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Thomas, John L.

Overview
Works: 9 works in 75 publications in 1 language and 5,685 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Utopian fiction  History  Science fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Time-travel fiction  Forecasts  Novels  Fantasy fiction  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: E449, 813.4
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John L Thomas
The liberator, William Lloyd Garrison : a biography by John L Thomas( Book )

17 editions published between 1963 and 2005 in English and held by 1,405 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
Slavery attacked : the abolitionist crusade by John L Thomas( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

27 editions published between 1888 and 1978 in English and held by 1,018 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
Alternative America : Henry George, Edward Bellamy, Henry Demarest Lloyd, and the adversary tradition by John L Thomas( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham Lincoln and the American political tradition( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 584 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
The American Catholic family by John L Thomas( Book )

8 editions published between 1956 and 1980 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Great republic : a history of the American people by Bernard Bailyn( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looking backward by Edward Bellamy( Book )

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

Two thousand, A.D. First published in 1888, Looking Backward was one of the most popular novels of its day. Translated into more than 20 languages, its utopian fantasy influenced such thinkers as John Dewey, Thorstein Veblen, Eugene V. Debs, and Norman Thomas. Writing from a 19th century perspective and poignantly critical of his own time, Bellamy advanced a remarkable vision of the future, including such daring predictions as the existence of radio, television, motion pictures, credit cards, and covered pedestrian malls. On the surface, the novel is the story of time-traveler Julian West, a young Bostonian who is put into a hypnotic sleep in the late 19th century, and awakens in the year 2000 in a socialist utopia. In conversations with the doctor who awakened him, he discovers a brilliantly realized vision of an ideal future, one that seemed unthinkable in his own century. Crime, war, personal animosity, and want are nonexistent. Equality of the sexes is a fact of life. In short, a messianic state of brotherly love is in effect. Entertaining, stimulating, and thought-provoking, Looking Backward, with its ingenious plot and appealing socialism, is a provocative study of human society as it is and as it might be
 
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Alternative America : Henry George, Edward Bellamy, Henry Demarest Lloyd, and the adversary tradition
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A country in the mind : Wallace Stegner, Bernard De Voto, history, and the American landThe Great republic : a history of the American people
Languages
English (75)