Suggested Reading List


  1. The Populist Moment: A Short History of the Agrarian Revolt in America by Lawrence Goodwyn
  2. The Dorr Warr: The Constitutional Struggle in Rhode Island by Arthur May Morwry
  3. American Scripture: Making the Declaration of Independence by Pauline Maier
  4. Taming Democracy: “The People,” the Founders, and the Troubled Ending of the American Revolution by Terry Bouton
  5. The Municipal Revolution in America: Origins of Modern Urban Government, 1650-1825 by Jon C. Teaford
  6. All on Fire: William Lloyd Garrison and the Abolition of Slavery by Henry Mayer


  1. The Birth of Territory by Stuart Elden
  2. Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation by Silvia Federici
  3. The Political Theory of American Local Government by Anwar Syed
  4. What is Property? by Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
  5. The Magna Carta Manifesto by Peter Linebaugh


  1. The Origins of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind by Julian Jaynes
    * good review and summation here
  2. Crowds and Power by Elias Canetti
  3. Revolution of Everyday Life by Raoul Vaneigem


  1. The Spirit of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More than Human World by David Abram
  2. Debt: The First 5,000 Years by David Graeber
  3. How Forests Think: Toward and Anthropology beyond the Human by Eduardo Kohn
  4. Plant Intelligence and the Imaginal Realm: Into the Dreaming of Earth by Stephen Harrod Buhner
  5. The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation by David Brion Davis


All on Fire cover


The Dorr War Cover