Mary Frances Berry - History Teaches Us to Resist: How Progressive Movements Have Succeeded in Challenging Times

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Berry’s bracing call-to-action combines progressive idealism with the pragmatism of a seasoned activist to argue that resistance effects important changes in all political climates. Berry, Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought and professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania, offers a wide range of historical examples of what resistance has accomplished. She also draws on her own experiences as a key figure in the Free South Africa movement and as the chair of the U.S. Commission of Civil Rights from 1993 to 2004. Her inspiring stories include accounts of going to Vietnam, being fired by Reagan, and defying George W. Bush over an appointment to the commission.

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$26.95
ISBN: 9780807005460
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Published: Beacon Press - March 13th, 2018

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