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American Social and Political Movements of the 20th Century


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Rethinking the Gay and Lesbian Movement

Rethinking the Gay and Lesbian Movement

2nd Edition

Forthcoming

By Marc Stein
August 30, 2022

Now in its second edition, Rethinking the Gay and Lesbian Movement provides an accessible overview of an important and transformational struggle for social change, highlighting key individuals and events, influential groups and organizations, major successes and failures, and the movement’s lasting...

Rethinking American Women's Activism

Rethinking American Women's Activism

2nd Edition

Forthcoming

By Annelise Orleck
July 14, 2022

Rethinking American Women's Activism traces intersecting streams of feminist activism from the nineteenth century to the present. This enthralling narrative brings to life an array of women activists from the abolition, suffrage, labor, consumer, civil rights, welfare rights, farm workers’, and ...

Rethinking the American Animal Rights Movement

Rethinking the American Animal Rights Movement

1st Edition

By Emily Patterson-Kane, Michael P. Allen, Jennifer Eadie
February 25, 2022

Along with Civil Rights and Women’s liberation, Animal Rights became one of leading social moments of the twentieth century. This book critically reviews all principal contributions to the American animal rights debate by activists, campaigners, academics, and lawyers, while placing animal rights ...

Rethinking the American Environmental Movement post-1945

Rethinking the American Environmental Movement post-1945

1st Edition

By Ellen Spears
July 15, 2019

Rethinking the American Environmental Movement post-1945 turns a fresh interpretive lens on the past, drawing on a wide range of new histories of environmental activism to analyze the actions of those who created the movement and those who tried to thwart them. Concentrating on the decades since ...

Rethinking the Struggle for Puerto Rican Rights

Rethinking the Struggle for Puerto Rican Rights

1st Edition

By 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

By 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

By 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

By 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

By 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

By 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

By 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

By 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 ...

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