Please Don't Bomb the Suburbs : A Midterm Report on My Generation and the Future of Our Super Movement

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-09-14
  • Publisher: Consortium Book Sales & Dist

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As a Twenty-One-Year-Old Potty-Mouthed graffiti writer from the Southside of Chicago, William Upski Wimsatt (a.k.a. Billy) electrified the literary and hip-hop world with two of the most successful underground classics in a generation, Bomb the Suburbs and No More Prisons (over 90,000 sold). Now he's back with Please Don't Bomb the Suburbs, a personal history of America's cultural and political movements from 1985-2010. From the death of Chicago Mayor Harold Washington to the rise of Barack Obama; from the golden era of hip-hop to the dawning of a new progressive age; from the Battle of Seattle to the League of Pissed-off Voters, Billy tells the story of a new generation who win elections, wear suits, sustain marriages, build families, and take on the ultimate responsibilities: governing and adulthood. It's a story about growing up, and a provocative vision for a twenty-first century Super Movement.

Table of Contents

Introductionsp. 5
The Hip-hop Generation Comes of Age (1984-1996)p. 33
Building the Movement (1997-September 11, 2001)p. 59
Dawn of a New Progressive Era (2002-2008)p. 78
We Elected Obama. Now What?p. 111
What Does It Mean to Be a Grown-up?p. 146
Management for the Movementp. 158
Future of the Movementp. 183
Afterword: More than a Bookp. 198
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