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American Radicals - Holly Jackson

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A dynamic, timely history of nineteenth-century activists–free-lovers and socialists, abolitionists and vigilantes–and the social revolution they sparked in the turbulent Civil War era

On July 4, 1826, as Americans lit firecrackers to celebrate the country’s fiftieth birthday, both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were on their deathbeds. They would leave behind a groundbreaking political system and a growing economy–as well as the glaring inequalities that had undermined the American experiment from its beginning. The young nation had outlived the men who made it, but could it survive intensifying divisions over the very meaning of the land of the free?

A new network of dissent–connecting firebrands and agitators on pastoral communes, in urban mobs, and in genteel parlors across the nation–vowed to finish the revolution they claimed the Founding Fathers had only begun. They were men and women, black and white, fiercely devoted to causes that pitted them against mainstream America even while they fought to preserve the nation’s radical ideals: the brilliant heiress Frances Wright, whose shocking critiques of religion and the institution of marriage led to calls for her arrest; the radical Bostonian William Lloyd Garrison, whose commitment to nonviolence would be tested as the conflict over slavery pushed the nation to its breaking point; the Philadelphian businessman James Forten, who presided over the first mass political protest to free African Americans; Marx Lazarus, a vegan from Alabama whose calls for sexual liberation masked a dark secret; black nationalist Martin Delany, the would-be founding father of a West African colony who secretly supported John Brown’s treasonous raid on Harpers Ferry–only to ally himself with Southern Confederates after the Civil War.

Though largely forgotten today, these figures were enormously influential in the pivotal period flanking the war, their lives and work entwined with reformers like Frederick Douglass, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Henry David Thoreau, as well as iconic leaders like Abraham Lincoln. Jackson writes them back into the story of the nation’s most formative and perilous era in all their heroism, outlandishness, and tragic shortcomings. The result is a surprising, panoramic work of narrative history, one that offers important lessons for today.

Published 2019.

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American Radicals - 004 - Part I ~ Foul Oppression in the Wind of Freedom 1817-1840 - Chapter 1 ~ A Tremendous NO.mp3 26.07 MBs
American Radicals - 002 - Dedication.mp3 141.98 KBs
American Radicals - 003 - Introduction ~ A Second and More Glorious Revolution.mp3 9.51 MBs
American Radicals - 001 - American Radicals.mp3 261.18 KBs
American Radicals - 005 - Chapter 2 ~ One Bold Lady-Man.mp3 18.27 MBs
American Radicals - 006 - Chapter 3 ~ O America Your Destruction Is at Hand.mp3 19.76 MBs
American Radicals - 007 - Chapter 4 ~ To Break Every Yoke.mp3 15.56 MBs
American Radicals - 008 - Part II ~ Infidel Utopian Free Lovers 1836-1858 - Chapter 5 ~ Coming Out from the World.mp3 19.5 MBs
American Radicals - 009 - Chapter 6 ~ Brook Farm on Fire.mp3 16.79 MBs
American Radicals - 010 - Chapter 7 ~ Wheat Bread and Seminal Losses.mp3 18.84 MBs
American Radicals - 011 - Chapter 8 ~ Marriage Slavery and All Other Queer Things.mp3 14.87 MBs
American Radicals - 012 - Part III ~ Abolition War 1848-1865 - Chapter 9 ~ The Aliened American.mp3 20.91 MBs
American Radicals - 013 - Chapter 10 ~ Treason Will Not Be Treason Much Longer.mp3 25.23 MBs
American Radicals - 014 - Chapter 11 ~ The Provisional United States.mp3 17.76 MBs
American Radicals - 015 - Chapter 12 ~ Under the Flag.mp3 16.19 MBs
American Radicals - 016 - Part IV ~ The Radicals Reconstruction 1865-1877 - Chapter 13 ~ To Write Justice in the American Heart.mp3 23.12 MBs
American Radicals - 017 - Chapter 14 ~ A Revolution Going Backward.mp3 24.12 MBs
American Radicals - 018 - Chapter 15 ~ This Electric Uprising.mp3 18.28 MBs
American Radicals - 019 - Conclusion ~ On Radical Failure.mp3 13.3 MBs
American Radicals - 020 - Credits.mp3 409.86 KBs
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