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The Resource The dream : Martin Luther King, Jr., and the speech that inspired a nation, Drew D. Hansen

The dream : Martin Luther King, Jr., and the speech that inspired a nation, Drew D. Hansen

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The dream : Martin Luther King, Jr., and the speech that inspired a nation
Title
The dream
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Martin Luther King, Jr., and the speech that inspired a nation
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Drew D. Hansen
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Language
eng
Summary
A riveting account of the origins and legacy of "I Have a Dream" Forty years ago, Martin Luther King, Jr. electrified the nation when he delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. King's prophetic utterances started the long overdue process of changing America's idea of itself. His words would enter the American lexicon, galvanizing the civil rights movement, becoming a touchstone for all that the country might someday achieve. The Dream is the first book about Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legendary "I Have a Dream" speech. Opening with an enthralling account of the August day in 1963 that saw 250,000 Americans converge at the March on Washington, The Dream delves into the fascinating and little-known history of King's speech. Hansen explores King's compositional strategies and techniques, and proceeds to a brilliant analysis of the "I Have a Dream" speech itself, examining it on various levels: as a political treatise, a work of poetry, and as a masterfully delivered and improvised sermon bursting with biblical language and imagery. In tracing the legacy of "I Have a Dream" since 1963, The Dream insightfully considers how King's incomparable speech "has slowly remade the American imagination," and led us closer to King's visionary goal of a redeemed America
Summary
Describes the 1963 March on Washington and provides an analysis of King's history-making speech, examining it as a political treatise, a work of poetry, and an effectively delivered sermon filled with biblical imagery
Biography type
individual biography
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165755
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 323/.092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
Martin Luther King, Jr., and the speech that inspired a nation
Label
The dream : Martin Luther King, Jr., and the speech that inspired a nation, Drew D. Hansen
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The march on Washington for jobs and freedom -- Composition -- Sermon -- Prophecy -- Reception, 1963-1968 -- Recovery
Control code
ocm51093298
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9780060084769
Lccn
2002192739
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)51093298
Label
The dream : Martin Luther King, Jr., and the speech that inspired a nation, Drew D. Hansen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The march on Washington for jobs and freedom -- Composition -- Sermon -- Prophecy -- Reception, 1963-1968 -- Recovery
Control code
ocm51093298
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9780060084769
Lccn
2002192739
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)51093298

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