top
Central Valley
Central Valley
Indybay
Indybay
Indybay
Regions
Indybay Regions North Coast Central Valley North Bay East Bay South Bay San Francisco Peninsula Santa Cruz IMC - Independent Media Center for the Monterey Bay Area North Coast Central Valley North Bay East Bay South Bay San Francisco Peninsula Santa Cruz IMC - Independent Media Center for the Monterey Bay Area California United States International Americas Haiti Iraq Palestine Afghanistan
Topics
Newswire
Features
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature

The Taming of the American Crowd: From Stamp Riots to Shopping Sprees

Date:
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Speaker
Organizer/Author:
Ellen Schwartz
Email:
Phone:
(916) 369-5510
Address:
P.O. Box 160564, Sacramento, CA 95816
Location Details:
Sierra 2 Center, Garden Room, 2791 – 24th St., Sacramento

Al Sandine, author of The Taming of the American Crowd: From Stamp Riots to Shopping Sprees, talk and book sale. His book has been described by Gary B. Nash (director of UCLA's National Center for History in the Schools) as follows: “Sandine has given us a timely and indispensable book. The Taming of the American Crowd is not only a spirited tour through centuries of crowd action and crowd control but a searching meditation on today’s consumer-crazy, politically passive Americans, who have squandered the power of the assembled populace to address enormous inequalities in power and wealth and to serve as an instrument for protest and change.” Barbara Ehrenreich says, “The Taming of the American Crowd offers a unique blend of popular culture and working class history—written with great flair. Sandine is one of the few scholars reckless and ambitious enough to take on a wide-ranging subject without sacrificing analytical rigor. If you’ve ever participated in a demonstration, gone crazy in the bleachers, or danced all night, you’ll love this book.” Please note: for our March lecture, Jonah Raskin will speak on "Imperialism and revolution: yesterday and today", will be on Friday, March 5. It will be held in the Sierra 2 Center, Garden Room, 2791 24th St., 7-9pm. As always, our lectures are free and open to the public. If you wish to support the Marxist School’s endeavors, you can make a safe and tax-deductible donation by PayPal from our website: www.marxistschool.org
Added to the calendar on Fri, Feb 5, 2010 4:55PM
We are 100% volunteer and depend on your participation to sustain our efforts!

Donate

$40.00 donated
in the past month

Get Involved

If you'd like to help with maintaining or developing the website, contact us.

Publish

Publish your stories and upcoming events on Indybay.

IMC Network