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social movements



  • The Forgotten Feminists of the Backlash Decade

    Lisa Levenstein's book assesses a shift in the women's movement in the 1990s into digital spaces and professionalized issue organizations. A reviewer considers what that shift enabled women to achieve and what it cost. 


  • Where Was Such Solidarity Two Weeks Ago?

    by Frederick Gooding, Jr.

    The author is skeptical of the sudden wave of "performative solidarity" by white individuals and corporate America. Ensuring that Black Lives matter will require solidarity in the long term.



  • The Black Women Who Paved the Way for This Moment

    by Keisha N. Blain

    The prominence of black women in today's protests is not a sudden development. In taking to the streets in support of their goals, they are building upon a rich tradition of black women’s organizing.



  • 19 Facts About the 19th Amendment on its 100th Anniversary

    The suffrage movement that led to the 19th Amendment was intertwined with many other social reform movements of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, but the broad demands of egalitarian reforms activists wanted remain unfulfilled. 



  • Organizing the Rich or the Poor?

    by Liz Theoharis

    Instead of looking to national leaders or the rich, a 1968 incident should remind us to recognize the need to organize the political power of the poor for self-determination.



  • America’s Original Identity Politics

    by Sarah Churchwell

    The good news for anyone feeling perturbed is that it simply isn’t true that identity politics represents the end of America or of liberal democracy.