This Radical Land

This Radical Land

A Natural History of American Dissent

Book - 2018
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"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"--Publisher's description.
Publisher: Chicago :, The University of Chicago Press,, 2018.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780226336145
022633614X
Branch Call Number: 304.20973 MI
Characteristics: 318 pages : illustrations, maps, portrait ; 24 cm

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