Working Americans 1880-2016 Volume VII: Social Movements
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Working Americans 1880-2016
Volume VII: Social Movements
Second Edition

Pub. Date: November 2016
Hardcover: 600 pages
ISBN: 978-1-68217-104-2
Price: $150.00
EBook ISBN: 978-1-68217-105-9 EBook Vendors

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Working Americans 1880-2016, Volume VII: Social Movements explores how Americans sought and fought for change from the 1880s to the present time. This updated edition adds new coverage of Occupy Wall Street, the Tea Party, and Black Lives Matter. With coverage of child welfare, civil rights, religion, freedom of the press, women's rights, health, and the environment, this remarkable volume highlights how regular people took a stand to fight for what they believed in.

Following the format of previous volumes in the Working Americans series, the text examines the lives of 38 individuals who have worked—often behind the scenes—to bring about change. Issues include topics as diverse as the Anti-smoking movement of 1901 to efforts by Native Americans to reassert their long lost rights. Along the way, the book will profile individuals brave enough to demand suffrage for Kansas women in 1912 or demand an end to lynching during a march on Washington in 1923.

Each profile is enriched with real data on Income & Job Descriptions, Selected Prices of the Times, Annual Incomes & Budgets, Life at Work, Life at Home, Life in the Community, along with News Features, Key Events, and Illustrations. The depth of information contained in each profile allows the user to explore the private, financial and public lives of these subjects, deepening our understanding of how calls for change took place in our society.

Working Americans 1880-2016 Volume VII: Social Movements is so much more, however, than simply a list of social issues in America. It’s a window into how Americans think, act, react and get motivated. Fighting for change is the American way, from immigrants struggling to find work, to same sex couples struggling for the right to marry. The right to protest is one of the distinguishing factors that sets this country apart from many others around the world.

Already a staple in many high school, public, and college libraries, our Working Americans series puts Americans under the microscope in order to encourage those living today to feel a strong connection with the past. Working Americans, 1880-2016, Vol. VII: Social Movements adds another dimension to this essential collection by illustrating that “every-day” Americans have historically felt compelled to act upon issues important to their lives. Students have always learned about the great social leaders throughout our history, but this book offers a new look, at the ordinary citizen involved in making his or her community and nation a better place through social movement. Our hope is that it will not only help connect the people of today with their heritage, but that it will also inspire its readers to become involved in social movements that are relevant to their own lives. A must-purchase for the reference collections of high school libraries, public libraries and academic libraries.

Additional Volumes:
Working Americans 1880-2012 Volume I: The Working Class, Second Edition
Working Americans 1880-1999 Volume II: The Middle Class
Working Americans 1880-1999 Volume III: The Upper Class
Working Americans 1880-1999 Volume IV: Their Children
Working Americans 1880-2015 Volume V: Americans At War
Working Americans 1880-2015 Volume VI: Women at Work
Working Americans 1880-2007 Volume VIII: Immigrants, Second Edition
Working Americans 1770-1869 Volume IX: From the Revolutionary War to the Civil War
Working Americans 1880-2009 Volume X: Sports & Recration
Working Americans 1880-2010 Volume XI: Inventors & Entrepreneurs
Working Americans 1880-2011 Volume XII: Our History through Music
Working Americans 1880-2012 Volume XIII: Educators & Education

Pub. Date: November 2016
Hardcover: 600 pages
ISBN: 978-1-68217-104-2
Price: $150.00
EBook ISBN: 978-1-68217-105-9 EBook Vendors

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