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Encyclopedia of American social movements / edited by Immanuel Ness ; foreword by Stephen Eric Bronner and Frances Fox Piven.

Contributor(s): Ness, Immanuel.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Armonk, NY : Sharpe Reference, c2004Description: 4 v. (xxix, 1557 p.) : ill. ; 29 cm.ISBN: 0765680459 (set : alk. paper); 9780765680457 (set : alk. paper).Other title: American social movements.Subject(s): Social movements -- United States -- History -- Encyclopedias | Social change -- United States -- History -- Encyclopedias | Social justice -- United States -- History -- encyclopediasAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Encyclopedia of American social movements.DDC classification: 303.48/4/097303
Contents:
v. 1. Antislavery movement ; Civil rights movement ; Women's movement -- v. 2. Women's movement (cont.) ; Labor movement ; Native American movement -- v. 3. Rural, social, and political movements ; Moral reform movements ; Religious, utopian, and health movements ; Antiwar/protest movements ; Radical and poor people's movements -- v. 4. Student movements ; Ethnic and group identity movements ; Environmental movement ; Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender movement ; Conservative, nativist, and right-wing movements ; Global justice movement.
Review: "A comprehensive range of social movements is treated in 16 broad categories, from civil rights and women to antiwar protests and global justice. Timely entries on the Fair Trade Coffee campaign and the anti-sweatshop movement highlight current issues, while the section on antiwar movements covers everything from early Quaker pacifism to protests of the current U.S. intervention in Iraq. Students researching antebellum abolitionists, the history of gay-rights movements, or the development of conservative American politics will find useful and authoritative information."--"Reference that rocks," American Libraries, May 2005.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 1503-1557) and indexes.

"A comprehensive range of social movements is treated in 16 broad categories, from civil rights and women to antiwar protests and global justice. Timely entries on the Fair Trade Coffee campaign and the anti-sweatshop movement highlight current issues, while the section on antiwar movements covers everything from early Quaker pacifism to protests of the current U.S. intervention in Iraq. Students researching antebellum abolitionists, the history of gay-rights movements, or the development of conservative American politics will find useful and authoritative information."--"Reference that rocks," American Libraries, May 2005.

v. 1. Antislavery movement ; Civil rights movement ; Women's movement -- v. 2. Women's movement (cont.) ; Labor movement ; Native American movement -- v. 3. Rural, social, and political movements ; Moral reform movements ; Religious, utopian, and health movements ; Antiwar/protest movements ; Radical and poor people's movements -- v. 4. Student movements ; Ethnic and group identity movements ; Environmental movement ; Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender movement ; Conservative, nativist, and right-wing movements ; Global justice movement.

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Library Journal Review

Aiming to be "comprehensive, authoritative and balanced," Ness (Encyclopedia of American Immigration) has compiled an extensive history of many major American social movements, including civil rights, labor, anti-war, environmental, gay/lesbian, and women's liberation. The essays are not organized in any special order; the longest surveys the civil rights movement from its antislavery beginnings, filling much of the first volume. Each essay concludes with a bibliography and each volume includes a general index that references the text of the entire set. Easy-to-read typeface, black-and-white illustrations, an extensive concluding bibliography, and informative sidebars enhance the work's readability and reference value. It will prove most useful for hard-to-find information on lesser-known movements such as anti-drug; appropriate technology; disabilities; bisexual; and transgender activism. The major social movements are already covered extensively in subject encyclopedias and numerous monographs. Important material not included here can be found in Neil A. Hamilton's Rebels and Renegades: A Chronology of Social and Political Dissent in the United States, which contains a useful timeline, and Biographical Dictionary of American Labor, which offers numerous profiles. Bottom Line Although it neglects or only briefly mentions Jewish student activism and Catholic liberal and conservative political organizations, (Nativist, anti-Jewish, and anti- Catholic movements, however, are covered.), this work offers students and researchers much useful and easily accessible material.-Donald Altschiller, Boston Univ. Libs. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

CHOICE Review

The first major reference work that seeks to examine social movements in all their complexity, power, and significance, this set expands history by giving voice to the struggles of ordinary people. Striving for comprehensiveness, authority, and balance, the section editors examine each movement in its entirety. The set's introduction is particularly useful in defining social movements--their aims, goals, and successes, and their ability to spawn offshoots. Sixteen sections, edited by experts, cover major social movements in American history. Sections begin with an introductions to movements (e.g., Antislavery Movement, Native American Movement) and supply entries that cover each movement's critical themes and key leaders. Excerpts from primary documents (Frederick Douglass's "The Rights of Women") flesh out entries and provide easy access for readers. Entries are arranged by a rough chronology in each section, are written by scholars, and analyze a movement's goals, tactics, membership, and outcomes. Since many movements overlap, entries explore the interrelationship between the groups. Intending to provide a broad, engaging overview of American history, the set is not confined to movements of the Left but includes conservative, progressive, and antivice movements. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. Academic libraries. R. Tolley-Stokes East Tennessee State University

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