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This eye-opening collection of documents ranging from the pre-Christian era to the present explores the undeniable power of social, political, and religious dissent throughout history and around the world. Voices of Protest is an inspiring and comprehensive look at the meaning of protest throughout history, in democratic and nondemocratic societies. It is also a rousing co This eye-opening collection of documents ranging from the pre-Christian era to the present explores the undeniable power of social, political, and religious dissent throughout history and around the world. Voices of Protest is an inspiring and comprehensive look at the meaning of protest throughout history, in democratic and nondemocratic societies. It is also a rousing confirmation that individual and community action matters and has great influence. Collected here are more than 300 documents -- essays, letters, newspaper articles, court decisions, song lyrics, poetry, cartoons, and more -- that represent seven main categories of protest: Civil Rights; National Self- Determination; Economic Justice; Environmental Conservation; Religious Freedom and Morality; Peace and War; and International Political Freedoms. A small sampling of the entries includes Seneca Falls Declaration of Women's Rights; Fidel Castro's anti- American writings protesting cultural domination; John Muir's essay "The American Forests"; and Martin Luther King, Jr.'s letter from a Birmingham jail. The editors have framed the documents with concise original commentary that places each selection in a political, historical, and social context.


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This eye-opening collection of documents ranging from the pre-Christian era to the present explores the undeniable power of social, political, and religious dissent throughout history and around the world. Voices of Protest is an inspiring and comprehensive look at the meaning of protest throughout history, in democratic and nondemocratic societies. It is also a rousing co This eye-opening collection of documents ranging from the pre-Christian era to the present explores the undeniable power of social, political, and religious dissent throughout history and around the world. Voices of Protest is an inspiring and comprehensive look at the meaning of protest throughout history, in democratic and nondemocratic societies. It is also a rousing confirmation that individual and community action matters and has great influence. Collected here are more than 300 documents -- essays, letters, newspaper articles, court decisions, song lyrics, poetry, cartoons, and more -- that represent seven main categories of protest: Civil Rights; National Self- Determination; Economic Justice; Environmental Conservation; Religious Freedom and Morality; Peace and War; and International Political Freedoms. A small sampling of the entries includes Seneca Falls Declaration of Women's Rights; Fidel Castro's anti- American writings protesting cultural domination; John Muir's essay "The American Forests"; and Martin Luther King, Jr.'s letter from a Birmingham jail. The editors have framed the documents with concise original commentary that places each selection in a political, historical, and social context.

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  1. 5 out of 5

    Katherine Furman

    I've always kind of thought that protest was good in theory, but did little to really bring about change. This book changed my mind completely. It's east to forget that if it wasn't for protest women couldn't vote, we'd still have 'white' and 'colored' water fountains, and (believe it or not) the environment would be in far worse shape than it is now. I love this book because it gives back some hope that current state of the world has taken away from us. It shows us that we aren't powerless by gi I've always kind of thought that protest was good in theory, but did little to really bring about change. This book changed my mind completely. It's east to forget that if it wasn't for protest women couldn't vote, we'd still have 'white' and 'colored' water fountains, and (believe it or not) the environment would be in far worse shape than it is now. I love this book because it gives back some hope that current state of the world has taken away from us. It shows us that we aren't powerless by giving definitive proof of the power of protest. Beyond that, it serves as a history of the world from an angle you seldom see.

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    looks good and empowering.

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