Occupy Nation

Occupy Nation

The Roots, the Spirit, and the Promise of Occupy Wall Street

Book - 2012 | 1st ed.
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"[A] much needed book...a compelling portrait of the Occupy movement...that capture[s] the spirit of the people involved, the crisis that gave Occupy birth, and the possibility of genuine change it represents."
--Eric Foner, author of The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery

The Occupy Wall Street movement arose out of a widespread desire of ordinary Americans to change a political system in which the moneyed "1%" of the nation controls the workings of the government. In Occupy Nation, social historian Todd Gitlin--a former leader of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) who stood at the forefront of the birth of the New Left and the student protests of the 1960s and '70s--offers a unique overview of one of the most rapidly growing yet misunderstood social revolutions in modern history. Occupy Nation is a concise and incisive look at the Occupy movement at its pivotal moment, as it weighs its unexpected power and grapples with its future mission.

Publisher: New York : itbooks, c2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780062200921
0062200925
Branch Call Number: 339.20973 GITLI
Characteristics: xvi, 300 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.

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Corey G Brooks May 15, 2015

"I thought that it was important to read this book, because the interest that I found the 'occupy movement' had (according to Morton Keller, author of 'Obama's time') in the Obama administration [terms]."

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