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Working Americans, 1880-2006. Volume 7. Social movements

Author: Scott Derks; Thomson Gale (Firm)
Publisher: Millerton, N.Y. : Grey House Pub., ©2006.
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This volume explores how Americans sought and fought for change from the 1880's to the present time. Issues include topics as diverse as the Anti-smoking movement of 1901 to efforts by Native Americans to reassert their long lost rights. Along the way, the book will profile individuals brave enough to demand suffrage for Kansas women in 1912 or demand an end to lynching during a march on Washington in 1923.
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Derks, Scott.
Working Americans, 1880-2006. Volume VII, Social movements.
Millerton, NY : Grey House Pub., ©2006
(OCoLC)75390029
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Derks; Thomson Gale (Firm)
ISBN: 9781592371747 1592371744 9781592371013 1592371019
OCLC Number: 256528669
Notes: "A universal reference book."
Description: 1 online resource (640 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: 1880-1899: Child welfare; Women's health; "The child's dearest playmate;" Child labor --
1900-1909: Anti smoking campaign; Public health/food additives; Animal conservation; "The automobile in America" --
1910-1919: Suffrage; Civil rights; "A strike and its remedies, the conditions rebelled against;" Public health/flu epidemic --
1920-1929: Reproductive rights; Immigrant reform; Censorship; "Beware big city's glamouring lure" --
1930-1939: Civil rights; Property rights; Prohibition; "Talk about trouble: a new deal portrait of American in the Depression" --
1940-1949: Civil rights: internment of 110,000 Japanese Americans; Civil rights: desegregating the military --
Refugee rights; "Hold fast! Ye Southern textile workers" --
1950-1959 --
Censorship; Environmental movement; "Desegregation will fail;" Worker rights --
1960-1969: Civil rights; Censorship; "Woman as child ... notes from the first year;" American Indian activism --
1970-1979: Environmental movement; Peace movement; "Interfaith reporter;" Refugee rights --
1980-1989: Nuclear-freeze movement; "Charity begins with the homeless;" Animal conservation; Reproductive rights --
1990-2006: Rights of the handicapped; Worker rights; Prayer in public schools; Women's rights; "Granny power takes on the Iraq War."
Other Titles: Social movements
Gale virtual reference library.
Responsibility: by Scott Derks.

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Each volume in the widely-successful Working Americans series focuses on a particular type of American and illustrates what life was like for that group from the 1800s to the present time. The  Read more...

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