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America's Social Arsonist: Fred Ross and Grassroots Organizing in the Twentieth Century

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"A good organizer is a social arsonist who goes around setting people on fire."--Fred Ross Raised by conservative parents who hoped he would "stay with his own kind," Fred Ross instead became one of the most influential community organizers in American history. His activism began alongside Dust Bowl migrants, where he managed the same labor camp that inspired John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. During World War II, Ross worked for the release of interned Japanese Americans, and after the war, he dedicated his life to ...

America's Social Arsonist: Fred Ross and Grassroots Organizing in the Twentieth Century 2016, University of California Press

ISBN-13: 9780520280830

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