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The Resource Front porch politics : the forgotten heyday of American activism in the 1970s and 1980s, Michael Stewart Foley

Front porch politics : the forgotten heyday of American activism in the 1970s and 1980s, Michael Stewart Foley

Label
Front porch politics : the forgotten heyday of American activism in the 1970s and 1980s
Title
Front porch politics
Title remainder
the forgotten heyday of American activism in the 1970s and 1980s
Statement of responsibility
Michael Stewart Foley
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
An on-the-ground history of ordinary Americans who took to the streets when political issues became personal. On the community level, the 1970s and '80s saw vibrant new forms of political activity emerge. Tenants challenged landlords, farmers practiced civil disobedience to protect their land, and laid-off workers asserted a right to own their idled factories. Activists fought to defend the traditional family or to expand the rights of women, while entire towns organized to protest the toxic sludge in their basements. In all these arenas, Americans were propelled by their own experiences into the public sphere. Disregarding conventional ideas of "left" and "right," they turned to political action when they perceived an immediate threat to the safety and security of their families, homes, or dreams
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Foley, Michael S
Dewey number
322.40973/09046
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1764
LC item number
.F65 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political participation
  • Protest movements
  • Political activists
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Front porch politics : the forgotten heyday of American activism in the 1970s and 1980s, Michael Stewart Foley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 401 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780809054824
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2013014769
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)827256872
  • 1366061
Label
Front porch politics : the forgotten heyday of American activism in the 1970s and 1980s, Michael Stewart Foley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 401 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780809054824
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2013014769
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)827256872
  • 1366061

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