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American Social and Political Movements of the 20th Century


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Rethinking the American Environmental Movement post-1945

Rethinking the American Environmental Movement post-1945

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Ellen Griffith Spears
April 01, 2019

In the period after World War II, urbanization, technological developments, and the specter of the emerging Cold War started to remold human relationships with the environment. New scientific developments in nuclear weapons, medicine, urban living, and food culture all contributed to people...

Rethinking the Struggle for Puerto Rican Rights

Rethinking the Struggle for Puerto Rican Rights

1st Edition

Lorrin R Thomas, Aldo A Lauria Santiago
September 24, 2018

Rethinking the Struggle for Puerto Rican Rights offers a reexamination of the history of Puerto Ricans’ political and social activism in the United States in the twentieth century. Authors Lorrin Thomas and Aldo A. Lauria Santiago survey the ways in which Puerto Ricans worked within the United...

Rethinking the American Antinuclear Movement

Rethinking the American Antinuclear Movement

1st Edition

Paul Rubinson
February 02, 2018

The massive movement against nuclear weapons began with the invention of the atomic bomb in 1945 and lasted throughout the Cold War. Antinuclear protesters of all sorts mobilized in defiance of the move toward nuclear defense in the wake of the Cold War. They influenced U.S. politics,...

Rethinking the American Prison Movement

Rethinking the American Prison Movement

1st Edition

Dan Berger, Toussaint Losier
October 26, 2017

Rethinking the American Prison Movement provides a short, accessible overview of the transformational and ongoing struggles against America’s prison system. Dan Berger and Toussaint Losier show that prisoners have used strikes, lawsuits, uprisings, writings, and diverse coalitions with free-world...

Rethinking the American Labor Movement

Rethinking the American Labor Movement

1st Edition

Elizabeth Faue
May 03, 2017

Rethinking the American Labor Movement tells the story of the various groups and incidents that make up what we think of as the "labor movement." While the efforts of the American labor force towards greater wealth parity have been rife with contention, the struggle has embraced a broad vision of a...

Rethinking the Black Freedom Movement

Rethinking the Black Freedom Movement

1st Edition

Yohuru Williams
November 18, 2015

The African American struggle for civil rights in the twentieth century is one of the most important stories in American history. With all the information available, however, it is easy for even the most enthusiastic reader to be overwhelmed. In Rethinking the Black Freedom Movement, Yohuru...

Rethinking the Chicano Movement

Rethinking the Chicano Movement

1st Edition

Marc Simon Rodriguez
December 09, 2014

In the 1960s and 1970s, an energetic new social movement emerged among Mexican Americans. Fighting for civil rights and celebrating a distinct ethnic identity, the Chicano Movement had a lasting impact on the United States, from desegregation to bilingual education. Rethinking the Chicano Movement...

Rethinking American Women's Activism

Rethinking American Women's Activism

1st Edition

Annelise Orleck
September 26, 2014

In this enthralling narrative, Annelise Orleck chronicles the history of the American women's movement from the nineteenth century to the present. Starting with an incisive introduction that calls for a reconceptualization of American feminist history to encompass multiple streams of women's...

Rethinking the Gay and Lesbian Movement

Rethinking the Gay and Lesbian Movement

1st Edition

Marc Stein
May 17, 2012

Rethinking the Gay and Lesbian Movement provides a new narrative history of U.S. gay and lesbian activism, drawing on primary research in the field and the best scholarship on the history of the gay and lesbian movement. Focusing on four decades of social, cultural, and political change in the...

Rethinking the Welfare Rights Movement

Rethinking the Welfare Rights Movement

1st Edition

Premilla Nadasen
December 21, 2011

The welfare rights movement was an interracial protest movement of poor women on AFDC who demanded reform of welfare policy, greater respect and dignity, and financial support to properly raise and care for their children. In short, they pushed for a right to welfare. Lasting from the early 1960s...

Rethinking the Asian American Movement

Rethinking the Asian American Movement

1st Edition

Daryl Joji Maeda
October 27, 2011

Although it is one of the least-known social movements of the 1960s and 1970s, the Asian American movement drew upon some of the most powerful currents of the era, and had a wide-ranging impact on the political landscape of Asian America, and more generally, the United States. Using the racial...

Rethinking the American Anti-War Movement

Rethinking the American Anti-War Movement

1st Edition

Simon Hall
October 27, 2011

Between 1965 and 1973, hundreds of thousands of ordinary Americans participated in one of the most remarkable and significant people's movements in American history. Through marches, rallies, draft resistance, teach-ins, civil disobedience, and non-violent demonstrations at both the national and...

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