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From the Publisher"A finely researched, brilliant appraisal of the legendary civil rights organization's philosophical underpinnings, tactics and strategies, organizational structure, influences on the emergence of the New Left, struggles aimed at dismantling white supremacy across the South and its challenges to remain effective during the latter years of the turbulent sixties."
—Georgia Historical Quarterly
"Hogan's great storytelling ability makes this book well worth reading. . . . Hogan captures the essence and underlying spirit that propelled a movement and led many to risk their lives in the fight for freedom."
— Journal of African American History
"A valuable complement to other institutional biographies."
— American Historical Review
"An engaging and engrossing narrative style . . . historians will . . . be sated by the rich details, strong analysis, and wide array of sources in the notes. . . . Provides us with another needed perspective on SNCC, helping to illuminate the inner workings and true legacies of this important organization."
— Register of the Kentucky Historical Society
"[A] Brilliant and carefully researched work. . . . Magnificent. . . . Essential."
"A very good book. . . . May be profitably read by anyone dreaming of a better America."
—l Arkansas Historical Quarterly
A complex, bold, stereotype-breaking analysis.
Timothy B. Tyson, Duke University, author of Radio Free Dixie: Robert F. Williams and the Roots of Black Power