Friday, December 28, 2012
The Prehistory of Occupy Wall Street 1890-1925 by Jasper Gregory
The Prehistory of Occupy Wall Street 1890-1925, Jasper Gregory. Self-published, 2012. e-book, 65 pps.
Just when I think I understand some small thing about the Occupy movement, Jasper Gregory comes along and blows everything out of the water. At least one other book led me into using the word "demand" along with the word "Occupy" in the same sentence. Jasper Gregory tells me it just ain't so. And then goes on to recite a bunch of history in such a manner that it makes sense. The stuff I learned in school-- the bare bones was there-- was skeletal and rotting. Jasper Gregory makes history quite heady stuff and ties it in well to Occupy. The Prehistory of Occupy Wall Street 1890-1925 was too short and a bit abrupt in beginning and ending. That is the only complaint that I have. I hope Jasper Gregory writes more.
sapphoq reviews says: Jasper Gregory does a fine job of telling the history of the people, movements, philosophies, thoughts and revolutions from 1890-1925. He traces the Occupy movement back to its roots. A fine, if too short book, by a fine but unrecognized historian. Absolutely highly recommended for anyone who wishes to know more about Occupy. And for anyone interested in a solid history of the years covered in this book.