100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century A Social Justice Hall of Fame

ISBN-10: 1568586817

ISBN-13: 9781568586816

Edition: 2012

Authors: Peter Dreier

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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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List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 6/26/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

20th-century Timeline
The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century
Tom Johnson (1854-1911)
Robert M. La Follette Sr. (1855-1925)
Eugene Debs (1855-1926)
Louis Brandeis (1856-1941)
Clarence Darrow (1857-1938)
Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919)
Florence Kelley (1859-1932)
John Dewey (1859-1952)
Victor Berger (1860-1929)
Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935)
Jane Addams (1860-1935)
Lincoln Steffens (1866-1936)
Hiram Johnson (1866-1945)
W. E. B. Du Bois (1868-1963)
William "Big Bill" Haywood (1869-1928)
Alice Hamilton (1869-1970)
Emma Goldman (1869-1940)
Lewis Hine (1874-1940)
Robert F. Wagner Sr. (1877-1953)
Upton Sinclair (1878-1968)
Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
Margaret Sanger (1879-1966)
John L. Lewis (1880-1969)
Helen Keller (1880-1968)
Frances Perkins (1880-1965)
Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945)
Rose Schneiderman (1882-1972)
Fiorello La Guardia (1882-1947)
Roger Baldwin (1884-1981)
Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962)
Norman Thomas (1884-1968)
A. J. Muste (1885-1967)
Alice Stokes Paul (1885-1977)
Sidney Hillman (1887-1946)
Henry Wallace (1888-1965)
A. Philip Randolph (1889-1979)
Earl Warren (1891-1974)
Floyd Olson (1891-1936)
Dorothy Day (1897-1980)
Paul Robeson (1898-1976)
William O. Douglas (1898-1980)
Harry Bridges (1901-1990)
Langston Hughes (1902-1967)
Vito Marcantonio (1902-1954)
Virginia F. Durr (1903-1999)
Elk Baker (1903-1986)
Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) (1904-1991)
Myles Horton (1905-1990)
Carey McWilliams (1905-1980)
William J. Brennan Jr. (1906-1997)
Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972)
Rachel Carson (1907-1964)
Walter Reuther (1907-1970)
I. F. Stone (1907-1989)
Thurgood Marshall (1908-1993)
Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973)
John Kenneth Galbraith (1908-2006)
Saul Alinsky (1909-1972)
Bayard Rustin (1912-1987)
Harry Hay (1912-2002)
Studs Terkel (1912-2008)
David Brower (1912-2000)
Woody Guthrie (1912-1967)
Arthur Miller (1915-2005)
Jane Jacobs (1916-2006)
C. Wright Mills (1916-1962)
Barry Commoner (1917-)
Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977)
Jackie Robinson (1919-1972)
Pete Seeger (1919-)
Jerry Wurf (1919-1981)
Bella Abzug (1920-1998)
Betty Friedan (1921-2006)
Howard Zinn (1922-2010)
Rev. William Sloane Coffin (1924-2006)
Malcolm X (1925-1965)
Cesar Chavez (1927-1993)
Michael Harrington (1928-1989)
Rev. James Lawson (1928-)
Noam Chomsky (1928-)
Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)
Allard Lowenstein (1929-1980)
Harvey Milk (1930-1978)
Ted Kennedy (1932-2009)
Ralph Nader (1934-)
Gloria Steinem (1934-)
Bill Movers (1934-)
Bob Moses (1935-)
Tom Hayden (1939-)
John Lewis (1940-)
Joan Baez (1941-)
Bob Dylan (1941-)
Barbara Ehrenreich (1941-)
Jesse Jackson (1941-)
Muhammad Ali (1942-)
Billie Jean King (1943-)
Paul Wellstone (1944-2002)
Bruce Springsteen (1949-)
Michael Moore (1954-)
Tony Kushner (1956-)
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