30 October 2007

Famous Boycotts in USA

Boycotts are an important part of the history of America!
  • American colonists boycotted British goods after the Stamp Act of 1765.
  • The boycott strategy helped trade unions during the labor movement of the late 1800s.
  • German goods were boycotted by the American Jewish community in the 1930s and 1940s.
  • The Montgomery,Alabama bus boycott organized in the 1950s was the defining moment for the Civil Rights Movement.
  • The United Farm Workers boycott of table grapes, begun by Cesar Chavez in the 1960s, was the most successful in American history.
Boycotts are powerful tools for raising awareness about the impact of business practices on the global community. Boycotts have been used to put an end to animal abuse, stop unfair labor practices, address global economic injustice, and raise issues with dangerous substances in products.

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