With so much history out there, I'm looking for specific recommendations on reading material of how people maintained their hope and acted to make the world better.
From a historical perspective, I'm aware that these days are not literally the worst days and that in fact many groups throughout the years have lived (or continue to live) under constant direct or threatened persecution that made even mundane activities like trying to get an education for you child or traveling to and from work truly harrowing experiences.
I am however struggling mightily with both the limitations of what I can do and with the sense that so many people can appear to blindly move past horrible injustices or be caught up in comparatively minor squabbles.
With so much history out there, I'm looking for recommendations on reading material of how people maintained their hope and acted to make the world better. I'm looking for something that might help my perspective and help me move forward. Rebecca Solnit's "Hope in the Dark" was given to me and helped a bit but I'm curious if you can offer other suggestions?