The International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest

The International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest : 1500 to the Present 8 Volume Set

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This definitive 8-volume reference is a comprehensive print resource covering the history of protest and revolution over the past 500 years - throughout the modern era of mass movements. For more information see www.revolutionprotestencyclopedia.com . Definitive reference work on the role of popular agency in transforming the world in which we live First historical encyclopedia to provide scholars and teachers and students with the information they need to understand the role and significance and origin of protest and revolution from 1500 to the present 8-volume major reference in A-Z format, with entries ranging from 500 to 14,000 words Provides clear, concise explanations of events and larger social movements, and biographies of key people Presents major uprisings and protest movements, and the ideas, ideologies and activists that propelled them, chronicles the manner in which they unfolded, traces their roots, goals, tactics, and influence, and evaluates their successes and failures Internationally diverse editorial board and contributors Includes over 150 photographs, figures, and maps An online electronic version is also available (ISBN 978-1-4051-9807-3).
In addition to the features of the print version, the online version provides: Regular revisions and new entries - updated once a year Links to comprehensive collection through Blackwell Reference online Links to other resources available on the web Powerful searching, browsing, and cross-referencing capabilities, including Open URL linking
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  • Hardback | 4280 pages
  • 290 x 310 x 210mm | 10,251.19g
  • Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Chicester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 1405184647
  • 9781405184649

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This definitive 8-volume reference is a comprehensive print and electronic resource covering the history of protest and revolution over the past 500 years - throughout the modern era of mass movements. From the rebellion against the Peasant's Revolt in Bolivia to the Taiping Uprising in China, and from the Enlightenment-inspired revolutions in Europe and America to the anti-colonial revolts of Pancho Villa and the Mau Mau, it covers every major revolution that has altered societies or changed the course of history on a local, regional, national, and international scale. It presents major uprisings and protest movements, and the ideas, ideologies and activists that propelled them, chronicles the manner in which they unfolded, traces their roots, goals, tactics, and influence, and evaluates their successes and failures.


No other reference examines in such detail or with such breadth the revolts and popular uprisings, large and small, that have transformed our world.
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Table of contents

Notes on the Editors (volume I only). About the General Editor. Board of Editors. Board of Associate and Advisory Editors. Notes on Contributors (volume I only). Introduction (volume I only). Acknowledgments (volume I only). Chronology of Significant Events in Revolution and Protest (volume I only). Lexicon (volume I only). Maps (volumes I-VII). Volume I: Abalone Alliance - Blanqui, Louis Auguste (1805-1881). Volume II: Bloch, Marc (1886-1944) - Davis, Angela (b. 1944). Volume III: Davitt, Michael (1846-1906) - Haiti, resistance to US occupation. Volume IV: Haiti, revolutionary revolts, 1790s - Lempira (d. 1537). Volume V: Lenin, Vladimir Ilyich (1870-1924) - People's Liberation Front of Sri Lanka ( JVP). Volume VI: Peoples' Global Action Network - Sturm und Drang. Volume VII: Sudan, Aba Island Rebellion, 1970 - Zwingli, Huldrych (1484-1531). Volume VIII: Index.
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"A helpful lexicon provides lists of entries by geography, chronological era, or broad topics such as "Gender and Sexuality,""Foreign Intervention," and "Guerilla Tactics." No comparable work exists in the reference literature." (CHOICE, August 2009) "A very user-friendly work, and one that can be used effectively at school and college level as well as at more sophisticated research levels ... you get a lot for your money, above all if your resources in this cross-disciplinary field are limited and you feel pressure to build them up at one fell swoop ... .The arrangement is clear and coverage wide-ranging, making use of the online and print versions equally attractive, each having its distinctive strengths." (Reference Reviews, December 2009)"Not an area of the world or significant topic has been ignored. All flavors of socialism, communism, and anarchism have been included as well as .... social movements (such as the LGTB movement), labor movements, and the women's movement ... .This wonderful set is highly recommended for larger public and academic libraries ... .Those considering are advised to check www.revolutionprotestencyclopedia.com, which provides a listing of every entry in both print and online versions of this superb work." (Booklist, October 2009 Starrred Review and Booklist 2009 Editor's Choice)"Ness... has assembled a team of contributors from around the world to work on what may easily become the definitive reference on the topic of protest... The exhaustive nature and truly impressive scope of this set make it a valuable research tool for scholars. Those who opt for the e-version will benefit from regular revisions and new entries added annually, links to other online resources, and open URL linking." (Library Journal)"The exhaustive nature and truly impressive scope of this set make it a valuable research tool for scholars." (Library Journal, May 2009)
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"A helpful lexicon provides lists of entries by geography, chronological era, or broad topics such as "Gender and Sexuality," "Foreign Intervention," and "Guerilla Tactics." No comparable work exists in the reference literature." (CHOICE, August 2009) "A very user-friendly work, and one that can be used effectively at school and college level as well as at more sophisticated research levels ... you get a lot for your money, above all if your resources in this cross-disciplinary field are limited and you feel pressure to build them up at one fell swoop ... .The arrangement is clear and coverage wide-ranging, making use of the online and print versions equally attractive, each having its distinctive strengths." (Reference Reviews, December 2009) "Not an area of the world or significant topic has been ignored. All flavors of socialism, communism, and anarchism have been included as well as ... social movements (such as the LGTB movement), labor movements, and the women's movement ... .This wonderful set is highly recommended for larger public and academic libraries ... .Those considering are advised to check www.revolutionprotestencyclopedia.com, which provides a listing of every entry in both print and online versions of this superb work." (Booklist, October 2009 Starrred Review and Booklist 2009 Editor's Choice) "Ness... has assembled a team of contributors from around the world to work on what may easily become the definitive reference on the topic of protest... The exhaustive nature and truly impressive scope of this set make it a valuable research tool for scholars. Those who opt for the e-version will benefit from regular revisions and new entries added annually, links to other online resources, and open URL linking." (Library Journal) "The exhaustive nature and truly impressive scope of this set make it a valuable research tool for scholars." (Library Journal, May 2009)
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About Immanuel Ness

Immanuel Ness is Professor of History at Brooklyn College, City University of New York, and the author of numerous works on resistance and social movements from a historical and comparative perspective.His Immigrants, Unions, and the U.S. Labor Market (2005) is now in its fifth printing. In 2005, his 4-volume work: Encyclopedia of American Social Movements received an Outstanding Reference Source award from the American Library Association, and the work was selected as best reference for 2005 from Library Journal . He has received awards and acclaim for his other reference works, including Encyclopedia of Third Parties in America . He is editor of the peer-review quarterly journal, Working USA: The Journal of Labor and Society (Wiley-Blackwell). Ness has been invited to speak throughout the world and at numerous academic conferences, including the American Political Science Association, and frequently invited to speak on low-wage labor, immigrants, and workers centers at conferences and universities in the US and abroad. He is founder of the Lower East Side Community Labor Organization, recipient of a Council of the City of New York Proclamation in May 2001. He has worked with the State Attorney General's Office on creating the Code of Conduct for the Greengrocery Industry. Focusing on workers, his current research examines global migrant labor in the US. Ness is completing a book Chained Migration: New Corporate Despotism and Worker Resistance.
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