Grass-Roots Organizing and Progressive Social Change: Lessons from History

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What can we learn from history about how social change happens? Nadasen chronicles key moments of legislative, political, and social change in the postwar period and argues that the impetus for change came from community activists. organizers, and grassroots mobilization. Using the civil rights movement, welfare rights movement and women’s movement as examples, she suggests that grassroots activists shift the political climate and generate pressure that creates greater possibilities for progressive change.


Social Movements Women's Rights, Activism, and Suffrage

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