Forty Years in the Struggle

The Memoirs of a Jewish Anarchist

Author: Chaim Leib Weinberg

Publisher: Litwin Books

ISBN: 193611738X

Category: History

Page: 229

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"Memoir of Chaim Leib Weinberg, prominent member of the late 19th and early 20th century Philadelphia Jewish anarchist community, translated from the original Yiddish"--Provided by publisher.

Nuremberg Forty Years Later

The Struggle Against Injustice in Our Time : International Human Rights Conference, November 1987 : Papers and Proceedings and Retrospective 1993

Author: McGill University. Faculty of Law,InterAmicus (Association)

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773512504

Category: History

Page: 285

View: 4994

1992 - Greville Jannner

Workers in America

A Historical Encyclopedia

Author: Robert E. Weir

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 159884718X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 920

View: 6647

This encyclopedia traces the evolution of American workers and labor organizations from pre-Revolutionary America through the present day. * Suggested reading for each entry, including both print and online resources * A chronology of important labor highlights * 350 entries covering key topics

The Life of John Lothrop Motley

Author: J. Guberman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9401509913

Category: History

Page: 155

View: 1808

The life of John Lothrop Motley is a subject that has been too long ignored by biographers. Certainly, he is one of our most distinguished authors and, in the opinion of this writer, he can be fairly ranked in eminence to the historian of the Mexican Conquest, William H. Pres cott. To a large extent, Motley's adult life revolved around some of the most important and curious scenes of American history, particularly the Civil War. During this time he held the post of an Ambassador of the United States, and, by his individual efforts, aided substantially the Federal war effort. It is chiefly, however, as an Historian that Motley deserves to be recommended to the attention of the public. Motley's theme was the struggle for national and individual human liberty, which, as he conceived it, was the greatest of human blessings. The story of The Rise of The Dutch Republic, against one of the greatest tyrannies, both political and religious, ever exercised by men over men, is not only one the great stories of history, but reflects perfectly Motley's own high of aspirations for his fellow-man.

The Fight Against Fascism in the U. S. A.

Forty Years of Struggle Described by Participants

Author: James P. Cannon

Publisher: Pathfinder Press (NY)

ISBN: 9780873486798

Category: Fascism

Page: 60

View: 1697

Lessons from the fight against incipient fascist movements since the capitalist crisis and labor radicalization of the 1930s.

Black Liberation and Socialism

Author: Ahmed Shawki

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 1608460614

Category: Political Science

Page: 168

View: 3413

A sharp and insightful analysis of historic movements against racism in the United States—from the separatism of Marcus Garvey, to the militancy of Malcolm X and the Black Panther Party, to the eloquence of Martin Luther King Jr. and much more—with essential lessons for today’s struggles. In the 40 years since the civil rights movement, many gains have been made—but there is still far to go to win genuine change. Here is a badly needed primer on the history and future of the struggle against racism. Ahmed Shawki is the editor of the International Socialist Review. A member of the National Writers Union, he is also a contributor to The Struggle for Palestine (Haymarket). He lives in Chicago, Illinois.

Guerrilla Warfare

A Historical and Critical Study

Author: N.A

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412824880

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 462

View: 2853

As the author makes clear, every book has a history; Guerrilla Warfare is noexception. Together with its sequel Terrorism (and two companion readers) it was part of a wider study: to give a critical interpretation of guerrilla and terrorism theory and practice throughout history. It did not aim at providing a general theory of political violence, nor did it give instructions on how to conduct guerrilla warfare and terrorist operations. Its aim remains to bring about greater semantic and analytic clarity, and to do so at psychological as well as political levels. While the word guerrilla has been very popular, much less attention has been given to guerrilla warfare than to terrorism - even though the former has been politically more successful. The reasons for the lack of detailed attention are obvious: guerrilla operations take place far from big cities, in the countryside, in remote regions of a nation. In such areas there are no film cameras or recorders. In his probing new introduction, Laqueur points out that a review of strategies and the fate of guerrilla movements during the last two decades show certain common features. Both mainly concerned nationalists fighting for independence either against foreign occupants or against other ethnic groups within their own country. But despite the many attempts, only in two places—Afghanistan and Chechnya —were the guerrillas successful. According to Laqueur historical experience demonstrates that guerrilla movements have prevailed over incumbents only in specific conditions. Due to a constellation of factors, ranging from modern means of observation to increase in firepower. The author suggests that we may witness a combination of political warfare, propaganda, guerrilla operations and terrorism. In such cases, this could be a potent strategy for unsponsored revolutionary change. But either as social history or military strategy this work remains a crucial work of our times.


Author: P. Calves

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595271391

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 1897

In the late 21st century, the world is at peace. A wave of Humanism and Love sweep the planet along with starting revelations about a past we thought we all knew. When a minority begins to doubt this new sanitized version of history, they set out to seek the Truth and are beset by terrorism of the newest sort terrorism for the good of mankind! From the Halls of Congress, to the airless battlefields of the Moon, to the outer reaches of the Solar System the search for the Truth continues. Vibrations in the quest for truth there are always obstacles.

Continuing the Struggle for Justice

100 Years of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency

Author: Barry Krisberg,Susan Marchionna,Christopher Baird

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452278954

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

View: 8089

This centennial collection of essays and original research studies captures the varied spectrum of philosophies and concerns of the Board and staff of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) over the past century . The criminological experts represented in this volume are renowned for their study and research into the far reaches of this field of study. As a chronicle of the NCCD's development, editors Barry Krisberg, Susan Marchionna, and Christopher Baird include some of the most groundbreaking material to come out of the workings of this unique American institution.

U.S. Women in Struggle

A Feminist Studies Anthology

Author: Claire Goldberg Moses

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252064623

Category: Social Science

Page: 430

View: 1704

This lively collection highlights the remarkable diversity of U. S. women's struggles from the early 1800s to the present. Bringing together articles originally published in the journal Feminist Studies, which from its inception has sought to link scholarship to activism, the volume reflects on the ways women have organized, the conditions that have discouraged or encouraged their organizing, and the significance of race, class, ethnicity, religion, age, and sexual orientation, as well as gender, for their struggles.

Fire in the City

Savonarola and the Struggle for the Soul of Renaissance Florence

Author: Lauro Martines

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199884308

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 6253

A gripping and beautifully written narrative that reads like a novel, Fire in the City presents a compelling account of a key moment in the history of the Renaissance, illuminating the remarkable man who dominated the period, the charismatic Girolamo Savonarola. Lauro Martines, whose decades of scholarship have made him one of the most admired historians of Renaissance Italy, here provides a remarkably fresh perspective on Savonarola, the preacher and agitator who flamed like a comet through late fifteenth-century Florence. The Dominican friar has long been portrayed as a dour, puritanical demagogue who urged his followers to burn their worldly goods in "the bonfire of the vanities." But as Martines shows, this is a caricature of the truth--the version propagated by the wealthy and powerful who feared the political reforms he represented. Here, Savonarola emerges as a complex and subtle man, both a religious and a civic leader--who inspired an outpouring of political debate in a city newly freed from the tyranny of the Medici. In the end, the volatile passions he unleashed--and the powerful families he threatened--sent the friar to his own fiery death. But the fusion of morality and politics that he represented would leave a lasting mark on Renaissance Florence. For the many readers fascinated by histories of Renaissance Italy--such as Brunelleschi's Dome or Galileo's Daughter, and Martines's acclaimed April Blood--Fire in the City offers a vivid portrait of one of the most memorable characters from that dazzling era.

Forty Years of Bangladesh

A Journey of Hopes and Unfilled Aspirations

Author: Ziauddin M. Choudhury

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469133458

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 125

View: 2030

This book is a collection of essays that were published earlier in Bangladesh Magazines and Dailies reflecting on our national achievement and failings in the past years. The articles pay homage to the millions of our people who have toiled unfalteringly to take us to the place where we are now. Some articles also reflect on the vices that affect our growth such as unbridled corruption, political violence, and lack of leadership. Some articles also are grim reminders that the path to democracy is also fettered by threats that may emanate from politics of religious bigotry and extremism that are not always open to the eyes. The founding father of Bangladesh Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had many dreams for his nation and his people. He did not live to see if his dreams of Shonar Bangla (Golden Bengal) were fulfilled and what stormy path his beloved country traveled in last forty years. His life was cut short early in a violent and cruel manneran ironic end for a man who believed in non-violence.

Cherokee Cavaliers

Forty Years of Cherokee History as Told in the Correspondence of the Ridge-Watie-Boudinot Family

Author: Gaston Litton

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806127217

Category: History

Page: 319

View: 908

The 200 letters in this volume chronicle more than forty years of history in the old Cherokee Nation - from removal through the Civil War to Reconstruction - as recorded in the correspondence of the Ridge-Watie-Boudinot families. The minority leaders in the Nation, they were better known as the "Treaty Party". In 1835 they agreed to removal of the Cherokee Nation westward to Indian Territory. As a consequence the family leaders were assassinated by the opposing faction under Chief John Ross. Here, arranged in sequence with annotation and chapter introductions by Edward Everett Dale and Gaston Litton, are the lives and thoughts of such proud cavaliers of Cherokee blood as John Rollin Ridge, who followed the Gold Rush to California; Stand Watie, Confederate general in the Civil War; and E. C. Boudinot, the Cherokee delegate to the Confederate Congress.

In the Shadow of the Mexican Revolution

Contemporary Mexican History, 1910–1989

Author: Héctor Aguilar Camín,Lorenzo Meyer

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292792333

Category: History

Page: 295

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Héctor Aguilar Camín and Lorenzo Meyer, two of Mexico's leading intellectuals, set out to fill a void in the literature on Mexican history: the lack of a single text to cover the history of contemporary Mexico during the twentieth century. A la sombra de la Revolución Mexicana, now available in English as In the Shadow of the Mexican Revolution, covers the Mexican Revolution itself, the gradual consolidation of institutions, the Cárdenas regime, the "Mexican economic miracle" and its subsequent collapse, and the recent transition toward a new historical period. The authors offer a comprehensive and authoritative study of Mexico's turbulent recent history, a history that increasingly intertwines with that of the United States. Given the level of interest in Mexico—likely to increase still more as a result of the recent liberalization of trade policies—this volume will be useful in affording U.S. readers an intelligent, comprehensive, and accessible study of their neighbor to the south.

Forty Years of Sport and Social Change, 1968-2008

To Remember is to Resist

Author: Russell Field,Bruce Kidd

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317989791

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 180

View: 5899

1968 was a year of protest in civil society (Prague, Paris, Chicago) and a year of protest in sport. After a world-wide campaign, the anti-apartheid movement succeeded in barring South Africa from the Olympic Games, while US athletes from the Olympic Project for Human Rights used the medals podium to decry the racism of North America. Meanwhile, students in Mexico demonstrated against social priorities in Mexico, the host of the 1968 Games. These events contributed significantly to the rejection of the idea that sports are apolitical, and stimulated the scholarly study of sport across the social sciences. Leading up to the Beijing Olympic Games, similar dynamics were played out across the globe, while a campaign was underway to boycott the ‘Genocide Olympics’. The volume, To Remember is to Resist, came out of a three-day conference on sports, human rights and social change hosted by the University of Toronto forty years after Mexico and eighty days before the Beijing Opening Ceremony. The contributions to this volume capture the memories of activists who were "on the ground" using sport as a site for the struggle for human rights and provide scholarly examinations of past and current human rights movements in sport. This book was previously published as a special issue of Sport in Society.

The Struggle for Constitutional Justice in Post-Communist Europe

Author: Herman Schwartz

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226741963

Category: History

Page: 347

View: 3533

In the former Eastern Bloc countries, one of the most difficult and important aspects of the transition to democracy has been the establishment of constitutional justice and the rule of law. Herman Schwartz's wide-ranging book, backed with rich historical detail and a massive array of research, is the first to chronicle and analyze the rise and troubles of constitutional courts in this changing region. "Those who are interested in understanding the behavior of constitutional courts in transitional regimes cannot afford to ignore this important book. . . . [It] is fecund with hypotheses of interest to political scientists, and we are indebted to Professor Schwartz for his comprehensive analysis."—James L. Gibson, Law and Politics Book Review

The Struggle for Equal Adulthood

Gender, Race, Age, and the Fight for Citizenship in Antebellum America

Author: Corinne T. Field

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 146961815X

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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In the fight for equality, early feminists often cited the infantilization of women and men of color as a method used to keep them out of power. Corinne T. Field argues that attaining adulthood--and the associated political rights, economic opportunities, and sexual power that come with it--became a common goal for both white and African American feminists between the American Revolution and the Civil War. The idea that black men and all women were more like children than adult white men proved difficult to overcome, however, and continued to serve as a foundation for racial and sexual inequality for generations. In detailing the connections between the struggle for equality and concepts of adulthood, Field provides an essential historical context for understanding the dilemmas black and white women still face in America today, from "glass ceilings" and debates over welfare dependency to a culture obsessed with youth and beauty. Drawn from a fascinating past, this book tells the history of how maturity, gender, and race collided, and how those affected came together to fight against injustice.