What are the best books on civil disobedience?

We’re back with our second season this week, and in the full swing of tackling tricky subjects. Political dissent has a long and vibrant history accross the globe, and there are tons of great books about protesting, picketing, and raising your voice against injustices — and they’ll not only inspire you, they’ll help you put your own experience of protest into a larger historical context. And disobedience doesn’t even need to be on such a large scale, sometimes it’s the small acts of protest which make all the difference.

📚 ‘Dissent: The History of an American Idea’ by Ralph Young

📚 ‘If They Come in the Morning: Voices of Resistance’ by Angela Y. Davis

📚 ‘How Change Happens’ by Duncan Green

📚 ‘Civil Disobediences: Poetics and Politics in Action’ edited by Anne Waldman and Lisa Birman

📚 ‘Fire and Ink: An Anthology of Social Action Writing’ edited by Frances Payne Adler, Debra Busman, and Diana García

📚 ‘The End of Protest: A New Playbook for Revolution’ by Micah White

📚 ‘Change the World Without Taking Power: The Meaning of Revolution Today’ by John Holloway

📚 ‘Failure to Quit: Reflections of an Optimistic Historian’ by Howard Zinn

📚 ‘Steal This Book’ by Abbie Hoffman

📚 ‘Civil Disobedience’ by Henry David Thoreau

📚 ‘Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities’ by Rebecca Solnit

📚 ‘Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement’ by Angela Y. Davis

📚 This Is an Uprising: How Nonviolent Revolt Is Shaping the Twenty-First Century

📚 Blueprint for Revolution: How to Use Rice Pudding, Lego Men, and Other Nonviolent Techniques to Galvanize Communities, Overthrow Dictators, or Simply Change the World

What books have you read on disobedience? Keep an eye this Sunday for the episode with our amazing guest author on the subject.

Published by suswatibasu

Suswati Basu is a writer, journalist, producer and feminist activist residing in London. She has written for the Guardian, Huffington Post and the F-Word blogs, and has worked for various media outlets such as the BBC, Channel 4 and for ITV News/ITN. She currently works as a senior intelligence expert.

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