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On Display at Clarkston: 2017

A guide for the content of Georgia State Unierversity's Perimeter College Clarkston Library's bulletin board displays.

January 2017

Web Pages about Protest

The 1936 - 37 Flint, Michigan Sit-Down Strike

A detailed account of the 1936-37 sitdown at Flint's General Motors plant, a labor action that gave the United Auto Workers their power, and made unions more powerful for the working person.
Eileen H. Kramer

ERA Coalitionbr> ERA Coalition

he Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) is a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution that would expressly prohibit discrimination against girls and women on the basis of sex... he ERA was passed by Congress in 1972: “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States of by any state on account of sex.” By the time the deadline for state ratification ended in 1982, 35 states had ratified the amendment, just three states short of the number needed to put the ERA into the Constitution.

National Abortion Rights Action League
NARAL Pro-Choice America
NARAL Pro-Choice America
We are made up of pro-choice women and men across the United States. Together, we're protecting and expanding reproductive freedom.

How the ProChoice Movement Saved
The Wrath of Angels

National Right to Life
National Right to Life
National Right to Life carries out its lifesaving mission by promoting respect for the worth and dignity of every individual human being, born or unborn, including unborn children from their beginning; those newly born; persons with disabilities; older people; and other vulnerable people, especially those who cannot defend themselves. Our areas of concern include abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, assisted suicide, and the killing of unborn children for their stem cells.
about/mission/ is a News and media channel amplifying the voices of the global 99%. We use news, analyses, music, video, photography and graphics to heighten awareness and inspire engagement for social, economic and environmental justice.

Society -- Labor -- Issues -- Minimum Wage

A collection of curated links to oraganizations that work both to raise the minimum wage and keep it from rising.
Eileen H. Kramer

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Social Movements
Free Spaces
Making Things Happen

Protest is Patriotic Protest is not only patriotic, it is the warp and woof if the fabric of American democracy. This display presents a variety of protest movements, some historical, some current, some well known, and some of which deserve to be remembered. It also features materials on the mechanics and history of protest.

Before the 1960's

Baker, Jean H. Votes for Women: The Struggle for Suffrage Revisited.
Oxford University Press, 2002.
JK1896 .V67 2002
In Votes For Women, Jean H. Baker has assembled an impressive collection of new scholarship on the struggle of American women for the suffrage. Each of the eleven essays illuminates some aspect of the long battle that lasted from the 1850s to the passage of the suffrage amendment in 1920.

Dray, Philip. There is Power in a Union: The Epic Story of Labor in America.
Doubleday, 2010.
HD6508 .D73 2010
From an award-winning historian, a stirring (and timely) narrative history of American labor from the dawn of the industrial age to the present day.

Evans, Sara M., and Harry C. Boyte. Free Spaces: The Soures of Democratic Chainge in America.
University of Chicago Press, 1992.
HN57 .E9 1992
In Free Spaces, Sara M. Evans and Harry C. Boyte argue for a new understanding of the foundations for democratic politics by analyzing the settings in which people learn to participate in democracy.

Hamilton, Neil A. Rebels and Renegades: A Chronology of Social and Political Dissent in the United States.
Routledge, 2002.
HN90.R3 H354 2002
Rebels and Renegades examines 350 years of history through the eyes of the uncompromising. Presented in nine clearly written chronological chapters, this comprehensive reference covers the major events and personalities in the history of extremism in the U.S. Besides chronicling the event itself, entries, ranging from 500 to 1000 words, include background information and historic effects. In addition to the chronology, sidebars highlight historical, biographical, cultural, and ethical aspects of the story, tying the past to the present.

Hill, Jeff. Women’s Suffrage.
Omnigraphics, 2006.
JK1896 .H54 2006
Examines the history of the women's suffrage movement and its impact on American life and society. Features include narrative overview, biographical profiles, primary source documents, detailed chronology, and annotated sources for further study.

Honey, Michael K. Black Workers Remember: An Oral History of Segregation, Unionism, and the Freedom Struggle.
University of California Press, 1999.
HD8081.A65 H66 1999
The labor of black workers has been crucial to economic development in the United States. Yet because of racism and segregation, their contribution remains largely unknown. Spanning the 1930s to the present, Black Workers Remember tells the hidden history of African American workers in their own words.

Lowenstein, Frank, Sheryl Lechner, and Erik A. Brunn. Voices of Protest: Documents of Courage and Dissent.
Black Dog & Leventhan Publishers, 2007.
JC328.3 .V65 2007
his eye-opening collection of documents ranging from the pre-Christian era to the present explores the undeniable power of social, political, and religious dissent throughout history and around the world.

Black Workers Remember  From the People Who Brought You the Weekend

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Lynskey, Dorian. 33 Revolutions per Minute: A History of Protest Songs from Billie Holiday to Green Day.
Ecco, 2011.
ML3780 .L97 2011
Dorian Lynskey is one of the most prominent music critics writing today. With 33 Revolutions Per Minute, he offers an engrossing, insightful, and wonderfully researched history of protest music in the twentieth century and beyond. From Billie Holiday and Woodie Guthrie to Bob Dylan and the Clash to Green Day and Rage Against the Machine, 33 Revolutions Per Minute is a moving and fascinating portrait of a century of popular music that tried to change the world.

McCarthy, Timothy Patrick, and John Stauffer. Prophets of Protest: Reconsidering the History of American Abolitionism.
W.W. Norton, 2006.
E441 .P96 2006
Prophets of Protest, the first collection of writings on abolitionism in more than a generation, draws on an immense new body of research in African American studies, literature, art history, film, law, women’s studies, and other disciplines. The book incorporates new thinking on such topics as the role of early black newspapers, antislavery poetry, and abolitionists in film and provides new perspectives on familiar figures such as Sojourner Truth, Louisa May Alcott, Frederick Douglass, and John Brown.

Murolo, Priscilla, and A.B. Chitty. From the Folks who Brought you the Weekend: A Short, Illustrated, History of Labor in the United States.
Norton, 2001.
HD8066 .M86 2001
rom the Folks Who Brought You the Weekend is the first comprehensive look at American history through the prism of working people. From indentured servants and slaves in the seventeenth-century Chesapeake to high-tech workers in contemporary Silicon Valley, the book [puts](sic) a human face on the people, places, events, and social conditions that have shaped the evolution of organized labor.

Phull, Hardeep. Story Behind the Protest Song: A Reference Guide to the 50 Songs that Changed the 20th Century.
Greenwood Press, 2008.
ML3551.5 .P58 2008
This indispensable guide tackles it all: the behind-the-scenes stories of the most influential protest songs in American popular culture, examining the subjects they address, the legacy they left, and the fabric of the songs themselves.

Spruill, Marjorie Julian. One Woman One Vote: Rediscovering the Woman Suffrage Movement.
NewSage Press, 1995.
JK1896 .O54 1995
The companion book to the PBS documentary by the same name, this anthology is the most comprehensive collection of writings--contemporary and historical--on the woman suffrage movement in America.

Stevens Doris, and Carol O’Hare. Jailed for Freedom: American Women Win the Vote.
NewSage Press, 1995.
K1901 .S85 1995
firsthand account of the National Woman’s Party, which organized and fought a fierce battle for passage of the 19th Amendment. The suffragists endured hunger strikes, forced feedings, and jail terms. First written in 1920 by Doris Stevens, this version was edited by Carol O’Hare. Includes an introduction by Smithsonian curator Edith Mayo, along with appendices, an index, historic photos, and illustrations.

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The 1960's, The Decade of Change

Alinsky, Saul David. Reveille for Radicals.
Vintage Books, 1989.
HN90.R3 A657 1989
Saul Alinsky explains his current views on political activism in a new introduction to his classic study of radical thought and methodology.

Ayers, William. Fugitive Days: Memoirs of an Antiwar Activist.
Beacon Press, 2009.
HN90.R3 A96 2009
Famous 1960s radical Bill Ayers shares details of a decade spent living underground, from his days on the "ten most wanted" list to his part in breaking Timothy Leary out of jail.

Berger, Peter L., and Richard John Neuhaus. Movements and Revolution.
Anchor Books, 1970.
HN65 .B45
Our hope that people with significantly different political perspectives can work together has emerged from agreement and co-operation on real issues, not simply from theoretical speculation.
Berger, Peter L., and Richard John Neuhaus. "Preface." MMovement and Revolution, Anchor Books, 1970, pp. 7-9.

Burns, Stewart. Social Movements of the 1960s: Searching for Democracy.
Twayne Publishers, 1990.
HN59 .B97 1990
Examines the student-oriented New Left, the anti-Vietnam War protests, and the feminist and black freedom movements.

Chepsuik, Ron. Sixties Radicals, Then and Now: Candid Conversations with those who Shaped the Era.
Mcfarland & Co., 1995.
HN90.R3 C48 199
artly through their leadership, a generation was awakened by the call for a counterculture. That generation is now responsible for the same social and political structures they so adamantly, and sometimes violently, opposed. How did the sixties affect the counterculture leaders? And what are they doing now?

Connery, Robert H., and U.S. Academcy of Political Science. Urban Riots: Violence and Social Change.
Acadmey of Political Science, 1968.
HN58 .U7
The title raises numerous questions: What is a riot? When does it become a rebellion or an insurrection? What is violence? When does an act cease to be nonviolent? What is social change?
Source: Connery, Robert H. "Preface." Proceedings of the Academy of Political Science, vol. 29 no. 1, 1968, pp. iii-iv. JSTOR, Accessed 2 Jan. 2017.

Reveille for Radicals  The Spirit of the Sixties

Farrell, James J. Spirit of the Sixties: Making Postwar Radicalism.
Routledge, 1997.
HN59 .F35 1997
The Spirit of the Sixties explains how and why the personal became political when Sixties activists confronted the institutions of American postwar culture.

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Garvy, Helen. Rebels with a Cause: A Collective Memoir of the Hopes, Rebellions, and Repression of the 1960s.
Shire Press, 2007.
HN90.R3 G37 2007
Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) was the largest and most active student organization of the 1960s and the spearhead of the opposition to the war in Vietnam -- but it was also far more than that, including involvement with the civil rights movement, community organizing, and the women's movement. Through interviews with SDS activists, this book captures the thoughts and actions of people involved in that turbulent decade that changed America.

Hoffman, Merle. Intimate Wars: The Life and Times of the Woman who Brought Abortion from the Back Alley to the Board Room.
Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 2012.
HQ767.5.U5 H64 2012
Throughout her years of campaigning, Hoffman's commitment to creating a place of safety and comfort for the tens of thousands of patients who have relied upon her clinic, CHOICES Women's Medical center, has made her a thorn in the side of the pro-life movement and an inspiration to her fellow feminists. Intimate Wars is the story of a warrior who never hesitated to enter battle and risk her life for the fundamental right for women to govern their own bodies.

Page, Cristina. How the Pro-Choice Movement Saved America: Freedom, Politics, and the War on Sex.
Basic Books, 2006.
HQ767.5.U5 P34 2006
n the tradition of Backlash and The Morning After, and in a political climate where Roe v. Wade is in serious jeopardy, a young activist reveals that the Pro-Life Movement’s real agenda is a war on contraception, family planning, and sexual freedom.

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The 1970's and Beyond

Berger, Dan, Chesa Boudin, and Kenyon Farrow. Letters from Young Activists: Today’s Rebels Speak Out.
Nation, 2005.
HN59.2 .L48 2005
In letters addressed to their parents, to past generations, to each other, to the youth of tomorrow and to their future selves, each author articulates his or her vision for the world as they work towards racial, economic, gender, environmental and global justice.

Berry, Mary Frances. Why ERA Failed: Politics, Women’s Rights, and the Amending Process of the Constitution.
Indiana University Press, 1986.
KF4758 .B45 1986
erry concludes that ERA approval was problematic at best and defeat predictable. Supporters did too little of what is required for ratification of a substantive proposal too late. Furthermore, the large number of state ratifications gained was deceptive. Support was eroding instead of increasing in the final stages of the campaign.

Bobo, Kimberly A., Jackie Kendall, and Steve Max. Organizing for Social Change: A Manual for Activists in the 90’s.
Seven Locks Press, 1991.
JC328.3 .B63 1991
At Last, Here Is A Comprehensive Manual For Grassroots Organizers Working For Social, Political, Environmental, And Economic Change At The Local, State, And National Levels.

Carville, James, and Jeff Nussbaum. Had Enough? A Handbook for Fighting Back.
Simon & Schuster, 2003.
JK1764 .C373 2003
The political consultant offers a roadmap for freeing the country from influence peddling, war mongering, tax cutting, hypocritical right-wing policies and politicians, and outlines the solutions for progressive Americans.

Davidson, Chandler, and Bernard Grofman. Quiet Revolution in the South: The Impact of theVoting Rights Act 1965-1990.
Princeton University Press, 1994.
JK1929.A2 Q54 1994
his work is the first systematic attempt to measure the impact of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, commonly regarded as the most effective civil rights legislation of the century. Marshaling a wealth of detailed evidence, the contributors to this volume show how blacks and Mexican Americans in the South, along with the Justice Department, have used the act and the U.S. Constitution to overcome the resistance of white officials to minority mobilization.

Epstein, Barbara Leslie. Political and Cultural Revolution: Nonviolent Direct Action in the 1970s and 1980s.
University of California Press, 1991.
HN90.R3 E67 1991
From her perspective as both participant and observer, Barbara Epstein examines the nonviolent direct action movement which, inspired by the civil rights movement, flourished in the United States from the mid-seventies to the mid-eighties.

Formisano, Ronald P. The Tea Party: A Brief History.
Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.
JK2391.T43 F67 2012
The Tea Party burst on the national political scene in 2009-2010, powered by right-wing grassroots passion and Astroturf big money. Its effect on electoral politics and the political process is undeniable, but the message, aims, and staying power of the loosely organized groups seem less clear. In this concise book, American political historian Ronald P. Formisano probes the remarkable rise of the Tea Party movement during a time of economic crisis and cultural change and examines its powerful impact on American politics.

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Jacobs, Karrie, and Steven Heller. Angry Graphics: Protest Posters of the Reagan/Bush Era.
Peregrine Smith Books, 1992.
E169.12 .H45 1992
Sniping with graphics rather than guns, politically conscious artists post their feelings, often late at night and armed only with wheat paste and heartfelt dedication.

Risen, James, and Judy Thomas. Wrath of Angels: The American Abortion War.
Basic Books, 1998.
HQ767.15 .R57 1998
Above all, the twenty-five-year war over abortion has been responsible for the most significant social phenomenon of our times--the political and cultural mobilization of Evangelical America. Furthermore, it has served as the lightning rod for the most intense and prolonged debate on the issue of separation of church and state since the founding of the nation.Now for the first time, in a compelling and very human narrative, Wrath of Angels traces the rise and fall of the American anti-abortion movement and reveals its critical role in the creation of the Religious Right.

Singular, Stephen. The Wichita Divide: The Murder of Dr. George Tiller, the Battle Over Abortion and the new American Civil War.
St. Martins Press, 2011.
HQ767.5.U5 S545 2011
It's a war of violently opposing ideologies, encompassing abortion, but also questions of privacy, sexuality, and religion. It's being fought in our nation's courtrooms, at school and churches, on television sets, at our dinner tables, and in our bedrooms. And more and more, the key battlegrounds are in Kansas, once home to Brown vs. Board of Education and some of the bloodiest conflicts of the Civil War. This is a gripping look at a cold-blooded terrorist action, two men representing opposite ideological extremes, and the region where those violent forces clash.

Solomon, Marc, and Patrick Duval. Winning Marriage: The Inside Story of How Same-Sex Couples Took on the Politicians and Pundits – And Won.
ForEdge, 2014.
HQ1034.U5 S65 2014
In Winning Marriage Marc Solomon, a veteran leader in the movement for marriage equality, gives the reader a seat at the strategy-setting and decision-making table in the campaign to win and protect the freedom to marry.

Taylor, Astra. Occupy! Scenes from Occupied America.
Verso, 2011.
HN59.2 .O23 2011
Explores the history of the Occupy Wall Street movement, offering first-hand accounts of its early days and examining protesters' goals and demands.

Occupy This  Political Protest and Cultural Revolution

Wilson, Joshua C. The Street Politics of Abortion; Speech, Violence, and America’s Culture Wars.
Stanford University Press, 2013.
HQ767.5.U5 W56 2013
Picking up the story in the contentious decades that followed Roe, The Street Politics of Abortion is the first book to consider the rise and fall of clinic-front protests through the 1980s and 1990s, the most visible and contentious period in U.S. reproductive politics.

Winters, Michael Sean. God’s Right Hand: How Jerry Falwell Made God a Republican, and Baptized the American Right.
HarperOne, 2012.
BR115.P7 W56 2012
He describes Falwell's "I Love America" rallies of the 1970s, and how the founding of the Moral Majority in 1979 catapulted Falwell into the political arena and made him a household name. And he brings to life a man with sincere beliefs and enthusiasm for his work--a lightning rod who enraged the left with his polarizing tactics, but whose political cooperation prompted fundamentalist Bob Jones, Jr., to famously call him "the most dangerous man in America.

Wolfe, Joan. Making Things Happen: How to be an Effective Volunteer.
Island Press, 1991.
HN90.V64 W64 1991
Making Things Happen teaches volunteers the basic skills they need to make a stronger impact.

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