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David Thoreau Wieck

Born: 1921 in St. Louis, Missouri
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: The author spent his childhood in Southern Illinois.

Biography: 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.


Primary Literary Genre(s): History; Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers; Young adult readers

David Thoreau Wieck on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Woman from Spillertown :
ISBN: 0809316196 OCLC: 22860471

Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale : ©1992.