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The Resource At Canaan's edge : America in the King years, 1965-68, Taylor Branch

At Canaan's edge : America in the King years, 1965-68, Taylor Branch

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At Canaan's edge : America in the King years, 1965-68
Title
At Canaan's edge
Title remainder
America in the King years, 1965-68
Statement of responsibility
Taylor Branch
Title variation
  • America in the King years, 1965-68
  • At Canaans edge
Title variation remainder
America in the King years, 1965-68
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Language
eng
Summary
This book concludes a 3-volume history of American race, violence, and democracy. As the book begins, King and his movement are one decade into an epic struggle for the promises of democracy. The quest to cross Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge on March 7, 1965 engages the conscience of the world, strains the civil rights coalition, and embroils King with the U.S. government. After Selma, freedom workers are murdered, but sharecroppers learn to read, dare to vote, and build their own political party, while Stokely Carmichael leaves the movement in frustration to proclaim his famous Black Power doctrine. King takes nonviolence into Northern urban ghettoes, exposing hatreds and fears no less virulent than those in the South. We watch King bring all his eloquence into dissent from the Vietnam War, and make an embattled decision to concentrate on poverty; we reach Memphis, the garbage workers' strike, and King's assassination.--From publisher description. Also includes information on Ralph Abernathy, Harry Belafonte, James Bevel, Black Power, Bloody Sunday, Julian Bond, Hubert Rap Brown, Brown Chapel AME Church, Brown v. Board of Education, McGeorge Bundy, Stokely Carmichael, Chicago, Illinois, Chicago Freedom Movement, Jim Clark, Jonathan Myrick Daniels, Cartha DeLoach, Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, Edmund Pettus Bridge, Episcopal Church, Episcopalians, Federal Bureau of Investigation, James Forman, William Fulbright, Arthur Goldberg, Abraham Heschel, Ho Chi Minh, J. Edgar Hoover, Gloria Larry House, Howard University, John Hulett, Hubert Humphrey, Jesse Jacdson, Jews, Frank M. Johnson, Lady Bird Johnson, Lyndon B. Johnson, U.S. Justice Department, Nicholas Katzenbach, John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Ku Klux Klan, Bernard Lafayette, James Lawson, Bernard Lee, Stanley Levison, John Robert Lewis, Viola Liuzzo, Lowndes County (Alabama),Robert McNamara, Harry McPherson, March Against Fear, Thrugood Marshall, Memphis (Tennessee), Montgomery (Alabama), Bob Moses, Bill Moyers, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, A.J. Muste, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), New York Times, Richard Nixon, nonviolence, Adam Clayton Powell, Al Raby, Ronad Reagan, James J. Reeb, Richard Russell, Bayard Rustin, William Rutherford, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, segregation, Selma (Alabama), Selma to Montgomery Marches, Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), Student Non violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), Vietnam War, Voting Rights Act (1965), Harry Wachtel, George Wallace, Watts riots, Webb v. Board of Education of Chicago, William Westmoreland, Hosea Williams, Andrew Young, etc
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Summary
A comprehensive biography of the last three years of Martin Luther King's life describing the challenges to his leadership and his nonviolent philosophy
Tone
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2006
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
159152
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 323.1196/073/009046
  • 973/.0496073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.615
LC item number
.B67 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
America in the King years
Series volume
0003
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
America in the King years, 1965-68
Label
At Canaan's edge : America in the King years, 1965-68, Taylor Branch
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 981-992) and index
Contents
  • Selma: the last revolution
  • High tide
  • Crossroads in freedom and war
  • Passion
Control code
2519038
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 1,039 p.
Isbn
9780684857121
Lccn
2005040177
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm62118415
  • (OCoLC)62118415
Label
At Canaan's edge : America in the King years, 1965-68, Taylor Branch
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 981-992) and index
Contents
  • Selma: the last revolution
  • High tide
  • Crossroads in freedom and war
  • Passion
Control code
2519038
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 1,039 p.
Isbn
9780684857121
Lccn
2005040177
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm62118415
  • (OCoLC)62118415

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