United We Stand Divided We Fall: Opposing Trump’s Agenda – Essays on Protest and Resistance

17 Essays; 17 Authors
$14.95 US

ISBN: 978-1942146575

Politics & Social Sciences / Politics & Government / Ideologies & Doctrines / Democracy
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6 x 9 inches | 200 pages
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In United We Stand Divided We Fall Garn Press has gathered together essays by great scholars and teachers who oppose the direction in which President Trump is leading the country. These are essays, to quote George Lakoff, which frame American values accurately and systemically day after day, telling truths by American majority moral values.

These are essays of protest against and resistance to Trump’s presidency. They are also essays that tackle the question of what we can do to stop Trump from becoming a fast moving catastrophe. There is no doubt that we must all act. The writers of conscience who have written this collection of essays are all actively engaged in opposing President Trump and their writings encourage us to participate in the resistance movement.  Read with a pencil in hand. Make notes on what you can do to join aspects of the movement that reflects the needs and concerns of your community. Through social media you can go global while acting locally.

Contributing Authors

  • Yohuru Williams: Yohuru R. Williams is Professor of History and Author of Black Politics/White Power: Civil Rights Black Power and Black Panthers in New Haven
  • Jonathan Foley: Jonathan Foley is a World-Leading Environmental Scientist and Executive Director of the California Academy of Sciences
  • Charlene Smith: Charlene Smith is a Journalist and Biographer of President Nelson Mandela
  • David Joseph Kolb: David Joseph Kolb is a Prize Winning Reporter and Author of Devil Knows: Tale of Murder and Madness in America’s First Century
  • P.L. Thomas: P.L. Thomas is a Recipient of the NCTE George Orwell Award and Author of Beware the Roadbuilders and Trumplandia
  • Jennifer C. Berkshire: Jennifer Berkshire is a Writer, Editor, and Author of the Have You Heard Blog
  • Morna McDermott: Morna McDermott is Professor of Education and Co-Editor of Testing Our Courage: United Opt Out and the Testing Resistance Movement
  • Steven Singer: Steven Singer is a Public School Teacher, Education Advocate and Author of the Gadfly on the Wall Blog
  • Denny Taylor: Denny Taylor is Professor Emeritus of Literacy Studies, an author, and Co-founder of Garn Press
  • Russ Walsh: Russ Walsh is a Public School Teacher, College Instructor, and Author of A Parent’s Guide to Public Education and the Russ on Reading Blog
  • Katie Lapham: Katie Lapham is a NYC Public School Teacher and Author of the Critical Classrooms, Critical Kids Blog
  • Anne Haas Dyson: Anne Haas Dyson is Professor of Education and Author of Negotiating a Permeable Curriculum
  • Esther Sokolov Fine: Esther Sokolov Fine is Professor Emerita of Education, Former Elementary School Teacher and Author of Raising Peacemakers
  • Vanessa Barnett: Vanessa Barnett is School District Arts Program Coordinator, University Arts Instructor, and Museum Arts Consultant
  • Carolyn Walker: Carolyn Walker is a journalist and creative writing instructor nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and Author of Every Least Sparrow
  • Steve Nelson: Steve Nelson, Head of Calhoun School 1998-2017 in NYC, and Author of First Do No Harm: Progressive Education in a Time of Existential Risk
  • George Lakoff: George Lakoff, Professor Emeritus of Cognitive Science and Linguistics, is a World Renowned Linguist Integrating Studies of Social Issues and 


"If you wanted to talk to some of the leading activists fighting for civil rights, education and science, you'd have to attend one of the major marches in Washington, DC. Or you could just pick up a copy of this book. It is overflowing with the kind of on-the-ground wisdom you only get from people who have dedicated their lives to fighting the good fight. I particularly liked the essays by P.L. Thomas, Yohuru Williams, Russ Walsh, Denny Taylor, Katie Lapham and George Lakoff. They really helped me see their subjects from a different perspective. These are scholarly essays written from a ground up point of view. This is grass roots journalism. (And the essay I wrote isn't bad, either!) Do yourself a favor and buy this book! It will restore die hard activists and hopefully inspire others to join the resistance." - Amazon

"This powerful new publication both explains and documents much of the political unrest and violation of the public good in today's unstable and threatening environment. Denny Taylor and Garn Press are to be congratulated for this timely and forthright collection of carefully thought out and explicit essays." - Amazon

"Just in time to stop the Republican maniac in the White House from subverting the Constitution and destroying American democracy is this nifty volume of RESISTANCE essays guaranteed to awaken your inner Thomas Paine. There is also a handy guide to sources of help and guidance in this troubled times, and many excellent opinions - while we are still allowed them. Thank you, Garn Press of New York City. Please bring on Volume II! The rest of you: RESIST!" - Amazon

"I'm biased. As one of the contributors, it's hard to be neutral. But my own contribution is modest compared with the aggregate power of this collection. One after another essay provides the hope we need and reminds of the responsibility we share in this disturbing time. I've lived a while and seen our country at its best and worst. This is the most troubling era of my lifetime. The Earth is under assault as are our human spirits. Opposition and resistance are the stuff of true patriotism and this book can be the patriotic anthem for a generation." - Amazon