A stirring look at nonviolent activism, from American suffragists to Civil Rights to the Climate Change MovementWe Are Power brings to light the incredible individuals who have used nonviolent activism to change the world. The book explores questions such as what is nonviolent resistance and how does it work? In an age when armies are stronger than ever before, when guns seem to be everywhere, how can people confront their adversaries without resorting to violence themselves? Through key international movements as well as people such as Gandhi, Alice Paul, Martin Luther King, Cesar Chavez, and Václav Havel, this book discusses the components of nonviolent resistance. It answers the question “Why nonviolence?” by showing how nonviolent movements have succeeded again and again in a variety of ways, in all sorts of places, and always in the face of overwhelming odds. The book includes endnotes, a bibliography, and an index.
Todd Hasak-Lowy is the author of several books for young readers. He is a professor of creative writing and literature at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Hasak-Lowy lives in Evanston, Illinois, with his wife and two daughters. Visit toddhasaklowy.com.
Table of Contents
Rethinking History: Who Makes It? And How? vi
1 Nonviolence is how to resist when you refuse to submit or take up arms: Gandhi and Indian Independence 1
2 Nonviolence is how to fight when everyone thinks you're weak: Alice Paul and Votes for Women 37
3 Nonviolence is how to fight when your opponent really hates you: Martin Luther King Jr. and Project C 89
4 Nonviolence is how to grow your side (so you can win the fight): Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers Movement 143
5 Nonviolence is how to create a true democracy out of Its exact opposite: Václav Havel and the Velvet Revolution 193
Conclusion: Nonviolence Is How to Fight Today for Livable Tomorrow: Greta Thunberg and the Climate Change Movement 241
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