The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century: A Social Justice Hall of Fame

Editor/Author Dreier, Peter
Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Nation Books

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-56858-681-6
Category: History - United States -- History
Image Count: 101
Book Status: Available
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The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century, a colorful and witty history of the most influential progressive leaders of the twentieth century and beyond.

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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 20th-Century Timeline
  • The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century
  • Tom Johnson (1854–1911)
  • Robert M. La Follette Sr. (1855–1925)
  • Eugene Debs (1855–1926)
  • Louis Brandeis (1856–1941)
  • Clarence Darrow (1857–1938)
  • Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919)
  • Florence Kelley (1859–1932)
  • John Dewey (1859–1952)
  • Victor Berger (1860–1929)
  • Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860–1935)
  • Jane Addams (1860–1935)
  • Lincoln Steffens (1866–1936)
  • Hiram Johnson (1866–1945)
  • W. E. B. Du Bois (1868–1963)
  • William "Big Bill" Haywood (1869–1928)
  • Alice Hamilton (1869–1970)
  • Emma Goldman (1869–1940)
  • Lewis Hine (1874–1940)
  • Robert F. Wagner Sr. (1877–1953)
  • Upton Sinclair (1878–1968)
  • Albert Einstein (1879–1955)
  • Margaret Sanger (1879–1966)
  • John L. Lewis (1880–1969)
  • Helen Keller (1880–1968)
  • Frances Perkins (1880–1965)
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945)
  • Rose Schneiderman (1882–1972)
  • Fiorello La Guardia (1882–1947)
  • Roger Baldwin (1884–1981)
  • Eleanor Roosevelt (1884–1962)
  • Norman Thomas (1884–1968)
  • A. J. Muste (1885–1967)
  • Alice Stokes Paul (1885–1977)
  • Sidney Hillman (1887–1946)
  • Henry Wallace (1888–1965)
  • A. Philip Randolph (1889–1979)
  • Earl Warren (1891–1974)
  • Floyd Olson (1891–1936)
  • Dorothy Day (1897–1980)
  • Paul Robeson (1898–1976)
  • William O. Douglas (1898–1980)
  • Harry Bridges (1901–1990)
  • Langston Hughes (1902–1967)
  • Vito Marcantonio (1902–1954)
  • Virginia F. Durr (1903–1999)
  • Ella Baker (1903–1986)
  • Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) (1904–1991)
  • Myles Horton (1905–1990)
  • Carey McWilliams (1905–1980)
  • William J. Brennan Jr. (1906–1997)
  • Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907–1972)
  • Rachel Carson (1907–1964)
  • Walter Reuther (1907–1970)
  • I. F. Stone (1907–1989)
  • Thurgood Marshall (1908–1993)
  • Lyndon B. Johnson (1908–1973)
  • John Kenneth Galbraith (1908–2006)
  • Saul Alinsky (1909–1972)
  • Bayard Rustin (1912–1987)
  • Harry Hay (1912–2002)
  • Studs Terkel (1912–2008)
  • David Brower (1912–2000)
  • Woody Guthrie (1912–1967)
  • Arthur Miller (1915–2005)
  • Jane Jacobs (1916–2006)
  • C. Wright Mills (1916–1962)
  • Barry Commoner (1917–)
  • Fannie Lou Hamer (1917–1977)
  • Jackie Robinson (1919–1972)
  • Pete Seeger (1919–)
  • Jerry Wurf (1919–1981)
  • Bella Abzug (1920–1998)
  • Betty Friedan (1921–2006)
  • Howard Zinn (1922–2010)
  • Rev. William Sloane Coffin (1924–2006)
  • Malcolm X (1925–1965)
  • Cesar Chavez (1927–1993)
  • Michael Harrington (1928–1989)
  • Rev. James Lawson (1928–)
  • Noam Chomsky (1928–)
  • Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. (1929–1968)
  • Allard Lowenstein (1929–1980)
  • Harvey Milk (1930–1978)
  • Ted Kennedy (1932–2009)
  • Ralph Nader (1934–)
  • Gloria Steinem (1934–)
  • Bill Moyers (1934–)
  • Bob Moses (1935–)
  • Tom Hayden (1939–)
  • John Lewis (1940–)
  • Joan Baez (1941–)
  • Bob Dylan (1941–)
  • Barbara Ehrenreich (1941–)
  • Jesse Jackson (1941–)
  • Muhammad Ali (1942–)
  • Billie Jean King (1943–)
  • Paul Wellstone (1944–2002)
  • Bruce Springsteen (1949–)
  • Michael Moore (1954–)
  • Tony Kushner (1956–)
  • The 21st Century So Far
  • Bibliography
  • Permissions
  • About the Author