Ralph Young’s Dissent: The History of an American Idea Shortlisted for The Ralph Waldo Emerson Award

Temple history professor and GenEd instructor Ralph Young’s book Dissent: The History of an American Idea is one of five titles released in 2015 to be shortlisted for The Ralph Waldo Emerson Award. Established in 1960, The Ralph Waldo Emerson Award honors scholarly studies that contribute significantly to interpretations of the intellectual and cultural condition of humanity, including works in the fields of history, philosophy and religion as well as such fields as anthropology and the social sciences. Other shortlisted titles include Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railway by Eric Foner. The Temple University GenEd course Dissent in America was designed, and is regularly taught by Dr. Young.

For additional details, visit https://www.pbk.org/web/PBK_Member/Calendar/Book_Awards_2016.aspx.