American Promise: Adventures in Grass-Roots Democracy

American Promise: Adventures in Grass-Roots Democracy

by James C. Crimmins
     
 

As pundits pronounce American democracy gridlocked, obsolete, or dead, The American Promise journeys into communities, neighborhoods, and voluntary organizations around the country to find democracy flourishing where citizens are making it work. In provocative, inspiring stories and powerful photos, this celebration of democracy in action is a field trip beyond… See more details below

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As pundits pronounce American democracy gridlocked, obsolete, or dead, The American Promise journeys into communities, neighborhoods, and voluntary organizations around the country to find democracy flourishing where citizens are making it work. In provocative, inspiring stories and powerful photos, this celebration of democracy in action is a field trip beyond ideology and into the real world where ordinary people live the promise of democratic action and self-government every day. The American Promise, as seen on PBS, shows people struggling with the limits of freedom, gaining political power, protecting their environment, creating community, rebuilding cities, and forging consensus.

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A presentation in book form of the PBS program, The American Promise. Features inspiring stories and glossy color photographs of citizens around the country struggling to protect the environment, create a sense of community, and generally attempt to improve the conditions of people's lives. 9x12". Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780912333724
Publisher:
Bay Soma Publishing
Publication date:
10/28/1995
Pages:
224

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