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O'Brien, Anne Sibley
After Gandhi : one hundred years of nonviolent resistance / Anne Sibley O'Brien and Perry Edmond O'Brien
Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, c2009
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 SOE Curriculum Lab, Rm 268  CL 303.6 OBR    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Passive resistance
Physical Description ix, 181 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references
Contents 1908. Johannesburg, South Africa. Mohandas Gandhi : Struggle for Indian independence -- 1947. Rural Vietnam. Thich Nhat Hanh : Vietnam War -- 1955. Montgomery, Alabama, USA. Rosa Parks : Civil rights movement -- 1962. Cape Town, South Africa. Nelson Mandela : Antiapartheid movement -- 1963. Birmingham, Alabama, USA. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. : Civil rights movement -- 1965. Moree, Australia. Charles Perkins : Aboriginal rights movement -- 1965. Delano, California, USA. César Chávez : Farmworkers strike -- 1967. Houston, Texas, USA. Muhammad Ali : Vietnam war draft resistance -- 1967. Belfast, Northern Ireland. Mairead Corrigan and Betty Williams : "The Troubles" in Northern Ireland -- 1977. Buenos Aires, Argentina. Madres de Plaza de Mayo : Mothers of the disappeared -- 1989. A village in Burma. Aung San Suu Kyi : Struggle for democracy in Myanmar (Burma) -- 1989. Beijing, China. Student activists of Tiananmen Square : Fight for participatory democracy in Communist China -- 1989. Cape Town, South Africa. Desmond Tutu : Truth and Reconciliation Commission -- 1989. Prague, Czechoslovakia. Vaclav Havel : Velvet Revolution -- 1992. Nairobi, Kenya. Wangari Maathai : Green belt movement -- 2003. Across the planet : Protests against the war in Iraq -- The future of nonviolence
Summary Over the last century brave people across the world have taken a stand against violence and oppression. Against all odds their actions have toppled governments, challenged unjust laws, and rebuilt societies. This is the power of nonviolent resistance, the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi. From individuals like Muhammad Ali, whose refusal to be drafted helped galvanize American resistance to the Vietnam War, to movements such as Argentina's Mothers of the Disappeared, whose courageous vigils for their missing children contributed to the fall of the military government responsible for the kidnappings, After Gandhi profiles some of the major figures of nonviolent resistance from around the world
Awards Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2010
Series SOE Curriculum Lab
Alternate Author O'Brien, Perry Edmond

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