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The Resource History teaches us to resist : how progressive movements have succeeded in challenging times, Mary Frances Berry

History teaches us to resist : how progressive movements have succeeded in challenging times, Mary Frances Berry

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History teaches us to resist : how progressive movements have succeeded in challenging times
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History teaches us to resist
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how progressive movements have succeeded in challenging times
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Mary Frances Berry
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eng
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Historian and civil rights activist proves how progressive movements can flourish even in conservative times.Despair and mourning after the election of an antagonistic or polarizing president, such as Donald Trump, is part of the push-pull of American politics. But in this incisive book, historian Mary Frances Berry shows that resistance to presidential administrations has led to positive change and the defeat of outrageous proposals, even in challenging times. Noting that all presidents, including ones considered progressive, sometimes require massive organization to affect policy decisions, Berry cites Indigenous peoples' protests against the Dakota pipeline during Barack Obama's administration as a modern example of successful resistance built on earlier actions.Beginning with Franklin D. Roosevelt, Berry discusses that president's refusal to prevent race discrimination in the defense industry during World War II and the subsequent March on Washington movement. She analyzes Lyndon Johnson, the war in Vietnam, and the antiwar movement and then examines Ronald Reagan's two terms, which offer stories of opposition to reactionary policies, such as ignoring the AIDS crisis and retreating on racial progress, to show how resistance can succeed.The prochoice protests during the George H. W. Bush administration and the opposition to Bill Clinton's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, as well as his budget cuts and welfare reform, are also discussed, as are protests against the war in Iraq and the Patriot Act during George W. Bush's presidency. Throughout these varied examples, Berry underscores that even when resistance doesn't achieve all the goals of a particular movement, it often plants a seed that comes to fruition later.Berry also shares experiences from her six decades as an activist in various movements, including protesting the Vietnam War and advocating for the Free South Africa and civil rights movements, which provides an additional layer of insight from someone who was there. And as a result of having served in five presidential administrations, Berry brings an insider's knowledge of government.History Teaches Us to Resist is an essential book for our times which attests to the power of resistance. It proves to us through myriad historical examples that protest is an essential ingredient of politics, and that progressive movements can and will flourish, even in perilous times
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index present
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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History teaches us to resist : how progressive movements have succeeded in challenging times, Mary Frances Berry
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http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=28&titleID=3510259
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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Introduction: history lessons -- Franklin D. Roosevelt and the March on Washington movement -- The movement against the Vietnam War -- Winning while losing: fighting the Reagan administration -- The Free South Africa movement -- A "kinder and gentler" presidency: George Herbert Walker Bush -- The adaptable president: William Jefferson Clinton -- Unnatural disasters: the presidency of George W. Bush -- Conclusion: lessons learned
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sky2ocm91237082
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1 online resource
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online
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9780807005705
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2017053057
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computer
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rdamedia
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2a779b5b-6b77-4b2e-bbd4-3671f34514f8
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
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  • Format: Kindle Book
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History teaches us to resist : how progressive movements have succeeded in challenging times, Mary Frances Berry
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=28&titleID=3510259
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: history lessons -- Franklin D. Roosevelt and the March on Washington movement -- The movement against the Vietnam War -- Winning while losing: fighting the Reagan administration -- The Free South Africa movement -- A "kinder and gentler" presidency: George Herbert Walker Bush -- The adaptable president: William Jefferson Clinton -- Unnatural disasters: the presidency of George W. Bush -- Conclusion: lessons learned
Control code
sky2ocm91237082
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780807005705
Lccn
2017053057
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
2a779b5b-6b77-4b2e-bbd4-3671f34514f8
Specific material designation
remote
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Format: Kindle Book
  • Format: OverDrive Read
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions or Amazon Kindle

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