The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century

Over many years, I have been privileged to know scholars, organizers, activists, journalists, and social critics who have ... The idea for the book was hatched after The Nation magazine published my article “The Fifty Most Influential ...

The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century

A hundred years ago, any soapbox orator who called for women's suffrage, laws protecting the environment, an end to lynching, or a federal minimum wage was considered a utopian dreamer or a dangerous socialist. Now we take these ideas for granted -- because the radical ideas of one generation are often the common sense of the next. We all stand on the shoulders of earlier generations of radicals and reformers who challenged the status quo of their day. Unfortunately, most Americans know little of this progressive history. It isn't taught in most high schools. You can't find it on the major television networks. In popular media, the most persistent interpreter of America's radical past is Glenn Beck, who teaches viewers a wildly inaccurate history of unions, civil rights, and the American Left. The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century, a colorful and witty history of the most influential progressive leaders of the twentieth century and beyond, is the perfect antidote.

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The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Peter Dreier
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-06-26 - Publisher: Hachette UK

A hundred years ago, any soapbox orator who called for women's suffrage, laws protecting the environment, an end to lynching, or a federal minimum wage was considered a utopian dreamer or a dangerous socialist. Now we take these ideas for granted -- because the radical ideas of one generation are
HENRY KISSINGER AND THE AMERICAN CENTURY
Language: en
Pages: 369
Authors: Jeremi Suri
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-05-01 - Publisher: Harvard University Press

What made Henry Kissinger the kind of diplomat he was? What experiences and influences shaped his worldview and provided the framework for his approach to international relations? Suri offers a thought-provoking, interpretive study of one of the most influential and controversial political figures of the twentieth century.
Guide to Indiana's Historic Sites - South East Edition
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Paul R. Wonning
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: Mossy Feet Books

Take a fun tour through the rich history of Indiana using Guide to Indiana's Historic Sites - South East Edition as your guidebook. This tourism guide will help visitors find all of the historical treasures in southeast Indiana. The counties included in this historical travel book include: Clark County Dearborn
Britannica Guide to 100 Most Influential Americans
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-10-01 - Publisher: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

Shining the spotlight on a hundred men and women who really made a difference to the world’s most powerful nation, this book features the lives and achievements of extraordinary Americans – presidents and sports figures, film stars and physicists, generals and Internet mavericks – from the age of the Founding
Famous American Freemasons
Language: en
Pages: 294
Authors: Todd E. Creason
Categories: Freemasonry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: Lulu.com

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