfaction out of reading the social content but there are a lot of political readings as well.

reading this book is kind of like an ongoing project i have..read some here, read some there...

Andy
Hands-down, the best treasure trove of historical documents I've read. Includes everything from political tracts to social polemics (including feminist/anti-racist/socialist writings). The cumulative effect is to remind the reader that radicalism is as American as apple pie--and still matters. A very important book.
Pierre Joris
Miles has been reading this in his high school social science class & liked it so much that he offered me a copy for xmas. A quick glance at the t.o.c. showed that I may very well have reason to use this erader for general knowledge with most of my second year college students at UA.
Michael Gause
Haven't read the whole thing, but it's excellent to pick up and read first source history of radicalism in America. Excellent.
Robshelton365
The best collection of primary sources by dissenters in America.
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