(McCarthy and McMillian 2010) Protest nation


McCarthy, Timothy Patrick; McMillian, John. Protest nation: words that inspired a century of American radicalism. New York: New Press; 2010.

An anthology of 29 selections from the radical literature of the 20th century. Theoretical orientations include democratic socialism, anarchism, radical feminism, black liberation, civil rights, populism, Marxism, environmentalism, labor unionism, gay liberation, and animal liberation. Contents:

  1. Upton Sinclair (1905) The jungle
  2. Emma Goldman (1911) Anarchism: what it really stands for
  3. Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1915) Herland
  4. Eugene Debs (1918) Address to the jury
  5. Marcus Garvey (1923) Africa for Africans
  6. Huey Long (1935) Share our wealth
  7. Paul Robeson (1949) My answer
  8. Jo Ann Robinson (1955) The Montgomery bus boycott and the women who made it
  9. Allen Ginsberg (1956) Howl
  10. Students for a Democratic Society (1962) The Port Huron Statement
  11. Rachel Carson (1962) Silent spring
  12. Betty Friedan (1963) The feminine mystique
  13. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1963) Letter from Birmingham Jail
  14. Malcolm X (1964) The ballot or the bullet
  15. Herbert Marcuse (1964) One-dimensional man
  16. Black Panther Party (1966) What we want, what we believe
  17. Robin Morgan (1968) No more Miss America!
  18. Abbie Hoffman (1968) Chicago 8 trial testimony
  19. Students for a Democratic Society (1969) Bring the war home
  20. Cesar Chavez (1969) Letter from Delano
  21. Noam Chomsky (1969) The responsibility of intellectuals
  22. Kate Millett (1970) Sexual politics: a manifesto for revolution
  23. Carl Wittman (1970) Refugees from Amerika: a gay manifesto
  24. Angela Davis (1971) Political prisoners, prisons, and black liberation
  25. American Indian Movement (1972) Trail of broken treaties
  26. Peter Singer (1975) Animal liberation
  27. Combahee River Collective (1977) The Combahee River Collective Statement
  28. Harvey Milk (1978) The hope speech
  29. Audre Lorde (1979) The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house

 

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