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Davin, Eric Leif

Works: 13 works in 42 publications in 1 language and 1,984 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Biography  Fiction 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works about Eric Leif Davin
Most widely held works by Eric Leif Davin
Crucible of freedom : workers' democracy in the industrial heartland, 1914-1960 by Eric Leif Davin( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book explores the relationship between democracy and industrialization in United States history. Over the course of the 1930s, the political center almost disappeared as the Democratic New Deal became the litmus test of class, with blue-collar workers providing its bedrock of support while white-collar workers and those in the upper-income levels opposed it. By 1948 the class cleavage in American politics was as pronounced as in many of the Western European centuries - such as France, Italy, Germany, or Britain - with which we usually associate class politics." "Working people created a new America in the 1930s and 1940s that was a fundamental departure from the feudalistic and hierarchical America that existed before. They won the political rights of American citizenship that had been previously denied them. They democratized labor-capital relations and gained more economic security than they had ever known. They obtained more economic opportunity for themselves and their children than they had ever known and they created a respect for ethnic workers, which had not previously existed. In the process, class politics redefined the political agenda of America as - for the first time in American history - the political universe polarized along class lines. Eric Leif Davin explores the meaning of the New Deal political mobilization by ordinary people by examining the changes it brought to the local, county, and state levels in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, and Pennsylvania as a whole."--Jacket
Pioneers of wonder : conversations with the founders of science fiction by Eric Leif Davin( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Through detailed research and exclusive interviews, Eric Leif Davin takes readers back to the 1920s and 1930s, when Hugo Gernsback, the "father of science fiction," founded the world's first science fiction magazine, Amazing Stories. Davin recaptures the "sense of wonder" that the early science fiction stories inspired in the minds of its first avid fans."--Jacket
Radicals in power : the New Left experience in office by Eric Leif Davin( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our memory of Sixties New Left radicals often evokes marches in the streets, battles with the police, or urban bombings. However, the New Left was a multi-faceted movement, with diverse tendencies. One of these tendencies promoted electoral as the way to change America. In every city that was a center of New Left activism, this "Electoral New Left" entered the political arena. A surprisingly large number of these New Left radicals were elected to office: City Council, Mayor, State Senate, even the U.S. Senate. Once in office, they persisted and prevailed. Cities and places we think of today as eternally liberal - Berkeley, Madison, Ann Arbor, even the state of Vermont - were, deeply conservative and deeply Republican before the triumphs of the local Electoral New Left. These "Radicals in Power," however, brought about a lasting political realignment in their locales, and embodied the vision of a better future that was at the heart of all New Left activism. However, the accomplishments of the Electoral New Left, even its very existence, are almost completely unexplored. Historians of the social and political movements of the Sixties have focused on anti-Vietnam War protest movements, or on the Revolutionary New Left. Radicals in Power corrects that oversight and, in doing so, rewrites the history of the Sixties and the New Left. Based on interviews with the elected New Left radicals in each of their cities, Davin details the birth and evolution of a local and regional progressive politics that has, heretofore, been overlooked. -- Book cover
The fantastic Civil War( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected Edmond Hamilton by Edmond Hamilton( Book )

in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blue collar democracy : ethnic workers and class politics in Pittsburgh's Steel Valley, 1914-1948 by Eric Leif Davin( )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pioneers in wonder : conversations with science fiction founders by Eric Leif Davin( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The littlest New Deal : SWOC takes power in Steeltown : a possibility of radicalism in the 1930's by Eric Leif Davin( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Picket line and ballot box : the forgotten legacy of the local labor part movement 1932-1936 by Eric Leif Davin( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Pioneers of wonder : conversations with the founders of science fiction by Eric Leif Davin( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[This book invites you to] join [the author] on a ... journey back in time when imaginative young writers speculated about ray guns, hairy submen, and seemingly impossible scientific feats such as space flight to the moon and human organ transplantation. These "pioneers of wonder" describe in their own words how they unwittingly created a new kind of fiction that many decades later would become one of the most amazingly successful literary and film genres of all time.-Back cover
The desperate and the dead by Eric Leif Davin( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pirates and Zombies against the Demons of Hell. The infamous pirate, Blackbeard made a pact with Satan to turn pirates into zombies and unleash the demons of Hell upon the world through human sacrifice. Only the pirate captain, Bartholomew Roberts and the beautiful pirate, Anne Bonny can stop Blackbeard and his demon hordes at the very mouth of Hell
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Crucible of freedom : workers' democracy in the industrial heartland, 1914-1960
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Pioneers of wonder : conversations with the founders of science fictionThe collected Edmond Hamilton