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Good Trouble - A Shoeleather History of Nonviolent Direct Action - cover

Good Trouble - A Shoeleather History of Nonviolent Direct Action

Steve Thornton

Publisher: Timothy Sheard

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Summary

Bayard Rustin, the architect of the 1963 March on Washington, once said that every community needs a group of "angelic troublemakers" to make nonviolent trouble for change.  Good Trouble by Steve Thornton, an angelic troublemaker himself, is a shot of adrenaline in the heart for those who hope for a better world. Change is the result of action, but those without hope do not act. Every story in Good Trouble is a tale of underdog angelic troublemakers overcoming despair to beat the system. This history, in the tradition of Howard Zinn, tells the story of change from the perspective of people in the streets rather than from the gilded walls of corporate, or Washington, offices. Best part...We can beat City Hall!!—Jackie Allen-Doucot, St. Martin De Porres Catholic Worker, Hartford CT

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