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Radicals in their Own Time
Four Hundred Years of Struggle for Liberty and Equal Justice in America

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  • Date Published: December 2010
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521193665

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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.

    • 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: December 2010
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521193665
    • length: 408 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 159 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.68kg
    • 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.

  • Author

    Michael Anthony Lawrence, Michigan State University, College of Law
    Michael A. Lawrence is Professor of Law at Michigan State University College of Law, where he teaches courses on constitutional law, international law, and property. He is also currently Associate Dean for Graduate and International Programs and was Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 2001 to 2003. Professor Lawrence frequently lectures and teaches short courses on these and other topics in various countries around the world.

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