Radicals in America : the US Left since the Second World War
Brick, Howard, 1953-

Radicals in America : the US Left since the Second World War

Brick, Howard, 1953-


Personal Author
Brick, Howard, 1953-

Physical Description
355 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.

Cambridge essential histories
Cambridge essential histories.

Introduction: Margin and Mainstream in the American Radical Experience -- War and Peace, 1939-1948 -- All Over this Land, 1949-1959 -- A New Left, 1960-1964 -- The Revolution Will Be Live, 1965-1973 -- Anticipation, 1973-1980 -- Over the Rainbow, 1981-1989 -- What Democracy Looks Like, 1990 to the Present -- Conclusion: Radicalism's Future.

"Radicals in America offers the first complete and continuous history of left-wing social movements in the United States from the Second World War to the present. The book traces the full panoply of radical activist causes--socialism, Communism, the labor movement, anarchism, pacifism, anti-racism, women's rights, LGBT liberation, ecology, indigenous rights, and world social justice--in ways that show how successive generations join currents of dissent, face setbacks and political repression, and generate new challenges to the status quo, even in periods when conservatism appears to push protest to the margins of American society"-- Provided by publisher.

Subject Term
Social movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Social movements -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Radicalism -- United States -- History.
Political activists -- United States -- History.
Dissenters -- United States -- History.
Liberalism -- United States -- History.
Right and left (Political science) -- United States -- History.

Geographic Term
United States -- Politics and government -- 1933-1945.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1989-

Added Author
Phelps, Christopher, 1965-

Electronic Access
Book review (H-Net) http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=44862

LibraryMaterial TypeItem BarcodeCall NumberShelf LocationStatus
University LibraryBook0341258HN57 .B653 2015Central Campus LibraryCentral Campus Library