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The Taming of the American Crowd: From Stamp Riots to Shopping Sprees
Date Thursday February 18
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Sierra 2 Center, Garden Room, 2791 – 24th St., Sacramento
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorEllen Schwartz
Emailinfo [at] marxistschool.org
Phone(916) 369-5510
AddressP.O. Box 160564, Sacramento, CA 95816
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 Friday Feb 5th, 2010 4:55 PM
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