Activists, Rebels, and Reformers: A - F

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UXL, 2001 - Dissenters - 596 pages
Annotation Activists, Rebels and Reformers examines the lives of prominent movers and shakers, as well as lesser-known agitators, from all times and places, and offers profiles on several significant groups of activists. Presented in an objective manner, this 3-vol. set allows students to reach their own conclusions about the merit of these individuals' causes. Comprehensive and thought provoking, this biographical reference includes profiles on 75 people and ten groups including: * Saul Alinsky * Amnesty International * The Black Panther Party * Cesar Chavez * Dorothy Day * Frederick Douglass * Emma Goldman * Sarah and Angela Grimke * Che Guevara * Abbie Hoffman * Haile Selassie * And many others Features also include sidebars, a timeline, index and 120 photographs.

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I used to read these thick volumes in the high school library when they were just released in 2001. The books are full of stories about past activists and the lengths they went to for peace and justice. It is an amazing collection of grassroots reform and the courageous leaders who planned them. 


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