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    Saul Alinsky was born in Chicago in 1909 and educated first in the streets of that city and then in its university. Graduate work at the University of Chicago in criminology introduced him to the Al Capone gang, and later to Joliet State Prison, where he studied prison life. He founded what is known today as the Alinsky ideology and Alinsky concepts of mass organization for power. His work in organizing the poor to fight for their rights as citizens has been internationally recognized. In the late 1930s he organized the Back of the Yards area in Chicago (the neighborhood made famous in Upton Sinclair's The Jungle). Subsequently, through the Industrial Areas Foundation which he began in 1940, Mr. Alinsky and his staff helped to organize communities not only in Chicago but throughout the country. He later turned his attentions to the middle class, creating a training institute for organizers. He died in 1972.
    Legendary community organizer Saul Alinsky inspired a generation of activists and politicians with Reveille for Radicals, the original handbook for social change. Alinsky writes both practically and philosophically, never wavering from his belief that the American dream can only be achieved by an active democratic citizenship. First published in 1946 and updated in 1969 with a new introduction and afterword, this classic volume is a bold call to action that still resonates today.


    Dimensions 8x5.25x0.5
    ISBN 9780679721123
    Genre POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
    Format Paperback
    Pages 235
    Publisher Date 1991-10-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Vintage Books
    Copyright Year 1969
    Height 8.0 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 0.5 in
    Unit weight 0.5 lb
    Language English
    Edition Detail Reissue
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Alinsky, Saul David

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