Sheila Rowbotham's Rebel Crossings tells the transatlantic story of six radical pioneers at the turn of the twentieth century. Radicalised by the rise of socialism, Helena Born, Miriam Daniell, Gertrude Dix, Robert Nicol and William Bailie cross the Atlantic dreaming of liberty and equality. All six are part of a wider historical search for self-fulfillment and an alternative to a cruelly competitive capitalism.
Rebel Crossings offers fascinating perspectives on the historical interaction of feminism, socialism, and anarchism and on the incipient consciousness of a new sense of self, so vital for women seeking emancipation.
In this blog post Sheila Rowbotham shares her experience of researching and writing the book. Rebel Crossings is 40% off until October 30th, along with all the other books on our Sheila Rowbotham bookshelf.
- Helen Tufts and Helena Born, 1986
In Age of Folly, legendary essayist, founding Editor of Lapham's Quarterly and the Editor Emeritus of Harper's documents the past 25 years of American military bluster that led the U.S. on a steady march to oligarchy—an era embodied by the rise of Donald Trump.
To celebrate the launch of Age of Folly, we present you Lewis Lapham’s most memorable essays over the course of his career, from his profile of Thelonious Monk to the essay that launched Lapham’s Quarterly in 2008.
In the preface from Age of Folly: America Abandons Its Democracy (40% off until October 30th), award-winning journalist and magazine editor Lewis H. Lapham introduces how the past 25 years of imperial adventure have laid waste to the principles of democracy. Donald Trump, he writes, is “undoubtedly a menace, but not a surprise,” as the United States has embraced Aristotle’s “prosperous fool" as a model for governance.