Why No Revolution? A Short History of American Left Movements Part 1 - Early 1800s to 1945 - Featuring Joe Uris
Portland State University Strike and March on City Hall - May 1970
Lecture, Q & A Discussion, Free
Throughout the history of the United States, beginning in the 1880s, there have been labor struggles, struggles against slavery, and struggles for a more equitable distribution of wealth. Professor Uris will briefly examine some of that history, including the formation of labor unions, idealistic and utopian movements for social justice, peace movements and efforts to bring a better share of the resources of this continent to all the people.
Dr. Joe Uris is an associate professor (ret.) of history and sociology at Portland State University. He currently teaches a summer survey course in American History. Joe has written numerous articles for Willamette Week, the Oregonian, PDXS and other publications. He does a talk radio program on KBOO 90.7 FM Tuesday mornings from 8-9 with Abe Proctor.
From the early '60s on, Joe organized for peace and social justice in New York and Portland. History of Social Justice Organizing is an ongoing series of presentations by activists and scholars on a wide variety of social justice organizing both in Portland and elsewhere. A program of Occupy History and Our School.
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