An Unfinished Revolution

An Unfinished Revolution

In addition to a range of key texts and letters by both Lincoln and Marx, this book includes articles from the radical New York-based journal Woodhull and Claflin’s Weekly, an extract from Thomas Fortune’s classic work on racism Black ...

Author: Robin Blackburn

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781844677221

Category: History

Page: 260

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The impact of the American Civil War on Karl Marx, and Karl Marx on America. Karl Marx and Abraham Lincoln exchanged letters at the end of the Civil War. Although they were divided by far more than the Atlantic Ocean, they agreed on the cause of “free labor” and the urgent need to end slavery. In his introduction, Robin Blackburn argues that Lincoln’s response signaled the importance of the German American community and the role of the international communists in opposing European recognition of the Confederacy. The ideals of communism, voiced through the International Working Men’s Association, attracted many thousands of supporters throughout the US, and helped spread the demand for an eight-hour day. Blackburn shows how the IWA in America—born out of the Civil War—sought to radicalize Lincoln’s unfinished revolution and to advance the rights of labor, uniting black and white, men and women, native and foreign-born. The International contributed to a profound critique of the capitalist robber barons who enriched themselves during and after the war, and it inspired an extraordinary series of strikes and class struggles in the postwar decades. In addition to a range of key texts and letters by both Lincoln and Marx, this book includes articles from the radical New York-based journal Woodhull and Claflin’s Weekly, an extract from Thomas Fortune’s classic work on racism Black and White, Frederick Engels on the progress of US labor in the 1880s, and Lucy Parson’s speech at the founding of the Industrial Workers of the World.
Categories: History

Romania

Romania

The Unfinished Revolution Stephen D. Roper. PREFACE In the early 1990s, a
number of books were published that examined the transition from the
Ceausescu regime to the National Salvation Front. At that time, there was a great
deal of ...

Author: Stephen D. Roper

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135287573

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

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The Romanian revolution was motivated by a desire for greater political and intellectual freedom and economic prosperity. It was the bloodiest of the eastern European transitions due to Ceausescu's cult of personality. However, many of the goals of the revolution are still unfulfilled. The lack of civil society, charges of political corruption, the failure to transform the economy, and concerns over the protection of ethnic minority rights are all factors in Romania's failure to become a fully integrated European country. Tracing the country's political history and examining Romania's postcommunist politics, economic transition and foreign policy, this book contemplates the prospects for this country as it enters the twenty first century.
Categories: Political Science

The Unfinished Revolution

The Unfinished Revolution

In assembling this undiscovered archive of black power, this book offers compelling evidence of the ways that sovereignty and blackness intersect with unstable processes of modernity to produce an articulation of black authority always, ...

Author: Karen Salt

Publisher: Liverpool Studies in Internati

ISBN: 9781786941619

Category: History

Page: 240

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Unfinished Revolution is the first study to gather nineteenth-century representations and performances of Haitian sovereignty in the Atlantic world. In assembling this undiscovered archive of black power, this book offers compelling evidence of the ways that sovereignty and blackness intersect with unstable processes of modernity to produce an articulation of black authority always, already under threat for eradication or ridicule. Undeterred, nineteenth-century Haitian leaders mounted a century's-long battle to situate Haiti at the centre of the Atlantic world.
Categories: History

Women in the Military

Women in the Military

Discusses the role of women in every military conflict since the Vietnam War, the significant advances made by women in the Armed Forces during the 1980s, and subsequent resistance to these reforms

Author: Jeanne Holm

Publisher:

ISBN: 0891415130

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 544

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Discusses the role of women in every military conflict since the Vietnam War, the significant advances made by women in the Armed Forces during the 1980s, and subsequent resistance to these reforms
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

An Unfinished Revolution

An Unfinished Revolution

... called America's unfinished revolution7—offered great opportunities. 6 Eric
Foner, The Fiery Trail: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery, New York 2010.
7 Eric Foner, Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, New York, 1989.

Author: Abraham Lincoln

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781844677979

Category: Political Science

Page: 268

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Karl Marx and Abraham Lincoln exchanged letters at the end of the Civil War, with Marx writing on behalf of the International Working Men’s Association. Although they were divided by far more than the Atlantic Ocean, they agreed on the urgency of suppressing slavery and the cause of “free labor.” In his introduction Robin Blackburn argues that Lincoln’s response to the IWA was a sign of the importance of the German American community as well as of the role of the International in opposing European recognition of the Confederacy. The International went on to attract many thousands of supporters in over fifty regions of the US, and helped to spread the demand for an eight-hour day—enacted by Congress in 1868 for Federal employees. Blackburn shows how the International in America—born out of the Civil War—sought to radicalize Lincoln’s unfinished revolution and to advance the rights of labor, uniting black and white, men and women, native and foreign–born. The International contributed to a profound critique of the capitalist robber barons who enriched themselves during and after the war. It inspired an extraordinary series of strikes and class struggles in the postwar decades. In addition to a range of key texts and letters by both Lincoln and Marx, this book includes Raya Dunaevskaya’s assessment of the impact of the Civil War on Marx’s theory and a survey by Frederick Engels of the progress of US labor in the 1880s.
Categories: Political Science

Unfinished Revolution

Unfinished Revolution

Presenting a biography of Daniel Ortega, this title tells the story of Nicaragua's continuing struggle for liberation.

Author: Kenneth E. Morris

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 9781569767566

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Presenting a biography of Daniel Ortega, this title tells the story of Nicaragua's continuing struggle for liberation. It traces Ortega's life from his childhood in Nicaragua's mountainous mining region, where his parents instilled in him a hatred of Yankee imperialism.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

An Unfinished Revolution

An Unfinished Revolution

... Adivasi Resistance and the Naxal Movement Kishalay Bhattacharjee.
KSHALAV BHAITACHAREE REVOLUTION A HUSTAGE CRISIS, ADIVASI
RESISTANCE AND THE NAXAL MOVEMENT An Unfinished Revolution A
HOSTAGE CRISIS, ...

Author: Kishalay Bhattacharjee

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781509885572

Category: History

Page:

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On 14 March 2012, two Italian nationals, Paolo Bosusco and Claudio Colangelo, were taken hostage from the tribal-dominated Kandhamal area of Odisha, in eastern India. The kidnappers belonged to the extreme left- wing radical group known as the CPI (Maoists). They were led by Sabyasachi Panda who had been involved in several militant activities since 1999. What followed was a dramatic month-long crisis in which a crew of television journalists engaged with the Maoist leader and facilitated the release of Claudio. An Unfinished Revolution: A Hostage Crisis, Adivasi Resistance and the Naxal Movement is a racy, first-hand account that tells the tale of the hostages, from abduction to release. It also chronicles the history of tribal resistance which was appropriated by the Maoists — a movement that has been one of India’s major internal security challenges since the late 1960s.
Categories: History

The Unfinished Revolution

The Unfinished Revolution

Explain why the early 21st century may represent a historical turning point in educational practice around the world and discusses how to create learning environments that will help all children take control of their own learning.

Author: John Abbott

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9780871205131

Category: Education

Page: 213

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Explain why the early 21st century may represent a historical turning point in educational practice around the world and discusses how to create learning environments that will help all children take control of their own learning.
Categories: Education

Diaries of an Unfinished Revolution

Diaries of an Unfinished Revolution

These essays and profoundly moving, often harrowing, firsthand accounts span the region from Tunisia to Syria and include contributors ranging from student activists to seasoned journalists—half of whom are women.

Author: Matthew Cassel

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698141117

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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An English PEN Award–winning collection of personal testimony from participants in the Arab Spring As revolution swept through the Arab world in spring of 2011, much of the writing that reached the West came via analysts and academics, experts and expats. We heard about Facebook posts and tweeted calls to action, but what was missing was testimony from on-the-ground participants—which is precisely what Layla Al-Zubaidi and Matthew Cassel have brought together in Diaries of an Unfinished Revolution. These essays and profoundly moving, often harrowing, firsthand accounts span the region from Tunisia to Syria and include contributors ranging from student activists to seasoned journalists—half of whom are women. This unique collection explores just how deeply politics can be held within the personal and highlights the power of writing in a time of revolution. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Categories: Political Science

The Unfinished Revolution

The Unfinished Revolution

But at its core, this is a fight that plays out within homes and between partners. And as Gerson's research makes clear, the fight has not changed all that dramatically in the past 30 years." --The American Prospect

Author: Kathleen Gerson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199745846

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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In the controversial public debate over modern American families, the vast changes in family life--the rise of single, two-paycheck, and same-sex parents--have often been blamed for declining morality and unhappy children. Drawing upon pioneering research with the children of the gender revolution, Kathleen Gerson reveals that it is not a lack of "family values," but rigid social and economic forces that make it difficult to have a vibrant and committed family and work life. Despite the entrance of women into the workforce and the blurring of once clearly defined gender boundaries, men and women live in a world where the demands of balancing parenting and work, autonomy and commitment, time and money are left largely unresolved. Gerson finds that while an overwhelming majority of young men and women see an egalitarian balance within committed relationships as the ideal, today's social and economic realities remain based on conventional--and now obsolete--distinctions between breadwinning and caretaking. In this equity vacuum, men and women develop conflicting strategies, with women stressing self-reliance and men seeking a new traditionalism. With compassion for all perspectives, Gerson argues that whether one decides to give in to traditionally imbalanced relationships or to avoid marriage altogether, these approaches are second-best responses, not personal preferences or inherent attributes, and they will shift if new options can be created to help people achieve their egalitarian aspirations. The Unfinished Revolution offers clear recommendations for the kinds of workplace and community changes that would best bring about a more egalitarian family life--a new flexibility at work and at home that benefits families, encourages a thriving economy, and helps women and men integrate love and work. Praise for the Hardcover: "Over the past three decades, social change has blown apart the old-fashioned ideal of the nuclear family--and Gerson has set out to map where the pieces have landed." --New York Post "Valuable for the abundance and candor of the testimony from this unmoored generation pioneering through radically altered conceptions of personal and professional life." --Publishers Weekly "This is not a battle that can be won with legal challenges or legislation. Yes, it would undoubtedly be greatly aided by the passage of major social policies such as universal child care. But at its core, this is a fight that plays out within homes and between partners. And as Gerson's research makes clear, the fight has not changed all that dramatically in the past 30 years." --The American Prospect
Categories: Social Science

Havel

Havel

The Definitive Biography of the Leader of the Velvet Revolution who Overthrew Communism, and Created a Democratic Czechoslovakia​ This is the story of a man who tried to resurrect the spirit of democratic life.

Author: David Gilbreath Barton

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 9780822987420

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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The Definitive Biography of the Leader of the Velvet Revolution who Overthrew Communism, and Created a Democratic Czechoslovakia​ This is the story of a man who tried to resurrect the spirit of democratic life. He was born into a time of chaos and absurdity, and he took it as his fate to carry a candle into the night. This is his story and the story many others, the writers, artists, actors, and philosophers who took it upon themselves to remember a tradition that had failed so miserably it had almost been forgotten. Václav Havel (1936–2011), the famous Czech dissident, intellectual, and playwright, was there when a half million people came to Wenceslas Square to demand an end to Communism in 1989. Many came to hear him call for a free Czechoslovakia, for democratic elections, and a return to Europe. The demonstrators roared when he spoke. “Havel to the castle,” they chanted— meaning Havel for president. And a few weeks later, Havel became a most unusual president. He was sometimes misunderstood and not always popular, but by the time of his death in 2011, the world recognized Havel as one of the most prominent figures of the twentieth century. Born into one of the most prominent and wealthy families in Prague, Havel was the constant subject of attention and an artistic eccentric in a family of businessmen. A young Havel and his family were cast by the Communist takeover as class enemies. Havel traveled a dark road that, ironically, provided the experiences he needed to reconnect not only to his own “ground of being” but to the traditions of civic society. This biography is the story of Havel’s inward journey in his underground years and thus the story of how Havel, the outsider, became the ultimate insider as president of the nation. In this intimate and sweeping portrayal of Havel, David Barton reveals the eccentricities of the last president of Czechoslovakia, and the first president of the Czech Republic.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Unfinished Revolution

Unfinished Revolution

"400 United Irishmen and fellow-rebels brought the spirit of Irish rebellion "down under" in the aftermath of the Irish Rebellion of 1798 - and changed Australia forever.

Author: Anne-Maree Whitaker

Publisher: Dr Anne-Maree Whitaker

ISBN: 0646179519

Category: Convicts

Page: 275

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"400 United Irishmen and fellow-rebels brought the spirit of Irish rebellion "down under" in the aftermath of the Irish Rebellion of 1798 - and changed Australia forever. At Castle Hill in 1804, this "army of shadows" carried on where they left off but during Bligh's overthrow in 1808, they stood back from a fight that was not theirs. The "political Irish" played a central role in the developing colony. Their professions, trades and skills made them useful as clerks, storekeepers and teachers, and fitted them to be overseers and constables, and helped bring self-sufficiency to the still-fragile colonial economy. They remained revolutionaries; only they negotiated change rather than raised warlike rebellion. Through their open defiance and quiet manipulation of authority, the harp "new strung" resonates to this day in the Australian ethos that United Irishmen helped to create." -- book cover.
Categories: Convicts

The Unfinished Revolution

The Unfinished Revolution

Compares the post-Second World War histories of the American and British gay and lesbian movements.

Author: Stephen M. Engel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521003776

Category: Social Science

Page: 231

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Compares the post-Second World War histories of the American and British gay and lesbian movements.
Categories: Social Science

The Unfinished Revolution

The Unfinished Revolution

This volume is indispensable reading, providing thoughtful analysis from a never-before assembled group of advocates. It shows that the fight for women’s equality is far from over.

Author: Minky Worden

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 9781609803889

Category: Social Science

Page: 257

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“It’s a time of change in the world, with dictators toppling and new opportunities rising, but any revolution that doesn’t create equality for women will be incomplete. The time has come to realize the full potential of half the world’s population.” —Christiane Amanpour, from the foreword The Unfinished Revolution tells the story of the global struggle to secure basic rights for women and girls, including in the Middle East where the Arab Spring raised high hopes, but the political revolutions are so far insufficient to guarantee progress. Around the world, women and girls are trafficked into forced labor and sex slavery, trapped in conflict zones where rape is a weapon of war, prevented from attending school, and kept from making deeply personal choices in their private lives, such as whom and when to marry. In many countries, women are second-class citizens by law. In others, religion and traditions block freedoms such as the right to work, study or access health care. Even in the United States, women who are victims of sexual violence often do not see their attackers brought to justice. More than 30 writers—Nobel Prize laureates, leading activists, top policymakers, and former victims—have contributed to this anthology. Drawing from their rich personal experiences, they tackle some of the toughest questions and offer bold new approaches to problems affecting hundreds of millions of women. This volume is indispensable reading, providing thoughtful analysis from a never-before assembled group of advocates. It shows that the fight for women’s equality is far from over. As Leymah Gbowee, 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate says, “Women are not free anywhere in this world until all women in the world are free.”
Categories: Social Science

Theory of the Global State

Theory of the Global State

This book, first published in 2000, analyses global change which critiques modern social thought and global theory, examining global-democratic revolution.

Author: Martin Shaw

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521597307

Category: Political Science

Page: 295

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This book, first published in 2000, analyses global change which critiques modern social thought and global theory, examining global-democratic revolution.
Categories: Political Science

Reconstruction

Reconstruction

This "smart book of enormous strengths" (Boston Globe) has since gone on to become the classic work on the wrenching post-Civil War period -- an era whose legacy reverberates still today in the United States.

Author: Eric Foner

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006203586X

Category: History

Page: 736

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Newly Reissued with a New Introduction: From the "preeminent historian of Reconstruction" (New York Times Book Review), a newly updated edition of the prize-winning classic work on the post-Civil War period which shaped modern America. Eric Foner's "masterful treatment of one of the most complex periods of American history" (New Republic) redefined how the post-Civil War period was viewed. Reconstruction chronicles the way in which Americans—black and white—responded to the unprecedented changes unleashed by the war and the end of slavery. It addresses the ways in which the emancipated slaves' quest for economic autonomy and equal citizenship shaped the political agenda of Reconstruction; the remodeling of Southern society and the place of planters, merchants, and small farmers within it; the evolution of racial attitudes and patterns of race relations; and the emergence of a national state possessing vastly expanded authority and committed, for a time, to the principle of equal rights for all Americans. This "smart book of enormous strengths" (Boston Globe) remains the standard work on the wrenching post-Civil War period—an era whose legacy still reverberates in the United States today.
Categories: History

Russia s Unfinished Revolution

Russia s Unfinished Revolution

Russia's Unfinished Revolution is a comprehensive history of Russia during this crucial period.

Author: Michael McFaul

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801488141

Category: History

Page: 400

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Michael McFaul traces Russia's tumultuous political history from Gorbachev's rise to power in 1985 through the 1999 resignation of Boris Yeltsin in favor of Vladimir Putin.
Categories: History