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Wisconsin's League Against Nuclear Dangers: The Power of Informed Citizenship
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  • Nancy Unger, Santa Clara University
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Article
Publication Date
1-1-2012
Publisher
Wisconsin Historical Society
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Abstract

Wisconsin's League Against Nuclear Dangers (LAND), a loose organization active in the 1970s and 1980s, was predominantly made up of white middle-aged and middle-class homemakers with minimal formal education in the sciences. The story of LAND is a powerful lesson in what people can accomplish when they take their rights as citizens seriously and commit themselves to learning a complex subject in depth in order to be knowledgeable and persuasive.

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Copyright © 2012 Wisconsin Historical Society. Reprinted with permission.

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Unger, N. (2012). Wisconsin's League Against Nuclear Dangers: The Power of Informed Citizenship. Wisconsin Magazine of History 96(2), 42-53. http://content.wisconsinhistory.org/cdm/compoundobject/collection/wmh/id/51535/show/51518/rec/5