Radical America

Title

Radical America

Description

As Jonathan Weiner pointed out in his history of radical historians in the United States, more than any other journal, Radical America, expressed "a Marxism that valued working-class culture and consciousness and strove to integrate class analysis with the cultural con- cerns growing out of black nationalism, feminism, and youth culture."

My analysis of the larger context in which antipathy towards women's culture developed rests on the articles published by the key participants, often while they were still in graduate school, in Radical America.

Contributor

Michelle Moravec

Items in the Radical America Collection

1975 Baxandall on Elizabet Gurley Flynn, execerpted from an introduction to a volume of EGF’s writings that the American Institute for Marxist Studies refused to print,.  Flynn as depicted by Baxandall is the perfect offspring of the marriage of…

Mari Jo Buhle, noted prof of women's history, is one of the pivotal figures in my history of the Politics of Women's Culture. Buhle, along with her husband Paul, while grad stus at the Univ. of Wisconsin, became involved in SDS and published Radical…

Marlene Dixon, recently ousted professor of sociology at the Univ. of Chicago argued that “unless the radical women get themselves together … a mass movement dominated by an ideology of “let us in’ (and not ‘set us free’) will develop.”…