A Dangerous Woman

A Dangerous Woman

Author: Sharon Rudahl

Publisher: The New Press

Published: 2007

Total Pages: 130

ISBN-13: 1595580646

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Recounts the life of Emma Goldman, from her childhood in czarist Russia and emigration to the United States, to her participation in communist, anarchist, and feminist activities and her fight against fascism during the Spanish Civil War.


Wobblies!

Wobblies!

Author: Paul Buhle

Publisher: Verso

Published: 2005-04-17

Total Pages: 326

ISBN-13: 9781844675258

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A vibrant history in graphic art of the Wobblies, published for the centenary of the founding of the Industrial Workers of the World.


Ballad of an American

Ballad of an American

Author: Sharon Rudahl

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

Published: 2020-10-16

Total Pages: 151

ISBN-13: 1978802099

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The first-ever graphic biography of Paul Robeson, Ballad of an American, charts Robeson’s career as a singer, actor, scholar, athlete, and activist who achieved global fame. Through his films, concerts, and records, he became a potent symbol representing the promise of a multicultural, multiracial American democracy at a time when, despite his stardom, he was denied personal access to his many audiences. Robeson was a major figure in the rise of anti-colonialism in Africa and elsewhere, and a tireless campaigner for internationalism, peace, and human rights. Later in life, he embraced the civil rights and antiwar movements with the hope that new generations would attain his ideals of a peaceful and abundant world. Ballad of an American features beautifully drawn chapters by artist Sharon Rudahl, a compelling narrative about his life, and an afterword on the lasting impact of Robeson’s work in both the arts and politics. This graphic biography will enable all kinds of readers—especially newer generations who may be unfamiliar with him—to understand his life’s story and everlasting global significance. Ballad of an American: A Graphic Biography of Paul Robeson is published in conjunction with Rutgers University’s centennial commemoration of Robeson’s 1919 graduation from the university. Study guide for Ballad of an American: A Graphic Biography of Paul Robeson (https://d3tto5i5w9ogdd.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/10201015/YA_Adult-Study-Guide-for-A-Graphic-Biography-of-Paul-Robeson.pdf). View the blad for Ballad of an American.


Living My Life

Living My Life

Author: Emma Goldman

Publisher: Penguin

Published: 2006-04-04

Total Pages: 676

ISBN-13: 1101007354

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Anarchist, journalist, drama critic, advocate of birth control and free love, Emma Goldman was the most famous—and notorious—woman in the early twentieth century. This abridged version of her two-volume autobiography takes her from her birthplace in czarist Russia to the socialist enclaves of Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Against a dramatic backdrop of political argument, show trials, imprisonment, and tempestuous romances, Goldman chronicles the epoch that she helped shape: the reform movements of the Progressive Era, the early years of and later disillusionment with Lenin’s Bolshevik experiment, and more. Sounding a call still heard today, Living My Life is a riveting account of political ferment and ideological turbulence. First time in Penguin Classics Condensed to half the length of Goldman's original work, this edition is accessible to those interested in the activist and her extraordinary era


Robin Hood: People's Outlaw and Forest Hero

Robin Hood: People's Outlaw and Forest Hero

Author: Paul Buhle

Publisher: PM Press

Published: 2011-12-01

Total Pages: 157

ISBN-13: 1604866594

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Where and what was Robin Hood? Why is an outlaw from fourteenth century England still a hero today, with films, festivals and songs dedicated to his living memory? This book explores the mysteries, the historical evidence, and the trajectory that led to centuries of village festivals around Mayday and the green space of nature unconquered by the forces in power. Great revolutionaries including William Morris adopted Robin as hero, children’s books offered many versions, and Robin entered modern popular culture with cheap novels, silent films and comics. There, in the world of popular culture, Robin Hood continues to holds unique and secure place. The “bad-good” hero of pulp urban fiction of the 1840s–50s, and more important, the Western outlaw who thwarts the bankers in pulps, films, and comics, is essentially Robin Hood. So are Zorro, the Cisco Kid, and countless Robin Hood knockoff characters in various media. Robin Hood has a special resonance for leftwing influences on American popular culture in Hollywood, film and television. During the 1930s–50s, future blacklist victims devised radical plots of “people’s outlaws,” including anti-fascist guerilla fighters, climaxing in The Adventures of Robin Hood, network television 1955–58, written under cover by victims of the Blacklist, seen by more viewers than any other version of Robin Hood. Robin Hood: People’s Outlaw and Forest Hero also features 30 pages of collages and comic art, recuperating the artistic interpretations of Robin from seven centuries, and offering new comic art as a comic-within-a book. With text by Paul Buhle, comics and assorted drawings by Christopher Hutchinson, Gary Dumm, and Sharon Rudahl; Robin Hood: People’s Outlaw and Forest Hero adds another dimension to the history and meaning of rebellion.


Studs Terkel's Working

Studs Terkel's Working

Author: Harvey Pekar

Publisher: The New Press

Published: 2009-05-12

Total Pages: 208

ISBN-13: 159558515X

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In the thirty-five years since Pulitzer Prize–winner Studs Terkel’s Working first documented American workers’ hopes and dreams, that “deep penetration of American thought and feeling” (Los Angeles Times) has sold over a million copies, captivating readers with accounts of how their fellow citizens make a living. A masterpiece of words, Working is now adapted into comic-book form by Harvey Pekar, the blue-collar antihero of his American Book Award–winning comics series American Splendor. Brilliantly scripting and arranging Terkel’s interviews, Pekar collaborates with established comics veterans and some of the comic underground’s brightest new talent, selected by editor Paul Buhle. Readers will find a visual palette of influences from Mexican, African American, superhero, and feminist art, each piece an electric melding of artist and subject. This is a book that will both delight Terkel fans and introduce his work to a whole new audience—a fitting tribute to an American legend.


The Beats

The Beats

Author: Harvey Pekar

Publisher: Macmillan

Published: 2010-04-13

Total Pages: 208

ISBN-13: 0809016494

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Details the history of the Beat movement, which began in the 1940s, and describes the lives of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and William Burroughs; along with other writers, artists, and events in a graphic novel format.


A People's History of American Empire

A People's History of American Empire

Author: Howard Zinn

Publisher: Macmillan

Published: 2008-04

Total Pages: 292

ISBN-13: 9780805087444

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Adapted from the critically acclaimed chronicle of U.S. history, a study of American expansionism around the world is told from a grassroots perspective and provides an analysis of important events from Wounded Knee to Iraq.


The Emma Goldman Trilogy

The Emma Goldman Trilogy

Author: Jessica Litwak

Publisher:

Published: 2020-07-20

Total Pages: 190

ISBN-13: 9780929741635

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A woman very early in the 20th century who was accused of being an anarchist and plotting to assassinate President McKinley.


It Started in Wisconsin

It Started in Wisconsin

Author: Mari Jo Buhle

Publisher: Verso Books

Published: 2012-01-09

Total Pages: 191

ISBN-13: 1844678881

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In the spring of 2011, Wisconsinites took to the streets in what became the largest and liveliest labor demonstrations in modern American history. Protesters in the Middle East sent greetings—and pizzas—to the thousands occupying the Capitol building in Madison, and 150,000 demonstrators converged on the city. In a year that has seen a revival of protest in America, here is a riveting account of the first great wave of grassroots resistance to the corporate restructuring of the Great Recession. It Started in Wisconsin includes eyewitness reports by striking teachers, students, and others (such as Wisconsin-born musician Tom Morello), as well as essays explaining Wisconsin’s progressive legacy by acclaimed historians. The book lays bare the national corporate campaign that crafted Wisconsin’s anti-union legislation and similar laws across the country, and it conveys the infectious esprit de corps that pervaded the protests with original pictures and comics.