Resistance: Reclaiming an American Tradition

Resistance: Reclaiming an American Tradition

by Jeff Biggers


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“These powerful, urgent essays remind us that everywhere there is resistance there is hope.” —Jeff Chang, author of We Gon’ Be Alright

With Resistance, Jeff Biggers opens a new window into American history and its meaning today. In a recovery of unsung heroes, including revolutionary forefather Thomas Paine, Resistance is a provocative reconsideration of the American Revolution, bringing alive early Native American, African American, and immigrant struggles, women’s rights, and environmental justice movements. Biggers unfolds one of our country's best-kept secrets: in dealing with the most challenging issues of every generation, resistance to duplicitous civil authority has defined our quintessential American story.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781640092464
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
Publication date: 08/06/2019
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

JEFF BIGGERS is an award-winning historian, journalist, and playwright. He is the author of several books, has been long-listed for the PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award, and is the recipient of the Delta Prize for Literature and David Brower Award for environmental reporting. He is the founder of the Climate Narrative Project, an arts and advocacy initiative for schools and communities.

Table of Contents

Author’s Note: Hope Resists

Introduction: Let Us Now Praise Resistance

1 We the People, Resist

2 Let Your Motto Be Resistance

3 Enemy of the People

4 To Undo Mistakes

5 Cities of Resistance


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