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“A progressive believes that society can be made better, that it can be made better by informed
people acting in concert, and that it can be called 'better' only when it is better for everyone.”
— Garret Keizer

“Our best hope for change is a fusion of those concerned about environmental sustainability,
social justice, and political democracy into one progressive force.”
— James Gustave Speth

Progressivism topic at Wikipedia

"The Fifty Most Influential Progressives of the Twentieth Century" article [The Nation Sept 2010
The Nation Magazine's slide show of 50 Progressives of the Twentieth Century

"The Most Influential Progressives of The XXIst Century"
being developed at The Nation Magazine thru 2011

Progressive Change Campaign Committee PAC [est. 2009] based in Washington, DC

The Progressive Portal - easy online activism [est. 5/2001]
Progressive Strategies consulting firm [est. 1999] based in Washington, DC
Center for Progressive Leadership based in Washington, DC
Progressive Congress [est. 2009] based in Washington, DC

Progress Now - national program [est. 2003]
Progressives for A Better Georgia [est. 2011]
Progress Now New Mexico [est. 2005]
Progress Virginia [est. 2011]
One Wisconsin Now [est. 2008]

Courage Campaign progressive alliance, based in California            Progressive Leaders Fund of New Mexico [est. 4/2014] P.A.C.

pro-choice Trust Women PAC [est. 2009]
National Committee To Preserve Social Security & Medicare [est. 1982]
Donnelly/Colt Progressive Resources Catalog [est. 1975]
{Progressive} Blog For Iowa
Friends of Democracy PAC [est. 2012]

'Take Back The American Dream' Conference [Oct 2011 & June 2012] in Washington, DC            Progressive Majority PAC [est. 1999] based  in Washington, DC

Progressive Ballot [dot] org 'powered by MoveOn.org'            Democracy Awakening rally in Washington, DC on April 16-18, 2016 - leaders/speakers include Rev. William Barber II, Medea Benjamin (Codepink), Jerry Greenfield (Ben and Jerry's), Jim Hightower, Dolores Huerta (U.F.W. union), Annie Leonard (Greenpeace USA), Chris Shelton (C.W.A. union president)

Working Minds / Solutions / Progressive Talk Radio Page

NOT that car insurance company with TV spokesperson Miss Flo
NOT theprogressive.com {a builders society in Ireland}

Progressive Movement book edited by A.J. Scopino, Jr.  "The Progressive Movement, 1900-1917 (Perspectives on History)" [1970]
Edited by A.J. Scopino, Jr.

History Compass 7¼x5 pb [8/00] for $7.95
San Val 7½x5 econoclad library pb [10/96] for $17.15
Progressivism book by Arthur Link & Richard McCormick  "Progressivism" [1983] by Arthur S. Link & Richard L. McCormick
Harlan Davidson 8x5½ pb [1/83] for $19.06
Grassroots History of the Progressive Era book by Nell Irvin Painter  "Standing At Armageddon: A Grassroots History of The Progressive Era"
[1988] by Nell Irvin Painter

W.W. Norton & Co. 8x5½ pb [4/2008] for $13.83
W.W. Norton & Co. 9¼x6¼ hardcover [1/88] out of print/used
Who Were the Progressives? book edited by Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore  "Who Were the Progressives?" [2002]
Readings selected & introduced by Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore

Contributors include James J. Connolly, Maureen A. Flanagan, Richard Hofstadter, Richard L. McCormick, Elizabeth Sanders, Sheldon Stromquist & Robert H. Weibe
Bedford/St. Martin's pb [2/2002] for $14.17
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A Fierce Discontent / Progressive Movement in America book by Michael McGerr  "A Fierce Discontent: The Rise and Fall of The Progressive Movement In America, 1870-1920" [2003] by Michael McGerr
Oxford Univ Press 9¼x6pb [7/2005] for $12.97
Free Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [9/2003] out of print/many used
The Progressive Era and Race book by David W. Southern  "The Progressive Era and Race: Reaction and Reform, 1900-1917" [2005]
by David W. Southern

Harlan Davidson 8x5½ pb [3/2005] for $19.95
American Reformers book by Steven L. Piott  "American Reformers, 1870-1920: Progressives In Word and Deed" [2006]
by Steven L. Piott

book focuses on twelve key individuals in the reform movement: Jane Adams, Louis Brandeis, Henry George, John Randolph Hayes, Florence Kelly, Charles Macune (Farmer's Alliance), suffragette Alice Paul, Walter Rauschenbusch, Linclon Steffens, Lester Frank Ward ('the father of sociology'), Ida B. Wells, and Harvey W. Wiley
Kindle Edition from Rowman & Littlefield [8/2013] for $15.65
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America Reformed, Progressives & Progressivisms book by Maureen A. Flanagan  
"America Reformed: Progressives and Progressivisms, 1890s-1920s" [2006]
by Maureen A. Flanagan

Oxford Univ Press 9x6 pb [8/2006] for $36.35
Oxford Univ Press hardcover [8/2006] out of print/used
Practical Progressive book by Erica Payne  "The Practical Progressive: How To Build A Twenty-First Century Political Movement" [2008] by Erica Payne
Kindle Edition from PublicAffairs [8/2008] for $9.99
PublicAffairs 8x5½ pb [8/2008] for $12.94
Progressive Revolution / Best in America book by Michael Lux  "The Progressive Revolution: How The Best In America Came To Be" [2009]
by Michael Lux, co-founder of Progressive Strategies [est. 1999]

"Progressives invented the American ideal and inspired the American Revolution. Conservatives, then known as Tories, opposed it. Since then, every major advancement in American freedom, democracy, social justice, and economic opportunity has been fostered, fought for, and won by progressives against conservative resistance."
Wiley 9¼x6½ hardcover [1/2009] for $18.84
American Dissidents Encyclopedia book Edited by Kathlyn Gay  "American Dissidents: An Encyclopedia of Activists, Subversives, and Prisoners of Conscience" [2011] Edited by Kathlyn Gay
Two- to six-page overviews of 152 American dissidents of the XXth and XXIst Centuries (ends just before the Occupy Wall Street phenomenon); besides the alphabetical section, includes a comprehensive index, a 'broad topic' index, and a chronological index; occasional black-and-white photos are scattered throughout the text.
ABC-CLIO 10x7 hardcover [12/2011] two volumes for $173.00 {sic}
100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century book by Peter Dreier  "The 100 Greatest Americans of The 20th Century: A Social Justice Hall of Fame"
[2012] by Peter Dreier

Author is a professor at Occidental College in Los Angeles, California who writes regularly for The Nation Magazine, American Prospect Magazine, Huffington Post, The Los Angeles Times, and Talking Points Memo.
Kindle Edition from Nation Books [6/2012] for $9.99
Nation Books 9x6 pb [6/2012] for $13.59
All-In Nation: An America That Works for All book as free PDF file  "All-In Nation: An America That Works for All - A Collaboration Between The Center for American Progress and PolicyLink" [2013]
Edited by Vanessa Cαrdenas & Sarah Treuhaft

featuring essays by Michelle Alexander, Geoffrey Canada, Marian Wright Edelman, actress America Ferrera, Ai-Jen Poo, former Gov. Edward G. Rendell, Dr. Robert Ross, and Lawrence Summers
FREE ebook download in PDF format • 'All-In Nation' official website

What We Do Now ... in Trump's America book (essays)  "What We Do Now: Standing Up For Your Values In Trump's America" [2017]  8/2016
Edited by Dennis Johnson & Valerie Merians

27 recent essays from progressive leaders, including: Cornell William Brooks (NAACP), Michael Brune (Sierra Club), Rea Carey (National GLBTQ Task Force), David Cole (ACLU), novelist Dave Eggers, Ilyse Hogue (NARAL), Cristina Jimenez (United We Dream), Mara Keisling, M. Dove Kent, Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum, Nobel Prize-winner Paul Krugman, linguist George Lakoff, Allan Lichtman, John R. MacArthur (Harper's Magazine), eco-activist Bill McKibben, Ilhan Omar, Brittany Packnett (Campaign Zero), Robert B. Reich, Anthony Romero (ACLU), Sen. Bernie Sanders, Linda Sarsour (Arab American Assn.), novelist George Saunders, feminist Gloria Steinem, artist Nato Thompson, Trevor Timm (Freedom of the Press Foundation), Katrina vanden Heuvel (The Nation Magazine), and Sen. Elizabeth Warren
Kindle Edition from Melville House/Penguin [1/2017] for $11.99
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The 'Occupy' Movement
The 'Occupy Wall Street' Movement began with a call in August 2011 by AdBusters Magazine of Canada for sit-in-style demonstrations at New York City's Wall Street & elsewhere, on September 17th, which is U.S. Constitution Day; the New York City rally settled in at Zuccotti Park (formerly Liberty Plaza Park), which is five short blocks from Wall Street. Similar occupations at parks in other cities followed; the occupiers were very peaceful, so the brownshirt police thugs that attacked protesters in Seattle and Oakland were using intentionally-excessive force. Slogans include 'we are the 99%', 're-occupy', 'occupy the future', 'occupy democracy', and 'the revolution continues', and themes highlight the economic emergency facing the 99%: broken bridges, crumbling schools, and widespread unemployment.

In a suspiciously-coordinated strategy, many of the peaceful camps were forced to shut down on the night of November 14th.
The Occupy Movement rallied against the fascist onslaught, with all-day demonstrations in cities across America on November 17th.

Meanwhile, the 99% March on Washington began November 10th, with 50 stalwart men & women leaving Zuccotti Park
for the 230-mile trek to Washington, DC. The greatly-enlarged force arrived in DC on Tuesday November 22nd.

primary 'Occupy Wall Street' Movement website
live coverage at Global Revolution "The Whole World Is Watching"
movement entry at Wikipedia

watch "Occupy Your City" promo video [1:26] from Brave New Films

Further news & updates and books & links are now on the new
Working Minds / Action / Occupy Movements Page

. . . with a special section about the Anonymous Collective

Other Progressive Groups

N.O.W. (National Organization for Women) [est.1966]            Russ Feingold's Progressives United [est. 8/2011]            Progressive Democrats of America [est. 2004]: Stand up. Take action. Vote.


Labor unions are by definition progressive.
Books on American Labor Movements Pages at Spirit of America Bookstore
Labor Movement Film Festival at Spirit of America Bookstore

Working Minds / Solutions / Labor, Capitalism & the Working Mind
Working Minds / Things To Worry About / Class War & Economics
Working Minds / Books on the Subject of Class War & Economics


progressive EMILY's List P.A.C. [est. 1985]
The EMILY scronym stands for 'Early Money Is Like Yeast'; group generally backs women running for elective office, especially those with a pro-choice stance.
However, support was withdrawn from a Nevada candidate for Congress in April 2016 because she endorsed Bernie Sanders for President.
official website • entry at Wikipedia


Progressive Individuals

  the special blue symbol coded below signifies a person included on The Nation Magazine's 2010 listings

  the red exclamation symbol coded below signifies a person included among Peter Dreier's "The 100 Greatest Americans
of The 20th Century: A Social Justice Hall of Fame" book published in January 2013


eco-activist Edward Abbey [1927-89] Page
at 'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore

Edward Abbey Quotations Page at Working Minds Philosophy website


  U.S. Congreswoman Bella Abzug [1920-98] of New York City


    urban activist Jane Addams [1860–1935]
the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize (in 1931)


    athlete Muhammad Ali [b. 1942]
"The Greatest: My Own Story" [] by Muhammad Ali
"King of The World: Muhammad Ali & The Rise of An American Hero" [] by David Remnick


    Saul D. Alinsky [1909–72]
browse books • Wikipedia entry

Reveille for Radicals classic book by Saul Alinsky   "Reveille For Radicals" [1946 classic; revised 1969]
by Saul D. Alinsky

Kindle Edition from Vintage/Random House [8/2010] for $9.97
Vintage Books 8¼x5¼ pb [10/89] for $13.60
Vintage Books mass pb [1969] out of print/used
Univ Chicago Press 9x6½ hardcover [1946] out of print/used
Rules for Radicals classic book by Saul Alinsky   "Rules For Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer For Realistic
Radicals" [1971 classic] by Saul D. Alinsky

Kindle Edition from Vintage/Random House [6/2010] for $8.02
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Random House hardcover [5/71] out of print/used
Saul Alinsky Life and Legacy biography by Sanford D. Horwitt  "Let Them Call Me Rebel: Saul Alinsky, His Life and Legacy"
[1989] by Sanford D. Horwitt

Vintage 8¼x4½ pb [3/92] for $16.70
Knopf 9½x6½ hardcover [11/89] out of print/60+ used
poster for 'The Love Song of Saul Alinsky' stageplay by Herb Schapiro  "The Love Song of Saul Alinsky" stageplay [2007]
by Herb Schapiro

Kindle Edition from Samuel French [2012] for $7.19
Samuel French pb [11/2007] for $10.95
Radical / A Portrait of Saul Alinsky biography by Nicholas von Hoffman  "Radical: A Portrait of Saul Alinsky" biography [2010]
by Nicholas von Hoffman

Kindle Edition from Nation Books [6/2010] for $9.99
Nation Books pb [10/2011] for $13.52
Nation Books 8½x5¾ hardcover [6/2010] out of print/40+ used


    civil rights activist Ella Jo Baker [1903–86]


    Roger Baldwin [1884–1981]
co-founder in 1917 of the American Civil Liberties Union


  socialist U.S. Congressman Victor L. Berger [1860-1929] of Wisconsin


activist Grace Lee Boggs [1915-2015] of Detroit, Michigan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_Lee_Boggs
http://www.amazon.com/Next-American-Revolution-Sustainable-Twenty-First/dp/0520269241/


civil rights leader Julian Bond [1940-2015]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian_Bond


    Justice Louis D. Brandeis [1856–1941]
U.S. Supreme Court Justice, 1916-39
entry at Wikipedia

"The Opportunity In The Law" [1911]

Business, A Profession book by Louis D. Brandeis  "Business: A Profession" [Small, Maynard 1914]
by Louis D. Brandeis

General Books LLC 9x6 pb [10/2010] for $16.93
Gale Modern Law 9¾x7½ pb [12/2010] for $25.65
BiblioBazaar 8¾x5¾ pb [2/2009] for $25.99
BiblioLife 9¼x6 hardcover [2/2009] for $35.99
Other People's Money book by Louis D. Brandeis   "Other People's Money and How The Bankers Use It" [1914 classic]
by Louis D. Brandeis

CreateSpace 9x6 pb [2/2009] for $7.25
Martino Publng 9x6 pb [4/2009] for $9.85
Cosimo Classics 9x6¼ hardcover [12/2009] for $25.99
Brandeis on Democracy  "Brandeis On Democracy" [1995] Edited by Philippa Strum
Louis D. Brandeis was known as 'The People's Attorney' for his investigations of corporate corruption, and was later appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court
Univ Press of KS 9x6 pb [1/95] for $19.94
Univ Press of KS 9¼x6¼ hardcover [1/95] for $29.95

"Mr. Justice Brandeis" [Yale Univ Press, 1932] edited by Felix Frankfurter

"The Curse of Bigness" [Viking Press, 1934] edited by Osmond K. Fraenkel

"Brandeis: A Free Man's Life" [Viking Press, 1946] by Alpheus Thomas Mason

"The Words of Justice Brandeis" [Henry Schuman, 1953] edited by Solomon Goldman

"Justice On Trial: The Case of Louis D. Brandeis" [McGraw-Hill, 1964] by A.L. Todd

"The Louis D. Brandeis Story" [Ty Crowell Co., 1970] by Catherine Owens Peare

"Louis D. Brandeis & The Progressive Tradition" [Little, Brown 1981] by Melvin I. Urofsky

"Brandeis: An Intimate Biography of One of America's Truly Great Supreme Court Justices"
[Prentice-Hall 1983] by Lewis J. Paper

"Louis D. Brandeis: Justice For The People" [Harvard Univ Press, 1988] by Philippa Strum

"Brandeis and America" [Univ Press of Kentucky, 1989] edited by Nelson L. Dawson

"Brandeis: Beyond Progressivism" [3/1993] by Philippa Strum
http://www.amazon.com/Brandeis-Progressivism-American-Political-Thought/dp/0700606874/

"Louis D. Brandeis and the Making of Regulated Competition, 1900-1932 [June 2009] by Gerald Berk
http://www.amazon.com/Brandeis-Making-Regulated-Competition-1900-1932/dp/0521425964/

"Louis D. Brandeis: A Life" [9/2009] by Melvin I. Urofsky
http://www.amazon.com/Louis-D-Brandeis-Melvin-Urofsky/dp/0375423664/


    eco-activist David Brower [1912–2000]
"Wilderness: America's Living Heritage" [] by David Brower
"Encounters With The Archdruid" [] by John McPhee


U.S. Congressman Phillip Burton [1926-83] of Sacramento, California


    eco-activist Rachel Carson [1907–64] Page
at Spirit of America Bookstore

Silent Spring  "Silent Spring" [1962 bestseller] by Rachel Carson
Mariner 8x5½ pb [10/2002] for $11.20
Houghton Mifflin 8½x5¾ hardcover [10/2002] for $16.80
Durkin Hayes ABR audio [3/99] out of print/used
DH Audio [1/87] 2 tapes / out of print/used
book entry at Wikipedia
Rachel Carson biography by Linda Lear  "Rachel Carson: Witness For Nature" [1997]
by Linda J. Lear

Holt/Owl 9¼x6 pb [9/98] out of print/used
Henry Holt 9½x6½ hardcover [9/97] out of print/used


    labor & civil rights leader Cesar E. Chavez [1927-93] Page
at Spirit of America Bookstore

"Cesar Chavez: Autobiography of La Causa" [] by Jacques E. Levy
"The Union of Their Dreams: Power, Hope & Struggle In Cesar Chavez's
Farm Workers Movement" [] by Miriam Pawel
"Why David Sometimes Wins: Leadership, Organization & Strategy
In The California Farm Worker Movement" [] by Marshall Ganz


  philosopher-activist Noam Chomsky [b. 1928] Page
at Maison d'Κtre Philosophy Bookstore

Essential Noam Chomsky book edited by Anthony Arnove  
"The Essential Chomsky" [2008]
Edited by Anthony Arnove

The New Press 9¼x6 pb [2/2008] for $11.80
The New Press 9¼x6½ hardcover [2/2008] for $26.60


  Dorothy Day [1897-1980]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorothy_Day
"The Long Loneliness" autobiography [1952] by Dorothy Day
http://www.amazon.com/The-Long-Loneliness-Autobiography-Legendary/dp/0060617519/
"Loaves and Fishes" [1963] Dorothy Day's account of the Catholic Worker movement

Entertaining Angels documentary about Dorothy Day  "Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story" [Paulist Pictures Sept 1996]
Journalist Dorothy Day became an activist against social injustice, eventually converting to Roman Catholicism and working with French-born activist Peter Maurin to co-found the Catholic Worker Movement. Directed by Michael Ray Rhodes; written by John Wells; starring Moira Kelly, Martin Sheen, Lenny von Dohlen, Melinda Dillon, Paul Lieber, Heather Graham, Boyd Kestner, James Lancaster (as Eugene O'Neill}, Geoffrey Blake & Brian Keith
Vision Video color DVD [6/96] for $15.19
Warner Home Video color VHS [6/98] for $28.98
full credits at IMDb

"Fool For Christ: The Story of Dorothy Day" [1998-2011]
one-woman play performed by the late Sarah Melici; is on DVD

"Don't Call Me A Saint" documentary [2005] by filmmaker Claudia Larson is now available on DVD

"The Duty of Delight: The Diaries of Dorothy Day" [Marquette 2008] edited by Robert Ellsberg
"All The Way To Heaven: The Selected Letters of Dorothy Day" [Marquette 2010] also edited by Ellsberg
"The Catholic Worker Movement, 1933-1980: A Critical Analysis" [2010] by Carol Byrne
"All Is Grace: A Biography of Dorothy Day" [Orbis 2011] by Jim Forest
http://www.amazon.com/All-Is-Grace-Biography-Dorothy/dp/1570759219/


    labor leader Eugene V. Debs [1855–1926] Page
at Spirit of America Bookstore

"Eugene Debs: Citizen and Socialist" [] by Nick Salvatore
"The Bending Cross: A Biography of Eugene Victor Debs" [] by Ray Ginger
"Democracy's Prisoner" by Ernest Freeberg
"Adversary In The House" [] about EVDebs by Irving Stone


    educator John Dewey [1859–1952] Page
at Maison d'Κtre Philosophy Bookstore

Democracy & Education  "Democracy and Education" [1916 classic] by John Dewey [1859-1952]
For Dewey, democracy and education were both the means and end for the building
of a good and just progressive society.

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Essential Dewey in two volumes edited by Larry A. Hickman & Thomas M. Alexander  "The Essential Dewey" in two volumes [1998]
Edited by Larry A. Hickman & Thomas M. Alexander

Volume 1: Pragmatism, Education, Democracy
Indiana Univ Press 9¾x7 pb [8/98] for $27.85
Indiana Univ Press 10½x7½ hardcover [8/98] out of print/rare
Volume 2: Ethics, Logic, Psychology
Indiana Univ Press 10x7 pb [8/98] for $29.95
Indiana Univ Press 10½x7½ hardcover [8/98] out of print/rare

"John Dewey and American Democracy" [] by Robert B. Westbrook


U.S. Senator Paul Douglas [1892-1976] of Illinois


  Justice William O. Douglas [1898-1980]


policy analyst Prof. Peter Dreier
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Dreier
author of "The 100 Greatest Americans of The 20th Century: A Social Justice Hall of Fame" [1/2013]


    W.E.B. Du Bois [1868–1963]
the first Afro-American to earn a Harvard PhD (in 1895)

"The Souls of Black Folk" [] by W.E.B. Du Bois
"W.E.B. Du Bois, 1868-1919: Biography of A Race" [] by David L. Lewis
"W.E.B. Bu Bois, 1919-1963: The Fight For Equality & The
American Century" [] by David L. Lewis
"W.E.B. Du Bois and American Political Thought" [] by Adolph L. Reed


    Barbara Ehrenreich [b. 1941]

"Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By In America" [] by Barbara Ehrenreich

2011 update: "On Turning Poverty Into An American Crime" by Barbara Ehrenreich


philosopher Werner Erhard
Working Minds Philosophy of Empowerment's Werner Erhard Page
'Werner Erhard: Ideas In Conversation' video site
Werner Erhard Channel [est. 6/2008] on YouTube


labor leader Elizabeth Gurley Flynn [1890-1964]
Flynn was a key member of the I.W.W. as well as the American Communist Party, and a founding member of the A.C.L.U.

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn Section on Spirit of America's I.W.W. [Wobblies] Page


  feminist Betty Friedan [1921–2006]
"The Feminine Mystique" [1963] • "The Second Stage" [1980] • Wikipedia

"Betty Friedan and The Making of The Feminine Mystique: The American Left, The Cold War
& Modern Feminism" [] by Daniel Horowitz


    economist John Kenneth Galbraith [1908–2006] Page
at Maison d'Κtre Philosophy Bookstore

The Affluent Society book by John Kenneth Galbraith  "The Affluent Society: 40th Anniv. Edition" [1958 bestseller]
by John Kenneth Galbraith

Establishes the premise that when the power of corporations is exercised in the short-sighted interest of expanding commodity production and the status of the few, the result is inconsistent with democracy and a major barrier to achieving the quality of life which the new industrial state could otherwise provide.
Houghton Mifflin 8¼x5½ pb [10/98] for $10.40
book entry at Wikipedia

New Industrial State classic book by John Kenneth Galbraith  "The New Industrial State" [1967 bestseller] by John Kenneth Galbraith
"'The New Industrial State' remains the doorway thru which economics must pass, before progress starts up again." — (JKG's son economist) James K. Galbraith
Princeton Univ Press mass pb [4/2007] for $16.53
Houghton Mifflin 8¼x5¾ 4th edition pb [9/85] out of print/used
Signet mass pb [7/79] out of print/used
book entry at Wikipedia
John Kenneth Galbraith bio by Richard Parker  "John Kenneth Galbraith: His Life, His Politics, His Economics" [2005]
by Richard Parker
"A fascinating study on the collapse of the New Deal liberal order."

Univ Chicago Press 9x6 pb [8/2006] for $17.55
FS&G 9¼x6¼ hardcover [2/2005] for $23.10
author's official booksite


    Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1860–1935]


lawyer & radio talk show host Norman Goldman of Los Angeles, California
www.NormanGoldman.com


labor leader Samuel Gompers [1850-1924] Page
at Spirit of America Bookstore


broadcast journalist Amy Goodman
host of the independent "Democracy Now!" radio news program since 1996
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Exception to the Rulers  "The Exception To The Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians,
War Profiteers & The Media That Love Them" [2004]
by Amy Goodman, with David Goodman

Kindle Edition from A.B.C. News [2004 edition] for $7.69
Hyperion 8x5¼ pb [3/2005] for $11.01
Hyperion 8¼x5¾ hardcover [4/2004] for $21.95


Lawrence Goodwyn [1928-2013]
'the great historian of the Populist Movement'
N.Y. Times obituary, Oct 2013
http://www.amazon.com/Populist-Moment-History-Agrarian-America/dp/0195024176/
http://www.amazon.com/Democratic-Promise-Populist-Movement-America/dp/0195019962/ [1976]


Albert Gore, Jr. Page
at Spirit of America Bookstore

U.S. Congressman [1977-85], U.S. Senator [1985-93] & U.S. Vice President [1993-2001]
since then an eco-activist and co-winner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize


filmmaker Robert Greenwald Page
at Magic Lantern Video & Book Store

Robert Greenwald's Brave New Films


    singer-songwriter Woody Guthrie [1912–67]
"This Land Is Your Land" [] by Woody Guthrie
"Ramblin' Man: The Life and Times of Woody Guthrie" [] by Ed Cray
"Woody Guthrie: A Life" [] by Joe Klein


    socialist Michael Harrington [1928–89]
"The Other America: Poverty In The United States" [] by Michael Harrington
"The Other American: The Life of Michael Harrington" [] by Maurice Isserman


eco-activist Paul Hawken
official website • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Ecology of Commerce book by Paul Hawken  "The Ecology of Commerce: A Declaration of Sustainability" [1993 bestseller]
by eco-activist Paul Hawken

HarperBusiness 8x5¼ Revised Edition pb [10/2010] for $12.23
HarperBusiness 8x5¼ pb [6/94] for $11.69
HarperCollins 9¼x6 hardcover [11/93] out of print/used


    gay rights activist Harry Hay [1912–2002]
"Radically Gay" [] by Harry Hay
"The Trouble With Harry Hay: Founder of The Modern Gay Movement" [] by Stuart Timmons


    activist & politician Tom Hayden [b. 1939]
"The Port Huron Statement" [] by Tom Hayden
"Reunion" [] by Tom Hayden
"Democracy In The Streets" [] by James Miller


  labor leader 'Big Bill' Haywood [1869-1928]

'Big Bill' Haywood Section on Spirit of America's I.W.W. [Wobblies] Page


journalist Seymour Hersh [b. 1937]


Jim Hightower
official website • Wikipedia
'Hightower Lowdown' blog [est. 2000]

received the 1995 Eugene Debs Award from the Eugene V. Debs Foundation [est. 1962]


labor leader Joe Hill [1879-1915]

Joe Hill Section on Spirit of America's I.W.W. [Wobblies] Page


    labor leader Sidney Hillman [1887–1946]
"Labor Will Rule: Sidney Hillman and The Rise of American Labor" [] by Steve Fraser


labor & civil rights leader Dolores Huerta


author Helen Hunt Jackson [1831–85]

"Ramona" romantic novel [1884] by Helen Hunt Jackson
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramona

"Ramona" [Biograph 1910 silent short] by D.W. Griffith
watch Griffith's "Ramona" [1910 short] on YouTube

Ramona Pageant [April-May outdoor play est. 1923] in Hemet, California


    Rev. Jesse Jackson [b. 1941]
"Legal Lynching: The Death Penalty and America's Future" [] by Jesse Jackson
"Jesse: The Life and Pilgrimage of Jesse Jackson" [] by Marshall Frady


  President Lyndon B. Johnson [1908-73]


  Mayor Tom L. Johnson [1854-1911] of Cleveland, Ohio


labor leader Mary Harris 'Mother' Jones [1837-1930]


    labor leader Florence Kelley [1859–1932]


    athlete Billie Jean King [b. 1943]
"A Necessary Spectacle: Billie Jean King, Bobby Riggs & The Tennis Match
That Leveled The Game" [] by Selena Roberts


    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. [1929–68]
MLK entry at Wikipedia
The King Center [est. 1968] in Atlanta, Georgia
awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964

browse books by Martin Luther King at Amazon
browse all books by/about Martin Luther King at Amazon
browse all Martin Luther King DVDs at Amazon

"Why We Can't Wait" [] by Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Bearing The Cross: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian
Leadership Conference" [] by David J. Garrow
"Parting the Waters: America In The King Years, 1954-63" [] by Taylor Branch

Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotations Page at Working Minds Philosophy website

Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King book edited by James M. Washington  
"A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and
Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr." [1990]
Edited by James M. Washington

HarperOne pb [12/90] for $16.31

"Memphis" [studio mo 2014?]  
Announced 6/2013: Paul Greengrass is hired to write & direct • confusing info at IMDb, but Mark Gordon is producing 'in development' #2
[The 'in development' #1 project is a film of the hit musical "Memphis"]


journalist Robert Kuttner
co-founder of the Economic Policy Institute [est. 1986]
co-founder with Robert B. Reich & Paul Starr of The American Prospect Magazine [est. 1990]


  politician Robert M. 'Fighting Bob' La Follette [1855-1925] Page
at Spirit of America Bookstore

Congressman, 1885-91; Governor of Wisconsin, 1901-06; U.S. Senator, 1906-25
founder of "The Nation Magazine" (as "La Follette's Weekly Magazine") in 1909

'Fighting Bob' Festival [Sept 2014 = #13] in Baraboo, Wisconsin

Bob La Follette autobio reprinted 2013
"The La Follettes of Wisconsin" [] by Weisberger


activist Winona LaDuke of the Anishinaabe tribe
official website Honor The Earth [est. 1993] • entry at Wikipedia


  Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia [1882-1947] of New York City


suffragist Mary Elizabeth Lease [1853–1933] of Kansas


activist Maria Leavey [1953-2006]
entry at Wikipedia
The Maria Leavey Tribute Award [2011 = #5]


eco-activist Aldo Leopold [1887-1948] Page
at Spirit of America Bookstore

co-founder of The Wilderness Society [est. 1935]
Aldo Leopold Foundation [est. 1982] in Baraboo, Wisconsin


    labor leader John L. Lewis [1880–1969]
"Labor and The Nation" [] by John L. Lewis
"John L. Lewis: A Biography" [] by Melvyn Dubofsky & Warren Van Tine


  U.S. Congressman Vito Marcantonio [1902-54] of New York


    Justice Thurgood Marshall [1908–93]
"Thurgood Marshall: His Speeches, Writings, Arguments, Opinions & Reminiscences" []
"Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary" [] by Juan Williams
"Root and Branch: Charles Hamilton Houston, Thurgood Marshall & The Struggle
To End Segregation" [] by Rawn James, Jr.

Devil In The Grove book about Thurgood Marshall by Gilbert King  "Devil In The Grove: Thurgood Marshall, The Groveland Boys, and The Dawn of A New America"
[2012] by Gilbert King

New York Times bestseller, won the Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction; in 1946 Florida, Jim Crow policies were enforced by the Lake County sheriff; when a white girl cried rape, the Ku Klux Klan swarmed to Groveland, burning black-owned homes and chasing around after the four accused Afro-American teenagers. After one N.A.A.C.P. worker was murdered, lawyer Thurgood Marshall – even though he was quite busy preparing Brown v. Board of Education to go before the Supreme Court – stepped into the fray, resulting in a series of threats on his life. But he just would not back down . . .
Kindle Edition from HarperCollins Publrs [3/2012] for $9.60
Harper Perennial 8x5½ pb [2/2013] for $10.11
Harper 9½x6½ hardcover [3/2012] for $18.79
Harper hardcover [3/2012] out of print/used


    Harvey Milk [1930–78]
"The Mayor of Castro Street: The Life and Times of Harvey Milk" [] by Randy Shilts
"The Life & Times of Harvey Milk" documentary [] won Oscar
"Milk" [2008] /B001FB55KI/


    sociologist C. Wright Mills [1916–62] Page
at Maison d'Κtre Philosophy Bookstore

The Power Elite by C. Wright Mills  
"The Power Elite" [1956 classic] by C. Wright Mills
Oxford Univ Press pb [1/2000] for $12.41
Oxford Univ Press pb [2/93] out of print/used
Oxford Univ Press pb [1/60] out of print/used
Radical Ambition intellectual biography of C. Wright Mills by Daniel Geary  "Radical Ambition: C. Wright Mills, The Left, and
American Social Thought" [2009]
by Daniel Geary

Univ CA Press 9x6¼ hardcover [3/2009] for $31.55


    gadfly filmmaker Michael Moore [b. 1954] Page
at Magic Lantern Video & Book Store


    TV journalist Bill Moyers [b. 1934]
"Moyers On America: A Journalist and His Times" [] by Bill Moyers
"Moyers On Democracy" [] by Bill Moyers


eco-activist John Muir [1838-1914] Page
at Spirit of America Bookstore


    A.J. Muste [1885–1967]
"The Essays of A.J. Muste" []
"Abraham Went Out: A Biography of A.J. Muste" [] by Jo Ann Robinson


    consumer advocate Ralph Nader [b. 1934]
browse books • movie/tv credits • 'The nader page' official website • Wikipedia
received the 1992 Eugene Debs Award from the Eugene V. Debs Foundation [est. 1962]
www.essential.org + www.essentialaction.org
PUBLIC CITIZEN (est 71) = www.citizen.org
weekly column {up to 2005}
"Ralph Nader: A Biography" [] by Patricia Cronin Marcello
"Seventeen Traditions" www.SeventeenTraditions.com >> ponder

Ralph Nader: Up Close movie  
"Ralph Nader: Up Close" documentary [P.B.S. 1990]
Written, directed & produced by Mark Litwak & Tiiu Lukk; narrated by Studs Terkel
CustomFlix color DVD [7/2006] for $24.95
not listed at IMDb • official movie page
An Unreasonable Man movie  "An Unreasonable Man" documentary [I.F.C. Jan 2007]
Written & directed by Henriette Mantel & Steve Skrovan
widescreen color DVD [6/2007] 2 disks for $18.49
full credits at IMDb • official movie site


muckraker novelist Frank Norris [1870-1902] Page
at Spirit of America Bookstore


Nebraska politician George William Norris [1861-1944]
U.S. Congressman 1903-1912; U.S. Senator 1913-1942; sponsored the Tennessee Valley Authority Act of 1933
browse books • State Historic Site • Wikipedia

"Fighting Liberal: The Autobiography of George W. Norris" [1945 & 1972]
"George W. Norris: The Making of A Progressive, 1861-1912" [1963] by Richard Lowitt
"George W. Norris: Gentle Knight of American Democracy" [1966] by Norman L. Zucker
"George W. Norris; The Persistence of A Progressive, 1913-1933" [1971] by Richard Lowitt
"George W. Norris: The Triumph of A Progressive, 1933-1944" [1978] by Richard Lowitt


B.B.C. journalist Greg Palast
browse books • official website • Wikipedia
http://www.opednews.com/Podcast/Greg-Palast-The-War-Betwe-by-Rob-Kall-121001-707.html

"The Best Democracy Money Can Buy" [Pluto Press 2002] ISBN 0-452-28391-4
"Democracy and Regulation" [Pluto Press 2002] ISBN 0-7453-1943-2
"Armed Madhouse" [Dutton 2006] ISBN 0-525-94968-2
"Vultures' Picnic" [Dutton 2011] ISBN 978-0-525-95207-7
"Billionaires and Ballot Bandits: How To Steal An Election In 9 Easy Steps" [2012] ISBN 978-1-609-80478-7


civil rights leader Rosa Parks [1913-2005]


    Frances Perkins [1880–1965]


labor leader Terence V. Powderly [1849-1924]
autobiography "The Path I Trod" []


philosopher Ayn Rand [1905-82] Page
at Maison d'Κtre Philosophy Bookstore

Ayn Rand Quotations Page at Working Minds Philosophy website

Rand's progressive side is spelled out in her non-fiction book "The Romantic Manifesto: A Philosophy of Literature"
"Romanticism . . . deals, not with the random trivia of the day, but with the timeless, fundamental, universal problems and values of human existence.
It does not record or photograph; it creates and projects. It is concerned – in the words of Aristotle – not with things as they are, but with things
as they might be and ought to be." — Ayn Rand

Romantic Manifesto book (white mass pb cover) by Ayn Rand  Romantic Manifesto book (blue art cover) by Ayn Rand  
"The Romantic Manifesto: A Philosophy of Literature" [1969]
Kindle Edition from Signet/Penguin [1971 edition] for $7.99
N.A.L./Signet mass pb [10/71] for $7.99
World Publng Co. 8x5¼ hardcover [1969] out of print/used


    labor & civil rights leader A. Philip Randolph [1889–1979]
"A. Philip Randolph: A Biographical Portrait" [] by Jervis Anderson


U.S. Congresswoman Jeanette Rankin [1880-1973] of Montana
the first woman elected to the U.S. Congress, serving 1917-19 and 1941-43


actor-activist Robert Redford
The Sundance Companies Page at Magic Lantern Video & Book Store


economist Robert B. Reich Page
at Maison d'Κtre Philosophy Bookstore

co-founder with Robert Kuttner & Paul Starr of The American Prospect Magazine [est. 1990]


    labor leader Walter Reuther [1907-70]
"Walter Reuther: The Most Dangerous Man In Detroit" [] by Nelson Lichtenstein


muckraker journalist Jacob A. Riis [1849-1914]

'How The Other Half Lives' 1890 photojournalism classic by Jacob Riis   "How The Other Half Lives: Studies Among The Tenements of New
York" [1890 photojournalism classic]

Kindle Edition from Seedbox Press [3/2012] for 99’ {sic}
Kindle Edition from Penguin Publng [1997 edition] for $12.99
New Library Press 8x5 pb edited by Lorenzo Domνnguez [2/2008] for $8.49
CreateSpace 10x7 pb [10/2009] for $7.95
ReadaClassic 8½x6 pb [11/2010] for $11.95
Kessinger Publng 10x7 hardcover [5/2010] for $26.97
Kessinger Publng 10x7 hardcover [9/2010] for $29.56
book entry at Wikipedia


    singer & activist Paul Robeson [1898–1976]
"Paul Robeson Speaks: Writings, Speeches, Interviews, 1918–1974" []
"Paul Robeson: A Biography" [] by Martin B. Duberman


    athlete Jackie Robinson [1919–72]
"I Never Had It Made: The Autobiography of Jackie Robinson" []
"Jackie Robinson: A Biography" [] by Arnold Rampersad
"Baseball's Great Experiment: Jackie Robinson and His Legacy" [] by Jules Tygiel


    Eleanor Roosevelt [1884–1962] Page
at Spirit of America Bookstore

Eleanor Roosevelt [1884-1962] Quotations Page at Working Minds

"The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt" []
"Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume I: 1884-1933" [] by Blanche Wiesen Cook
"Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume II: The Defining Years, 1933-1938" [] by Blanche Wiesen Cook
Eleanor Roosevelt Natl Historic Site = www.NPS.gov/elro/
"Hissing Cousins: The Untold Story of Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth" [3/2015] by Timothy Dwyer & Marc Peyser
Nan A. Talese, $28.95 hardcover, 9780385536011


  President Franklin Delano Roosevelt [1882-1945] Page
at Spirit of America Bookstore

Franklin Delano Roosevelt [1882-1945] Quotations Page at Working Minds


    civil rights activist Bayard Rustin [1912–87]
"From Protest To Politics: The Future of The Civil Rights Movement" [] by Bayard Rustin
"Lost Prophet: The Life and Times of Bayard Rustin" [] by John D'Emilio
"Bayard Rustin: Troubles I've Seen" [] by Jervis Anderson


    birth control activist Margaret Sanger [1879–1966]

Planned Parenthood [est. 1916]


    singer-songwriter Pete Seeger [1919-2014]
"Everybody Says Freedom: A History of The Civil Rights Movement In Songs & Pictures" [] by Pete Seeger
"How Can I Keep From Singing? The Ballad of Pete Seeger" [] by David King Dunaway
"To Everything There Is A Season: Pete Seeger and The Power of Song" [] by Allan M. Winkler


    Upton Sinclair [1878–1968] Page
at Spirit of America Bookstore

Upton Sinclair bio by Kevin Mattson  
"Upton Sinclair and The Other American Century" [2006]
by Kevin Mattson

Wiley 9½x7 hardcover [4/2006] for $17.13
Radical Innocent  "Radical Innocent: Upton Sinclair" [2006]
by Anthony Arthur

Random House 9½x6½ hardcover [6/2006] for $18.45


journalist Rebecca Solnit lives in SFO
writes books, writes articles for TomDispatch and Harper's


billionaire banker George Soros [b. 1930]

son Jonathan Tivadar Soros [b. 1970]
contributed more than $1M in 2014 to his own super PAC, Friends of Democracy [est. 2012].


Pulitzer Prize-winner Paul Starr

co-founder with Robert Kuttner & Robert B. Reich of The American Prospect Magazine [est. 1990]


    muckraker journalist Lincoln Steffens [1866–1936]
"The Shame of The Cities" [] by Lincoln Steffens
"Lincoln Steffens: A Biography" [] by Justin Kaplan


author John Steinbeck [1902-68] Page
at Spirit of America Bookstore

John Steinbeck Quotations Page at Working Minds Philosophy website

"Steinbeck was of a kind one [that] doesn't often meet today, in this age of cultural conservatism
– an overt and unapologetic progressive." — Internet Archive reviewer 'kinematos', in 2009


    feminist Gloria Steinem [b. 1934]
"Gloria Steinem: Her Passions, Politics, and Mystique" [] by Sydney Ladensohn Stern
HBO Special 8/2011


    investigative journalist I.F. Stone [1907–89]
"The Best of I.F. Stone" []
"American Radical: The Life and Times of I.F. Stone" [] by D.D. Guttenplan

All Governments Lie / I.F. Stone  
"All Governments Lie!: The Life & Times of Rebel Journalist
I.F. Stone" [2006] by Myra MacPherson

Scribner hardcover [8/2006] for $22.05


muckraker journalist Ida M. Tarbell [1857-1944]

Epic Battle of Ida Tarbell & John D. Rockefeller book by Steve Weinberg   "Taking On The Trust: The Epic Battle of Ida Tarbell and John D. Rockefeller - How An Investigative Journalist Brought Down Standard Oil" [2008]
by Steve Weinberg

W.W. Norton 8¼x5½ pb [8/2009] for $12.92
W.W. Norton 9¼x6½ hardcover [3/2008] for $17.13


  broadcast journalist Louis 'Studs' Terkel [1912-2008] Page
at Spirit of America Bookstore


    socialist Norman Thomas [1884–1968]
"Is Conscience A Crime?" [] by Norman Thomas
"Socialism Re-examined" [] by Norman Thomas
"Norman Thomas: The Last Idealist" [] by W.A. Swanberg


  U.S. Senator Robert F. Wagner, Sr. [1877-1953] of New York


    politician Henry A. Wallace [1888–1965]
"American Dreamer: A Life of Henry A. Wallace" [] by John C. Culver & John Hyde


    Chief Justice Earl Warren [1891–1974]
"Justice For All: Earl Warren and The Nation He Made" [] by Jim Newton
"Chief Justice: A Biography of Earl Warren" [] by Ed Cray


Harold Lee Washington [1922-87]
Mayor of Chicago, 1983-87


civil rights activist Ida B. Wells [1862-1931]


  U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone [1944-2002] of Minnesota


reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein

famous forever for their intrepid reporting on the WaterGate Scandal {1972-74)


    human rights activist Malcolm X [1925–65]
"The Autobiography of Malcolm X" []
"Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention" [] by Manning Marrable


  activist Howard Zinn [1922-2010] Page
at Maison d'Κtre Philosophy Bookstore


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