Gift Guide


The American Radical tells the story of American democracy from the late 18th century to the present through the lives of the women and men who have fought to advance it.
Read More Show Less
... See more details below
The American Radical

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$28.49 price
(Save 39%)$46.95 List Price


The American Radical tells the story of American democracy from the late 18th century to the present through the lives of the women and men who have fought to advance it.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136606601
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 2/1/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 400
  • File size: 5 MB

Table of Contents

1 Pontiac and Neolin 1
2 Tom Paine 9
3 Fanny Wright 17
4 Sojourner Truth 25
5 George Lippard 33
6 Abby Kelley 41
7 Frederick Douglass 49
8 Walt Whitman 57
9 Elizabeth Cady Stanton 63
10 Edward Bellamy 69
11 John Muir 77
12 Eugene V. Debs 85
13 Upton Sinclair 91
14 Emma Goldman 97
15 William D. Haywood 105
16 W. E. B. Du Bois 113
17 Isadora Duncan 121
18 Elizabeth Gurley Flynn 129
19 Arturo Giovannitti 135
20 John Reed 143
21 Ida B. Wells 151
22 Robert M. La Follette 159
23 Ricardo Flores Magon 167
24 Mother Jones 177
25 John Dewey 183
26 Clarence Darrow 191
27 William Z. Foster 197
28 Dorothy Day 205
29 Norman Thomas 213
30 Lewis Mumford 221
31 Clifford Odets 229
32 Woody Guthrie 237
33 Ruth Fulton Benedict 245
34 Carlos Bulosan 253
35 A. J. Muste 261
36 Vito Marcantonio 269
37 Paul Robeson 279
38 Ella Josephine Baker 287
39 I. F. Stone 297
40 William Appleman Williams 305
41 Rachel Carson 313
42 Malcolm X 321
43 Martin Luther King, Jr. 329
44 Michael Harrington 337
45 Abbie Hoffman 345
46 Audre Lorde 353
Afterword 361
Additional Suggested Readings 365
Historical Glossary 367
Contributors 375
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)