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Fierce Legion of Friends: A History of Human Rights Campaigns and Campaigners

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Synopsis:

This is a history of human rights campaigns in the United States and elsewhere, starting with the Quakers and other 18th-century campaigners against slavery and covering the rise of the labor movement, lynchings, genocide, Sacco and Vanzetti, the Scottsboro “Boys,” the Rosenbergs, and the history of Amnesty International.  It is both informative and inspirational.

About the Author

Linda Rabben is a human rights advocate and a visiting professor of social anthropology at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. She is the author of Brazil's Indians and the Onslaught of Civilization and coeditor Rome Has Spoken: A Guide to Forgotten Papal Statements and How they Have Changed through the Centuries.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780971415201
Author:
Spray, Lisa
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Author:
Rabben, Linda
Location:
Hyattsville, MD
Subject:
General
Subject:
Human Rights
Subject:
Human rights workers
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Civil Rights
Subject:
Political Advocacy
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Human Rights
Subject:
Politics - General
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
1327
Publication Date:
20030631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
271
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.7 in

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This is a history of human rights campaigns in the United States and elsewhere, starting with the Quakers and other 18th-century campaigners against slavery and covering the rise of the labor movement, lynchings, genocide, Sacco and Vanzetti, the Scottsboro “Boys,” the Rosenbergs, and the history of Amnesty International.  It is both informative and inspirational.

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