American Rebels

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American Rebels is an anthology of specially commissioned essays by leading American writers that attempt to reconcile authentic patriotism with original artistic creation, unpopular opinion, and real moral principles that don't change with the winds. It includes rebels in politics, education, journalism, religion, literature, film, sports, music, law, popular culture, and social struggle. These are real rebels against conformity, commercialism, racism, oligarchy, the bogus conventional wisdom, stacked decks, ...
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Overview


American Rebels is an anthology of specially commissioned essays by leading American writers that attempt to reconcile authentic patriotism with original artistic creation, unpopular opinion, and real moral principles that don't change with the winds. It includes rebels in politics, education, journalism, religion, literature, film, sports, music, law, popular culture, and social struggle. These are real rebels against conformity, commercialism, racism, oligarchy, the bogus conventional wisdom, stacked decks, and sacred cows. The Americans celebrated don't fit under any one ideology or party. They are too free-spirited to be categorized, belonging to a continuum of conviction and creation in our tangled national history. Some, like Walt Whitman, Bob Dylan, Marlon Brando, and Frank Sinatra, are famous. Others are less well known but have earned a broad appreciation; among them are Sam Fuller, Paul O'Dwyer, and Mike Harrington. Still others like Edward Abbey, Benjamin Mays, and Bill Hicks are almost cult figures—revered by a small, intense following. Others have faded from memory, like Margaret Sanger and Clarence Darrow, and deserve a new shaft of sunlight. This groundbreaking collection includes original essays by Pete Hamill, Stanley Crouch, Budd Schulberg, Danny Goldberg, J. Hoberman, Patricia Bosworth, Tom Hayden, Steve Earle, and others.
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A Senior Fellow at the Nation Institute and author of the American Book Award-winning The Full Rudy, Newfield has compiled an idiosyncratic set of 44 brief biographies of eight women and 36 men he considers to be American patriots and rebels from a wide variety of fields. Most of the subjects were active from the Fifties through the Seventies, though recent figures such as Paul Wellstone and Father Mychal Judge are included, with Margaret Sanger and Walt Whitman representing earlier periods. Newfield includes such political or social activists as one might expect to see (e.g., Cesar Chavez, Dorothy Day), while others like Frank Sinatra and baseball player Curt Flood may come as a surprise. Many of the essays are written with the assumption that the reader is already familiar with the subject. Readers who are not may come away frustrated by the subjective nature of the essays and lack of basic biographical information, or they may be inspired to further research. Recommended for academic and large public libraries.-Debra Moore, Cerritos Coll., Norwalk, CA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560255437
  • Publisher: Nation Books
  • Publication date: 12/10/2003
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 5.42 (w) x 8.18 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Norman Mailer 1
Woody Guthrie 7
Bob Moses 13
Hank Williams 23
Bob Dylan 29
Michael Harrington 37
Edward Abbey 45
Murray Kempton 53
Robert Frank 61
Paul O'Dwyer 73
Cesar Chavez 81
Joe Louis 89
Aretha Franklin 105
Jane Jacobs 115
Margaret Sanger 125
Fannie Lou Hamer 135
Samuel Fuller 145
Miles Davis 151
Thelonius Monk 157
Theodore Dreiser 165
John Steinbeck 173
Mario Puzo 181
Dorothy Day 189
Benjamin Mays 197
Bella Abzug 207
Father Mychal Judge 215
Justice William O. Douglas 221
I. F. Stone 227
Frank Sinatra 239
John Garfield 247
Reverend Norman Eddy 255
Walt Whitman 261
Frederick Wiseman 269
Bill Veeck 275
Curt Flood 283
Howard T. Odum 289
Bill Hicks 295
Curtis Mayfield 301
Clarence Darrow 309
Paul Wellstone 317
Clifford and Virginia Durr 325
Noam Chomsky 335
Rachel Carson 343
Will Rogers 355
About the Contributors 363
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