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Maurice Isserman, “The Rucksack Revolution: Mountaineering and American Culture, 1945-1963”

February 5, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Maurice Isserman writes pathbreaking books on the American left – and on mountaineering. In the latter category are Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes(2008, with Stewart Weaver); and Continental Divide: A History of American Mountaineering (2016). In the former can be found Which Side Were You On? The American Communist Party During the Second World War (1982); If I Had a Hammer: The Death of the Old Left and the Birth of the New Left (1987); America Divided: The Civil War of the 1960s (2000, with Michael Kazin); and The Other American: The Life of Michael Harrington (2000).


A chapter from Professor Isserman’s new book on American mountaineering can be found here:  /sites/secure.lsit.ucsb.edu.hist.d7_labor/files/sitefiles/ContinentalDivide-Ch6.pdf


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