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The American Promise: Adventures in Grass-Roots Democracy
     

The American Promise: Adventures in Grass-Roots Democracy

by James C. Crimmins, Studs Terkel (Introduction), Maxine Hong Kingston (Afterword)
 

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Is American democracy gridlocked, obsolete, or dead? The American Promise journeys into communities, neighborhoods, & voluntary organizations around the country to find democracy flourishing where citizens are making it work. In provocative, inspiring stories & powerful photos, this celebration of democracy in action is a field trip beyond ideology & into the real

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

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ISBN-13:
9780912333717
Publisher:
Bay Soma Publishing
Publication date:
09/18/1995
Series:
Companion To The Major PBS Series
Pages:
197
Product dimensions:
9.01(w) x 11.97(h) x 0.51(d)

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