Maurice Isserman, Hamilton College, "The Rucksack Revolution: Mountaineering and American Culture, 1945-1963"

Event Date: 

Friday, February 5, 2016 - 1:00pm

Event Location: 

  • 4041 Humanities and Social Science Building

Maurice Isserman writes pathbreaking books on the American left - and on mountaineering. In the latter category are Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes (2008, with Stewart Weaver); and Continental Divide: A History of American Mountaineering (2016). In the former can be found Which Side Were You On? The American Communist Party During the Second World War (1982); If I Had a Hammer: The Death of the Old Left and the Birth of the New Left (1987); America Divided: The Civil War of the 1960s (2000, with Michael Kazin); and The Other American: The Life of Michael Harrington (2000).

A chapter from Professor Isserman's new book on American mountaineering can be found here:  /sites/