Necessary Trouble

Americans in Revolt
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Audio (13.10 hours)
Product Number: Z100116006
Released: Aug 23, 2016
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ISBN: #9781515925712
Narrator/s: Amy Melissa Bentley
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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The 2008 financial crisis crystallized for people around the country the fact that something was wrong. Americans had already been losing faith in elites who had failed to protect them from crisis after crisis and disaster after disaster. After the collapse, we expected someone to have a solution but were inevitably disappointed. Instead, we got high and rising unemployment, foreclosures spiraling out of control, and, as the protest chant went, "banks got bailed out, we got sold out." The spark was slow to start, but it has grown since. Tea Partiers challenged conservative politicians to keep their promises; Walmart and fast-food workers went on strike for a raise; Wall Street found itself Occupied; the deaths of unarmed young men touched off a twenty-first-century black freedom struggle. The movements swelled, intersected, and spread around the country, helped along by social media. At their core, they were all challenges to who wields power in the US, regardless of political allegiance. Necessary Trouble offers listeners an understanding of today's new radicals-the troublemakers of all stripes who refuse to sit any longer on the sidelines and wait for things to improve.

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Author(s): Sarah Jaffe
Original Publish Date: Aug 23, 2016

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Author(s): Sarah Jaffe
Narrator(s): Amy Melissa Bentley
Product Number DD25279
Released: Aug 23, 2016
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781515905714
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Author(s): Sarah Jaffe
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Released: Sep 05, 2017
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