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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
Creator
Subject
Genre
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
Member of
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
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159152
Cataloging source
DLC
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Branch, Taylor
Dewey number
323.1196/073 009046
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
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  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • King, Martin Luther
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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America in the King years, 1965-68
Label
At Canaan's edge : America in the King years, 1965-68, Taylor Branch
Instantiates
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
ocm62118415
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 1039 p.
Isbn
9780684857121
Lccn
2005040177
Other control number
9780684857121
Other physical details
ill.
Label
At Canaan's edge : America in the King years, 1965-68, Taylor Branch
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
ocm62118415
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 1039 p.
Isbn
9780684857121
Lccn
2005040177
Other control number
9780684857121
Other physical details
ill.

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