Scott Nearing focused on the future, and his writings are startlingly fresh and applicable today. During his 100-year life (1883-1983) he wrote more than 50 books and monographs about vital social issues. For the first time, this reader offers rare material from Nearing's private library and other difficult-to-find books, pamphlets, debates, and the transcript of his trial (he was the only pacifist acquitted of government charges during World War I). This collection of maverick thought contains select excerpts from Nearing's pioneering works, including United World, Woman and Social Progress, Democracy Is Not Enough, Social Religion, War, and Black America.
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Steve Sherman is the author of eighteen books. He lives in Hancock, NH.From Publishers Weekly:
Many associate Scott Nearing (1883-1983) only with the back-to-the-land movement ( Living the Good Life , The Maple Sugar Book ). But as this collection attests, at an earlier period he was a leading radical, a pacifist and prolific writer on economics, labor and poverty. Sherman ( ABC's of Library Promotion ) here presents selections from Nearing's books and pamphlets and quotes from his debates with Clarence Darrow and Bertrand Russell and from his battles with the U.S. Government. Nearing was the only pacifist acquitted in World War I trials; included is a transcript of his defense. The first piece in this reader, written in 1911, is an eloquent attack on child labor; Nearing was outspoken on the side of workers, seeking economic justice for all. He is shown championing civil and women's rights, urging a united world and universal brotherhood. This collection, spanning 63 years, is an eminently worthwhile footnote to social history. Photos.
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Book Description Scarecrow Press, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110810821443