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|Description:||xv, 407 pages ; 25 cm|
|Contents:||The drama of civil disobedience --
A heritage of civilly disobedient acts --
Slavery and disobedience --
Conflicts of law in the age of reform --
"Wild, unaccountable things" : civil disobedience and woman suffrage --
Beyond submissiveness : from temperance crusade to sit-down strikes --
Adapting a philosophy of nonviolence --
The civil rights revolution --
The sixties and the great tradition of social protest --
The day of the demonstrations isn't over.
"Lewis Perry deepens, clarifies, and illuminates the history of American civil disobedience in ways that only he can. He writes with exceptional grace and lucidity about the tradition's ambiguities