Through the Eyes of Rebel Women

The Young Lords : 1969-1976

Author: Iris Morales

Publisher: Red Sugarcane Press

ISBN: 9780996827614

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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THROUGH THE EYES OF REBEL WOMEN: The Young Lords, 1969-1976 is the first account of women members. They fought the "revolution within the revolution" believing that women's equality was inseparable from society's progress as a whole. Written and edited by Iris Morales, the book includes essays, interviews, and primary documents.
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50 Events that Shaped Latino History: An Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic [2 volumes]

Author: Lilia Fernández

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440837635

Category: Social Science

Page: 1026

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What are the historical events most key to shaping Latino culture? This book provides detailed and broad coverage of the 50 most pivotal developments across more than 500 years' time that have shaped the Latino experience, offering primary sources, biographies of notable figures, and suggested readings for further research. • Offers scholarly analysis of critical events in Latino/a history while also providing in-depth primary sources, biographies, and evidence that provide additional historical perspective • Represents an invaluable reference tool for students doing research papers, seeking accessibly written background information, or simply wanting to learn more about Latinos in the United States • Written by expert contributors with specialties in a variety of key fields—media, politics, history, and popular culture • Supplies breadth and depth on significant events that have shaped the Latino experience for the past five centuries
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Activist New York

A History of People, Protest, and Politics

Author: Steven H. Jaffe

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479804606

Category: History

Page: 304

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Follows centuries of New York activism to reveal the city as a globally influential machine for social change Activist New York surveys New York City’s long history of social activism from the 1650’s to the 2010’s. Bringing these passionate histories alive, Activist New York is a visual exploration of these movements, serving as a companion book to the highly-praised Museum of the City of New York exhibition of the same name. New York’s primacy as a metropolis of commerce, finance, industry, media, and ethnic diversity has given it a unique and powerfully influential role in the history of American and global activism. Steven H. Jaffe explores how New York’s evolving identities as an incubator and battleground for activists have made it a “machine for change.” In responding to the city as a site of slavery, immigrant entry, labor conflicts, and wealth disparity, New Yorkers have repeatedly challenged the status quo. Activist New York brings to life the characters who make up these vibrant histories, including David Ruggles, an African American shopkeeper who helped enslaved fugitives on the city’s Underground Railroad during the 1830s; Clara Lemlich, a Ukrainian Jewish immigrant who helped spark the 1909 “Uprising of 20,000” that forever changed labor relations in the city’s booming garment industry; and Craig Rodwell, Karla Jay, and others who forged a Gay Liberation movement both before and after the Stonewall Riot of June 1969. The city’s inhabitants have been at the forefront of social change on issues ranging from religious tolerance and minority civil rights to sexual orientation and economic justice. Across 16 lavishly illustrated chronological chapters focusing on specific historical episodes, Jaffe explores how New York and New Yorkers have changed the way Americans think, feel, and act.
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Latinos in the American Political System: An Encyclopedia of Latinos as Voters, Candidates, and Office Holders [2 volumes]

Author: Jessica L. Lavariega Monforti

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440853479

Category: Social Science

Page: 770

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This encyclopedia provides a comprehensive overview of the evolution of Hispanic American engagement in U.S. politics, from their increased visibility as governors and other lawmakers at the local, state, and federal levels to their growing importance as a voting constituency. • Features two dozen primary documents, including illuminating sources provided both in the original Spanish and in English translations • Contains approximately 300 encyclopedia entries • Gives special attention to the significant diversity of the Latino population in the United States, with a focus on growing communities of Central American and Dominican origin as well as groups of Mexican, Puerto Rican, and Cuban origin • Provides context in historical overview essays that focus specifically on Latino population in their roles as voters and citizens, candidates, and lawmakers in American life • Includes a chronology of events concerning the evolution of Latino American involvement in U.S. politics
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Black Power

Radical Politics and African American Identity

Author: Jeffrey O. G. Ogbar

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: 1421429764

Category: History

Page: 296

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Ultimately, Black Power reveals a black freedom movement in which the ideals of desegregation through nonviolence and black nationalism marched side by side.
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Latinas

Struggles and Protest in 21st Century USA

Author: Iris Morales

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780996827690

Category:

Page: N.A

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Latinas: Struggles & Protests in 21st Century USA is a timely collection of poetry and prose reflecting on lived experiences as women as well as by class, race, ethnicity, and immigration status. The anthology's 40 contributors are poets, activists, educators, artists, and journalists engaged in a variety of activities from workplace organizing to university teaching. They range in age from their twenties to their sixties and live in communities across the US. Together their writings open a window into Latina perspectives on contemporary socio-economic-political and cultural issues, activism, and imaginings for a more humane world. The anthology includes a mix of genres: poems, personal narratives, blog posts, letters, scholarly essays, artwork, mission statements, excerpts from plays, lyrics, and herstories, looking across time, generational and geographic boundaries. Each piece is unique. They illustrate both diversity and unity, and are most closely aligned with an understanding of feminism as a movement to end sexist oppression--both its institutional and individual manifestations. "This anthology is especially urgent in a moment marked by the "silence breakers" . . . and the simultaneous silencing of women of color within these narratives. Latinas, in particular, have much to teach us as we face escalated attacks on Latinx immigrants, the U.S.-fueled crisis in Puerto Rico, and the misogyny that guides legislation against health care¿." Dr. Deborah Paredez, Co-Director and Co-Founder of CantoMundo, Associate Professor of Professional Practice in the Writing Program at Columbia University, and author of This Side of Skin and Selenidad: Selena, Latinos, and the Performance of Memory.
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The Film Lover's Companion

An A to Z Guide to 2,000 Stars and the Movies They Made

Author: David Quinlan

Publisher: Citadel Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Motion picture actors and actresses

Page: 510

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This unique treasury provides information on 2,000 stars and the movies they made - from the early silent films to today. For each star, old or new, there is a concise biography and complete chronological list of all movie and TV appearances. Included are triumphs and disasters alike - as well as Academy Award nominations and prizes. Each entry is accompanied by a photograph of the star at the height of his or her career or in a typical role. Both the old and the new of cinema are found within these pages: Bette Davis William Powell, Marlene Dietrich, John Wayne, Carole Lombard, Richard Burton, Clint Eastwood, Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, Winona Ryder, Kevin Costner, and Christopher Walken, among hundreds of others. From the obscure (Gloria Talbott) to the mega-famous (Tom Cruise), from the award winners (Tom Hanks) to the never nominated (Edward G. Robinson), from the classics (Buster Keaton) to the luminaries of today (Jim Carrey) - the careers of all are here.
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Quinlan's illustrated directory of film stars

Author: David Quinlan

Publisher: B T Batsford Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 510

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Expanded and updated to include more than 1800 entries, David Quinlan's Illustrated Directory of Film Stars provides a concise biography for each star with a complete filmography of all film, television, voice-overs and guest appearances.
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