Craig Calhoun, "The Roots of Radicalism: Tradition, the Public Sphere, and Early Nineteenth-Century Social Movements"
English | ISBN: 0226090841 | 2012 | 416 pages | PDF | 29 MB
The story of the rise of radicalism in the early nineteenth century has often been simplified into a fable about progressive social change. The diverse social movements of the era-religious, political, regional, national, antislavery, and protemperance-are presented as mere strands in a unified tapestry of labor and democratic mobilization. Taking aim at this flawed view of radicalism as simply the extreme end of a single dimension of progress, Craig Calhoun emphasizes the coexistence of different kinds of radicalism, their tensions, and their implications.