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Author Stears, Marc, author

Title Demanding democracy : American radicals in search of a new politics / Marc Stears
Published Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 246 pages)
Contents 1900-1945. Making the nation a neighborhood -- After the breach -- Radicalism americanized -- 1945-1972. Doubt and the American creed -- The explosive enclave -- We are beginning to move again -- Renewing the American radical tradition
Summary This is a major work of history and political theory that traces radical democratic thought in America across the twentieth century, seeking to recover ideas that could reenergize democratic activism today. The question of how citizens should behave as they struggle to create a more democratic society has haunted the United States throughout its history. Should citizens restrict themselves to patient persuasion or take to the streets and seek to impose change?
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-241) and index
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Subject Democracy -- United States.
Political activists -- United States.
Political movements -- United States
Radicalism -- United States.
United States -- Politics and government.
United States -- Social conditions.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009030292
ISBN 1400835046 (electronic bk.)
9781400835041 (electronic bk.)