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- DescriptionThe record of civil disobedience by African Americans, which George and Willene Hendrick recount in Why Not Every Man?, begins soon after slaves were brought legally to the American colonies: they began to run away. Through the years of the abolitionists, the struggle against the Fugitive Slave Act, opposition to Jim Crow laws, and the emergence of the civil rights movement, blacks continued the peaceful protest of their inequality and lack of freedom. In addition to describing these often forgotten episodes, the Hendricks show how the idea of civil disobedience, first suggested in America by Henry David Thoreau, crossed oceans to influence Mohandas K. Gandhi, whose thinking in turn attracted a young divinity student named Martin Luther King, Jr. The impact of these ideas was to be profound, forming a central tenet in Dr. King's movement against segregation and for the civil rights of black Americans. The record of civil disobedience in the service of African Americans is t without its failures, but overall it has been a powerful weapon in their quest for a share of the American dream. This is a succinct history of that story.
- Author BiographyGeorge and Willene Hendrick are independent scholars and researchers who together have written The Creole Mutiny: A Tale of Revolt Aboard a Slave Ship and have edited Fleeing for Freedom: Stories of the Underground Railroad, Two Slave Rebellions at Sea, and several collections of Carl Sandburg's poems. George Hendrick, formerly professor of English at the University of Illinois, has also edited To Reach Eternity: The Letters of James Jones. The Hendricks live in Urbana, Illinois.
- Author(s)George Hendrick
- PublisherIvan R Dee, Inc
- Date of Publication14/04/2005
- SubjectHistory: World & General
- Place of PublicationChicago
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintIvan R Dee, Inc
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight331 g
- Width141 mm
- Height215 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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