Cut from Plain Cloth: The 2011 Wisconsin Workers Protests (Hardcover)

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Personal stories and 150 photos paint an intimate portrait of protesters as diverse as America itself. From the moving tale of an unsettled Vietnam vet who finally felt welcomed back to his country, to a delightful encounter with high school students who skipped class to support their teachers, these are the faces and stories behind the largest demonstrations to hit Wisconsin in forty years. Share the passion, motivations, and humor of these everyday people who marched in the snow, stood in opposition to their government, and captivated a nation.

About the Author

Dennis Weidemann is a consultant for a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving quiet places and the author of This Water Goes North. He lives in Fitchburg, Wisconsin.

Praise For…

"Weidemann has masterfully captured the deep emotions and intensity of this turbulent period."  —Sid Hatch, Director, Milwaukee Teachers Education Association

"Memorializes that wonderful protest of working men and women."  —Ed Garvey, Founder, Fighting Bob Fest

"Cut from Plain Cloth captures the true spirit of the Wisconsin uprising."  —Mahlon Mitchell, President, Professional Firefighters of WI

"Brings to birth the untold stories of ordinary people, from all walks of life, awakened to do extraordinary things."  —Ed Sadlowski, AFSCME

Product Details
ISBN: 9780979685217
ISBN-10: 0979685214
Publisher: Manitenahk Books
Publication Date: December 1st, 2011
Pages: 161
Language: English