Voices of Revolution: The Dissident Press in America

Voices of Revolution: The Dissident Press in America

by Rodger Streitmatter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231122489

ISBN-13: 9780231122481

Pub. Date: 07/28/2001

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Streitmatter tells the stories of dissident American publications and press movements of the last two centuries, and of the colorful individuals behind them. From publications that fought for the disenfranchised to those that promoted social reform, Voices of Revolution examines the abolitionist and labor press, black power publications of the 1960s, the

Overview

Streitmatter tells the stories of dissident American publications and press movements of the last two centuries, and of the colorful individuals behind them. From publications that fought for the disenfranchised to those that promoted social reform, Voices of Revolution examines the abolitionist and labor press, black power publications of the 1960s, the crusade against the barbarism of lynching, the women's movement, and antiwar journals. Streitmatter also discusses gay and lesbian publications, contemporary on-line journals, and counterculture papers like The Kudzu and The Berkeley Barb that flourished in the 1960s. Voices of Revolution also identifies and discusses some of the distinctive characteristics shared by the genres of the dissident press that rose to prominence -from the early nineteenth century to the late twentieth century.For far too long, mainstream journalists and even some media scholars have viewed radical, leftist, or progressive periodicals in America as "rags edited by crackpots." However, many of these dissident presses have shaped the way Americans think about social and political issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231122481
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2001
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.93(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introductionix
Part 1Speaking Up For The Disenfranchised
1Fighting for the Rights of American Labor3
2Awakening a Nation to the Sins of Slavery20
3Setting a Revolutionary Agenda for Women's Rights36
Dissident Voices/Common Threads I54
Part 2Struggling To Form A More Perfect Union
4Promoting "Free Love" in the Victorian Age61
5Crusading Against the Barbarism of Lynching80
6Educating America on the Merits of Socialism97
7Following Anarchy Toward a New Social Order115
Dissident Voices/Common Threads II135
Part 3Rising From A Lone Voice To A Mass Movement
8Propelling Black Americans Into the Promised Land141
9Demanding Wider Access to Birth Control Information159
Dissident Voices/Common Threads III176
Part 4Changing The World In A Single Generation
10Opposing America's "Dirty War" in Vietnam183
11Defining a Counterculture of Sex, Drugs, Rock 'n' Roll ... and Social Justice200
12Standing Tall and Tough Against Racial Oppression220
13Creating an Agenda for Gay and Lesbian Rights238
14Liberating the American Woman256
Dissident Voices/Common Threads IV275
15Dissidence in a New Millennium279
Acknowledgments285
Notes287
Index327

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