The next American revolution Sustainable activism for the twenty-first century

Grace Lee Boggs

Book - 2011

Synopsis: A world dominated by America and driven by cheap oil, easy credit, and conspicuous consumption is unraveling before our eyes. In this powerful, deeply humanistic book, Grace Lee Boggs, a legendary figure in the struggle for justice in America, shrewdly assesses the current crisis-political, economical, and environmental-and shows how to create the radical social change we need to confront new realities. A vibrant, inspirational force, Boggs has participated in all of the twentieth c...entury's major social movements-for civil rights, women's rights, workers' rights, and more. She draws from seven decades of activist experience, and a rigorous commitment to critical thinking, to redefine "revolution" for our times. From her home in Detroit, she reveals how hope and creativity are overcoming despair and decay within the most devastated urban communities. Her book is a manifesto for creating alternative modes of work, politics, and human interaction that will collectively constitute the next American Revolution.

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Published
Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press c2011.
Language
English
Physical Description
xix, 201 p. ; 22 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
9780520269248
Main Author
Grace Lee Boggs (-)
Other Authors
Scott Kurashige (-)
  • Foreword / Danny Glover
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction / Scott Kurashige
  • These are the times to grow our souls
  • Revolution as a new beginning
  • Let's talk about Malcolm and Martin
  • Detroit, place and space to begin anew
  • Paradigm shift in our concept of education
  • We are the leaders we've been looking for
  • Notes
  • Index.