Teenage Rebels: Stories of Successful High School Activists, from the Little Rock 9 to the Class of Tomorrow

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by Dawson Barrett

Microcosm Publishing

2015, paperback

SKU: 9781621061373

 

Teenage Rebels provides a glimpse into the laws, policies, and political struggles that have shaped the lives of American high school students over the last one hundred years. Through dozens of case studies, Dawson Barrett recounts the strikes, marches, and picket lines of teens all over the US as they demand better textbooks, start recycling programs, and protest the censorship of student newspapers. Using historically influenced artwork and accessible writing, this book is for anyone who has ever challenged the rules and wished for a better world.

Forward by Mark Rudd.

About the Author:

Dawson Barrett is an Assistant Professor of History at Del Mar College. He received his PhD in history from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His writings on punk rock, the 2011 Wisconsin labor crisis, and the history of US social movements have appeared in a various popular and scholarly publications.

Mark Rudd was a member of Students for a Democratic Society and The Weather Underground in the 1960s. He now teaches community college and is the author of Underground: My Life with SDS and the Weathermen.