By Grace Lee Boggs

Michigan Citizen, Oct. 24-30, 2010

Cover Coming Spring 2011

Picture UC Press Read ch one

The Next American Revolution, my book with Scott Kurashige, will be available from the University of California Press in the spring of 2011.

At, you will find the announcement, the table of contents, a print of chapter 1, and a blurb by Robin Kelley.

“A world dominated by America and driven by cheap oil, easy credit, and conspicuous consumption is unraveling before our eyes. In this powerful, deeply humanistic book, Grace Lee Boggs, a legendary figure in the struggle for justice in America, shrewdly assesses the current crisis-political, economical, and environmental-and shows how to create the radical social change we need to confront new realities.

“A vibrant, inspirational force, Boggs has participated in all of the twentieth century’s major social movements-for civil rights, women’s rights, workers’ rights, and more. She draws from seven decades of activist experience, and a rigorous commitment to critical thinking, to redefine “revolution” for our times.

“From her home in Detroit, she reveals how hope and creativity are overcoming despair and decay within the most devastated urban communities. Her book is a manifesto for creating alternative modes of work, politics, and human interaction that will collectively constitute the next American Revolution.”

Foreword by Danny Glover

Introduction by Scott Kurashige


1. These Are the Times to Grow Our Souls

2. Revolution as a New Beginning

3. Let’s Talk about Malcolm and Martin

4. Detroit, Place and Space to Begin Anew

5. A Paradigm Shift in Our Concept of Education

6. We Are the Leaders We’ve Been Looking For

“This groundbreaking book not only represents the best of Grace Lee Boggs, but the best of any radical, visionary thinking in the United States. She reminds us why revolution is not only possible and necessary, but in some places already in the making. The conditions we face under neoliberalism and war do, indeed, mark the end of an era in which the old ideological positions of protest are not really relevant or effective-and this book offers a new way forward.”-Robin D.G. Kelley, author of Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination. ______


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