Greenwich Village 1913

Greenwich Village 1913
Author: Mary Jane Treacy
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021-03-15
ISBN 10: 9780393533019
ISBN 13: 0393533018
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Greenwich Village 1913 Book Review:

In this popular Reacting to the Past game, the classroom is transformed into Greenwich Village in 1913, where rebellious "free spirits" gather. Exposed to ideas like woman suffrage, socialism, birth control, and anarchism, students experiment with forms of political participation and bohemian self-discovery. The Second Edition reflects recent scholarly findings on African-American and working-class suffragists, including new sources and characters, as well as improved support for students to read primary texts.Reacting to the Past is an award-winning series of immersive role-playing games that actively engage students in their own learning. Students assume the roles of historical characters to practice critical thinking, primary source analysis, and both written and spoken argument. Adopted by thousands of instructors at all types of institutions, Reacting to the Past games are flexible enough to be used across the curriculum, from first-year general education classes and discussion sections of lecture classes to capstone experiences and honors programs.

Greenwich Village 1913

Greenwich Village  1913
Author: Mary Jane Treacy
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2015-02-03
ISBN 10: 9780393938906
ISBN 13: 0393938905
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Greenwich Village 1913 Book Review:

A Norton original in the Reacting to the Past series, Greenwich Village, 1913 immerses students into the radical possibilities unlocked by the modern age.

All Night Party

All Night Party
Author: Andrea Barnet
Publsiher: Algonquin Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2004-01-03
ISBN 10: 1565127021
ISBN 13: 9781565127029
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All Night Party Book Review:

They were smart. Sassy. Daring. Exotic. Eclectic. Sexy. And influential. One could call them the first divas--and they ran absolutely wild. They were poets, actresses, singers, artists, journalists, publishers, baronesses, and benefactresses. They were thinkers and they were drinkers. They eschewed the social conventions expected of them--to be wives and mothers--and decided to live on their own terms. In the process, they became the voices of a new, fierce feminine spirit. There's Mina Loy, a modernist poet and much-photographed beauty who traveled in pivotal international art circles; blues divas Bessie Smith and Ethel Waters; Edna St. Vincent Millay, the lyric poet who, with her earthy charm and passion, embodied the '20s ideal of sexual daring; the avant-garde publishers Margaret Anderson and Jane Heap; and the wealthy hostesses of the salons, A'Lelia Walker and Mabel Dodge. Among the supporting cast are Emma Goldman, Isadora Duncan, Ma Rainey, Margaret Sanger, and Gertrude Stein. Andrea Barnet's fascinating accounts of the emotional and artistic lives of these women--together with rare black-and-white photographs, taken by photographers such as Berenice Abbott and Man Ray--capture the women in all their glory. This is a history of the early feminists who didn't set out to be feminists, a celebration of the rebellious women who paved the way for future generations.

Murder in Greenwich Village

Murder in Greenwich Village
Author: Liz Freeland
Publsiher: Kensington Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-06-01
ISBN 10: 1496714253
ISBN 13: 9781496714251
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Murder in Greenwich Village Book Review:

A year before World War I breaks out, the sidewalks of Manhattan are crowded with restless newcomers chasing the fabled American Dream, including a sharp-witted young woman who discovers a talent for investigating murder . . . New York City, 1913. Twenty-year-old Louise Faulk has fled Altoona, Pennsylvania, to start a life under dizzying lights. In a city of endless possibilities, it’s not long before the young ingénue befriends a witty aspiring model and makes a splash at the liveliest parties on the Upper East Side. But glitter fades to grit when Louise’s Greenwich Village apartment becomes the scene of a violent murder and a former suitor hustling for Tin Pan Alley fame hits front-page headlines as the prime suspect . . . Driven to investigate the crime, Louise finds herself stepping into the seediest corners of the burgeoning metropolis—where she soon discovers that failed dreams can turn dark and deadly . . .

The Fragile Bridge

The Fragile Bridge
Author: Steve Golin
Publsiher: Temple University Press
Total Pages: 305
Release: 1992-11
ISBN 10: 9781566390057
ISBN 13: 1566390052
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fragile Bridge Book Review:

In this full-length study of the 1913 Paterson silk strike, Steve Golin examines the creative collaboration between the silk workers, organizers from the Industrial Workers of the World, and Greenwich Village intellectuals. Although the strike was defeated, this alliance could become a model for the American left because it suggests the possibilities of connecting economic, political, and cultural struggles.Combining perspectives from labor history, social history, and intellectual history Golin argues that while the silk workers began the 1913 strike and controlled it themselves, the IWW helped them create institutions that supported the strike and reinforced its radically democratic character. The deadlock in Paterson dictated the need for a "bridge" to New York that was facilitated by a growing mutual trust between the Wobblies and intellectuals from Greenwich Village. At the height of the struggle, the IWW and the Village radicals joined the workers in presenting a powerful strike pageant in Madison Square Garden.The story of the 1913 silk strike is important because it challenges long-held conservative assumptions about labor history, including the elitist role of skilled workers, the bureaucratic function of union organization, and the irrelevance of intellectuals. Although the strikers were ultimately defeated, the strike's failure had more damaging consequences for the IWW and the intellectuals than for the workers themselves and Golin views this loss as a major turning point for the American left. Author note: Steve Golin is Professor of History at Bloomfield College in New Jersey.

Visionary Women

Visionary Women
Author: Andrea Barnet
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2018-03-13
ISBN 10: 0062310747
ISBN 13: 9780062310743
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Visionary Women Book Review:

A Finalist for the PEN/Bograd Weld Prize for Biography Four influential women we thought we knew well—Jane Jacobs, Rachel Carson, Jane Goodall, and Alice Waters—and how they spearheaded the modern progressive movement This is the story of four visionaries who profoundly shaped the world we live in today. Together, these women—linked not by friendship or field, but by their choice to break with convention—showed what one person speaking truth to power can do. Jane Jacobs fought for livable cities and strong communities; Rachel Carson warned us about poisoning the environment; Jane Goodall demonstrated the indelible kinship between humans and animals; and Alice Waters urged us to reconsider what and how we eat. With a keen eye for historical detail, Andrea Barnet traces the arc of each woman’s career and explores how their work collectively changed the course of history. While they hailed from different generations, Carson, Jacobs, Goodall, and Waters found their voices in the early sixties. At a time of enormous upheaval, all four stood as bulwarks against 1950s corporate culture and its war on nature. Consummate outsiders, each prevailed against powerful and mostly male adversaries while also anticipating the disaffections of the emerging counterculture. All told, their efforts ignited a transformative progressive movement while offering people a new way to think about the world and a more positive way of living in it.

Republic of Dreams

Republic of Dreams
Author: Ross Wetzsteon
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2007-11-01
ISBN 10: 1416589511
ISBN 13: 9781416589518
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Republic of Dreams Book Review:

If the twentieth century was the American century, it can be argued that it was more specifically the New York century, and Greenwich Village was the incubator of every important writer, artist, and political movement of the period. From the century's first decade through the era of beatniks and modern art in the 1950s and '60s, Greenwich Village was the destination for rebellious men and women who flocked there from all over the country to fulfill their artistic, political, and personal dreams. It has been called the most significant square mile in American cultural history, for it holds the story of the rise and fall of American socialism, women's suffrage, and the commercialization of the avant-garde. One Villager went so far as to say that "everything started in the Village except Prohibition," and in the 1940s, the young actress Lucille Ball said, "The Village is the greatest place in the world." What other community could claim a spectrum ranging from Henry James to Marlon Brando, from Marcel Duchamp to Bob Dylan, from Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney to Abbie Hoffman? The story of the Village is, in large part, the stories old Villagers have told new Villagers about former Villagers, and to tell its story is in large part to tell its legends. Republic of Dreams presents the remarkable, outrageous, often interrelated biographies of the giants of American journalism, poetry, drama, radical politics, and art who flocked to the Village for nearly half a century, among them Eugene O'Neill, whose plays were first produced by the Provincetown Players on Macdougal Street, for whom Edna St. Vincent Millay also wrote; Jackson Pollock, who moved to the Village from Wyoming in 1930 and was soon part of the group of 8th Street painters who would revolutionize Western painting; E. E. Cummings, who lived for years on Patchin Place, as did Djuna Barnes; Max Eastman, who edited the groundbreaking literary and political journal The Masses, which introduced Freud to the American public and also published Sherwood Anderson, Amy Lowell, Upton Sinclair, Maksim Gorky, and John Reed's reporting on the Russian Revolution. Republic of Dreams is beautifully researched, outspoken, wise, hip, exuberant, a monumental, definitive history that will endure for decades to come.

American Moderns

American Moderns
Author: Christine Stansell
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2009-12-06
ISBN 10: 0691142831
ISBN 13: 9780691142838
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Moderns Book Review:

In the early twentieth century, a brand of men and women moved to New York City. For them, the city's immigrant neighborhoods provided a place where the fancies and forms of a new America could be tested. This book tells the story of most famous of these neighborhoods, Greenwich Village, which became a symbol of social and intellectual freedom.

Inside Greenwich Village

Inside Greenwich Village
Author: Gerald W. McFarland
Publsiher: Liverpool University Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9781558495029
ISBN 13: 1558495029
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inside Greenwich Village Book Review:

A vibrant portrait of a celebrated urban enclave at the turn of the twentieth century.

Ten Days that Shook the World

Ten Days that Shook the World
Author: John Reed
Publsiher: Skyhorse
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2017-09-12
ISBN 10: 9781510716773
ISBN 13: 1510716777
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ten Days that Shook the World Book Review:

"This book is a slice of intensified history—history as I saw it.” So begins John Reed’s first-hand account of the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917. Much anticipated when it was published in 1919, Reed’s narrative remains as riveting today as when the events he describes were still reverberating throughout the world. Reed was hardly a disinterested observer, and his involvement in the Communist labor movement lends urgency and passion to his classic account. He vividly describes events in Petrograd in November 1917, when Vladimir Lenin and the Bolsheviks stormed the Winter Palace and seized the reins of power. Despite Reed’s personal leanings, which he made no attempt to hide, the book garnered praise from luminaries across the political spectrum. George F. Kennan, the American diplomat, and father of the policy of Soviet containment, said that “Reed’s account of the events of that time rises above every other contemporary record for its literary power, its penetration, its command of detail. It will be remembered when all others are forgotten." Reed was committed to telling the story of the Russian revolution as truthfully as possible. That the book was banned by Russian premier Josef Stalin is a testament to the author’s success in carrying out his mission. One hundred years after Russia and the world trembled, Ten Days that Shook the World brings alive the momentous events of 1917.

Greenwich Village 1920 1930

Greenwich Village  1920 1930
Author: Caroline Farrar Ware
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 496
Release: 1994-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780520085664
ISBN 13: 0520085663
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Greenwich Village 1920 1930 Book Review:

"Greenwich Village represents American social science during the interwar years at its best. It remains the best community study of New York, important both for its innovative method and for its substantive findings about intergroup relations in a pluralistic, open, and urban society--during a period of crisis and reform ferment."--Thomas Bender, New York University

Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin

Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin
Author: Marion Meade
Publsiher: Nan A. Talese
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-08-11
ISBN 10: 0385533012
ISBN 13: 9780385533010
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin Book Review:

In her exuberant new work, BOBBED HAIR AND BATHTUB GIN, Marion Meade presents a portrait of four extraordinary writers--Dorothy Parker, Zelda Fitzgerald, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Edna Ferber--whose loves, lives, and literary endeavors embodied the spirit of the 1920s. Capturing the jazz rhythms and desperate gaiety that defined the era, Meade gives us Parker, Fitzgerald, Millay, and Ferber, traces the intersections of their lives, and describes the men (F. Scott Fitzgerald, Edmund Wilson, Harold Ross, and Robert Benchley) who influenced them, loved them, and sometimes betrayed them. Here are the social and literary triumphs (Parker's Round Table witticisms appeared almost daily in the newspapers and Ferber and Millay won Pulitzer Prizes) and inevitably the penances each paid: crumbled love affairs, abortions, depression, lost beauty, nervous breakdowns, and finally, overdoses and even madness. These literary heroines did what they wanted, said what they thought, living wholly in the moment. They kicked open the door for twentieth-century women writers and set a new model for every woman trying to juggle the serious issues of economic independence, political power, and sexual freedom. Meade recreates the excitement, romance, and promise of the 1920s, a decade celebrated for cultural innovation--the birth of jazz, the beginning of modernism--and social and sexual liberation, bringing to light, as well, the anxiety and despair that lurked beneath the nonstop partying and outrageous behavior. A vibrant mixture of literary scholarship, social history, and scandal, BOBBED HAIR AND BATHTUB GIN is a rich evocation of a period that will forever intrigue and captivate us.

Murder in Midtown

Murder in Midtown
Author: Liz Freeland
Publsiher: Kensington Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-04-01
ISBN 10: 149671427X
ISBN 13: 9781496714275
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Murder in Midtown Book Review:

In 1913, while the women’s suffrage movement gains momentum in the nation’s capital, the thought of a woman joining the New York City police force is downright radical, even if recent transplant Louise Faulk has already solved a murder . . . Louise has finally gathered the courage to take the police civil service exam, but when she returns to her secretary job at the midtown publishing house of Van Hooten and McChesney, she’s shocked to find the offices smoldering from a deadly, early morning fire. Huddled on the sidewalk, her coworkers inform her that Guy Van Hooten’s body has been found in the charred ruins. Rumors of foul play are already circulating, and the firm’s surviving partner asks Louise to investigate the matter. Despite a number of possible suspects, the last person Louise expects to be arrested is Ogden McChesney, an old friend and mentor to her aunt Irene. Louise will have to search high and low, from the tenements in the Lower East Side to the very clouds above the tallest skyscrapers, to get to the bottom of an increasingly complex case . . .

Susan Glaspell

Susan Glaspell
Author: Linda Ben-Zvi
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 506
Release: 2005-04-28
ISBN 10: 0190283343
ISBN 13: 9780190283346
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Susan Glaspell Book Review:

"Venturesome feminist," historian Nancy Cott's term, perfectly describes Susan Glaspell (1876-1948), America's first important modern female playwright, winner of the 1931 Pulitzer Prize for drama, and one of the most respected novelists and short story writers of her time. In her life she explored uncharted regions and in her writing she created intrepid female characters who did the same. Born in Davenport, Iowa, just as America entered its second century, Glaspell took her cue from her pioneering grandparents as she sought to rekindle their spirit of adventure and purpose. A journalist by age eighteen, she worked her way through university as a reporter. In 1913 she and her husband, fellow Davenport iconoclast George Cram "Jig" Cook, joined the migration of writers from the Midwest to Greenwich Village, and were at the center of the first American avant-garde. Glaspell was a charter member of its important institutions--the Provincetown Players, the Liberal Club, Heterodoxy--and a close friend of John Reed, Mary Heaton Vorse, Max Eastman, Sinclair Lewis, and Eugene O'Neill. Her plays launched an indigenous American drama and addressed pressing topics such as women's suffrage, birth control, female sexuality, marriage equality, socialism, and pacifism. Although frail and ethereal, Glaspell was a determined rebel throughout her life, willing to speak out for those causes in which she believed and willing to risk societal approbation when she found love. At the age of thirty-five, she scandalized staid Davenport when she began an affair with then-married Jig Cook. After his death in Delphi, where they lived for two years, she began an eight-year relationship with a man seventeen years her junior. Youthful in appearance, she remained youthful and undaunted in spirit. "Out there--lies all that's not been touched--lies life that waits," Claire Archer says in The Verge, Glaspell's most experimental play. The biography of Susan Glaspell is the exciting story of her personal exploration of the same terrain.

Woman and Labour

Woman and Labour
Author: Olive Schreiner
Publsiher: Read Books Ltd
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2014-12-12
ISBN 10: 1473397154
ISBN 13: 9781473397156
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Woman and Labour Book Review:

Originally published in 1911, "Woman and Labour" is a landmark work of feminist literature that deals with historical and societal issues of the role of women and the differences between the sexes. Olive Schreiner (1855–1920) was a South African anti-war campaigner, intellectual, and author most famous for her highly-acclaimed novel “The Story of an African Farm” (1883), which deals with such issues as existential independence, agnosticism, individualism, and the empowerment of women. Other notable works by this author include: “Closer Union: a Letter on South African Union and the Principles of Government” (1909), and “Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland” (1897). Read & Co. History is proudly republishing this classic work now in a new edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.

Patriots Loyalists and Revolution in New York City 1775 1776

Patriots  Loyalists  and Revolution in New York City  1775 1776
Author: William Offutt
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2013-12-11
ISBN 10: 9780393937305
ISBN 13: 0393937305
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Patriots Loyalists and Revolution in New York City 1775 1776 Book Review:

Part of the Reacting to the Past series, Patriots, Loyalists, and Revolution in New York City animates the political and social chaos of the American Revolution.

Strange Bedfellows

Strange Bedfellows
Author: Steven Watson,BORAN
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 439
Release: 1991
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X001926013
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strange Bedfellows Book Review:

Providing portraits of the major characters in the avant-garde movement, and tracing the intertwining circles of avant-garde, the author examines the exchange of ideas that made possible important works in the arts

Suppressed Desires

Suppressed Desires
Author: George Cram Cook,Susan Glaspell
Publsiher: Baker's Plays
Total Pages: 24
Release: 1917
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Suppressed Desires Book Review:

The Threshold of Democracy

The Threshold of Democracy
Author: Mark C. Carnes,Josiah Ober
Publsiher: Longman
Total Pages: 118
Release: 2004-11
ISBN 10: 9780321333032
ISBN 13: 0321333039
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Threshold of Democracy Book Review:

Innovative and engaging, The Threshold of Democracy: Athens in 403 B.C. explores the intellectual dynamics of democracy by recreating the historical context that shaped its evolution. Part of the “Reacting to the Past” series, this text consists of elaborate games in which students are assigned roles, informed by classic texts, set in particular moments of intellectual and social ferment. Issues of the time are sorted out by a polity fractured into radical and moderate democrats, oligarchs, and Socratics, among others.

Sam Kramer

Sam Kramer
Author: Toni Greenbaum
Publsiher: Arnoldsche Verlagsanstalt GmbH
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 9783897905641
ISBN 13: 3897905647
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sam Kramer Book Review:

- A decisive chapter in American art jewelry- Author Toni Greenbaum captures Sam Kramer's spirit, intentions and humor- Previously unpublished photos of the mid-century New York art scene Despite being one of the most influential - and indeed most eccentric - of the American modernist jewelers, Sam Kramer (1913-1964) has received little recognition. His expressive, organic work and surreal workshop, located on West 8th Street in New York's Greenwich Village, paved the way for other mid-twentieth century metalsmiths, and for many more working today. Sam Kramer: Jeweler on the Edge investigates Kramer as both a seminal artist and a cult personality. Through lavish color photographs of rarely seen works as well as newly discovered archival material, the story of this unique individual is told against a backdrop of post-Second World War America, from the late 1940s to the early 1960s. Mirroring both the existential angst and quirky humor of the Beat Generation, Sam Kramer embodied the iconoclastic spirit of his era.