Community Organizing and Social Movements

"To Serve a Larger Purpose"

Engagement for Democracy and the Transformation of Higher Education

Edited by John Saltmarsh and Matthew Hartley

How to return democracy to the heart of a university's mission

326 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 tables, 1 figure

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“A Road to Peace and Freedom”

The International Workers Order and the Struggle for Economic Justice and Civil Rights, 1930-1954

Robert M. Zecker

The history of the International Workers Order’s struggle to enact a social-democratic, racially egalitarian vision for America

384 pages | 6 x 9 | 14 halftones

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Against Capital in the Twenty-First Century

A Reader of Radical Undercurrents

Edited by John Asimakopoulos and Richard Gilman-Opalsky

A broad, nonsectarian collection of anti-capitalist thinking, featuring landmark contributions both classic and contemporary

358 pages | 6 x 9

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Against the Deportation Terror

Organizing for Immigrant Rights in the Twentieth Century

Rachel Ida Buff

Reveals the formerly little-known history of multiracial immigrant rights organizing in the United States

298 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 figures, 18 halftones, 1 map

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Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Round

The Pursuit of Racial Justice in the Rural South

Richard A. Couto

An examination of individuals who enacted change in the status, opportunities, and treatment of African Americans in the rural South

440 pages | 6 x 9 | 34 halftones

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Allies and Obstacles

Disability Activism and Parents of Children with Disabilities

Allison C. Carey, Pamela Block, and Richard K. Scotch

Addresses the nature and history of activism by parents of people with disabilities, and its complex relationship to activism by disabled leaders

348 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 tables

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Architectures of Revolt

The Cinematic City circa 1968

Edited by Mark Shiel

A groundbreaking exploration of how filmmaking, architecture, and urban planning shaped and were shaped by mass protest movements in and around 1968

262 pages | 6 x 9 | 34 halftones

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Are We the 99%?

The Occupy Movement, Feminism, and Intersectionality

Heather McKee Hurwitz

Intersectionality lessons for contemporary “big-tent” organizing

208 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 2 tables

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Asian American Connective Action in the Age of Social Media

Civic Engagement, Contested Issues, and Emerging Identities

James S. Lai

Examines how social media has changed the way Asian Americans participate in politics

224 pages | 6 x 9 | 10 tables, 8 figures, 11 halftones

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Becoming Entitled

Relief, Unemployment, and Reform during the Great Depression

Abigail Trollinger

Chronicles Americans’ shift in thinking about government social insurance programs during the Great Depression

232 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 1 table, 4 halftones

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Bernie Sanders and the Boundaries of Reform

Socialism in Burlington

W. J. Conroy

A reissued edition of a significant case study of the achievements and failures of Bernard Sanders’ radical administration in 1980s Burlington, VT

278 pages | 6 x 9

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Building the Urban Environment

Visions of the Organic City in the United States, Europe, and Latin America

Harold L. Platt

An international comparative study that considers how competing agents of change have interacted to build the urban environment

312 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 figure, 14 maps

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Challenging Beijing's Mandate of Heaven

Taiwan's Sunflower Movement and Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement

Ming-sho Ho

Analyzing the dynamics of two recent nonviolent, student-led protests in light of China’s growth and power

288 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 tables, 6 figures, 2 maps

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Citizenship and Governance in a Changing City

Somerville, MA

Susan Ostrander

How community influences contribute to civic and political engagement in a city undergoing rapid change

190 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 figures, 5 maps

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The Civil Rights Lobby

The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights and the Second Reconstruction

Shamira Gelbman

Investigates how minority group, labor, religious, and other organizations worked together to lobby for civil rights reform during the 1950s and ’60s

220 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 tables, 4 figures

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