For All the People: Uncovering the Hidden History of Cooperation, Cooperative Movements, and Communalism in America

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6.0 X 9.0 X 1.5 inches | 1.8 pounds

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About the Author

John Curl is the author of Ancient American Poets, History of Work Cooperation in America, Memories of Drop City, and seven books of poetry. He has been a member of Heartwood Cooperative Woodshop for more than 30 years. He lives in Berkeley, California. Ishmael Reed is a novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, and National Book Award nominee. He is also a publisher and editor of numerous anthologies and magazines as well as a teacher and lecturer. He lives in San Francisco.


"It is indeed inspiring, in the face of all the misguided praise of 'the market, ' to be reminded by John Curl's new book of the noble history of cooperative work in the United States." --Howard Zinn, on previous edition
"New generations of readers will find this a fascinating account, and aging co-opers like myself will understand better what we did, what we tried to do, where we succeeded, and where we failed. Get this book and read it." --Paul Buhle, coeditor, Encyclopedia of the American Left
"Written with integrity, intelligence, passion, and commitment, For All the People draws on deep experience and, if we read it well, provides a road map to the future." --Malcolm Margolin, author, The Ohlone Way
"The self-destroying machine of industrial consumer capitalism lurches toward its collapse, and those who come after will need the information and inspiration in this marvelously detailed book." --Ernest Callenbach, author, Ecotopia and Ecotopia Emerging