Michael Harrington

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General Information

Name: Michael Harrington

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction, Other;

Born: 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri

Deceased: 1989 in New York City, New York

Illinois Connection

Mr. Harrington attended the University of Chicago where he recieved an MA in English Literature before attending Yale Law School.

Biographical and Professional Information

As a young man, his interest in left-wing politics and Catholicism led him to Dorothy Day's Catholic Worker movement. He became editor of the Catholic Worker from 1951-1953. In 1960, he became editor of New America, the newspaper of the Socialist-Social Democratic Federation.

His book, The Other America influenced the Johnson adminstrations war on poverty. In the 1970's, he formed the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee of which he was a leader till his death.

Published Works

The Other America: Poverty in the United States, Scribner (latest edition), 1997

Socialism: Past and Future, Ardcade Publishing, 2011

Socialism, Bantam Books, 1973

The Twilight of Capitalism, Simon and Schuster, 1977

Long Distance Runner: An Autobiography, Holt, 1988

Taking Sides, Henry Holt and Company, 1988

Fragments of the Century, Touchstone, 1977

The Next Left: A History of the Future, Holt, 1988

The Politics at God's Funeral: The Spiritual Journey of Western Civilization, Holt, 1983

The Vast Majority: A Journery to the World's Poor, Simon and Schuster, 1978

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

The Other America: Poverty in the United States

ISBN: 068482678X
Release Date: 1997-08-01

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Socialism: Past and Future

ISBN: 1611453356
Release Date: 2011-11-01

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ISBN: 0553109073
Release Date: 1973-09

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Taking Sides

ISBN: 0030044294
Release Date: 1988-05

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Fragments of the Century

ISBN: 0671226533
Release Date: 1977-03-15

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The Politics at God's Funeral: The Spiritual Crisis of Western Civilization

ISBN: 0030621526
Release Date: 1983-10

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The Vast Majority: A Journey to the World's Poor

ISBN: 0671244078
Release Date: 1978-09

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Literary Awards

External Links

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