It Started in Wisconsin: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Labor Protest

It Started in Wisconsin: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Labor Protest


within the spring of 2011, Wisconsinites took to the streets in what turned the biggest and liveliest exertions demonstrations in glossy American background. Protesters within the heart East despatched greetings—and pizzas—to the hundreds of thousands occupying the Capitol construction in Madison, and 150,000 demonstrators converged at the city.

In a 12 months that has obvious a revival of protest in the USA, here's a riveting account of the 1st nice wave of grassroots resistance to the company restructuring of the good Recession.

It all started in Wisconsin comprises eyewitness experiences by means of awesome lecturers, scholars, and others (such as Wisconsin-born musician Tom Morello), in addition to essays explaining Wisconsin’s innovative legacy by means of acclaimed historians. The booklet lays naked the nationwide company crusade that crafted Wisconsin’s anti-union laws and comparable legislation around the nation, and it conveys the infectious esprit de corps that pervaded the protests with unique photos and comics.

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