Linked Arms

Linked Arms

by Thomas V. Peterson
     
 

Through character development, snappy dialogue, and vivid scenes, Linked Arms tells the story of a rural people’s successful struggle to keep a major nuclear dump out of Allegany County in western New York. Five times over a twelve-month period hundreds of ordinary people—merchants, teachers, homemakers, professionals, farmers, and blue collar… See more details below

Overview

Through character development, snappy dialogue, and vivid scenes, Linked Arms tells the story of a rural people’s successful struggle to keep a major nuclear dump out of Allegany County in western New York. Five times over a twelve-month period hundreds of ordinary people—merchants, teachers, homemakers, professionals, farmers, and blue collar workers—ignored potential jail terms and large fines to defy the nuclear industry and governmental authority by linking arms in the bitter cold to thwart the siting commission through civil disobedience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791451328
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
282
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Maps and Illustrations
Preface
Prologue

1. The Struggle Begins

2. Birth of Nonviolent Resistance

3. Declaration of War

4. Vigilance and Rage

5. Defiance in the Bitter Cold

6. Linked Arms

7. Defending the Sites

8. Outside the Law

9. Grandparents, Horses, and Masks

Epilogue
Sources
Appendix: People Arrested in ACNAG Actions
Index of Names and Identifications

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