skip to content
The 100 greatest Americans of the 20th century : a social justice hall of fame Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The 100 greatest Americans of the 20th century : a social justice hall of fame

Author: Peter Dreier
Publisher: New York : Nation Books, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
A hundred years ago, any soapbox orator who called for women's suffrage, laws protecting the environment, an end to lynching, or a federal minimum wage was considered a utopian dreamer or a dangerous socialist. Now we take these ideas for granted because the radical ideas of one generation are often the common sense of the next. We all stand on the shoulders of earlier generations of radicals and reformers who  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Dreier
ISBN: 9781568586816 1568586817
OCLC Number: 701015405
Description: xii, 500 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 20th-century timeline --
Tom Johnson (1854-1911) --
Robert M. La Follette Sr. (1855-1925) --
Eugene Debs (1855-1926) --
Louis Brandeis (1856-1941) --
Clarence Darrow (1857-1938) --
Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) --
Florence Kelley (1859-1932) --
John Dewey (1859-1952) --
Victor Berger (1860-1929) --
Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935) --
Jane Addams (1860-1935) --
Lincoln Steffens (1866-1936) --
Hiram Johnson (1866-1945) --
W.E.B. Du Bois (1868-1963) --
William "Big Bill" Haywood (1869-1928) --
Alice Hamilton (1869-1970) --
Emma Goldman (1869-1940) --
Lewis Hine (1874-1940) --
Robert F. Wagner Sr. (1877-1953) --
Upton Sinclair (1878-1968) --
Albert Einstein (1879-1955) --
Margaret Sanger (1879-1966) --
John L. Lewis (1880-1969) --
Helen Keller (1880-1968) --
Frances Perkins (1880-1965) --
Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945) --
Rose Schneiderman (1882-1972) --
Fiorello La Guardia (1882-1947) --
Roger Baldwin (1884-1981) --
Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) --
Norman Thomas (1884-1968) --
A.J. Muste (1885-1967) --
Alice Stokes Paul (1885-1977) --
Sidney Hillman (1887-1946) --
Henry Wallace (1888-1965) --
A. Philip Randolph (1889-1979) --
Earl Warren (1891-1974) --
Floyd Olson (1891-1936) --
Dorothy Day (1897-1980) --
Paul Robeson (1898-1976) --
William O. Douglas (1898-1980) --
Harry Bridges (1901-1990) --
Langston Hughes (1902-1967) --
Vito Marcantonio (1902-1954) --
Virginia F. Durr (1903-1999) --
Ella Baker (1903-1986) --
Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) (1904-1991) --
Myles Horton (1905-1990) --
Carey McWilliams (1905-1980) --
William J. Brennan Jr. (1906-1997) --
Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972) --
Rachel Carson (1907-1964) --
Walter Reuther (1907-1970) --
I.F. Stone (1907-1989) --
Thurgood Marshall (1908-1993) --
Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973) --
John Kenneth Galbraith (1908-2006) --
Saul Alinsky (1909-1972) --
Bayard Rustin (1912-1987) --
Harry Hay (1912-2002) --
Studs Terkel (1912-2008) --
David Brower (1912-2000) --
Woody Guthrie (1912-1967) --
Arthur Miller (1915-2005) --
Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) --
C. Wright Mills (1916-1962) --
Barry Commoner (1917- ) --
Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977) --
Jackie Robinson (1919-1972) --
Pete Seeger (1919- ) --
Jerry Wurf (1919-1981) --
Bella Abzug (1920-1998) --
Betty Friedan (1921-2006) --
Howard Zinn (1922-2010) --
Rev. William Sloane Coffin (1924-2006) --
Malcolm X (1925-1965) --
Cesar Chavez (1927-1993) --
Michael Harrington (1928-1989) --
Rev. James Lawson (1928- ) --
Noam Chomsky (1928- ) --
Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) --
Allard Lowenstein (1929-1980) --
Harvey Milk (1930-1978) --
Ted Kennedy (1932-2009) --
Ralph Nader (1934- ) --
Gloria Steinem (1934- ) --
Bill Moyers (1934- ) --
Bob Moses (1935- ) --
Tom Hayden (1939- ) --
John Lewis (1940- ) --
Joan Baez (1941- ) --
Bob Dylan (1941- ) --
Barbara Ehrenreich (1941- ) --
Jesse Jackson (1941- ) --
Muhammad Ali (1942- ) --
Billie Jean King (1943- ) --
Paul Wellstone (1944-2002) --
Bruce Springsteen (1949- ) --
Michael Moore (1954- ) --
Tony Kushner (1956- ) --
The 21st century so far.
Other Titles: One hundred greatest Americans of the twentieth century
Responsibility: Peter Dreier.

Abstract:

A hundred years ago, any soapbox orator who called for women's suffrage, laws protecting the environment, an end to lynching, or a federal minimum wage was considered a utopian dreamer or a dangerous socialist. Now we take these ideas for granted because the radical ideas of one generation are often the common sense of the next. We all stand on the shoulders of earlier generations of radicals and reformers who challenged the status quo of their day.

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

Kirkus Reviews "Crisp, snappy bios of important progressive Americans in recent history... A provocative collection that includes a timeline and a roster of up-and-coming contenders for a new century Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

All user tags (1)

View most popular tags as: tag list | tag cloud

  • lib  (by 1 person)
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/701015405>
library:oclcnum"701015405"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
rdf:typeschema:Book
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2010113486>
rdf:typeschema:Intangible
schema:name"Social change--United States--History--20th century."@en
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:alternateName"One hundred greatest Americans of the twentieth century"@en
schema:copyrightYear"2012"
schema:creator
schema:datePublished"2012"
schema:description"A hundred years ago, any soapbox orator who called for women's suffrage, laws protecting the environment, an end to lynching, or a federal minimum wage was considered a utopian dreamer or a dangerous socialist. Now we take these ideas for granted because the radical ideas of one generation are often the common sense of the next. We all stand on the shoulders of earlier generations of radicals and reformers who challenged the status quo of their day."@en
schema:description"20th-century timeline -- Tom Johnson (1854-1911) -- Robert M. La Follette Sr. (1855-1925) -- Eugene Debs (1855-1926) -- Louis Brandeis (1856-1941) -- Clarence Darrow (1857-1938) -- Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) -- Florence Kelley (1859-1932) -- John Dewey (1859-1952) -- Victor Berger (1860-1929) -- Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935) -- Jane Addams (1860-1935) -- Lincoln Steffens (1866-1936) -- Hiram Johnson (1866-1945) -- W.E.B. Du Bois (1868-1963) -- William "Big Bill" Haywood (1869-1928) -- Alice Hamilton (1869-1970) -- Emma Goldman (1869-1940) -- Lewis Hine (1874-1940) -- Robert F. Wagner Sr. (1877-1953) -- Upton Sinclair (1878-1968) -- Albert Einstein (1879-1955) -- Margaret Sanger (1879-1966) -- John L. Lewis (1880-1969) -- Helen Keller (1880-1968) -- Frances Perkins (1880-1965) -- Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945) -- Rose Schneiderman (1882-1972) -- Fiorello La Guardia (1882-1947) -- Roger Baldwin (1884-1981) -- Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) -- Norman Thomas (1884-1968) -- A.J. Muste (1885-1967) -- Alice Stokes Paul (1885-1977) -- Sidney Hillman (1887-1946) -- Henry Wallace (1888-1965) -- A. Philip Randolph (1889-1979) -- Earl Warren (1891-1974) -- Floyd Olson (1891-1936) -- Dorothy Day (1897-1980) -- Paul Robeson (1898-1976) -- William O. Douglas (1898-1980) -- Harry Bridges (1901-1990) -- Langston Hughes (1902-1967) -- Vito Marcantonio (1902-1954) -- Virginia F. Durr (1903-1999) -- Ella Baker (1903-1986) -- Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) (1904-1991) -- Myles Horton (1905-1990) -- Carey McWilliams (1905-1980) -- William J. Brennan Jr. (1906-1997) -- Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972) -- Rachel Carson (1907-1964) -- Walter Reuther (1907-1970) -- I.F. Stone (1907-1989) -- Thurgood Marshall (1908-1993) -- Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973) -- John Kenneth Galbraith (1908-2006) -- Saul Alinsky (1909-1972) -- Bayard Rustin (1912-1987) -- Harry Hay (1912-2002) -- Studs Terkel (1912-2008) -- David Brower (1912-2000) -- Woody Guthrie (1912-1967) -- Arthur Miller (1915-2005) -- Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) -- C. Wright Mills (1916-1962) -- Barry Commoner (1917- ) -- Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977) -- Jackie Robinson (1919-1972) -- Pete Seeger (1919- ) -- Jerry Wurf (1919-1981) -- Bella Abzug (1920-1998) -- Betty Friedan (1921-2006) -- Howard Zinn (1922-2010) -- Rev. William Sloane Coffin (1924-2006) -- Malcolm X (1925-1965) -- Cesar Chavez (1927-1993) -- Michael Harrington (1928-1989) -- Rev. James Lawson (1928- ) -- Noam Chomsky (1928- ) -- Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) -- Allard Lowenstein (1929-1980) -- Harvey Milk (1930-1978) -- Ted Kennedy (1932-2009) -- Ralph Nader (1934- ) -- Gloria Steinem (1934- ) -- Bill Moyers (1934- ) -- Bob Moses (1935- ) -- Tom Hayden (1939- ) -- John Lewis (1940- ) -- Joan Baez (1941- ) -- Bob Dylan (1941- ) -- Barbara Ehrenreich (1941- ) -- Jesse Jackson (1941- ) -- Muhammad Ali (1942- ) -- Billie Jean King (1943- ) -- Paul Wellstone (1944-2002) -- Bruce Springsteen (1949- ) -- Michael Moore (1954- ) -- Tony Kushner (1956- ) -- The 21st century so far."@en
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/1043082139>
schema:genre"Biography"@en
schema:genre"History"@en
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"The 100 greatest Americans of the 20th century : a social justice hall of fame"@en
schema:publication
schema:publisher
schema:workExample
wdrs:describedby

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.