Om Radical Walking Tours of New York City
Traditional walking tours of New York enshrine the wealthy and war heroes by emphasizing what theyve left behind. Rarely seen are those buried in their wakethose who fought the power, pushing for a better world. In Radical Walking Tours of New York Bruce Kayton leads us to monuments of those other heroes. Through Kaytons lens, the history of all hitherto existing neighborhoods is the history of class struggles, civil rights battles, and labor movements; these twelve tours provide as many exciting, provocative, and educational afternoons. You can visit, for instance, Emma Goldmans long-time home in the East Village, Langston Hughess house in Harlem, the site of Mabel Dodges salon o the apartment in which John Reed worked on Ten Days That Shook the World, and the site of Margaret Sangers first birth control clinic. From Battery Park to Harlem, from the Lower East Side to Central Park, Bruce Kaytons tours provide a new perspective on the history of both New York City and American radicalism.