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American Social and Political Movements of the 20th Century

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  1. Rethinking the Chicano Movement

    By Marc Simon Rodriguez

    Series: American Social and Political Movements of the 20th Century

    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...

    Published December 19th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Rethinking American Women's Activism

    By Annelise Orleck

    Series: American Social and Political Movements of the 20th Century

    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...

    Published September 26th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Rethinking the Gay and Lesbian Movement

    By Marc Stein

    Series: American Social and Political Movements of the 20th Century

    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...

    Published May 17th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Rethinking the Welfare Rights Movement

    By Premilla Nadasen

    Series: American Social and Political Movements of the 20th Century

    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...

    Published December 21st 2011 by Routledge

  5. Rethinking the Asian American Movement

    By Daryl Joji Maeda

    Series: American Social and Political Movements of the 20th Century

    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...

    Published October 27th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Rethinking the American Anti-War Movement

    By Simon Hall

    Series: American Social and Political Movements of the 20th Century

    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...

    Published October 27th 2011 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Rethinking the Black Freedom Movement
    By Yohuru R. Williams
    To Be Published July 31st 2015
  2. Rethinking the American Labor Movement
    By Elizabeth Faue
    To Be Published November 30th 2015

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