Long before more than two million women and allies gathered in Washington D.C. for the 2017 Women’s March, and before almost daily protests against the current presidential administration spalshed across national headlines, Americans were organizing and mobilizing acts of resistance, dating back to the very founding of the nation. On this episode of River to River , host Ben Kieffer is joined by Iowa-based author and historian Jeff Biggers to discuss his new book Resistance: Reclaiming an American Tradition . The book takes a historical look at resistance throughout U.S. history, and explores how acts ranging from the Boston Tea Party to early environmental preservation efforts set a precedent for modern political resistance. “More than a year ago,...
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New Book Explores Resistance as an American Tradition