The Beginning of the American Fall: A Comics Journalist Inside the Occupy Wall Street Movement

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by Stephanie McMillan

Seven Stories Press

2012, paperback

SKU: 9781609804527

 

Can a cartoonist and millions of random strangers change the world? The initial stages of their attempt are chronicled in this book of comics-journalism and written observations.

Stephanie McMillan, long-time activist and cartoonist, has waited her entire life for the American people to rise up. Sparked by uprisings around the world, a new movement bursts onto the national scene against a system that denies the people a decent life and puts the planet at risk.

With delightful drawings, interviews, dialogue, description, and insightful reflections, The Beginning of the American Fall chronicles the first several months of the fragile and contradictory movement. It situates detailed personal experiences and representative narratives within the broad context of a truly unique and historical global conjuncture. This book will stand as a record of the emerging movement in accessible comics form.

"Beginning of the American Fall is the definitive, thrilling and inspiring account of the beginning of the first major street-level protest movement since the 1960s: the Occupy Wall Street movement. Stephanie McMillan's stunning illustrations, personal accounts and first-hand analysis documents the most exciting event in U.S. politics in generations.”—Ted Rall, author of The Anti-American Manifesto and Snowden