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50 American Revolutions You're Not Supposed to Know Reclaiming American Patriotism

ISBN-10: 1932857184

ISBN-13: 9781932857184

Edition: 2005

Authors: Mickey Z., Michael Zezima

List price: $12.95
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Since when was it unpatriotic to dissent? Why is it "un-American" to question our government's policies? And how did the far right manage to claim the flag exclusively for itself? A book that the country desperately needs, "50 American Revolutions is a concise, quick guide to the people and events in our country's history that progressives and anyone not impressed by the radical right's warped version of patriotism can be proud of. Author Mickey Z begins with Thomas Paine's revolutionary manifesto "Common Sense, written anonymously as a pamphlet in January 1776 and read by every member of Congress, and goes on to highlight the most notable people and events in the history of the United States, right through to the families of 9/11 victims in the group Peaceful Tomorrows questioning the connection between the events of that day and the United States' subsequent acts of aggression in Iraq. In addition to concise essays on everything and everyone from The Bill of Rights to Disability Rights, Coxey's Army to Public Enemy, Mickey also highlights important milestones along the timeline of the book, making for a complete picture of United States history, good with bad. As with Russ Kick's ultra-popular "50 Things You're Not Supposed To Know, "50 American Revolutions is perfectly sized for handbags and coat pockets (it's the same size as a CD) and at less than $10 a tremendous gift for anyone whose idea of patriotism needs some revision. A self-educated kickboxing instructor who lectures on foreign policy at MIT in his spare time, "Newsday calls Mickey Z. a "professional iconoclast." "Time Out New York says he's a "political provocateur." To Howard Zinn, he's "iconoclastic andbold." The author of four books, most recently "The Seven Deadly Spins: Exposing the Lies Behind War Propaganda, Mickey lives in Astoria, New York.
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Book details

List price: $12.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Disinformation Company Limited, The
Publication date: 9/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 5.75" wide x 5.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

Introduction : "patriot acts"
Thomas Paine adds fuel to the revolutionary fire
The Bill of Rights
Shays rebellion
Nat Turner puts the South on notice
The Seminole-African alliance
Lowell Mill girls get organized
St. Patrick's battalion
Thoreau lays the foundation for king and Gandhi
Uncle Tom's cabin moves America toward abolition
Lizzie Jennings gets on the bus
Coxey's army marches to Washington
Ida M. Tarbell and other "muckrakers"
Emma Goldman spreads anarchy in the U.S.A.
Jack Johnson wins the heavyweight crown