McReynolds had each one charted a special path throughout the political and social worlds of the yankee left. Deming, a feminist, journalist, and political activist with an abiding trust in nonviolence, have been an out lesbian because the age of 16. the 1st overtly homosexual guy to run for president of the USA, at the Socialist get together price tag, McReynolds was once additionally an established opponent of the Vietnam War—he used to be one of the first activists to publicly burn a draft card after this grew to become a felony—and pal to major activists and artists from Bayard Rustin to Quentin Crisp.
In this outstanding twin biography, the prize-winning historian Martin Duberman
reveals an essential historic milieu of activism, radical principles, and coming to phrases with homosexuality while the homosexual rights circulate used to be nonetheless in its nascent levels. With a forged of characters that comes with intellectuals, artists, and activists from the critic Edmund White and the author Mary McCarthy to the younger Alvin Ailey and Allen Ginsberg, A Saving Remnant is a superb fulfillment from certainly one of our most vital historians.
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