The Resource Young radicals : in the war for American ideals, Jeremy McCarter, (electronic resource)

Young radicals : in the war for American ideals, Jeremy McCarter, (electronic resource)

Label
Young radicals : in the war for American ideals
Title
Young radicals
Title remainder
in the war for American ideals
Statement of responsibility
Jeremy McCarter
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the co-author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Hamilton : The Revolution, a stunning group portrait of five American radicals fighting for their ideals as the country goes mad around them. Where do we find our ideals? What does it mean to live for them--and to risk dying for them? For Americans during World War I, these weren't abstract questions. Young Radicals tells the story of five activists, intellectuals and troublemakers who agitated for freedom and equality in the hopeful years before the war, then fought to defend those values in a country pitching into violence and chaos. Based on six years of extensive archival research, Jeremy McCarter's dramatic narrative brings to life the exploits of Randolph Bourne, the bold social critic who strove for a dream of America that was decades ahead of its time; Max Eastman, the charismatic poet-propagandist of Greenwich Village, whose magazine The Masses fought the government for the right to oppose the war; Walter Lippmann, a boy wonder of socialism who forged a new path to seize new opportunities; Alice Paul, a suffragist leader who risked everything to win women the right to vote; and John Reed, the swashbuckling journalist and impresario who was an eyewitness to--and a key player in--the Russian Revolution. Each of these figures sensed a moment of unprecedented promise for American life--politically, socially, culturally--and struggled to bring it about, only to see a cataclysmic war and reactionary fervor sweep it away. A century later, we are still fighting for the ideals these five championed: peace, women's rights, economic equality, freedom of speech--all aspects of a vibrant American democracy. The story of their struggles brings new light and fresh inspiration to our own"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCarter, Jeremy
Dewey number
322.4/20973
Index
index present
LC call number
HN90.R3
LC item number
M22 2017eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bourne, Randolph Silliman
  • Eastman, Max
  • Lippmann, Walter
  • Paul, Alice
  • Reed, John
  • Radicals
  • Political activists
  • Idealism, American
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • HISTORY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural Heritage
  • HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Political Advocacy
  • Political activists
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Young radicals : in the war for American ideals, Jeremy McCarter, (electronic resource)
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Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Commencement, or Five dreams find their dreamers (1912-13) -- II. The world is on fire and there is tinder everywhere (1914-16) -- III. Big America, or The great consummation (1916-17) -- IV. The real and the ideal (1917-18) -- V. Lonely utopia (1918-22) -- Epilogue
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780679644545
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
4a1e2a2d-b5cb-43fb-a517-e287e09ddf52
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)990113464
Label
Young radicals : in the war for American ideals, Jeremy McCarter, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Commencement, or Five dreams find their dreamers (1912-13) -- II. The world is on fire and there is tinder everywhere (1914-16) -- III. Big America, or The great consummation (1916-17) -- IV. The real and the ideal (1917-18) -- V. Lonely utopia (1918-22) -- Epilogue
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780679644545
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
4a1e2a2d-b5cb-43fb-a517-e287e09ddf52
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)990113464

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