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Radicals in Their Own Time explores the lives of five Americans, with lifetimes spanning four hundred years, who agitated for greater freedom in America. Every generation has them: individuals who speak truth to power and crave freedom from arbitrary authority. This book makes two important observations in discussing Roger Williams, Thomas Paine, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Vine Deloria, Jr. First, each believed that government must broadly tolerate individual autonomy. Second, each argued that religious orthodoxy has been a major source of society’s ills – and all endured serious negative repercussions for doing so. The book challenges Christian orthodoxy and argues that part of what makes these five figures compelling is their willingness to pay the price for their convictions – much to the lasting benefit of liberty and equal justice in America.Read more
- Clearly written and easily digestible
- Offers stories of virtuous underdogs prevailing in the end against overbearing government
- Examines the importance of radical thought in advancing society
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- Date Published: November 2010
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521187039
- length: 408 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm
- weight: 0.55kg
- contains: 26 b/w illus.
- availability: In stock
Table of Contents
1. Roger Williams: freeborn
2. Thomas Paine: revolution
3. Elizabeth Cady Stanton: gender wars
4. W. E. B. Du Bois: American apartheid
5. Vine Deloria, Jr: betrayals and bridges.
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