After Gandhi

After Gandhi

One Hundred Years of Nonviolent Resistance

eBook - 2009
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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.
Publisher: Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, c2009.
ISBN: 9781607341369
1607341360
Characteristics: 1 online resource (ix, 181 p.) : ill., maps
Additional Contributors: O'Brien, Perry Edmond
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.

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