Dreamers of the American Dream Dreamers of the American Dream

Dreamers of the American Dream

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Visionaries, crackpots, fanatics, dreamers, suffragettes, temperance

workers, be-sloganned devotees of betterment in marriage,

religion, sex, alcohol, labor relations, penal codes & the treatment

of mental illness rub shoulders in a book which encompasses the

American dream of Utopia, sobriety & the pursuit of happiness.

The shouting & axe-swinging reformer, Carrie Nation, splintered

saloon mirrors. At Sherrill, NY, John Humphrey Noyes, founder

of the Putney Corporation of Perfectionists, fostered "complex

marriage"-an apt description, since fidelity & exclusiveness in

matrimony were frowned upon. Laura Bridgman, Louis Dwight,

Dorothea Dix, Susan B. Anthony & Mrs Stanton fought their

mercurial & protracted battles-usually in defense of the rights of

others: the deaf, the blind, the insane & the weaker sex. Holbrook's

summation of these prophets of Excelsior should interest anyone

with even a flickering interest in the history of the country & the

evolution of the society we know.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2021
December 14
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
402
Pages
PUBLISHER
Northwest Corner Books
SELLER
Ingram DV LLC
SIZE
3.3
MB

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