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- DescriptionCombining 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.
- Author BiographyDr. John A. Kirk is senior lecturer in American history at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is author of Redefining the Color Line: Black Activism in Little Rock, Arkansas, 1940-1970 (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2002), which won the J. G. Ragsdale book award. He has also published numerous articles and essays on the civil rights movement in the United States.
- Author(s)John A. Kirk
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication05/11/2004
- SubjectPolitics: General & Reference
- Series TitleProfiles in Power
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Weight288 g
- Width134 mm
- Height211 mm
- Spine14 mm
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