The Fight for Fifteen The fight for a higher minimum wage has become the biggest national labor story in decades. Beginning in November 2012, strikes by fast food workers spread across the country, landing in Seattle in May 2013. Within a year, Seattle had adopted a $15 minimum wage the highest in the United States without a bloody political battle.
The Revolution Will Not be Microwaved In our system of globalized food commodities, convenience replaces quality and a connection to the source of our food. It is food as pure corporate commodity. We all deserve much better than that. The author profiles grassroots activists who are taking on Big Food, creating meaningful alternatives, and challenging the way many Americans think about food.
Poor People's Movements The authors examine, in this provocative study, four protest movements of lower-class groups in 20th century America: -- The mobilization of the unemployed during the Great Depression that gave rise to the Workers' Alliance of America -- The industrial strikes that resulted in the formation of the CIO -- The Southern Civil Rights Movement -- The movement of welfare recipients led by the National Welfare Rights Organization.
The Civil Rights Movement In this compelling introduction, William T. Martin Riches analyses the way African Americans developed a mass movement after World War II and overthrew state-enforced racial segregation despite fierce resistance from whites. Riches emphasises how the movement influenced others seeking justice in America, and evaluates the coalitions formed to preserve gains threatened by the rise of the New Right.
The Suffragettes Some of the people and events are well-known, but Marlow has gone beyond the obvious, particularly beyond London, to show us the ordinary women - middle and working-class, who had the breathtaking courage to stand up and be counted - or just as likely hectored, or pelted with eggs. These women were clever and determined, knew the power of humour and surprise and exhibited 'unladylike' passion and bravery.
The Rights of Man One of the most influential writers and reformers of his age, Thomas Paine successfully publicized the issues of his time in pamphlets that clearly and persuasively argued for political independence and social reform. Rights of Man, his greatest and most widely read work, is considered a classic statement of faith in democracy and egalitarianism.
Civil Rights Movement 1954-1968 Through a collection of original source documents and the words of those who lived through the era, Civil Rights Movement gives insight into the historic background and significant events of the struggle for equal rights. Professor Mitch Yamasaki examines the context of the movement, and carefully selected materials highlight the history and the legal, political, social, and cultural effects of desegregation, white resistance,
The Women's Suffrage Movement This book is an overview of the struggle for women to gain the vote in Great Britain and explores who the women were that formed and led or became members of the women's suffrage movement.
This Changes Everything: Occupy Wall Street and the 99% Movement. They named the core issue of our time: the overwhelming power of Wall Street and large corporations. But the movement goes far beyond this critique. This Changes Everything shows how the movement is shifting the way people view themselves and the world, the kind of society they believe is possible, and their own involvement in creating a society that works for the 99% rather than just the 1%
The Maker Movement Manifesto: Rules for Innovation in the New World of Crafters, Hackers, and Tinkerers You can create the next breakthrough innovation. A revolution is under way. But it's not about tearing down the old guard. It's about building, it's about creating, it's about breathing life into groundbreaking new ideas. It's called the Maker Movement, and it's changing the world.