Working Americans: 1880-2006: Volume VII: Social Movements, 1st Edition

  • Volume 7
  • Scott Derks
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  • ISBN-10: 1592371744
  • ISBN-13: 9781592371747
  • DDC: 305.5
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 640 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2006 | Published/Released December 2006
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2006

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Overview

Volume VII: Social Movements explores how Americans sought and fought for change from the 1880's to the present time. Following the format of previous volumes in the Working Americans series, the text examines the lives of 34 individuals who have worked -- often behind the scenes -- to bring about change. Issues include topics as diverse as the anti-smoking movement of 1901 to efforts by Native Americans to reassert their long lost rights. Along the way, the book will profile individuals brave enough to demand suffrage for Kansas women in 1912 or demand an end to lynching during a march on Washington in 1923.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Preface.
Introduction.
Table of Contents.
Other Frontmatter.
Acknowledgements.
1: 1880–1899.
2: 1894 Profile: Child Welfare: The Orphan Train.
Historical Snapshot 1894.
3: 1896 Profile Women's Health: The Anti-Corset Campaign.
Historical Snapshot 1896.
4: 1898 News Feature: "The Child's Dearest Playmate," The Ladies' Home Journal, June 1898:.
5: 1898 Profile: Child Labor: The Children's Jacket Makers' Strike.
Historical Snapshot 1898.
6: 1900–1909.
7: 1901 Profile: Anti-Smoking Campaign: Anti-Cigaret League of America.
Historical Snapshot 1901.
8: 1904 Profile Public Health/Food Additives: Pure Food and Drug Act.
Historical Snapshot 1904.
9: 1905 Profile: Animal Conservation: Plume Hunting.
Historical Snapshot 1905.
10: 1907 News Feature "The Automobile in America," by John Farson, the Making of America, Volume IV, 1907:.
11: 1910–1919.
12: 1912 Profile Suffrage: The Kansas Campaign.
Historical Snapshot 1912.
13: 1917 Profile Civil Rights: Anti-Lynching Silent Protest Parade.
Historical Snapshot 1917.
14: 1913 News Feature "A Strike and Its Remedies, the Conditions Rebelled Against," The Outlook, February 1, 1913:.
15: 1919 Profile: Public Health/Flu Epidemic: Controlling the Influenza Outbreak.
Historical Snapshot 1919.
16: 1920–1929.
17: 1921 Profile: Reproductive Rights: Distribution of Birth Control Literature.
Historical Snapshot 1921.
18: 1923 Profile: Immigrant Reform: America for Americans.
Historical Snapshot 1923.
19: 1928 Profile Censorship: Purity for Silent Films.
Historical Snapshot 1928.
20: 1929 News Feature: "Beware Big City's Glamouring Lure to Seek Fortune Mid Madding Crowd's Ignoble Strife," Editorial, Comfort, Augusta, Maine, October 1929:.
21: 1930–1939.
22: 1932 Profile: Civil Rights: The Scottsboro Case.
Historical Snapshot 1932.
23: 1933 Profile: Property Rights: Taking Charge of the Land.
Historical Snapshot 1933.
24: 1937 Profile: Prohibition: The Fight to Make America Liquor-Free.
Historical Snapshot 1937.
25: 1939 News Feature F. W. Lilly Interviewed by Works Progress Administration (WPA) Writer Mary S. Venable, Talk about Trouble: A New Deal Portrait of Americans in the Depression, Recorded June 3, 1939:.
26: 1940–1949.
27: 1943 Profile: Civil Rights: Internment of 110,000 Japanese Americans.
Historical Snapshot 1943.
28: 1946 Profile: Civil Rights: Desegregating the Military.
Historical Snapshot 1946.
29: 1947 Profile: Refugee Rights: Helping Polish Jews.
Historical Snapshot 1947.
30: 1947 News Feature: "Hold Fast! Ye Southern Textile Workers" from a Pamphlet by J. K. Smith, 1947: Chapter 2: We Are Learning.
31: 1950–1959.
32: 1954 Profile: Censorship: Banning Comic Books.
Historical Snapshot 1954.
33: 1956 Profile: Environmental Movement: Preserving the National Parks System.
Historical Snapshot 1956.
34: 1956 News Feature: Desegregation Will Fail, Speech by the Rev. Leon C. Burns of Columbia, Tennessee, February 19, 1956:.
35: 1959 Profile: Worker Rights: The New York Hospital Workers Strike.
Historical Snapshot 1959.
36: 1960–1969.
37: 1965 Profile: Civil Rights: Selma, Alabama, Awakens America.
Historical Snapshot 1965.
38: 1966 Profile Censorship: Banning the Beatles.
Historical Snapshot 1966.
39: 1968 News Feature: "Woman as Child—Notes from a Meeting by Jennifer Gardner, Notes from the First Year," New York Radical Women, 1968:.
40: 1969 Profile: American Indian Activism: Fishing Rights.
Historical Snapshot 1969.
41: 1970–1979.
42: 1970 Profile Environmental Movement: The First Earth Day.
Historical Snapshot 1970.
43: 1971 Profile: The Peace Movement: Vietnam Veterans Against the War.
Historical Snapshot 1971.
44: 1971 News Feature: Interfaith Reporter, Published by the San Fernando Valley Interfaith Council, June 17, 1971:.
45: 1977 Profile: Refugee Rights: Caring for the Boat People.
Historical Snapshot 1977.
46: 1980–1989.
47: 1983 Profile Nuclear-Freeze Movement: Anti-Nuclear Weapons.
Historical Snapshot 1983.
48: 1983 News Feature: "Charity Begins with the Homeless," by Loudon Wainwright, Life, January 1983:.
49: 1988 Profile: Animal Conservation: Spotted Owls vs. Timbering.
Historical Snapshot 1988.
50: 1989 Profile: Reproductive Rights: Operation Rescue.
Historical Snapshot 1989.
51: 1990–2006.
52: 1992 Profile: Rights of the Handicapped: The Disability Act.
Historical Snapshot 1992.
53: 1996 Profile: Worker Rights: The Immigrants' Strike.
Historical Snapshot 1996.
54: 2000 Profile Prayer in Public Schools: Prayer at a Football Game.
Historical Snapshot 2000.
55: 2004 Profile Women's Rights: Title IX.
Historical Snapshot 2004.
56: 2006 News Feature "Granny Power Takes on the Iraq War," by Ellen Goodman, The Boston Globe, May 5, 2006:.
Index.