History of Hope: When Americans Have Dared to Dream of a Better Future / Edition 1

History of Hope: When Americans Have Dared to Dream of a Better Future / Edition 1

by James W. Fraser
     
 

Arguing that hope is a collective attribute that requires envisioning a better world for one's society as much as for one's self and family, Fraser (history and education, Northeastern U.) examines examples of Americans who engaged in attempts to build what Martin Luther King called "the beloved community." Reflecting his belief that hope is more the province of the… See more details below

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Arguing that hope is a collective attribute that requires envisioning a better world for one's society as much as for one's self and family, Fraser (history and education, Northeastern U.) examines examples of Americans who engaged in attempts to build what Martin Luther King called "the beloved community." Reflecting his belief that hope is more the province of the agitator and the organizer than of the official leader, he narrates stories of the American revolutionaries, rebellious slaves and abolitionists, Mexicans in the U.S., anarchists and socialists, feminists and suffragists, civil rights workers, and a number of others. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312239046
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.48(w) x 9.64(h) x 1.22(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Prologue: The First Revolution: Taos, 16801
1The Revolutionaries of 177611
2Utopian Communities27
3Mexico in the United States43
4Rebellious Slaves, Free Blacks, and Abolitionists67
5Reconstruction: The First Civil Rights Era93
6Feminists and Suffragists121
7The Beginnings of Organized Labor151
8The Many Faces of the Progressive Era185
9Hope in Hard Times215
10The Civil Rights Movement249
Epilogue: The Movement Continues285
Notes307
Bibliography334
Index339
About the Author348

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