Activist New York: A History of People, Protest, and Politics

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New York University Press
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8.4 X 10.3 X 1.0 inches | 2.85 pounds

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About the Author

Steven H. Jaffe, curator at the Museum of the City of New York, holds a PhD in history from Harvard.
Eric Foner is DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University. He is the author of many highly acclaimed works in American history, notably The Story of American Freedom and Reconstruction. In 2011, he won the Pulitzer Prize for History, the Bancroft Prize, and the Lincoln Prize for The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery. He lives in New York City.


"Steven H.Jaffe incontrovertibly establishes New York as 'the capital city of social activism' by recounting a litany of provocative flash points, including the Flushing Remonstrance, the Zenger trial, the Stamp Act, slavery, immigration, slums, pay and safety standards for factory workers, womens suffrage, the Red Scare, Prohibition, the Cold War, school integration, civil rights, nuclear disarmament, feminism, gay rights, Occupy Wall Street and racial profiling by law enforcement."--The New York Times
"Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Leftprovides an impressive account of embodied tactics, affects, and experiments that launched provisional challenges to hegemonic systems of order and charted energetic paths for future radical acts to followGaines supplies black performance studies with an expansive and heterogeneous approach to the history of radicalism, to performance, and to blackness itself."--TDR: The Drama Review