Protest Nation: Words That Inspired A Century of American Radicalism

Protest Nation: Words That Inspired A Century of American Radicalism

by Timothy Patrick McCarthy
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1595585044

ISBN-13: 9781595585042

Pub. Date: 05/11/2010

Publisher: New Press, The

Protest Nation is a dazzling collection of the speeches, letters, broadsides, essays, and manifestos that form the modern-day backbone of the powerful American tradition of activism and struggle. Here are the words—from socialists, feminists, union organizers, civil-rights workers, gay and lesbian activists, and environmentalists—that have been beacons

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Protest Nation is a dazzling collection of the speeches, letters, broadsides, essays, and manifestos that form the modern-day backbone of the powerful American tradition of activism and struggle. Here are the words—from socialists, feminists, union organizers, civil-rights workers, gay and lesbian activists, and environmentalists—that have been beacons for millions, reaching from the present and going back through decades of radical thinking and movement-building. Brief introductory essays by the editors provide a rich biographical and historical context for the selections, which include a fiery speech by the great socialist orator Eugene Debs, the original black Panther Party Platform, Harvey Milk's “The Hope Speech,” and Peter Singer's astonishing treatise on animal liberation. Protest Nation captures twentieth-century American radical thought and action and will both thrill and inspire twenty-first-century readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781595585042
Publisher:
New Press, The
Publication date:
05/11/2010
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.68(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction Timothy Patrick McCarthy John McMillian 1

1 The Jungle (1905) Upton Sinclair 6

2 Anarchism: What It Really Stands For (1911) Emma Goldman 11

3 Herland (1915) Charlotte Perkins Gilman 21

4 Address to the Jury (1918) Eugene Debs 27

5 Africa for Africans (1923) Marcus Garvey 32

6 Share Our Wealth (1935) Huey Long 37

7 My Answer (1949) Paul Robeson 41

8 The Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Women Who Made It (1955) Jo Ann Robinson 50

9 Howl (1956) Allen Ginsberg 54

10 Students for a Democratic Society, The Port Huron Statement (1962) 60

11 Silent Spring (1962) Rachel Carson 71

12 The Feminine Mystique (1963) Betty Friedan 76

13 Letter from Birmingham Jail (1963) Martin Luther King 80

14 The Ballot or the Bullet (1964) Malcolm X 100

15 One Dimensional Man (1964) Herbert Marcuse 110

16 What We Want, What We Believe (1966) Black Panther Party 118

17 No More Miss America! (1968) Robin Morgan 122

18 Chicago 8 Trial Testimony (1968) Abbie Hoffman 125

19 Students for a Democratic Society, Bring the War Home (1969) 136

20 Letter from Delano (1969) Cesar Chavez 141

21 The Responsibility of Intellectuals (1969) Noam Chomsky 146

22 Sexual Politics: A Manifesto for Revolution (1970) Kate Millett 163

23 Refugees from Amerika: A Gay Manifesto (1970) Carl Wittman 166

24 Political Prisoners, Prisons, and Black Liberation (1971) Angela Davis 176

25 American Indian Movement, Trail of Broken Treaties (1972) 185

26 Animal Liberation (1975) Peter Singer 207

27 The Combahee River Collective Statement (1977) 212

28 The Hope Speech (1978) Harvey Milk 217

29 The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House (1979) Audre Lorde 224

Permissions 229

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