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Agitate! educate! organize! 1 edition

Cover of: Agitate! educate! organize! | Lincoln Cushing, Timothy W. Drescher

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This book contains over 200 full-color images (from a database of over 800 posters selected from labor archives and special collections around the US) and roughly 20,000 words, plus a bibliography and index. For each image the historical background is supplemented with aesthetic analysis that helps readers understand the social forces represented in the graphics as well as the cultural origins and design strategies. Although a few of the posters are by well-known artists such as Ben Shahn or Rockwell Kent, most are by less-known professional artists and amateurs. The scope includes historical and contemporary examples.


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Agitate! educate! organize!
American labor posters
Lincoln Cushing and Timothy W. Drescher.

Published 2009 by Cornell University Press in Ithaca .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

A brief history of activist graphic media
Dignity and exploitation
Health and safety
Race and civil rights
War, peace, and internationalism
Solidarity and organizing
Strikes and boycotts
Democracy, voting, and patriotism
History, heroes, and martyrs

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.


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NC1849.L3 C874 2009

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p. cm.

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July 14, 2017 Edited by Mek adding subject: Internet Archive Wishlist
February 12, 2011 Edited by Lincoln Cushing Edited without comment.
February 12, 2011 Edited by Lincoln Cushing added co-author
February 12, 2011 Edited by Lincoln Cushing added descriptive text and people, reference link
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