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After Alinsky : community organizing in Illinois

Author: Peg Knoepfle
Publisher: Springfield, Ill. : Sangamon State University, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English
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Religious values. Civil rights. The labor movement. Women's rights. Memories, songs and stories handed down. Those are the deep roots of community organizing and nowhere have they grown and flourished better than in Illinois. This book tells some stories that may have been forgotten about Saul Alinsky and the organizing model that he invented in Back of the Yards, Chicago in 1939. What it meant to Chicago and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peg Knoepfle
ISBN: 0962087335 9780962087332
OCLC Number: 22208116
Notes: "Illinois issues."
First 9 articles published Jan. 1988-Jul. 1989 in Illinois issues.
Description: xiv, 169 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction / Peg Knoepfle --
Alinsky's legacy / Ben Joravsky --
UNO : organizing at the grass roots / Wilfredo Cruz --
SON/SOC : organizing in white ethnic neighborhoods / Paul M. Green --
Why organize? Problems and promise in the inner city / Barack Obama --
Tenants and neighbors battle HUD and ComEd / Thom Clark --
Gale Cincotta and Heather Booth / Patrick Barry --
Organizing in south suburban islands of poverty / Bill Kemp --
Organizing downstate : conflicts and coalitions / Cheryl Frank --
Bedrock democracy : community organizations and Washington's civic legacy / Christopher Robert Reed --
Photo section --
From Tom Gaudette : good stories and hard wisdom : excerpts from an interview --
Organizing in the 1990s : a roundtable discussion --
For further reading.
Other Titles: Illinois issues.
Responsibility: edited by Peg Knoepfle with an interview of Tom Gaudette.

Abstract:

Religious values. Civil rights. The labor movement. Women's rights. Memories, songs and stories handed down. Those are the deep roots of community organizing and nowhere have they grown and flourished better than in Illinois. This book tells some stories that may have been forgotten about Saul Alinsky and the organizing model that he invented in Back of the Yards, Chicago in 1939. What it meant to Chicago and Illinois and to the nation in the 1960s and '70s. How it failed, where it prevailed. And how a new generation of activists relates Alinsky-style organizing to politics and civil rights. From Pembroke to Herrin, from Woodlawn to San Antonio, from the Packinghouse Workers to the Farm Workers, the Alinsky tradition has helped shape the last 50 years of our history and is working on the next. - Back cover.
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