Portraits From the Americas

Book - 2010
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"Curated by the Justseeds Artists' Collective, Firebrands is 192 pages of art, world history, and dangerous information. These beautifully illustrated mini-poster pages showcase radicals, dissidents, folk singers, and rabble-rousers, from Emma Goldman to Tupac, Pablo Neruda to Fred Hampton. As say editors Shaun Slifer and Bec Young in the introduction, the book "is especially made for anyone who has sat, trembling with frustration and disappointment in history class, or reading a text book heavily edited of anything interesting or useful. It's for all our ancestors, especially for the ones left out of or misrepresented in said textbook, because they were too brown, too female, too poor, too queer, too uneducated, too disabled, or because they felt or thought too much." This is a real people's history, a book packed with dynamite, desire, and, above all, courage." -- Publisher's description.
Publisher: Bloomington, IN : Microcosm Pub., 2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781934620687
Branch Call Number: 324.40973 FI
Characteristics: vi, 178 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Additional Contributors: Slifer, Shaun
Young, Bec


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Dec 23, 2013

Good book! I liked how the descriptions of each historical figure were only one page long with an illustration on the facing page. I think this format works well for people who want to learn about alternative history and appreciate print/zine culture, but don't have the attention span to read pages and pages of text.


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