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Cut from Plain Cloth
Cut from Plain Cloth

Cut from Plain Cloth

The 2011 Wisconsin Workers Protests


168 Pages, 9.25 x 8.75

Cloth, $34.95 (US $34.95) (CA $38.95)

Publication Date: December 2011

ISBN 9780979685217

Rights: WOR

Manitenahk Books (Dec 2011)

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Personal stories and photographs from the 2011 Wisconsin worker protests combine in this book to paint a stirring portrait of ordinary citizen protesters as diverse as America itself. This intimate look into the lives of individual protesters provides insight into their feelings, reasons, and motivations for attending the rallies and dispels common misconceptions that were portrayed in the media. From the moving tale of a Vietnam vet who finally felt welcomed back to his country to a delightful encounter with high school students who skipped class to support their teachers, these are the stories and faces behind the largest protests in the state of Wisconsin since the 1960s.


"Weidemann has masterfully captured the deep emotions and intensity of this turbulent period."  —Sid Hatch, Director, Milwaukee Teachers Education Association

"Memorializes that wonderful protest of working men and women."  —Ed Garvey, Founder, Fighting Bob Fest

"Cut from Plain Cloth captures the true spirit of the Wisconsin uprising."  —Mahlon Mitchell, President, Professional Firefighters of WI

"Brings to birth the untold stories of ordinary people, from all walks of life, awakened to do extraordinary things."  —Ed Sadlowski, AFSCME

Author Biography

Dennis Weidemann is a consultant for a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving quiet places and the author of This Water Goes North. He lives in Fitchburg, Wisconsin.