Marching on Washington: The Forging of an American Political Tradition

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April 2004



How one of our most cherished political traditions--marching on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.--was transformed from a potentially dangerous curiousity in the 19th century to a dramatic yet conventional way for ordinary people to make direct demands on their government. WITH A NEW PREFACE FOR THE PAPERBACK!


Lucy G. Barber is Director for Technology Initiatives, National Historical Publications and Records Commission, National Archives. She has taught United States history at the University of California, Davis; Rhode Island School of Design; and Brown University.


"Barber reconstructs [the tradition of marching on Washington] through a series of engaging, well-researched and well-crafted chapters. . . . A careful storyteller, Barber impressively combines a keen eye for fascinating narrative detail with informed historical analysis in her mini-case studies to how that the path toward acceptance of this kind of protest was not easy. She shows that protest was not simply about exercising a constitutional right or the forceful presentation of demands. It also evolved as a kind of theater whose performance--that is, dramatic timeing, message and script, and acting--greatly influenced its reception by the public and the powers that be."--"Chicago Tribune Book Review"
EAN: 9780520242159
ISBN: 0520242157
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2004
Seitenanzahl: 323 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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