Adult Nonfiction E159 .P59 2008
Summary: Nearly every progressive movement in American history can be traced back to a person who said "This must change" and then set out to change it. This inspiring travel guide to over 400 markers of progressive politics in the United States celebrates those individuals, their accomplishments, and the movements and communities they inspired. Visit the battlegrounds and celebrate the victories of the civil libertarians, feminists, African Americans, gays, lesbians, environmentalists, labor organizers, and media activists who have worked to create a just, peaceful society that respects all of its citizens. With enthusiasm and humor, Jerome Pohlen guides travelers to such landmarks of change as The home of abolitionists Levi and Catharine Coffin, Grand Central Station on the Underground Railroad Alice's Restaurant Church, the namesake of Arlo Guthrie's song protesting the draft The courthouse where Susan B. Anthony went on trial for attempting to vote The site of the Haymarket Riot in Chicago, where laborers protested working conditions The former camera shop where Harvey Milk launched his campaign to become America's first openly gay elected official Each entry features a listing of books, films, and Web sites for further information, making this an essential lefty resource. For adventurous travelers, family vacationers, and those who want a more complete picture of American history, this book will inspire them to do more than just cast a vote.
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