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Grade 7 Humanities - Civil Disobedience: American Boycotts

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Boycott is a refusal to deal with an individual, organization, or country. Most boycotts involve the refusal to buy a firm's or nation's products. Such measures are commonly used by labor unions, consumer groups, and countries to force a company or government to change its policies. The word boycott comes from the name of Charles C. Boycott, a British land agent of the 1800's. Boycott collected such high rents that his tenants refused to have anything to do with him.

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Polachek, Dora E., and Solomon W.  Polachek . "Boycott." World Book Student. World Book, 2014. Web. 27 Oct. 2014.


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