People Power
The Community Organizing Tradition of Saul Alinsky

Schultz, Aaron; Miller, Mike
Publisher:  Vanderbilt University Press
Date Written:  27/04/2015
Year Published:  2015  
Pages:  368pp   ISBN:  9780826520425
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX18420

Saul Alinsky, according to Time Magazine in 1970, was a "prophet of power to the people," someone who "has possibly antagonized more people . . . than any other living American." People Power introduces the major organizers who adopted and modified Alinsky's vision across the United States.

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Weaving classic texts with interviews and their own context-setting commentaries, the editors of "People Power" provide the first comprehensive history of Alinsky-based organizing in the tumultuous period from 1955 to 1980, when the key organizing groups in the United States took form. Many of these selections -- previously available only on untranscribed audiotapes or in difficult-to-read mimeograph or Xerox formats -- appear in print here for the first time.