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Announcement: Available Entries From The Forthcoming Encyclopedia of American Reform Movements

A few days ago one of our readers forwarded a list of open entries for the Encyclopedia of American Reform Movements. Many may be of interest to you. Encyclopedia articles can be a lot of work, but they do add to your publications list and can be great for testing the waters on a new subject. If you are interested in any from the list below, contact editors Jack McKivigan and Heather Kaufman at americanreform-at-gmail-dot-com. Here’s another link containing contributor information. The publisher is Facts on File.

Encyclopedia of American Reform Movements
Open entries as of August 2009

Chapter 3: Civil Rights Movement

1. Theory Entry: Religious Roots of Civil Rights Activism
2. Theory Entry: Civil Rights Agitation as Product of Economic Change
3. Theory Entry: Inter-Movement Conflicts
4. Historical Development: Reconstruction Era Civil Rights Efforts
5. Historical Development: Spread of Jim Crow in Early 20th Century
6. Intersections: Civil Rights and Socialism/Political Radicalism, and the Labor Movement
7. Future of Civil Rights as Reform Movement: Revitalization of Poor People’s Movements

Chapter 4: Communitarianism

1. Theory of Reform Movement: Competing Theories of Communitarianism
2. Historical Developments: Industrial Experimentation
3. Historical Developments: Life Style Experimentation

Chapter 5: Environmentalism

1. Historical Developments: Earth Day Celebrations (1970–)

Chapter 6: Healthcare Reform

1. Introductory Essay
2. Theory of Health Care Reform Movement: Reforming for Socioeconomic Equality in Health Care
3. Historical Developments: Early Healthcare Reform
4. Historical Developments: Reform of Mental Healthcare and Addiction Treatment
5. Historical Developments: Occupational Safety Movement
6. Historical Developments: Disability Rights Movement
7. Key Moments: Albert Kinsey Publishes First Report on Sexual Behavior (1948)
8. Key Moments: AIDS Was Recognized As Distinct Human Health Problem (1981)
9. Key Moments: Passage of Americans with Disabilities Act (1990)
10. Intersection with Other Reform Movements: Health Care Reform and Environmental Movement, LGBT Rights Movement, Public Education Reform, and Women’s Rights
11. Future of Heath Care Reform Movement: Debate over Access to Healthcare, the Privatization of Healthcare, and a National Healthcare System

Chapter 7: Human Rights

1. Theory of Human Rights as Reform
Consequences of the Global Market, War, and Armed Conflict for Human Rights
2. Intersection of Human Rights with Other Reform Movements: Human Rights and Women’s Rights, Civil Rights, LGBT Rights, Animal Rights, Environmentalism, and Pacifism/Anti-War

Chapter 8: Labor Movement

1. Theory of Labor Movement as Reform: Roots of Labor Movement Reform
2. Theory of Labor Movement as Reform: The Impact of Industrialization and Globalization

Chapter 9: LGBT Rights

1. Theory of Gay Rights as Reform Movement: Intersections of Class, Race, Gender and Sexual Identity
2. Historical Development of LGBT Movement: Gay Rights in the Era of the Closet
3. Historical Development of LGBT Movement: Gays Challenge Discrimination in the Professions
4. Key Moments: ACT-UP Launched To Protest Official Indifference to AIDS Epidemic (1987)
5. Intersection with Other Reform Movements: LGBT Rights and Health Reform, Human Rights, and Public Education
6. Future of LGBT Campaign as Reform Movement: Efforts to Gain Equal Rights and Transgender Inclusion

Chapter 10: Media Reform

1. Introductory Essay
2. Historical Developments:
3. Historical Developments: Evolution of Early Broadcasting
4. Historical Developments: Consequences of the Rightwing Backlash to the New Left
5. Historical Developments: Media Watchdog Groups
6. Historical Developments: Special Interest Groups and the Media
7. Intersection with Other Reform Movements: Media Reform and Christian Patriotism, Pacifism/Anti-War Movement, and Women’s Rights Movement

Chapter 11: Pacifism/Anti-War

1. Intersection of Pacifism/Anti-War with Other Reform Movements: Pacifism/Anti-War and Environmentalism, Human Rights, Labor Movement, Socialism/Political Radicalism, and Women’s Rights
2. Future of Pacifism/Anti-War as Reform Movement: Progressive Coalition Views Militarism as Obstacle to Movements for Social Justice

Chapter 12: Populism

1. Theory of Populist Movement as Reform: Populism as a Political Protest Against the Status Quo v. Elite Branding of
2. Theory of Populist Movement as Reform: Populism as Demagoguery, an “Excess of Democracy”
3. 1. Theory of Populist Movement as Reform: Populism as a Model of “Movement Culture and Mass Recruitment,”
4. Historical Development of Reform Movement: 18th and 19th Century Farmer Protests and “Rebellions”
5. Historical Development of Reform Movement: Twentieth Century “Populist” Reincarnations
6. Historical Development of Reform Movement: White Populist Dixiecrats and Jim Crow
7. Intersection with Other Reform Movements: Populism and Civil Rights and Labor Movement

Chapter 13: Progressivism

1. Theory of Progressivism as Reform Movement: Motivation for Progressive Reformism

Chapter 14: Public Education Reform

1. Theory of Reform Movement: Intersections between Government and Business in Public Education
2. Historical Developments: Gender and American Education Policy
3. Future of Public Education Reform: Privatization and Attack on Secularism in Public Education

Chapter 15: Radical Right

1. Theory of Reform: Understanding the Motivation of the Radical Right
2. Historical Developments: Anti-Semitic Groups
3 Historical Developments:. Christian Identity Movement
4. Intersections with Other Reforms: Christian Patriotism and Populism
5. Future of the Reform: Groups who Adhere to Armed Resistance Continue to Recruit, Organize, and Challenge the Federal Government

Chapter 16: Religious Benevolence

1. Introductory Overview Essay
2. Theory of Reform Movement: Benevolence Viewed as Women’s Work

Chapter 17: Socialism/Political Radicalism

1. Theory of Reform: Political, Socio-Economic, and Structural Obstacles to Third-Party Activism
2. Theory of Reform: Cultural Bohemianism as an Expression of Political Radicalism
3. Historical Developments: Antebellum Critique of Capitalism
4. Historical Developments: Utopian Socialism (Edward Bellamy, Henry George, etc.)
5. Intersection with Other Reform Movements: Socialism/Political Radicalism and Civil Rights Movement, Communitarianism, Labor Movement, Pacifism/Anti-War, Religious Benevolence, and Women’s Rights Movement
6. Future of the Reform: Future Opposition to Globalization and Declining Economic Opportunities

Chapter 18: Temperance

1. Theory of Temperance Movement: Alcohol/Drug Abuse Gain Legitimacy as a Social Problem
2. Theory of Temperance Movement :Temperance as Form of Social Control
3. Historical Developments: Unintended Consequences of War on Drugs (1969-Present)
4. Intersections with Other Reform Moments: Temperance and Health Reform, Public Education Reform, Progressivism, and Religious Benevolence
5. Future of Temperance Reform: State Authority v. Personal Autonomy Debate in Continuing Debate over “Drug” Decriminalization

Chapter 19: Women’s Rights Movement

1. Theory of the Reform Movement: Sources of Mobilization for Women’s Rights Across the Three Waves of Feminism
2. Theory of the Reform Movement: Sources of Tension within Women’s Rights Movement

Chapter 20: Ethnic Identity Movements

1. Introductory Overview Essay
2. Historical Development of Reform: Chinese Equal Rights League Founded in 1884 to Battle Exclusion Policies
3. Historical Development of Reform: Anti-Defamation League Founded in 1913 to Combat Anti-Semitism
4. Historical Development of Reform: Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) Founded in 1929 to Promote Greater Understanding and Awareness of Asian American Pacific Islanders