Individual Author Record
Name: David Thoreau WieckPen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT C:YA History Non-Fiction Born: 1921 in St. Louis, Missouri Sites:
Illinois ConnectionThe author spent his childhood in Southern Illinois.
Biographical and Professional InformationThe author's mother (about who the book is written) was a labor organizer for the Progressive Mine Workers Union in southern Illinois. During World War II, he was jailed for almost 3 years for being a conscientous objector. After the war, he joined the editorial board of "Why?" which was later renamed "Resistance". He received a Ph.D.from Columbia in 1958 and began teaching at Rensselaer in Troy, New York. He taught philosophy and was a social anarachist theorist, well known in left wing intellectual circles.
''Woman From Spillertown: A Memoir of Agnes Burns Wieck'', SIU Press, 1991