Necessary Trouble

Americans in Revolt
Product Number: EB00705946
Released: Sep 05, 2017
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ISBN: #9781568588360
Publisher: Nation Books
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Necessary Trouble is the definitive book on the movements that are poised to permanently remake American politics. We are witnessing a moment of unprecedented political turmoil and social activism. Over the last few years, we've seen the growth of the Tea Party, a twenty-first-century black freedom struggle with BlackLivesMatter, Occupy Wall Street, and the grassroots networks supporting presidential candidates in defiance of the traditional party elites. Sarah Jaffe leads readers into the heart of these movements, explaining what has made ordinary Americans become activists. As Jaffe argues, the financial crisis in 2008 was the spark, the moment that crystallized that something was wrong. For years, Jaffe crisscrossed the country, asking people what they were angry about, and what they were doing to take power back. She attended a people's assembly in a church gymnasium in Ferguson, Missouri; walked a picket line at an Atlanta Burger King; rode a bus from New York to Ohio with student organizers; and went door-to-door in Queens days after Hurricane Sandy. From the successful fight for a 15 minimum wage in Seattle and New York to the halting of Shell's Arctic drilling program, Americans are discovering the effectiveness of making good, necessary trouble. Regardless of political alignment, they are boldly challenging who wields power in this country.

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Author(s): Sarah Jaffe
Original Publish Date: Sep 05, 2017

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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
Narrator(s): Amy Melissa Bentley
Product Number Z100116006
Released: Aug 23, 2016
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781515925712

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