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The Resource Long road to Harpers Ferry : the rise of the first American left, Mark A. Lause

Long road to Harpers Ferry : the rise of the first American left, Mark A. Lause

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Long road to Harpers Ferry : the rise of the first American left
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Long road to Harpers Ferry
Title remainder
the rise of the first American left
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Mark A. Lause
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Rise of the first American left
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eng
Summary
Offers a comprehensive history of pre-Civil War American radicalism, mapping the journeys of the land reformers, Jacksonian radicals, and militant abolitionists who paved the way to the failed slave revolt at Harpers Ferry in 1859. Lause provides new insights into the cast of characters who created a homegrown socialist movement in America--from Thomas Paine's revolution to Robert Owen's utopianism, and from Thomas Skidmore's agrarianism to George Henry Evans's industrial workers' reforms. He also discusses the persistent resistance of Native Americans to the expansion of capitalism. Showing how class solidarity and consciousness became more important to a generation of workers than notions of American citizenship, Lause presents an historical background to help us understand the rise of radicalism in the United States today. --Adapted from publisher description
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YDX
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Lause, Mark A.,
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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People's history
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  • Socialism
  • Radicalism
  • Social movements
  • United States
  • United States
  • Socialism
  • Social movements
  • Politics and government
  • United States
  • Harpers Ferry
  • Abolitionismus
  • USA
  • HISTORY / Americas (North, Central, South, West Indies)
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Long road to Harpers Ferry : the rise of the first American left, Mark A. Lause
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-256) and index
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Part one. Working citizens: from ideas to organization. Liberty: eighteenth-century transatlantic legacies and challenges -- Equality: the mandates of community and the necessity of expropriation -- Solidarity: coalescing a mass resistance
  • Part two. Working citizens towards a working class: from organization to a movement. The movement party: beyond the failures of civic ritual -- Confronting race and empire: slavery and Mexico -- Free soil: the electoral distillation of radicalism, 1847-8
  • Part three. An unrelenting radicalism: from movement to cadres. Free soil radicalized: the rise and course of the Free Democrats, 1849-53 -- The pre-revolutionary tinderbox: Universal Democratic Republicans, Free Democrats and radical abolitionists, 1853-6 -- The spark: small initiatives and mass upheavals, 1856-60 -- Epilogue: Survival and persistence: the lineages and legacies of the Early American Movement
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991711578
Dimensions
22 cm
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vi, 266 pages
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9780745337609
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)991711578
Label
Long road to Harpers Ferry : the rise of the first American left, Mark A. Lause
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-256) and index
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part one. Working citizens: from ideas to organization. Liberty: eighteenth-century transatlantic legacies and challenges -- Equality: the mandates of community and the necessity of expropriation -- Solidarity: coalescing a mass resistance
  • Part two. Working citizens towards a working class: from organization to a movement. The movement party: beyond the failures of civic ritual -- Confronting race and empire: slavery and Mexico -- Free soil: the electoral distillation of radicalism, 1847-8
  • Part three. An unrelenting radicalism: from movement to cadres. Free soil radicalized: the rise and course of the Free Democrats, 1849-53 -- The pre-revolutionary tinderbox: Universal Democratic Republicans, Free Democrats and radical abolitionists, 1853-6 -- The spark: small initiatives and mass upheavals, 1856-60 -- Epilogue: Survival and persistence: the lineages and legacies of the Early American Movement
Control code
991711578
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vi, 266 pages
Isbn
9780745337609
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)991711578

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