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The Resource Dissent : the history of an American idea, Ralph Young

Dissent : the history of an American idea, Ralph Young

Label
Dissent : the history of an American idea
Title
Dissent
Title remainder
the history of an American idea
Statement of responsibility
Ralph Young
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The History of an American Idea examines the key role dissent has played in shaping the United States. It focuses on those who, from colonial days to the present, dissented against the ruling paradigm of their time: from the Puritan Anne Hutchinson and Native American chief Powhatan in the seventeenth century, to the Occupy and Tea Party movements in the twenty-first century. The emphasis is on the way Americans, celebrated figures and anonymous ordinary citizens, responded to what they saw as the injustices that prevented them from fully experiencing their vision of America. At its founding the United States committed itself to lofty ideals. When the promise of those ideals was not fully realized by all Americans, many protested and demanded that the United States live up to its promise. Women fought for equal rights; abolitionists sought to destroy slavery; workers organized unions; Indians resisted white encroachment on their land; radicals angrily demanded an end to the dominance of the moneyed interests; civil rights protesters marched to end segregation; antiwar activists took to the streets to protest the nation's wars; and reactionaries, conservatives, and traditionalists in each decade struggled to turn back the clock to a simpler, more secure time. Some dissenters are celebrated heroes of American history, while others are ordinary people: frequently overlooked, but whose stories show that change is often accomplished through grassroots activism. The United States is a nation founded on the promise and power of dissent. In this comprehensive volume, Ralph Young shows us its history
Summary
Examines the key role dissent has played in shaping the United States, focusing on those who, from colonial times to the present, dissented against the ruling paradigm of their time, responding to what they saw as the injustices that prevented them from fully experiencing their vision of America
Writing style
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10414295
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Young, Ralph F
Dewey number
303.48/40973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Hutchinson, Anne
  • Powhatan
  • Hutchinson, Anne
  • Powhatan
  • Dissenters
  • Protest movements
  • Social reformers
  • United States
  • United States
  • Dissenters
  • Politics and government
  • Protest movements
  • Social conditions
  • Social reformers
  • United States
  • Dissenters
  • Protest movements
  • Social reformers
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the history of an American idea
Label
Dissent : the history of an American idea, Ralph Young
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 549-581) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Dissent and America -- The "free aire of a new world" -- Dissent in an age of reason -- Revolution -- Discord in the new republic -- Slavery and its discontents -- Reformers and dissidents -- Expansion and conflict -- Dissent imperils the union -- A nation divides -- Liberation and suppression -- Protest and conflict in the West -- Workers of the world unite! -- The new Manifest Destiny -- Progressives and radicals -- Making the world safe for democracy -- Traditionalism collides with modernism -- A new deal for America -- The good war? -- Dissent in an age of conformity -- Civil rights: An American revolution -- Make love, not war -- Mobilization and backlash -- A new age of dissent -- The arc of dissent
Control code
ocn893452379
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 603 pages
Isbn
9781479806652
Lccn
2014040999
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)893452379
Label
Dissent : the history of an American idea, Ralph Young
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 549-581) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Dissent and America -- The "free aire of a new world" -- Dissent in an age of reason -- Revolution -- Discord in the new republic -- Slavery and its discontents -- Reformers and dissidents -- Expansion and conflict -- Dissent imperils the union -- A nation divides -- Liberation and suppression -- Protest and conflict in the West -- Workers of the world unite! -- The new Manifest Destiny -- Progressives and radicals -- Making the world safe for democracy -- Traditionalism collides with modernism -- A new deal for America -- The good war? -- Dissent in an age of conformity -- Civil rights: An American revolution -- Make love, not war -- Mobilization and backlash -- A new age of dissent -- The arc of dissent
Control code
ocn893452379
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 603 pages
Isbn
9781479806652
Lccn
2014040999
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)893452379

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