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At Canaan's edge

America in the King years, 1965-68

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This edition was published in by Simon & Schuster in New York.

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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. - Publisher.

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At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-68 (America in the King Years)
January 9, 2007, Simon & Schuster
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2006, Simon & Schuster
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At Canaan's edge

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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. - Publisher.

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Library of Congress E185.615 .B67 2006
Dewey 323.1196/073 009046

At Canaan's edge

America in the King years, 1965-68

This edition was published in by Simon & Schuster in New York.


Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
323.1196/073 009046
Library of Congress
E185.615 .B67 2006

The Physical Object

Pagination
p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL3420466M
ISBN 10
068485712X
ISBN 13
9780684857121
LC Control Number
2005040177
Library Thing
83731
Goodreads
1222468

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