A renegade history of the United States

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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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Drunkards, laggards, prostitutes, pirates, and other heroes of the American revolution -- The freedom of slavery -- The slavery of freedom -- Whores and the origins of women's liberation -- A rhythmless nation -- From white chimps to Yankee doodles : the Irish -- The Jew was a Negro -- Italian-Americans : out of Africa -- Shopping : the real American Revolution -- How gangsters made America a better place -- "Behold a dictator" : fascism and the New Deal -- Just how popular was World War II? -- How juvenile delinquents won the Cold War -- "A process of self-purification" : the civil rights movement's attack on African-Americans -- Gay liberation, American liberation -- Almost free : the promise and tragedy of rednecks and hippies.
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subject_facet Dissenters -- United States -- History, HISTORY / Historiography, HISTORY / Social History, HISTORY / United States / General, Individualism -- United States -- History, Radicalism -- United States -- History, Social change -- United States -- History, United States -- Social conditions
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title_short A renegade history of the United States
topic_facet Dissenters, HISTORY / Social History, History, Individualism, Radicalism, Social change, Social conditions