The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century

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University of California Press, May 31, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages
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The pioneering Asian American labor organizer and writer’s vision for intersectional and anti-racist activism.
 
In this powerful, deeply humanistic book, Grace Lee Boggs, a legendary figure in the struggle for justice in America, shrewdly assesses the current crisis—political, economical, and environmental—and shows how to create the radical social change we need to confront new realities. A vibrant, inspirational force, Boggs has participated in all of the twentieth century’s major social movements—for civil rights, women’s rights, workers’ rights, and more. She draws from seven decades of activist experience, and a rigorous commitment to critical thinking, to redefine “revolution” for our times.
 
From her home in Detroit, she reveals how hope and creativity are overcoming despair and decay within the most devastated urban communities. Her book is a manifesto for creating alternative modes of work, politics, and human interaction that will collectively constitute the next American Revolution—which is unraveling before our eyes.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 These Are the Times to Grow Our Souls
28
2 Revolution as a New Beginning
52
3 Lets Talk about Malcolm and Martin
79
4 Detroit Place and Space to Begin Anew
105
5 A Paradigm Shift in Our Concept of Education
135
6 We Are the Leaders Weve Been Looking For
159
Notes
179
In Conversation with Immanuel Wallerstein
191
Index
213
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About the author (2012)

Grace Lee Boggs (1915–2015) was an activist, writer, and speaker. She has received many human rights and lifetime achievement awards and was celebrated in the National Women’s Hall of Fame. Boggs authored Revolution and Evolution in the Twentieth Century (with James Boggs) and Living for Change: An Autobiography. This was her last book.

Scott Kurashige is Associate Professor at the University of Michigan and author of The Shifting Grounds of Race: Black and Japanese Americans in the Making of Multiethnic Los Angeles.

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