U*X*L Protests, Riots, and Rebellions: Civil Unrest in the Modern World, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1410339092
  • ISBN-13: 9781410339096
  • DDC: 303.48
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
  • 720 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released March 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Protests, Riots, and Rebellions provides students with information about a range of issues that have inspired protest around the world, and the types of protests that serious activists and ordinary people alike have used to effect change. The 3-volume set details both historic and contemporary events, some well-known, and others less familiar to students. For example, the Umbrella Revolution, a pro-democracy event held in the streets of Hong Kong in 2014, is featured. The international scope of the title allows students to compare and contrast events from different parts of the world. For example, they might compare the Stonewall Riots in New York City in 1969 with the first gay rights festival held Shanghai in 2009. The set helps students gain a greater understanding of Civics, Government, U.S. History, and World History.

Twenty-one chapters in Protests each focus on a different social issue, movement, or theme. Chapters provide a brief historical, social, and political overview of the issue or movement and then describe 3 to 5 specific protest events associated with it. An engaging and informative summary of each event explores the motivations and methods of protesters, media reaction and coverage, government response, outcomes, and impacts. These easy-to-read entries are enhanced with color photos and illustrations, along with some historical b/w images.

Features and Benefits

  • 21 chapters beginning with an overview of the topic then detailing 3 to 5 events.
  • Chapters average about 7,000 words.
  • Examples: Civil Rights, African American; Civil Rights, Latino; Economic Discontent; the Environment; Gun Control/Gun Rights; Human Rights; Immigrant Rights; Indigenous Peoples' Rights; LGBTQ Rights; Political/Government Uprisings; Racial Conflict; Reproductive Rights; War; Women’s Suffrage, and more.
  • A Critical Thinking Questions box in each chapter.
  • 42 primary sources that enhance knowledge of the subject or a related topic.
  • More than 200 photos (most in color but some historical b/w images) and illustrations, graphs, etc., to highlight the text.
  • A glossary of terms (compiled from the chapter-specific Words to Know sidebars).
  • A chronology of important events, including photographs.
  • A Research and Activity section.
  • Abundant cross-references to help readers make connections between entries.
  • A general subject index offering access to places, subjects, titles, and proper names mentioned in the text.
  • Supports NCSS national social studies curriculum standards for Civics and Government, U.S. History, and World History.
  • A bibliography pointing students to sources for further research/reading.
  • A Thematic Table of Contents to help readers make connections between entries.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1410339084 | ISBN-13: 9781410339089


The coverage is objective and thorough, presenting multiple sides of complex issues and acknowledging historical, social, and economic context. Naturally not exhaustive, the work is extensive in scope (global but U.S.-centric). Every student will benefit from this attractive, informative, well-organized set.

— Patricia D. Lothrop

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Animal Rights.
UCR Lab Raid to Protest Animal Testing.
Bilbao Anti-bullfighting Protest.
Global March for Elephants and Rhinos.
Blackfish Documentary and SeaWorld Protests.
Chapter 2: Civil Rights, African American.
Montgomery Bus Boycott.
Little Rock Nine Crisis.
Freedom Rides.
Lunch Counter Protest, McCrory's.
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
Chapter 3: Civil Rights, Hispanic and Latino.
East LA Blowouts.
A Day without Immigrants.
Mexican Indignados Movement.
Chapter 4: Economic Discontent.
Secret Document of the Farmers of Xiaogang.
Porkulus Protests, Tea Party.
15-M Movement.
Chapter 5: Environment.
Forward on Climate Rally.
Copenhagen Protests.
Global Frackdown.
Pacific Climate Warriors Blockade.
March for Science.
Chapter 6: Free Speech.
Harry Potter Book Burning.
Muslim Protests of Danish Cartoons.
"Je Suis Charlie" Protests.
Yale Student Protests on Free Speech.
Chapter 7: Globalization.
Battle in Seattle: World Trade Organization Protests.
Occupy Wall Street.
March against Monsanto.
Chapter 8: Gun Control/Gun Rights.
Black Panthers Carry Guns into California Legislative Building in Protest of Mulford Act.
March on Washington for Gun Control.
"I Will Not Comply" Rally.
Democratic Congressional Representatives Sit-in for Gun Control Legislation.
Chapter 9: Human Rights.
Attica Prison Riot.
Capitol Crawl.
March to Abolish the Death Penalty.
Dalit Protests in India.
Armenian Genocide Protests.
Chapter 10: Immigrant Rights.
1844 Nativist Riots.
Pro-Migrant Rallies in Europe and Australia.
Protests against President Trump's Travel Ban.
Chapter 11: Independence Movements.
Grito de Lares.
Gandhi Leads Salt March.
The Velvet Revolution.
Chapter 12: Indigenous Peoples' Rights.
AIM Occupation of Wounded Knee.
Aboriginal Land Rights Protest.
Preservation of Amazon Rain Forest Awareness Campaign.
Dakota Access Pipeline Protest.
Chapter 13: Labor Rights.
Mother Jones' "Children's Crusade".
Flint Sit-Down Strike against General Motors.
Delano Grape Strike and Boycott.
Fast-Food Workers' Strike.
Chapter 14: LGBTQ Rights.
Stonewall Riots.
White Night Riots.
Westboro Baptist Church Protests of Matthew Shepard.
Shanghai Pride Festival.
Protests of North Carolina House Bill 2.
Chapter 15: Political/Government Uprisings.
Tiananmen Square Protests.
Fall of the Berlin Wall.
Arab Spring and the Syrian Civil Uprising.
Tahrir Square Protests (Egyptian Revolution).
Umbrella Revolution.
Chapter 16: Racial Conflict.
Zoot Suit Riots.
Detroit Riots.
Soweto Uprising.
Justice for All March.
Chapter 17: Reproductive Rights.
March for Women's Lives.
Operation Rescue.
One-Child Policy Riots.
Planned Parenthood Protests.

Chapter 18: Resistance to Nazis.
White Rose Movement.
Holocaust Resistance in Denmark.
Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
Treblinka Death Camp Revolt.
Chapter 19: Slavery.
Louisiana Rebellion (German Coast).
Nat Turner's Rebellion/Anti-slavery Petitions.
Christmas Rebellion/Baptist War.
Harpers Ferry Raid.
Fight to Stop Human Trafficking.
Chapter 20: War.
International Congress of Women.
Students Armband Protest of Vietnam War.
Student Protest at Kent State.
Candlelight Vigils against Invasion of Iraq.
Chelsea Manning and WikiLeaks.
Chapter 21: Women's Rights.
Hunger Strikes by Suffragettes in Prison.
Women's Suffrage Protest at the White House.
Baladi Campaign.
Malala Yousafzai All-Girls School.
Women's March on Washington.