Provides a forum for scholars, activists, and velists to reflect on the ways in which they use their writing and academic work to create social change. This volume uncovers the political agendas, social missions, and personal and professional experiences that compel writers to bring their stories to the page.
Jim Downs is in the Department of History at Columbia University. He is co-editor of Taking Back the Academy! History of Activism, History as Activism (Routledge 2004).