A History of Hope: When Americans Have Dared to Dream of a Better Future

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Palgrave Macmillan, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 347 pages
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This book chronicles American history through the stories of the individuals and movements that dreamed of a better future and then took action to make that dream a reality, arguing that the much heralded American spirit was not born as a gift of our founding, but was forged through our adversity and triumphs. From colonial revolutionaries to abolitionists, labor organizers to suffragists, progressives to civil rights activists, it was individuals and movements who dared to go against the American majority that both guarded and created our best national self.
 

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Fraser (history and education, Northeastern Univ.; pastor of Grace Church, East Boston; Between Church and State) maintains that the United States was not only founded on hope for the future but ... Read full review

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Contents

The First Revolution Taos 1680
1
The Civil Rights Movement
249
The Movement Continues
285
Notes
307
34
334
About the Author
348
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James W. Fraser is Professor of History and Education and Dean of the School of Education at Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts. He is also pastor of Grace Church, Federated in East Boston, Massachusetts. He is the author of Between Church and State (Palgrave Macmillan, 1999) and his most recent book is The School in the United States: A Documentary History.

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