What makes some movements (like the recent campaigns for LGBTQ rights) so successful, while others (like the feminist crusade for the Equal Rights Amendment) ultimately fail? Join Santa Clara University history professor Nancy C. Unger in an illustrated sampling of five movements in American history that illustrate the “Dos” and “Don’ts” of orchestrating meaningful and lasting change.

Nancy C. Unger is Professor and Chair of History at Santa Clara University. She’s the author of two award-winning biographies, Fighting Bob La Follette: The Righteous Reformer; and Belle La Follette: Progressive Era Reformer. Her book Beyond Nature’s Housekeepers: American Women in Environmental History was a California Book Award finalist. Her new book, co-edited with Christopher McKnight Nichols, is A Companion to the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. She is the author of dozens of scholarly articles and essays on the history of progressive reform. Her op-eds applying lessons of the past to present-day problems have appeared on TIME.com, CNN.com, and in newspapers nationwide, including the Chicago Sun-Times, Miami Herald, San Francisco Examiner, and the San Jose Mercury News. She has been featured multiple times on C-SPAN TV, consulted with Bill Moyers for PBS, and her radio appearances include National Public Radio, KQED, Air America, Wisconsin Public Radio, and Talking History.

Nancy will be selling and signing her books, and can take cash or check:

-Beyond Nature’s Housekeepers: American Women in Environmental History offered at $20 (list price $26.95)
-Fighting Bob La Follette: The Righteous Reformer offered at $15 (list price $22.95)
-Belle La Follette: Progressive Era Reformer offered at $25 (list price $34.95)

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