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'American Protest Literature' presents sources from 11 protest movements - political, social and cultural - from the Revolution to abolition to gay rights to antiwar protest. Each section reprints documents from the original phase of the movement as well as evidence of its legacy in later times.
Hardcover, 541 pages
Published November 30th 2006 by Belknap Press (first published 2006)
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Chuck
Sep 14, 2013 Chuck rated it liked it
I have decidedly mixed views about this book.

It is the only reliably available in-print anthology of US protest literature around, so it's the only game in town. Trodd deserves props for that. And the selections she has chosen are good; she uses the "reliables" but includes some less well known choices that are surprisingly apt.

That being said, some of the choices are odd. She'll use a less well known work of a well known author (such as "The Ballot or the Bullet" by Malcolm X rather than a sele
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Mick
May 10, 2014 Mick rated it it was amazing
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I used this book for my Comp II class, and it was really a hit. The selections are pretty fantastic, and the introductions to each work are useful and give plenty of clear context. I'll definitely use this text again next spring.
Molly
Mar 17, 2008 Molly rated it it was ok
Why is all the protest so mainstream? Where are all the really exciting manifestos? The gay liberation section is pretty good, but the rest is so depressing.
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