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Your Call: How has dissent shaped U.S. history?


On the June 11th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with historian Ralph Young on the key role dissent has played in shaping the United States. The book Dissent: History of an American Idea, chronicles a history of dissenters who went against the grain. It spans dissent from colonial times to the Occupy Wall Street and Tea Party movements in the 21st century. What is considered dissent and what isn’t? What can the history of dissent tell us about how social change happens? It’s Your Call, with David Onek, and you.


Ralph Young, professor of history at Temple University, and author of Dissent: The History of an American Idea

Web resources:

WaPo: Hilary Clinton’s very Elizabeth Warren-esque announcement

NBC News: D.C. Gyrocopter Pilot Douglas Hughes Indicted by Federal Grand Jury

Yes! Magazine: Meet the Woman Behind #Black Lives Matter – the Hashtag that became a Civil Rights Movement

NY Times: Edward Snowden – The World Says No to Surveillance

Quartz: Remember Occupy Wall Street, Probably Not