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Title This radical land : a natural history of American dissent / Daegan Miller.
Author Miller, Daegan, author.
Publication Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2018.
Copyright date ©2018
Description 318 pages : illustrations, maps, portrait ; 24 cm
Call # 304.20973 M
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-312) and index.
Contents When the bough breaks -- Act one: At the boundary with Henry David Thoreau -- Act two: The geography of grace: home in the great northern wilderness -- Intermission -- Act three: Revelator's progress: sun pictures of the thousand-mile tree -- Act four: Possession in the land of Sequoyah, General Sherman, and Karl Marx -- Enduring obligations.
Summary "...Daegan Miller is our guide on a beautifully written, revelatory trip across the continent during which we encounter radical thinkers, settlers, and artists who grounded their ideas of freedom, justice, and progress in the very landscapes around them, even as the runaway engine of capitalism sought to steamroll everything in its path. Here we meet Thoreau, the expert surveyor, drawing anticapitalist property maps. We visit a black antislavery community in the Adirondack wilderness of upstate New York. We discover how seemingly commercial photographs of the transcontinental railroad secretly sent subversive messages, and how a band of utopian anarchists among California's sequoias imagined a greener, freer future. At every turn, everyday radicals looked to landscape for the language of their dissent--drawing crucial early links between the environment and social justice, links we're still struggling to strengthen today..."--Dust jacket.
Subject Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862.
Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862. (OCoLC)fst00029125
Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- United States.
Environmentalism -- United States.
Environmentalism. (OCoLC)fst00913543
Nature -- Effect of human beings on. (OCoLC)fst01034564
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
ISBN 9780226336145 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
022633614X (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
9780226336282 (paperback ; alkaline paper)
022633628X (paperback ; alkaline paper)
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