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Rebel against injustice : the life of Frank P. O'Hare, Peter H. Buckingham

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Rebel against injustice : the life of Frank P. O'Hare
Title
Rebel against injustice
Title remainder
the life of Frank P. O'Hare
Statement of responsibility
Peter H. Buckingham
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Rebel against Injustice, a carefully crafted biography of Frank P. O'Hare (1877-1960), socialist, political activist, editor, and husband of prominent radical Kate Richards O'Hare, is the first study of a much-neglected but important figure of the American Left whose contributions are often referred to, in passing, in many other works
  • Abandoned by his father at the age of four, O'Hare grew up in the Kerry Patch slum of St. Louis. Although he began his career in business, O'Hare turned to socialism with the sublime dream of bringing about a better world. While attending a school for Socialist organizers, he met Kate Richards, and the young couple forged a personal and professional partnership. Settling in Oklahoma, the O'Hares helped build a strong grassroots movement through grueling lecture tours and colorful camp meetings
  • In 1911, Frank, his wife, and their four children moved to St. Louis, where they transformed the National Rip-Saw into a popular Socialist monthly magazine. It was there that Frank found his niche as a Socialist impresario, editing the writings and arranging the tours of his "stars," Kate O'Hare and Eugene Debs
  • A series of calamities, including the breakup of his marriage, brought Frank O'Hare near the edge of despair in the mid-1920s. Divorcing and remarrying, he made a new life in St. Louis. Plunging back into radical activism, he worked for the Federated Press syndicate. During the last twenty years of his life, O'Hare wrote for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, worked as a business consultant, and continued his involvement as a community activist in St. Louis
  • Although Frank O'Hare has long been dismissed as a lost soul without Kate Richards O'Hare, Rebel against Injustice shows that he continued to be a presence in St. Louis and never stopped his fight against injustice. In 1958, a Teamster newspaper referred to O'Hare as "one of the truly great men of St. Louis - possibly the ONLY one."
  • "Rebel against Injustice, a carefully crafted biography of Frank P. O'Hare (1877-1960), socialist, political activist, editor, and husband of prominent radical Kate Richards O'Hare, is the first study of a much-neglected but important figure of the American Left whose contributions are often referred to, in passing, in many other works. Abandoned by his father at the age of four, O'Hare grew up in the Kerry Patch slum of St. Louis. Although he began his career in business, O'Hare turned to socialism with the sublime dream of bringing about a better world. While attending a school for Socialist organizers, he met Kate Richards, and the young couple forged a personal and professional partnership. Settling in Oklahoma, the O'Hares helped build a strong grassroots movement through grueling lecture tours and colorful camp meetings. In 1911, Frank, his wife, and their four children moved to St. Louis, where they transformed the National Rip-Saw into a popular Socialist monthly magazine. It was there that Frank found his niche as a Socialist impresario, editing the writings and arranging the tours of his "stars," Kate O'Hare and Eugene Debs. A series of calamities, including the breakup of his marriage, brought Frank O'Hare near the edge of despair in the mid-1920s. Divorcing and remarrying, he made a new life in St. Louis. Plunging back into radical activism, he worked for the Federated Press syndicate. During the last twenty years of his life, O'Hare wrote for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, worked as a business consultant, and continued his involvement as a community activist in St. Louis. Although Frank O'Hare has long been dismissed as a lost soul without Kate Richards O'Hare, Rebel against Injustice shows that he continued to be a presence in St. Louis and never stopped his fight against injustice. In 1958, a Teamster newspaper referred to O'Hare as "one of the truly great men of St. Louis--possibly the ONLY one." Based upon a close study of the largely untapped Frank P. O'Hare papers, this well-written biography will enlighten readers about the organizational choices behind the success of American Socialism, while shedding new light on the lives and activities of many prominent American radicals."--Publishers website
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
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Buckingham, Peter H.
Dewey number
  • 335/.0092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HX84.O39
LC item number
B83 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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University of Missouri Press
Series statement
Missouri biography series
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  • Socialists
  • O'Hare, Frank P
  • O'Hare, Frank P
  • Biographie
Label
Rebel against injustice : the life of Frank P. O'Hare, Peter H. Buckingham
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • "A Tragic Four Years," 1921-1924
  • 6.
  • Hard Times, 1925-1940
  • 7.
  • Gadfly and Sage, 1941-1960
  • 1.
  • The Making of a Socialist, 1877-1902
  • 2.
  • Missionary Career, 1902-1911
  • 3.
  • Editorial Career, 1911-1917
  • 4.
  • Family Martyrdom, 1917-1920
Control code
33983254
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 276 pages
Isbn
9780826210555
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95053146
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)33983254
Label
Rebel against injustice : the life of Frank P. O'Hare, Peter H. Buckingham
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • "A Tragic Four Years," 1921-1924
  • 6.
  • Hard Times, 1925-1940
  • 7.
  • Gadfly and Sage, 1941-1960
  • 1.
  • The Making of a Socialist, 1877-1902
  • 2.
  • Missionary Career, 1902-1911
  • 3.
  • Editorial Career, 1911-1917
  • 4.
  • Family Martyrdom, 1917-1920
Control code
33983254
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 276 pages
Isbn
9780826210555
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95053146
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)33983254

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