And Gently He Shall Lead Them: Robert Parris Moses and Civil Rights in Mississippi / Edition 1

And Gently He Shall Lead Them: Robert Parris Moses and Civil Rights in Mississippi / Edition 1

by Janet Dolgin
     
 

"This moving account of a key figure in American history contributes greatly to our understanding of the past. It also informs our vision of the servant leader needed to guide the 1990s movement." —Marian Wright Edelman, President, Children's Defense Fund

"First-rate intellectual and political history, this study explores the relations between

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"This moving account of a key figure in American history contributes greatly to our understanding of the past. It also informs our vision of the servant leader needed to guide the 1990s movement." —Marian Wright Edelman, President, Children's Defense Fund

"First-rate intellectual and political history, this study explores the relations between the practical objectives of SNCC and its moral and cultural goals." —Irwin Unger, Author of These United States and Postwar America

"Robert Moses emerges from these pages as that rare modern hero, the man whose life enacts his principles, the rebel who steadfastly refuses to be victim or executioner and who mistrusts even his own leadership out of commitment to cultivating the strength, self-reliance, and solidarity of those with and for whom he is working. Eric Burner's engrossing account of Robert Moses's legendary career brings alive the everyday realities of the Civil Rights Movement, especially the gruelling campaign for voter registration and political organization in Mississippi." —Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Eleonore Raoul Professor of the Humanities, Emory University, author of Within the Plantation Household: Black and White Women of the Old South

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814712504
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
07/01/1995
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
5.37(w) x 8.17(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1"A Lot of Leaders"9
2"To 'Uncover What Is Covered'"20
3"This Is Mississippi, the Middle of the Iceberg"32
4"Food for Those Who Want to Be Free"71
5"One Man - One Vote"89
6Young American Revolutionaries104
7Freedom Summer133
8"To Bring Morality into Our Politics"169
9Disillusion and Renewal200
Notes225
Index285

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