Taking History to Heart: The Power of the Past in Building Social Movements

  title={Taking History to Heart: The Power of the Past in Building Social Movements},
  author={James Green},
Deftly blending autobiography and history, James Green here reflects on thirty years as an activist, educator, and historian. He recounts how he became deeply immersed in political protest and in recovering and preserving the history of progressive social movements, and how the two are linked. His book, written in an engaging and accessible style, tells powerful stories of people in struggle, framed by the personal account of his own development. As a historian, Green gives voice to generations… 
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Writing about Workers, Reflecting on Dictatorship and Neoliberalism: Chilean Labor History and the Pinochet Dictatorship
  • Á. Vergara
  • Political Science
    International Labor and Working-Class History
  • 2018
Abstract This article explores the trajectory of Chilean labor history and its recent efforts to study workers’ experiences under the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship (1973–1990). Influenced by the