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Cohen, Robert 1955 May 21-

Works: 10 works in 24 publications in 1 language and 5,787 library holdings
Genres: History  Records and correspondence  Sources  Personal narratives  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: LA229, B
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Dear Mrs. Roosevelt : letters from children of the Great Depression by Robert Cohen( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 788 libraries worldwide
Activism made Mrs. Roosevelt a beloved figure among poor teens and children, who between the Depression of 1933 wrote her thousands of letters describing their problems and requesting her help. Here are 200 of these extraordinary documents to open a window into the lives of the Depression's youngest victims. Illustrations
When the old left was young : student radicals and America's first mass student movement, 1929-1941 by Robert Cohen( Book )
2 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 710 libraries worldwide
American college students during the Age of Roosevelt confronted two of the gravest crises in the twentieth century: the Great Depression and the growing international tensions that ultimately led to World War II. These crises generated more idealism than despair, politicizing undergraduates, who built the first mass student movement in American history. Led by leftists, this movement responded to the crisis in international relations by organizing national student strikes against war and fascism - which at their height in the mid-1930s mobilized almost half of the undergraduate population in the United States. While battling for peace in the international arena, the student movement responded to the Depression in America by waging a war on poverty. The movement championed a broader and more egalitarian vision of the welfare state than that of the New Dealers. Demanding "scholarships not battleships," Depression-era student activists pushed for federal educational funding and job programs for all needy young Americans. The student movement tested the limits of free speech on campus. Anti-radical college administrators sought to suppress the movement, provoking major battles over political expression. Though Depression-era student protests were almost always nonviolent and lawful, college administrators nonetheless turned over confidential information about their activist students to the Federal Bureau of Investigation - abrogating the First Amendment rights of these young activists. When the Old Left Was Young offers the first comprehensive history of the Depression-era student movement and its activism on behalf of peace, social justice, and free speech. The study explores the role that radicals - and particularly Communists - played in launching and leading the movement. Avoiding the polemics of Cold War-era historiography, When the Old Left Was Young presents Communist students in all their complexity; they emerge on these pages as idealistic champions of egalitarian social change, but also as manipulative political organizers whose eagerness to serve as apologists for the U.S.S.R. ultimately destroyed the student movement in the wake of the Nazi-Soviet pact and the Soviet invasion of Finland. Based upon sources generally ignored by political historians, including student newspapers, university records, FBI documents, and interviews with movement leaders, this book offers new insights into American political life during the Depression era. Revealing fascinating individual stories in this history of student insurgency, When the Old Left Was Young will be of key interest to readers concerned with the history of American education, youth, radicalism, free speech, U.S. and Soviet foreign policy, race relations, and the Great Depression
The Free Speech Movement : reflections on Berkeley in the 1960s ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 668 libraries worldwide
An examination of Berkeley's celebrated Free Speech Movement (FSM) of 1964. Drawing from the experiences of many movement veterans, this collection of scholarly articles and personal memoirs illuminates one of the most important events in the recent history of American higher education
Rebellion in Black and white : southern student activism in the 1960s by Robert Cohen( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 493 libraries worldwide
"Rebellion in Black and White offers a panoramic view of how southern students promoted desegregation, racial equality, free speech, academic freedom, world peace, gender equity, sexual liberation, Black Power, and the personal freedoms associated with the counterculture of the decade."--Page 4 of cover
Freedom's orator : Mario Savio and the radical legacy of the 1960s by Robert Cohen( Book )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 278 libraries worldwide
This volume is a biography of American political activist Mario Salvo (1942-1996). Salvo is considered an icon of the earliest phase of the 1960s counterculture movement and was a key member in the Berkeley Free Speech Movement. He is famous for his passionate speeches, especially the "put your bodies upon the gears" address given UC Berkeley in late 1964. Savio also risked his life to register black voters in Mississippi in the Freedom Summer of 1964 and was a leader in bringing daring forms of non-violent protest from the civil rights movement to the struggle for free speech and academic freedom on American campuses. The author illuminates Salvo's egalitarian leadership style, his notable eloquence, and the many ways he embodied the youthful idealism of the 1960s. The book also describes Salvo's second phase of activism against "Reaganite Imperialism" in Central America and the corporatization of higher education and includes numerous selections of Salvo's speeches
The essential Mario Savio : speeches and writings that changed America by Robert Cohen( Book )
9 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 116 libraries worldwide
"The Free Speech Movement in Berkeley, California, was pivotal in shaping 1960s America. Led by Mario Savio and other young veterans of the civil rights movement, student activists organized what was to that point the most tumultuous student rebellion in American history. Mass sit-ins, a nonviolent blockade around a police car, occupations of the campus administration building, and a student strike united thousands of students to champion the right of students to free speech and unrestricted political advocacy on campus.This compendium of influential speeches and previously unknown"
Teaching U.S. history : dialogues among social studies teachers and historians by Diana Turk( Book )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Teaching U.S. History: Dialogues among Social Studies Teachers and Historians offers an innovative approach to social studies teaching by connecting historians to real-world social studies classrooms and social studies teachers. In an unusual, even unprecedented, dialogue between scholars and practitioners, this book weds historical theory and practice with social studies pedagogy. Seven chapters are organized around key U.S. history eras and events from the time of slavery through the Civil Rights Movement and are complemented by detailed discussions of a particular methodological approach including primary source analysis, oral history, and more. Interviews with historians open each chapter to bring the reader into important conversations about the most cutting-edge issues in U.S. history today and are followed by essays from expert teachers and teacher education on the rewards and challenges of implementing these topics in the classroom. Each chapter also includes a wealth of practical resources including suggested key documents or artifacts; a lesson plan for middle school and/or high school; and suggested readings and questions for further study
Revolt of the depression generation : America's first mass student protest movement, 1929-1940 by Robert Cohen( file )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Letters from Mississippi : Mario Savio, freedom summer by Mario Savio( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Four letters written to Cheri Stevenson describing Savio's experiences doing civil rights work in Mississippi during the summer of 1964, including his involvement with the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party and Mississippi Freedom Schools
Teaching recent global history : dialogues among historians, social studies teachers, and students by Diana B Turk( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
"Teaching Recent Global History explores innovative ways to teach world history, beginning with the early 20th century. The authors' unique approach unites historians, social studies teachers, and educational curriculum specialists to offer historically rich, pedagogically innovative, and academically rigorous lessons that help students connect with and deeply understand key events and trends in recent global history. Highlighting the best scholarship for each major continent, the text explores the ways that this scholarship can be adapted by teachers in the classroom in order to engage and inspire students. Each of the eight main chapters highlights a particularly important event or theme, which is then complemented by a detailed discussion of a particular methodological approach. Key features include: An overarching narrative that helps readers address historical arguments; Relevant primary documents or artifacts, plus a discussion of a particular historical method well-suited to teaching about them; Lesson plans suitable for both middle and secondary level classrooms; Document-based questions and short bibliographies for further research on the topic. This invaluable book is ideal for any aspiring or current teacher who wants to think critically about how to teach world history and make historical discussions come alive for students"--
Alternative Names
Cohen, Robby, 1955-
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