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Dana Fisher

American Resistance

From the Women's March to the Blue Wave

Columbia University Press 2019

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Dana Fisher has written a big new book on the movement to oppose Donald Trump, titled American Resistance: From the Women’s March to the...

Dana Fisher has written a big new book on the movement to oppose Donald Trump, titled American Resistance: From the Women’s March to the Blue Wave (Columbia University Press, 2019). American Resistance follows activists from the streets back to their congressional districts around the country. Fisher analyzes how Resistance groups turned anger into activism and electoral action. Beginning with the first Women’s March in 2017 and following the movement through the 2018 midterm Congressional elections, Fisher shows how the work the Resistance paid off in a wave of Democratic victories. She reveals the lessons for turning grassroots passion into electoral gains, and what comes next.

Fisher is professor of sociology at the University of Maryland, College Park.