TEACH-IN: Jeff Biggers presents Resistance: Reclaiming an American Tradition

About Malaprop's Teach-Ins: 

Malaprop's Teach-Ins are events that speak to the current times. Sometimes the books address politics, but we have also hosted teach-ins with healers and spiritual leaders. We invite the authors to take the time to go in-depth into their subject and to then lead a community dialogue. As ever, Malaprop's is committed to being a space for our community to come together for meaningful conversations and we choose the teach-ins according to what our customers care about and want to better understand.  

About the book:

Across cities, towns, and campuses, Americans are grappling with overwhelming challenges and the daily fallout from the most authoritarian White House policies in recent memory. In an inspiring narrative history, Jeff Biggers reframes today's battles as a continuum of a vibrant American tradition. Resistance is a chronicle of the courageous resistance movements that have insured the benchmarks of our democracy--movements that served on the front lines of the American Revolution, the defense of the Constitution and Bill of Rights, the defeat of fascism during World War II, and landmark civil rights and environmental protection achievements. Legendary historian Studs Terkel praised Biggers's The United States of Appalachia as a "how-to book" in the tradition of the American Revolution. With Resistance, Biggers opens a new window into American history and its meaning today. In a recovery of unsung heroes, including Revolutionary forefather Thomas Paine, Resistance is a provocative reconsideration of the American Revolution, bringing alive early Native American, African American, and immigrant struggles, women's rights, and environmental justice movements. With lucidity, meticulousness, and wit, Biggers unfolds one of our country's best-kept secrets: in dealing with the most challenging issues of every generation, resistance to duplicitous civil authority has defined our quintessential American story.

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Event date: 
Monday, July 9, 2018 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801
Resistance: Reclaiming an American Tradition Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781640090477
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Counterpoint LLC - July 3rd, 2018