In the 1960s and ’70s, a diverse range of storefronts―including head shops, African American bookstores, feminist businesses, and organic grocers―brought the work of the New Left, Black Power, feminism, environmentalism, and other movements into the marketplace. Through shared ownership, limited growth, and democratic workplaces, these activist entrepreneurs offered alternatives to conventional profit-driven corporate business models. By the middle of the 1970s, thousands of these enterprises operated across the United States―but only a handful survive today. Some, such as Whole Foods Market, have abandoned their quest for collective political change in favor of maximizing profits.
Vividly portraying the struggles, successes, and sacrifices of these unlikely entrepreneurs, From Head Shops to Whole Foodswrites a new history of social movements and capitalism by showing how activists embraced small businesses in a way few historians have considered. The book challenges the widespread but mistaken idea that activism and political dissent are inherently antithetical to participation in the marketplace. Joshua Clark Davis uncovers the historical roots of contemporary interest in ethical consumption, social enterprise, buying local, and mission-driven business, while also showing how today’s companies have adopted the language―but not often the mission―of liberation and social change.
Publisher :Columbia University Press; Illustrated edition (August 8, 2017)
This book by A. Ralph Epperson purports to uncover hidden and sinister meanings behind all the symbols found on the Great Seal of the United States, committing America to "A Secret Destiny.
Paperback: 357 pages
*Includes pictures of Machiavelli and some of the rulers he discusses throughout the book.*Explains the historical background of Machiavelli's life and the political context within which he wrote The Prince.*Summarizes each chapter of The Prince and explains the overarching themes...
The book discusses the bouzouki instrument from a manufacturing and technical view and also traces the history of the instrument of the ancient Panduris / lute family, called the thabouras or tambouras. The tambouras has existed in ancient Greece, and...
An erroneous TV report on the history of 1821
Publisher : Seaburn (December 1, 2014)
Language : Greek
Paperback : 198 pages
ISBN-10 : 1592325424
ISBN-13 : 978-1592325429
Item Weight : 12.6 ounces
Dimensions : 6 x 0.45 x 9 inches
This book has a two-fold purpose; to demonstrate to Black and White Hebrews and Jews their undeniable kinship and to encourage a better relationship among Israelites through understanding of that kinship. In this seminal work, Dr. Malcioln attempts to answer...