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Civil disobedience : an American tradition

Author: Lewis Perry
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2013]
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The distinctive American tradition of civil disobedience stretches back to pre-Revolutionary War days and has served the purposes of determined protesters ever since. This stimulating book examines the causes that have inspired civil disobedience, the justifications used to defend it, disagreements among its practitioners, and the controversies it has aroused at every turn. Tracing the origins of the notion of civil  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lewis Perry
ISBN: 9780300124590 0300124597
OCLC Number: 840803692
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.
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"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 Read more...

 
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