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Encyclopedia of American social movements [electronic resource] /
edited by Immanuel Ness ; foreword by Stephen Eric Bronner and Frances Fox Piven.
Armonk, NY : Sharpe Reference, c2004.
4 v. (xxix, 1557 p.) : ill. ; 29 cm.
0765680459 (set : alk. paper)
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Armonk, NY : Sharpe Reference, c2004.
0765680459 (set : alk. paper)
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"A comprehensive range of social movements is treated in 16 broad categories, from civil rights and women to antiwar protests and global justice. Timely entries on the Fair Trade Coffee campaign and the anti-sweatshop movement highlight current issues, while the section on antiwar movements covers everything from early Quaker pacifism to protests of the current U.S. intervention in Iraq. Students researching antebellum abolitionists, the history of gay-rights movements, or the development of conservative American politics will find useful and authoritative information."--"Reference that rocks," American Libraries, May 2005.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 1503-1557) and indexes.
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Appeared in Choice on 2005-02-01:
The first major reference work that seeks to examine social movements in all their complexity, power, and significance, this set expands history by giving voice to the struggles of ordinary people. Striving for comprehensiveness, authority, and balance, the section editors examine each movement in its entirety. The set's introduction is particularly useful in defining social movements--their aims, goals, and successes, and their ability to spawn offshoots. Sixteen sections, edited by experts, cover major social movements in American history. Sections begin with an introductions to movements (e.g., Antislavery Movement, Native American Movement) and supply entries that cover each movement's critical themes and key leaders. Excerpts from primary documents (Frederick Douglass's "The Rights of Women") flesh out entries and provide easy access for readers. Entries are arranged by a rough chronology in each section, are written by scholars, and analyze a movement's goals, tactics, membership, and outcomes. Since many movements overlap, entries explore the interrelationship between the groups. Intending to provide a broad, engaging overview of American history, the set is not confined to movements of the Left but includes conservative, progressive, and antivice movements. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. Academic libraries. R. Tolley-Stokes East Tennessee State University
Appeared in Library Journal on 2005-01-01:
Aiming to be "comprehensive, authoritative and balanced," Ness (Encyclopedia of American Immigration) has compiled an extensive history of many major American social movements, including civil rights, labor, anti-war, environmental, gay/lesbian, and women's liberation. The essays are not organized in any special order; the longest surveys the civil rights movement from its antislavery beginnings, filling much of the first volume. Each essay concludes with a bibliography and each volume includes a general index that references the text of the entire set. Easy-to-read typeface, black-and-white illustrations, an extensive concluding bibliography, and informative sidebars enhance the work's readability and reference value. It will prove most useful for hard-to-find information on lesser-known movements such as anti-drug; appropriate technology; disabilities; bisexual; and transgender activism. The major social movements are already covered extensively in subject encyclopedias and numerous monographs. Important material not included here can be found in Neil A. Hamilton's Rebels and Renegades: A Chronology of Social and Political Dissent in the United States, which contains a useful timeline, and Biographical Dictionary of American Labor, which offers numerous profiles. Bottom Line Although it neglects or only briefly mentions Jewish student activism and Catholic liberal and conservative political organizations, (Nativist, anti-Jewish, and anti- Catholic movements, however, are covered.), this work offers students and researchers much useful and easily accessible material.-Donald Altschiller, Boston Univ. Libs. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Table of Contents
Antislavery Movement
Antislavery Movement, 1700s-1830s
Antislavery Movement, 1830s-1840s
Antislavery Movement, 1840s-1850s
Antislavery Movement, 1860-1865
Abolition: Humanitarian and Revolutionary Ideas
Moderate, Radical, and Militant Abolition
Frederick Douglass and Antislavery
Free Blacks: Foundations of Polities
Antislavery Resistance: An Overview
North-South Reactions to Antislavery
Civil Rights Movement
Civil Rights Movement, 1865-1910
Movement to Abolish Convict Labor
Anti-lynching Movement
Civil Rights Movement, 1910-1930
Garvey's Universal Negro Improvement Association Movement
Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters
Civil Rights Movement, 1930-1953
Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1970
Nonviolent Direct Action
Congress of Racial Equality
Civil Rights Movement, 1970-1990
Racial Violence and the Civil Rights Movement
Black Nationalism and the Civil Rights Movement
Anti-Apartheid Movement
Civil Rights Movement, 1990-2000
Civil Rights Movement, Twenty-First Century
Women's Movement
Women's Social Movement, 1800-1869
Moral and Dress Reform Movement, 1800-1869
Matilda Joslyn Gage and Women's Suffrage History
Popular Health Movement
Women's Cooperative Housekeeping Movement
Woman Suffrage Movement, 1848-1920
Women's Movement and Social Activism, 1865-1920
African-American Women's Movement, 1865-1920s
Women and Progressive Movement
Women and Anti-Imperialist Movement
Working Women's Movement, Early Twentieth Century
Birth Control Movement
Women's Movement, 1920-1960
Equal Rights Amendment
Abortion Rights Movement
African-American Women's Movement, 1930s-1940s
African-American Women's Movement, 1950-Present
Women's Movement, 1960-1990
Women's Studies Movement
Women's Liberation Movement, 1965-1975
Women's Movement, 1990-Present
Feminist/Lesbian Separatism Movement
Anti-Rape Movement
Labor Movement
Labor Movement, 1600-1790
Labor Movement, 1790-1860
Labor Movement, 1861-1877
Knights of Labor
Miner's Movement in the West
Anarchism and the Labor Movement
Labor Movement, 1877-1919
Eight-Hour Day Movement
Syndicalism and the Industrial Workers of the World
Railroad Workers Movement
Steel Workers Movement
Garment Workers Movement
Labor Movement, 1920-1934
Communist Movement
Sacco and Vanzetti
Unemployment Movement
Unemployed Councils
Strikes of 1934
Brookwood Labor College
Labor Movement, 1935-1947
Labor Law
Cannery Workers Movement
Labor Movement, 1948-1981
Public Workers Movement
Labor Movement and the Vietnam War
Black Lung Movement
Labor Movement, 1981-Present
PATCO and Replacement Workers
UPS Strike
Hotel and Restaurant Workers Movement
Wildcat Strikes
Organized Labor, Consumption, and Boycotts
Labor Culture
Native American Movement
Native American Movement, Colonial Era-1800s
Native American Movement, World War I to Indian New Deal
Rise and Repression o the American Indian Movement
Treaty Rights and Indian Activism from Alcatraz to NAGPRA
Pan Indianism Movement
Sovereignty and Self Determination Movement in the Twenty-First Century
Identity, Mascots, and Playing Indian
Indigenous People and Environmentalism
Struggle for the West: U.S. Indian Policy from Sand Creek to Wounded Knee
Identity and Literature
Rural, Social, and Political Movements
Regulator Movements and Other Rebellions, 1760s-1790s
Anti-Rent Movement, 1830s
Southern Exodusters Movement, 1860s-1870s
Grange Movement
Famers' Alliance Movement
Greenbacker Movement, 1870s-1880s
Populist Movement, 1890s
Agrarian Socialist Movement, 1890s-1920
Nonpartisan League, 1915-1920s
Women's Home Demonstration Movement, 1920's-1930
Southern Tenant Farmers' Union
Farmer-Labor Party
Farm Workers Labor Movement
American Agriculture Movement
Moral Reform Movements
Moral Reform Movements in Post-War America
Prostitution Reform
Early Anti-Vice Campaigns
Prohibition and Repeal
Anti-Drug Movement
Progressive Movement
Eugenics Movement
Alcoholics Anonymous
Religious, Utopian, and Health Movements
Religious Movements, Overview
Religious Movements, 1730s-1830s
Religious Movements, 1830s-1870
Religious Movements, 1870s-Present
Social Gospel Movement
Missionary Movements
Rural Utopian Movements, 1820s-1850s
New Harmony Movement
Pentecostalist Movement
Colorado Cooperative Colony Movement
Homeopathy Movement, 1870-Present
American Intentional Communities
Ethical Culture Movement
Health Food Movement
Counterculture Movement, 1960s-1970s
American Buddhism
Antiwar/Protest Movements
Antiwar Movement: Historical Essay
Anti-Preparedness Movement
Antiwar Movement: World War I
World War I and Civil Liberties
Antiwar Movement: World War II
Antiwar Movement: Vietnam War
Draft Resisters in Canada during the Vietnam War
Contemporary Antiwar Movement
Radical and Poor People's Movements
Radical and Poor People's Movements: An Overview
Settlement House Movement
The Unemployed Organize
Tent City Movements
Student Movements
History of Student Movements
Students for a Democratic Society Movement
Free Speech Movement
Vietnam Antiwar Campus Activism
Weatherman Underground Organization
Ethnic and Group Identity Movements
Nonwhite Ethnic Identity Movements
Mexican Americans and the Chicano Movement
Asian American Movement
Mutualista Movement
Gray Panthers Movement
Senior Citizens Movement
Disabilities Movement
Environmental Movement
Environmental Movement, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
Conservation Movement, 1880s-1920
Antinuclear Movement
Environmental Justice Movement
Animal Rights Movement
Appropriate Technology Movement
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Movement
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Movement, 1870s-1920s
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Movement, 1920s-1969
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Movement, 1969-Present
Referenda and the Anti-Gay Rights Movement
Bisexual Movement: A Brief History
AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power: The ACT-UP Movement
Transgender Activism
Conservative, Nativist, and Right Wing Movements
Conservative and Right Wing Movements
Women and the Conservative Movement, 1933-Present
Immigrant Exclusion Movement, 1870s-1920s
Post-Civil War Nativism Movement
Anti-Catholicism Activism
Ku Klux-Klan
Militia Movement
Global Justice Movement
Global Justice Movement Overview
Living Wage Movement
Protests Against the World Trade Organization in Seattle
Anti-Sweatshop Movement
Fair Trade Coffee Campaign
General Index
Biographical Index
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