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People Power: The Community Organizing Tradition of Saul Alinsky Aaron Schutz

People Power: The Community Organizing Tradition of Saul Alinsky

Aaron Schutz

Published April 27th 2015
ISBN : 9780826520418
Hardcover
368 pages
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Saul Alinsky, according to Time Magazine in 1970, was a prophet of power to the people, someone who has possibly antagonized more people . . . than any other living American. People Power introduces the major organizers who adopted andMoreSaul Alinsky, according to Time Magazine in 1970, was a prophet of power to the people, someone who has possibly antagonized more people . . . than any other living American. People Power introduces the major organizers who adopted and modified Alinskys vision across the United States:--Fred Ross, Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta, and the Community Service Organization and National Farm Workers Association--Nicholas von Hoffman and the Woodlawn Organization--Tom Gaudette and the Northwest Community Organization--Ed Chambers, Richard Harmon, and the Industrial Areas Foundation--Shel Trapp, Gale Cincotta, and National Peoples Action--Heather Booth, Midwest Academy, and Citizen Action--Wade Rathke and ACORNWeaving classic texts with interviews and their own context-setting commentaries, the editors of People Power provide the first comprehensive history of Alinsky-based organizing in the tumultuous period from 1955 to 1980, when the key organizing groups in the United States took form. Many of these selections--previously available only on untranscribed audiotapes or in difficult-to-read mimeograph or Xerox formats--appear in print here for the first time.