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By Mary Ellen Snodgrass

all through American historical past, individuals with powerful ideals that ran counter to society's principles and legislation have used civil disobedience to enhance their reasons. From the Boston Tea social gathering in 1773, to the Pullman Strike in 1894, to the draft card burnings and sit-ins of more moderen occasions, civil disobedience has been a robust strength for effecting switch in American society.This complete A-Z encyclopedia offers a wealth of knowledge on humans, locations, activities, and occasions that confounded the legislations to concentration awareness on a subject matter or reason. It covers the motives and activities of activists around the political spectrum from colonial occasions to the current, and comprises political, social fiscal, environmental, and a myriad of alternative issues."Civil Disobedience" ties into all facets of the yank heritage curriculum, and is a wealthy resource of fabric for essays and debates on serious concerns and occasions that proceed to persuade our nation's legislation and values. It explores the philosophies, topics, ideas, and practices of activist teams and participants, in addition to the laws they encouraged. It encompasses a exact chronology of civil disobedience, listings of acts of judgment of right and wrong and civil disobedience by way of act and by way of position, a bibliography of fundamental and secondary assets, and a finished index whole the set.

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