Raise Your Voice: 12 Protests That Shaped America

By: Jeffrey Kluger

Rise up! Speak out! March!

Protests and demonstrations have spread throughout the United States in recent years. They have pushed for change on women’s rights, racial equality, climate change, gun control, LGBTQI+ rights, and more. And while these marches may seem like a new phenomenon, they are really the continuation of a long line of Americans taking to their feet and raising their voices to cry out for justice.

From the Boston Tea Party to the suffragists, from the Montgomery Bus Boycott to Stonewall, peaceful (and not-so-peaceful) protest has been a means of speaking up and enacting change from the very founding of America. This new collection recounts twelve of the major protests throughout the country’s history, detailing the people behind them, the causes they marched for, and the impact they had.

Note on sources. Index. Black-and-white photographs.

ISBN: 9780525518303

JLG Release: May 2020


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Topics: Demonstrations , US history , Protest movements , Political participation , Activism , Boston Tea Party, 1773 , Seneca Falls Convention, 1848 , Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire and fight for workers’ rights, 1911 , Montgomery bus boycott, 1955–1956 , March on Washington, 1963 , Democratic National Convention, 1968 , Stonewall Uprising, 1969 , Earth Day, 1970 , March against nuclear weapons, 1982 , ACT UP, 1987 , Women’s March, 2017 , Dakota Access Pipeline protests, 2016–2017

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Kluger’s latest book covers specific activist events in United States history, beginning with the Boston Tea Party and concluding with the Standing Rock/Dakota Pipeline dispute. The work relays the details before, during, and after each protest, incorporating historical context throughout. The author conveys the setting and mood of each dissent o Kluger’s latest book covers specific activist events in United States history, beginning with the Boston Tea Party and concluding with the Standing Rock/Dakota Pipeline dispute. The work relays the details before, during, and after each protest, incorporating historical context throughout. The author conveys the setting and mood of each dissent or the events that ignited them within well-organized chronological chapters. For example, active verbs and potent imagery effectively capture the frenzy of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in 1911: “They raced as fast as their elevator cars could carry them to the burning floor, where the workers jammed inside as soon as the doors opened.” Quotes, which allow readers a perspective from the time, are effectively interspersed throughout the text. The afterword discusses Kluger’s use of sources like Time, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, U.S. government websites, social activist sites, and a critical evaluation of Wikipedia. Readers will become absorbed in each protest’s narrative due to Kluger’s ­adept writing.

Book Details

ISBN

9780525518303

First Release

May 2020

Genre

Nonfic

Dewey Classification

Trim Size

9" x 6"

Page Count

224

Accelerated Reader

N/A

Scholastic Reading Counts

N/A

Lexile

N/A

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Philomel

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Crime: Hate Crimes, Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism, Discrimination: Reference/Discussion, Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Reference or Discussion, Sexual Content: Reference/Discussion, Violence: Gun Violence, Violence: War/Harsh Realities of War

Topics

Demonstrations, US history, Protest movements, Political participation, Activism, Boston Tea Party, 1773, Seneca Falls Convention, 1848, Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire and fight for workers’ rights, 1911, Montgomery bus boycott, 1955–1956, March on Washington, 1963, Democratic National Convention, 1968, Stonewall Uprising, 1969, Earth Day, 1970, March against nuclear weapons, 1982, ACT UP, 1987, Women’s March, 2017, Dakota Access Pipeline protests, 2016–2017,

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