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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  David Thoreau Wieck  

Pen Name: None

Genre: History Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult; Young Adult;

Born: 1921 in St. Louis, Missouri

-- David Thoreau Wieck on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

The author spent his childhood in Southern Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

The author's mother (about who the book is written) was a labor organizer for the Progressive Mine Workers Union in southern Illinois. During World War II, he was jailed for almost 3 years for being a conscientous objector. After the war, he joined the editorial board of "Why?" which was later renamed "Resistance". He received a Ph.D.from Columbia in 1958 and began teaching at Rensselaer in Troy, New York. He taught philosophy and was a social anarachist theorist, well known in left wing intellectual circles.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Woman from Spillertown :
ISBN: 0809316196. OCLC Number: 22860471

Southern Illinois University Press,. .