Essays for Encyclopedia of American Social Movements
The Encyclopedia of American Social Movements, to be published by M.E.Sharpe Publisher in the fall of 2003, is a comprehensive compendium of social movements in the America from the origins of the country. The four volume work includes essays by leading historians and political scientists, including Frances Fox Piven, Margaret Levi, Stanley Aronowitz, William Turner, Paul Buhle, Ward Churchill, Michelle Moravec, David Olson, David Canon, Phil Bellfy, and others. The Encyclopedia is nearly complete--but we still need essays on the following topics:
The Labor Movement: 1860s-1877: Essay should include the National Labor Union, Eight Hour Movement, National Labor Reform Party, Knights of St. Crispin, Iron Workers, Cigar makers, etc. Panic of 1873 and national strike of 1877. Estimated length 20 manuscript pages or 5,000 words.
The historical U.S. student movement: Essay should be about 20 manuscript pages or 5,000 words.
African-American Women's Movement, 1930s-1950s. Essay should be about 10 pages or 2,500 words.
Historical essays on the environmental movement 19th Century and 20th Century.
Antislavery/Abolition Movement 1860-65. 20 pages or 5,000 words.
Since the work is nearly complete, deadlines for the essays are within the next month to facilitate the production process of the Work. Guidelines for articles: Your essay should have an introduction and be written in a chronological fashion. The essay should include a historical account of the emergence ande development of the movement(s), including the major individual and organizational actors. Entries should also objectively evaluate the success of the movement in achieving its/their goals.
Writers can also incorporate social movement and historical theory to account for the movements success/failure, etc. The entries should generally be free of jargon and be accessible to all readers, though directed at an academic, scholarly audience.
Writers will receive honoraria based on word counts and will receive copies of the book that will be sold at $400.
Immanuel Ness, PhD
City University of New York
3413 James Hall
Send comments and questions to H-Net
Webstaff. H-Net reproduces announcements that have been submitted to us as a
free service to the academic community. If you are interested in an announcement
listed here, please contact the organizers or patrons directly. Though we strive
to provide accurate information, H-Net cannot accept responsibility for the text of
announcements appearing in this service. (Administration)