WorldCat Identities

Thomas, John L.

Overview
Works: 7 works in 66 publications in 1 language and 5,678 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Utopian fiction  Forecasts  Science fiction  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: E449, 813.4
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John L Thomas
Slavery attacked : the abolitionist crusade by John L Thomas( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 1,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The liberator, William Lloyd Garrison : a biography by John L Thomas( Book )

16 editions published between 1963 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author uses the turbulent career of Garrison to evoke the social, political and religious forces of the ante-bellum period. He shows how Garrison pursued the cause of abolition with vehemence and militance. Garrison's uncompromising stand personified the great strength and also weakness of radical reform
Alternative America : Henry George, Edward Bellamy, Henry Demarest Lloyd, and the adversary tradition by John L Thomas( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looking backward, 2000-1887 by Edward Bellamy( Book )

24 editions published between 1888 and 1978 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the America to which Julian West, a young Bostonian, awakens after more than a century of sleep. West's initial sense of wonder, his gradual acceptance of the new order and a new love, and Bellamy's wonderful prophetic inventions-electric lighting, shopping malls, credit cards, electronic broadcasting-ensured the mass popularity of this 1888 novel. But however rich in fantasy and romance, Looking Backward is a passionate attack on the social ills of nineteenth-century industrialism and a plea for social reform and moral renewal. In her introduction, Cecelia Tichi discusses how the novel echoes the anguish and hopes of its own age while it embodies a sustaining myth of the American literary tradition-that man's perfectibility is attainable in the New World
Abraham Lincoln and the American political tradition( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A country in the mind : Wallace Stegner, Bernard De Voto, history, and the American land by John L Thomas( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John L. Thomas details an intimate portrait of the intellectual friendship between two commanding figures of western letters and the early environmental movement - Wallace Stegner and Bernard DeVoto." "Drawing on their writings, personal correspondence, and dozens of articles from the pages of Harper's, where DeVoto was a columnist for years, Thomas places the two men in a vibrant American tradition, supporters of a national commons owned and cared for by all its citizens. The popular works of Wallace Stegner and Bernard DeVoto remain in print decades after they were first published, and, as Thomas makes clear in this illuminating account, their concern for the western environment continues to resonate today."--Jacket
Looking backward by Edward Bellamy( Book )

1 edition published in 1887 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Set in Boston on December 26, 2000, but written before the turn of the nineteenth century, this classic Utopian novel is more significant and relevant than ever with its reappearance this millennium. Addressing moral and material concerns of late nineteenth century industrial America through romantic narrative, Bellamy suggests a fictionalized society in which war, poverty, and malice do not exist
 
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Audience level: 0.31 (from 0.25 for Slavery at ... to 0.43 for Looking ba ...)

Alternative America : Henry George, Edward Bellamy, Henry Demarest Lloyd, and the adversary tradition
Languages
English (65)

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A country in the mind : Wallace Stegner, Bernard De Voto, history, and the American land