The Resource A renegade history of the United States, Thaddeus Russell, (electronic resource)

A renegade history of the United States, Thaddeus Russell, (electronic resource)

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A renegade history of the United States
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A renegade history of the United States
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Thaddeus Russell
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eng
Summary
Historian Howard Zinn demonstrated that there are compelling, alternative histories that are both scholarly and valuable. Now, Thaddeus Russell provides a challenging new way of reading history that will turn convention on its head and is sure to elicit as much controversy as it does support. Russell shows that drunkards, laggards, prostitutes, and pirates were the real heroes of the American Revolution. Slaves worked less and had more fun than free men. Prostitutes, not feminists, won women's liberation. White people lost their rhythm when they became good Americans. Without organized crime, we might not have Hollywood, Las Vegas, labor unions, legal alcohol, birth control, or gay rights. Zoot-suiters and rock-and-rollers, not Ronald Reagan or the peace movement, brought down the Soviet Union. And Britney Spears will win the war on terror. It was not the elitists who created real revolution in America nor the political radicals whom Zinn credits, but the people on the fringes of society who laid the foundation for change and were responsible for many of the freedoms we cherish today. American history was driven by clashes between those interested in preserving social order and those more interested in pursuing their own desires-the "respectable" versus the "degenerate," the moral versus the immoral, "good citizens" versus the "bad." The more that "bad" people existed, resisted, and won, the greater was our common good. In A Renegade History of the United States, Russell introduces us to the origins of our nation's identity as we have never known them before
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Russell, Thaddeus
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Read by Paul Boehmer
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  • Dissenters
  • Radicalism
  • Individualism
  • Social change
  • United States
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A renegade history of the United States, Thaddeus Russell, (electronic resource)
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Unabridged.
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9781400198511
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A renegade history of the United States, Thaddeus Russell, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
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digital storage
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MWT11026526
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Edition
Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (16hr., 30 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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not applicable
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9781400198511
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
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digital.
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MWT11026526
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other
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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