Direct Action

Direct Action

Protest and the Reinvention of American Radicalism

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From environmental activists chaining themselves to logging equipment and blockading nuclear plants to Global Justice protesters disrupting the World Trade Organization summit to Black Lives Matter shutting down freeways, direct action protest has been a defining feature of radical activism in the United States over the last 40 years. Here is a compact history that draws connections between movements that are often seen in isolation, and unearths the often surprising origins of strategies that have become indispensable to today's rebels.
No other book has surveyed post-60s left activism with such breadth, but propelled by dozens of interviews with movement-makers, this swift history is pithy, engaging, and engrossing. This is a book for anyone who has not given up on dissent, protest, and social change.
Publisher: London : Verso Books, 2017
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781784784096
Branch Call Number: History 306.097 Hau


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