Martin Luther King Jr. / Edition 1

Martin Luther King Jr. / Edition 1

by John A. Kirk
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0582414318

ISBN-13: 9780582414310

Pub. Date: 12/03/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Combining the latest insights from KIng biographies and movement histories, this book provides an up-to-date critical analysis of the relationship between King and the wider civil rights movement. Delivering a fresh perspective on the relationship between 'the man and the movement', Kirk argues that it is the interactionbetween national and local movement concerns

Overview

Combining the latest insights from KIng biographies and movement histories, this book provides an up-to-date critical analysis of the relationship between King and the wider civil rights movement. Delivering a fresh perspective on the relationship between 'the man and the movement', Kirk argues that it is the interactionbetween national and local movement concerns that is essential to understanding King's leadership and black activism in the 1950s and 1960s. Kirk examines King's strengths and his limitations, and weighs the role that king played in then movement alongside the contributions of other civil rights organizations and leaders, and local civil rights activists.

Suitable for undergraduate courses in 20th century US history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780582414310
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/03/2004
Series:
Profiles In Power Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Sales rank:
1,220,076
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: King in Context 1. Becoming a Leader, 1929-1956 2. Catching Up, 1956-1961 3. Forming a Strategy, 1961-3 4. Glory Bound, 1963-4 5. A Movement in Transition, 1965-6 6. New Directions, 1966-1968

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