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January 12 • 12:00 pm
The history of America is a history of dissent. In American Patriots, historian Ralph Young chronicles the key role dissent has played in shaping the United States. He explains that activists are not protesting against America but rather pushing the country to live up to its ideals. Young considers how ordinary Americans, from moderates to firebrands, responded to injustice and challenges us to explore our own definition of dissent.
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Copies of American Patriots are available for purchase through the Mark Twain Store; proceeds benefit The Mark Twain House & Museum. Books will be shipped after the event. We regret that we are NOT able to ship books outside the United States as it is cost-prohibitive to do so. _____________________________________________________________
About the Author: Ralph Young is Professor of Instruction in History at Temple University. He is the author of Dissent: The History of an American Idea, and the editor of Make Art Not War: Political Protest Posters from the Twentieth Century and Dissent in America: The Voices That Shaped a Nation.
About the Moderator: Erin Bartram is the Associate Director for Education at The Mark Twain House & Museum. _____________________________________________________________
Virtual author programs are supported by Suzanne Hopgood in the memory of former MTH&M Trustee Frank Lord.