Protests, Riots, and Rebellions provides students with information about a range of issues that have inspired protest around the world, and the types of protests that serious activists and ordinary people alike have used to effect change. The 3-volume set details both historic and contemporary events, some well-known, and others less familiar to students. For example, the Umbrella Revolution, a pro-democracy event held in the streets of Hong Kong in 2014, is featured. The international scope of the title allows students to compare and contrast events from different parts of the world. For example, they might compare the Stonewall Riots in New York City in 1969 with the first gay rights festival held Shanghai in 2009. The set helps students gain a greater understanding of Civics, Government, U.S. History, and World History.
Twenty-one chapters in Protests each focus on a different social issue, movement, or theme. Chapters provide a brief historical, social, and political overview of the issue or movement and then describe 3 to 5 specific protest events associated with it. An engaging and informative summary of each event explores the motivations and methods of protesters, media reaction and coverage, government response, outcomes, and impacts. These easy-to-read entries are enhanced with color photos and illustrations, along with some historical b/w images.
Features & Benefits
- 21 chapters beginning with an overview of the topic then detailing 3 to 5 events.
- Chapters average about 7,000 words.
- Examples: Civil Rights, African American
- Civil Rights, Latino
- Economic Discontent
- the Environment
- Gun Control/Gun Rights
- Human Rights
- Immigrant Rights
- Indigenous Peoples' Rights
- LGBTQ Rights
- Political/Government Uprisings
- Racial Conflict
- Reproductive Rights
- Women's Suffrage, and more.
- A Critical Thinking Questions box in each chapter.
- 42 primary sources that enhance knowledge of the subject or a related topic.
- More than 200 photos (most in color but some historical b/w images) and illustrations, graphs, etc., to highlight the text.
- A glossary of terms (compiled from the chapter-specific Words to Know sidebars).
- A chronology of important events, including photographs.
- A Research and Activity section.
- Abundant cross-references to help readers make connections between entries.
- A general subject index offering access to places, subjects, titles, and proper names mentioned in the text.
- Supports NCSS national social studies curriculum standards for Civics and Government, U.S. History, and World History.
- A bibliography pointing students to sources for further research/reading.
- A Thematic Table of Contents to help readers make connections between entries.