Echoes of Revolt: The Masses, 1911-1917 by William L. O'Neill
A glorious of fiction, art, poetry, and protest from the irreverent radical magazine that shocked American manners and morals. Begun in Greenwich Village in 1911 and ended by the Post Office in 1917, The Masses’ circulation was never large. But the magazine was big in importance and excitement, had a splendid sense of humor, and rang bells worth hearing today. In these pages you will find brilliant artists and cartoonists, some of the best journalists in our history, shrewd and caustic propagandists, and gifted poets and writers of fiction. The 9x12 format beautifully displays the contributions of Sherwood Anderson, Stuart Davis, Jack London, Emma Goldman, Louis Untermeyer, George Bellows, Floyd Dell, Art Young, Boardman Robinson, Upton Sinclair, Amy Lowell, Carl Sandburg, John Reed, Pablo Picasso, Randolph Bourne, John Sloan, Dorothy Day, and many others. “A sumptuous feast…a splendid achievement.”—New York Times. “The artwork alone is worth the price of admission.”—Newsweek.
William L. O’Neill is Professor of History at Rutgers University. His books include Coming Apart: An Informal History of America in the 1960s; A Better World: The Great Schism—Stalinism and the American Intellectuals; and American High: The Years of Confidence, 1945-1960.