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Last Updated: Sep 13, 2010
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Rebels and renegades : a chronology of social and political dissent in the United States
Call Number: REF HN90.R3 H354 2002
Presented in nine chronological chapters, the major movements, events, and personalities in the 350-year history of extremism in the United States make lively reading for students and teachers alike. The entries range from 500 to 1000 words, include detailed descriptions of key movements, people and events. Sidebars throughout highlight historical, biographical, cultural, and ethical aspects of these stories, tying the past to the present. Topics include the influence of radical ideas on the mainstream, the role of violence in radicalism, and the evolving relationship between radicals and the media.
Protest, power, and change : an encyclopedia of nonviolent action from ACT-UP to women's suffrage
Call Number: REF HM278 .P76 1997
Covers tactics, leaders, and famous actions From Solidarity's passive/aggressive faceoff with communism to the courageous sit-ins and marches of the Civil Rights Movement, here is the first systematic survey of peaceful confrontations between the forces for the status quo and the forces for change. All the important events, tactics, and leaders are covered: Women's suffrage, blockades, IRA hunger strikes, monkey wrenching, Charter 77, the Clamshell Alliance, Rosa Parks, Leo Tolstoy, Martin Luther King, Lech Walesa, and many more.
Leaders from the 1960s : a biographical sourcebook of American activism
Call Number: REF HN64.Z95 L42 1994x
The throngs at Woodstock, Jane Fonda in Hanoi, "I Have a Dream," burning draft cards, fire in the streets--these images of the 1960s are still very much alive today. What happened to the people and principles that dominated that decade? Which leaders from those turbulent years had the most lasting effect on our lives today? How well have the principles for which those leaders fought so strongly withstood the test of time? This thought-provoking biographical dictionary allows the reader to study the leaders, both conservative and liberal, their ideals, and their enduring influence.
American social leaders and activists
Call Number: REF HV27 .H345 2002
American Social Leaders and Activists features more than 250 entries on important American activists and social leaders from Colonial times to the present. This A-to-Z biographical dictionary is composed of entries of men and women who have been at the forefront of social reform.
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