Martin & Malcolm & America: A Dream or a Nightmare [NOOK Book]

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This groundbreaking and highly acclaimed work examines the two most influential African-American leaders of this century. While Martin Luther King, Jr., saw America as essentially a dream . . . as yet unfulfilled, Malcolm X viewed America as a realized nightmare. James Cone cuts through superficial assessments of King and Malcolm as polar opposites to reveal two men whose visions are complementary and moving toward convergence.
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Overview

This groundbreaking and highly acclaimed work examines the two most influential African-American leaders of this century. While Martin Luther King, Jr., saw America as essentially a dream . . . as yet unfulfilled, Malcolm X viewed America as a realized nightmare. James Cone cuts through superficial assessments of King and Malcolm as polar opposites to reveal two men whose visions are complementary and moving toward convergence.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608330409
  • Publisher: Orbis
  • Publication date: 3/22/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Twentieth Anniversary Edition
  • Sales rank: 335,072
  • File size: 4 MB

Table of Contents

Preface to the Twentieth Anniversity Edition ix

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xv

Introduction. America: A Dream or a Nightmare? 1

The Meeting of Malcolm and Martin 2

Integrationism and Nationalism in African-American Intellectual History 3

1 The Making of a Dreamer (1929-55) 19

2 The Making of a "Bad Nigger" (1925-52)

3 "I Have a Dream" (1955-64) 58

The Context of Martin's Vision 58

King and the American Dream 60

Pursuing the Dream: The Role of the Negro People 70

The American Dream and the Dream for the World 79

Birmingham and the March on Washington 80

After Washington 85

4 "I See a Nightmare" (1952-63) 89

The Context of Malcolm's Vision 89

Malcolm and Muhammad 91

Oppression and Justice 93

Unity, Self-knowledge, Self-love, Self-defense, and Separation 105

America as a Nightmare 111

5 "We Must Love Our White Brothers" 120

The Impact of King's Faith and Theology upon His Dream 121

King's Impact upon the American Churches 135

6 "White Man's Heaven is a Black Man's Hell" 151

The Impact of Malcolm's Faith and Theology upon His Nightmare 152

Malcolm's Exposition of Religions and Race 166

7 "Chickens Coming Home to Roost" (1964-65) 181

Break with Elijah Muhammad 183

Movement toward Martin 192

8 "Shattered Dreams" (1965-68) 213

The Struggle for the Ballot: End of the First Phase 215

The Second Phase: A Dream Shattered 221

Disenchantment with Whites 232

The Vietnam Crucible: Justice, Love, and Hope 235

9 Two Roads to Freedom 244

Complementing Each Other 246

Correcting Each Other 259

10 Nothing But Men 272

Sexism 273

Classism 280

11 Making Their Mark: Legacies 288

Culture 290

Politics 293

Critique of American Christianity 295

Qualities as Leaders 297

Self-criticism and Humility 300

Nonviolence and Self-defense 303

Militancy and Humor 304

Solidarity with the Masses 309

Link with Other Liberation Movements 311

12 Conclusion 315

Abbreviations 319

Notes 321

Index 353

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2004

    A Great Buy

    You can not go wrong with purchasing this book. It is a wonderfully written comparative about the lives and ideologies of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. From beginning to end your interest will not fade because the structure of this book is wonderfully written.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 5, 2010

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    A Good, Balanced Review

    James Cone gives the reader a good insight into the philosophy and life of Malcolm X and Martin L. King, Jr. as individuals and weaves together what they meant for the larger Civil Rights Movement. I found this book to be very helpful for my own understanding of these two great figures.

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