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Fierce Legion of Friends
A History of Human Rights Campaigns and Campaigners
Linda Rabben


"Linda Rabben has done everyone who cares about human rights a great service with her comprehensive history. . . . As she demonstrates so well, the struggle for justice is no mere fledgling but has solid roots."
—William B. Schulz, Executive Director, Amnesty International USA


"As a longtime fighter for human rights, I was moved and inspired by Fierce Legion of Friends. It's encouraging to know whose shoulders we stand on: the millions of people who have worked for human rights for more than 200 years. I recommend this book to anybody who wants incentive to keep working for social justice."—Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Minority Whip, U.S. House of Representatives

Linda Rabben is a human rights advocate and a visiting professor of social anthropology at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. She is the author of Brazil's Indians and the Onslaught of Civilization and coeditor Rome Has Spoken: A Guide to Forgotten Papal Statements and How they Have Changed through the Centuries.

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July 2003

LC: 2001118918 JC
272 pp.  6 x 9  11 b/w illustrations

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ISBN 978-0-9714152-0-1
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A stirring history of human rights campaigns over the centuries— vividly described, intelligently assessed. There is both information and inspiration in this valuable book."
—Howard Zinn

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