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Rebels and Renegades
A Chronology of Social and Political Dissent in the United States

ISBN 9780415936392
Published October 11, 2002 by Routledge
368 Pages 42 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

Rebels and Renegades examines 350 years of history through the eyes of the uncompromising. Presented in nine clearly written chronological chapters, this comprehensive reference covers the major events and personalities in the history of extremism in the U.S. Besides chronicling the event itself, entries, ranging from 500 to 1000 words, include background information and historic effects. In addition to the chronology, sidebars highlight historical, biographical, cultural, and ethical aspects of the story, tying the past to the present. Topics include the influence of radical idea on the mainstream, the role of violence in radicalism, and the evolving relationship between radicals and the media. An extensive appendix of excerpts, transcripts, and full source documents round out the work.

To see the Introduction, a list of detailed contents, a generous selection of sample pages, and more, visit the Rebels and Renegades website.



Neil Hamilton is a Professor of History at Spring Hill College in Mobile, AL. He is a major contributor to the Atlas of the Baby Boom Generation. He is also the author of the ABC-CLIO Companion to the 1960's Counter-culture in America and Founders of the Modern Nations.


"Lively chapters... Its chronological approach, readability, and inclusion of extremists from both Left and Right make it a useful and unusual work... Recommended. General readers and undergraduates." -- Choice
"There doesn't seem to be any single reference book that is as extensive as this one... A wide-ranging, exceptional addition to the study of American radicalism and social dissent. Recommended for large public libraries, high school libraries, and college libraries." -- Reference & User Services Quarterly
"Broad in scope... It is well-written and comprehensive and clearly illustrates how radicals and extremists have challenged and altered the status quo. This volume is appropriate for high school, public, and academic libraries." -- Booklist/RBB
"A one-stop resource about radicals and radical movements." -- Library Journal