Nearly every progressive movement in American history can be traced back to a person who said "This must change" and then set out to change it. This inspiring travel guide to over 400 markers of progressive politics in the United States celebrates those individuals, their accomplishments, and the movements and communities they inspired. Visit the battlegrounds and celebrate the victories of the civil libertarians, feminists, African Americans, gays, lesbians, environmentalists, labor organizers, and media activists who have worked to create a just, peaceful society that respects all of its citizens. With enthusiasm and humor, Jerome Pohlen guides travelers to such landmarks of change asThe home of abolitionists Levi and Catharine Coffin, Grand Central Station on the Underground RailroadAlice’s Restaurant Church, the namesake of Arlo Guthrie’s song protesting the draftThe courthouse where Susan B. Anthony went on trial for attempting to voteThe site of the Haymarket Riot in Chicago, where laborers protested working conditionsThe former camera shop where Harvey Milk launched his campaign to become America’s first openly gay elected officialEach entry features a listing of books, films, and Web sites for further information, making this an essential lefty resource. For adventurous travelers, family vacationers, and those who want a more complete picture of American history, this book will inspire them to do more than just cast a vote.
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