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It Started in Wisconsin

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Informationen zum Autor MARI JO BUHLE is Emeritus Professor of History and American Civilization at Brown University. Her books in... Lire la suite
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Informationen zum Autor MARI JO BUHLE is Emeritus Professor of History and American Civilization at Brown University. Her books include Women and American Socialism. PAUL BUHLE! formerly a Senior Lecturer at Brown University! produces radical comics. He founded the SDS journal Radical America and the archive Oral History of the American Left and! with Mari Jo Buhle! is coeditor of the Encyclopedia of the American Left. They live in Madison. Klappentext First-hand account of the largest pro-labor mass mobilization in modern American history. "[A] collection of stories from those that participated in one of the most inspiring movements to erupt in the US heartland in decades. Those stories provide the observer from afar with a fairly universal and nuanced look at the daily lives of those involved in organizing, occupying, reporting and otherwise participating in those weeks of popular democracy. Interspersed between the tales of the workers, students, farmers and other protesters are a number of photographs and comics. The inclusion of these graphics truly enhances the overall effect ... .worthwhile and provocative."--Ron Jacobs, "Counterpunch" "These essays delve into the historical, political, and ideological underpinnings of the 2011 events. [L]ater chapters are meatier, with events set against the backdrop of early-20th-century Wisconsin progressive politics when Governor Robert 'Fighting Bob' LaFollette began the crusade against the dominance of corporate America (at that time, railroads) over government. The book exposes how that same dominance continues today. [W]ill help readers, regardless of their own stance, to understand much of what's at stake in the country's current labor and political battles."--Carol J. Elsen, "Library Journal" "Midwest pride of place animates much of the writing, along with awareness of Wisconsin's progressive history, the global context for the Madison protests and a genuine outrage that transcends the particular grievances of public sector union members. If anything, Walker has reawakened a dormant spirit of solidarity. The harvest of the extremism he sowed may be his own undoing."--David Luhrssen, "Express Milwaukee" "Convey[s] some deeper understanding and offer[s] important lessons valuable for struggles to come ... will stand as a future reference point for those wishing to get some later handle on what happened in the 'Badger State.' Importantly, several of the key essays provide a deeper backdrop for an understanding of what happened. The ma Zusammenfassung First-hand account of the largest pro-labor mass mobilization in modern American history. ...

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First-hand account of the largest pro-labor mass mobilization in modern American history.



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First-hand account of the largest pro-labor mass mobilization in modern American history.

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Titre: It Started in Wisconsin
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Code EAN: 9781844678884
ISBN: 978-1-84467-888-4
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Verso Books
Genre: Sciences politiques
nombre de pages: 160
Poids: 254g
Taille: H216mm x B141mm x T18mm
Année: 2012