Thursday, October 23, 2008

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PROGRESSIVE NATION

Jerome Pohlen


From the sites of famous sit-ins, marches, and strikes to the locales of events that led to landmark Supreme Court decisions, this travel guide journeys to more than 400 of the places in the United States that are important to progressive politics. Organized by state, it includes the stories of hundreds of women and men of action who changed American society for the better. Included are the battlefields and homes of civil libertarians, feminists, African Americans, gays, lesbians, environmentalists, labor organizers, and media activists. People like abolitionists Levi and Catharine Coffin, places like Grand Central Station on the Underground Railroad. Learn about the first women's convention held by Elizabeth Cady Stanton in Seneca Falls at the Women's Hall of Fame. See the site of the Haymarket Riot in Chicago where laborers protested working conditions. Join the many people who pay homage at the grave site of Leonard Matlovich, the gay Vietnam War veteran who fought the U.S. military - and won- when he was wrongfully discharged for homosexuality. Each entry features a listing of books and websites for further information. Jerome Pohlen is the author of 10 travel books and a commentator on travel and politics for 848 on WBEZ, the Chicago affiliate of National Public Radio. Pohlen was the youngest delegate at the 1982 Colorado Democratic Convention, has served in the Peace Corps, and is currently running for Congress. Order

2 Comments:

At October 24, 2008 11:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is also in charge of deciding what science books get distributed from his perch at an independent publisher of suppressed books. However HE IS PART OF THE PROBLEM -- knows nothing about evolutionary science, for example. . .

 
At October 24, 2008 3:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.peopleforpohlen.com/biography.html

Careful! Pohlen's the science book expert at IPG who knows nothing about evolution.

 

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