The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century: A Social Justice Hall of Fame

The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century: A Social Justice Hall of Fame

Peter Dreier


A hundred years in the past, any soapbox orator who referred to as for women’s suffrage, legislation holding the surroundings, an finish to lynching, or a federal minimal salary was once thought of a utopian dreamer or a deadly socialist. Now we take those principles without any consideration— as the radical rules of 1 iteration are usually the common-sense of the following. all of us stand at the shoulders of past generations of radicals and reformers who challenged the established order in their day.

regrettably, so much american citizens comprehend little of this innovative heritage. It isn’t taught in so much excessive colleges. You can’t locate it at the significant tv networks. In renowned media, the main power interpreter of America’s radical earlier is Glenn Beck, who teaches audience a wildly misguided background of unions, civil rights, and the yank Left.

The a hundred maximum americans of the twentieth Century, a colourful and witty historical past of the main influential revolutionary leaders of the 20 th century and past, is the ideal antidote.

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