Most people outside of the art world view art as something that is
foreign to their experiences and everyday lives. A People’s Art
History of the United States places art history squarely in the
rough–and–tumble of politics, social struggles, and the fight for
justice from the colonial era through the present day.
Author and radical
artist Nicolas Lampert combines historical sweep with detailed
examinations of individual artists and works in a politically charged
narrative that spans the conquest of the Americas, the American
Revolution, slavery and abolition, western expansion, the suffragette
movement and feminism, civil rights movements, environmental
movements, LGBT movements, antiglobalization movements, contemporary
antiwar movements, and beyond.
A People’s Art
History of the United States introduces us to key works of
American radical art alongside dramatic retellings of the histories
that inspired them. Stylishly illustrated with over two hundred
images, this book is nothing less than an alternative education for
anyone interested in the powerful role that art plays in our society.